Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Will FSD autosteer detect cars drifting into my lane?


New Member
Mar 16, 2021
Frisco, TX
I use FSD all of the time, but there are S curves on the tollway where I live and other cars typically drift closer to my car. The Tesla though continues to stay in the center of the lane and the cars appear to get very close. Most of the time, I take over and steer to the left to provide a larger gap between the two cars. Want would Tesla do if the car in the other lane drifts into my lane? Will the Tesla drift to the left to avoid the cars swiping each other? The Tesla appears to be fearless while rounding the curves and does a good job staying in the center lane, but would like to see the car provide a wider gap between cars. Has anyone heard to cases where Tesla on autopilot gets swiped on the side?


Aug 18, 2015
South Florida
I haven’t heard of any cases where Autosteer got so close to another car that they made contact, but that doesn’t mean it never happened. I think your perception of how close you are to the adjacent cars is probably exaggerated, and your car would probably do fine if you let it steer.


Marginally-Known Member
Mar 28, 2015
Houston, TX
Q: "Will [Tesla driver assistance system] detect obstacles that are in danger of coming too close to, or contacting my car?"

A: Maybe. Sometimes. In some cases, most of the time. But not enough for you to rely on it.

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.