Talk:Tesla Autopilot

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Function specifications[edit]

I found the table row labeled "Freeway Interchanges" to be less than informative. First, "Freeway Interchanges" is not a function. The table doesn't say what the car is supposed to do at a freeway interchange, nor does the article have a section on the topic. The second point is that there is no distinction between the unspecified feature set between HW1 cars and HW2 cars. As I understand it, HW1 cars are supposed to take freeway exits under navigation when the car is in the land adjacent to the exit. This feature does not currently exist. HW2 cars supposedly one day will exit one freeway and merge onto another.

Also the use of the phrase "hands free" with HW1 Autopilot is misleading since the feature requires hands on the wheel. I propose removing "Hands-Free On-Ramp to Off-Ramp" from the table completely, as it is both misleading and duplicative of other features listed in the table.

Also, I think it would be helpful to distinguish between features that exist or are planned. For example, Autopilot was announced in October of 2014, and there is still no freeway interchange feature that actually exists.

I'll add lane departure warning to the table. Dr. Conspiracy (talk) 13:15, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Google "freeway interchange tesla autopilot" and you will see many sources say it is a feature in HW1 and HW2. The hands-free is also feature since it since it works without 100% contact with your hands, but hand-free is for a limited time. I added the word "limited" to the table. --Frmorrison (talk) 15:00, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Beta status during Joshua Brown incident[edit]

The text says that Autopilot was in Beta status during the incident, but that's misleading. Autosteer was in Beta but Tesla wasn't claiming that TACC or AEB were in Beta. Nobody is claiming that the accident had anything to do with the car's inability to steer properly. NHTSA found that TACC was a feature that allowed the car to follow other vehicles and that neither TACC nor AEB were designed for cross traffic detection, nor did Tesla claim that they were. NHTSA also investigated whether drivers understood how the system was supposed to be used and found that overwhelmingly drivers knew how it was designed to be used.

Claiming that it wasn't Tesla's fault because it was in Beta is beyond misleading, and is downright irrelevant. The NHTSA report should be cited, as well as how NHTSA found that it was working as designed and worked well even when compared to the best such systems on competing vehicles. Hagrinas (talk) 20:20, 24 October 2017 (UTC)