How come the early video reviews are so split on this topic? Some claim their cars nag them every few minutes, where others claim they drove for miles and miles without a nag. Is it possible the nags are more severe in some states/places than others? Like a kind of pre-emptive regulatory side-step which differs depending on which jurisdiction you're in? Because to me, it seems like the people in Texas and Florida are not having any of the nagging issues that I see happen with the Californians. But then again, maybe our roads just suck. (they do)
I consider a nag anything that forces you to do something totally unnecessary. If we were forced to torque the steering wheel to keep the system from shutting down even though the system had long ago locked back on lane lines, that would be a nag. Fortunately the firmware released to everyone doesn't work that way.
On several occasions mine has prompted "hold steering wheel". I'm not sure if that is a nag or a "be ready to take over" alert. One time I didn't do it and it started slowing my car down.
Greg, I agree with you fully, until your last sentence. To be clear, if the car was having issues in any way I could see/expect, and then prompted me to take over, as BertL said, sure, lets not call that a nag, lets call it a pop up. That has happened to me, infrequently to be sure, and I had some idea why it popped up.
As I stated up thread, I have also had it 'nag' me. Same pop up, however, different circumstance, where the car doesn't exhibit any odd behavior, yet wants my input, and 'shuts down' (by slowing down) if I don't give it the input it wants. It is interesting that I seem to be on the minority with this 'issue' (and in the scheme of things, I admit it isn't a big issue, there are certainly more pressing problems for the AP team to work on, like apparently lane markings in Vegas). I would just love to understand why I am getting the prompt. It happened again this morning at the same curve. Comments were made (by Elon? can't recall) that different areas have different Autopilot behaviors due to legislation (or that is how i understood it). Perhaps my city/province/country has something causing Tesla to nag/prompt on large curves lol.
I don't think you're using nag the way everyone else is. You were on a curve and the car wasn't confident so it asked you to put your hands on the wheel. That isn't a nag.
A nag nag is a constant times action to keep the system active.