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Passive AutoPilot

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by silby1383, May 10, 2016.

  1. silby1383

    silby1383 Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    United States
    Not sure if it is the right term or not, but I think Tesla should have 2 stages of auto pilot:
    1) Active - Current incarnation that takes over control of the steering
    2) Passive - All of the great fun above, however the driver can steer as well
    Think of it the same way the TACC works in that you can use the go pedal to speed up while TACC is engaged and the car will respond as expected. I would like to be able to steer the car manually while Auto Steering is engaqed. This way I can move the car to the other side of the lane, steer through city streets, take turn lanes, and have some level of control; all while auto steering is working with me to keep in lanes as needed.

    Just my thoughts,
  2. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

    May 5, 2016
    Bay Area
    Not a bad idea -- that's actually pretty close to what the Mercedes S/E class do on highways. The car essentially is AutoCorrecting your steering to mean either you wanna follow your lane or you want to change lanes, and it corrects poor driver inputs.

    That would be great if Tesla can do the same. I wouldn't mind some help in centering my car even when I think I'm driving the car.

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