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What is the difference between Navigate on Autopilot and the included Autopilot?

Discussion in 'Autopilot & Autonomous/FSD' started by ChimpledPot, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. ChimpledPot

    ChimpledPot Member

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    The official documentation speaks of highway assistance and on/off ramps, but I see standard AP working on city and bottom streets as well.
     
  2. RoBoRaT

    RoBoRaT Zero Farts Given!

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    Yes - AP steers within the same lane (auto steer) and matches/adjust speed relative to the car in front of it (TACC), in highway or city streets.

    To answer the question/title of your post:
    Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability

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  3. AllanO

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    Are you expecting NoA to work in all places where normal Autopilot does? That seems to be the assumption behind your post.

    But that doesn't really make much sense.

    Without NoA, the navigation system will tell you to take an exit on the highway, and then you will have to abort Autopilot and steer the car onto that exit.

    With NoA, the car will steer itself onto that exit when the navigation system tells it to.

    I think it is obvious that there are situations, where the Autopilot can handle straight driving, but can't handle the instructions coming from the navigation system. Actually, that is more or less any situation, where the car is not driving on a highway. So it seems perfectly logical that NoA is limited to highway use, even though Autopilot will work in a wider range of situations.
     
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