Similar to the data posted a page or so back by
"Tesla has been releasing vehicle safety reports for Autopilot … and so far, results suggest that the driver-assist system makes driving significantly safer. In the first quarter of 2019, for example, Tesla registered one accident for every 2.87 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged, while one accident for every 1.76 million miles driven was recorded for vehicles that did not have Autopilot engaged. By comparison, the NHTSA’s most recent data reveals that in the United States, there is an automobile crash every 436,000 miles.”
The statistics do sound encouraging, and if they continue to release the data and be transparent, that should help defend against the headline incidents that will continue to be reported.
As a counterpoint, this test does not help sell the feature.
AutoLine retest of TM3 Autopilot https://youtu.be/IlaOxBSugSs
I didn't see his first attempt at using Autopilot but based on the comments, it must have been a hoot.
"Better re-do the re-do. Lane keeping mode is not autopilot."
"OMG he does it again, no clue what he is doing. Read the manual. I hate to say it but you have lost a lot of credibility."
"John, thanks for re-trying. A better attempt. But you need a Take #3
. Here's what went wrong this time.
1. Navigate on Autopilot isn't meant for city streets. It's meant for highway. It's not going to stop for street lights, for example, nor take sharp turns.
2. When you see the two blue lines on the display, you're NOT using Navigate on Autopilot. You're using vanilla AP.
3. When you see a SINGLE blue line, you ARE using Navigate on Autopilot.
4. Thus, watch back to 2:18 -- you are NOT using Navigate on Autopilot. It's just lane-keeping, which is why it's not turning.
5. Holding the wheel at the 3 & 9 positions accidentally exerts too much turning force. Try holding the wheel with only one hand at the 9 o'clock position. And pull down slightly to resist turning.
Yes, your troubles highlight that this is a feature that needs a bit of explanation (you can't just jump in the car and "try it"). Yes, Navigate on Autopilot is not perfect.
However, if you simply used Autopilot the way you would use Supercruise, i.e. regular Autopilot on the highway, you would see that it's safer and superior to human-control in a large number of ways. This is not coming across in your video because Tesla allows you to misuse it and you're taking full advantage of that.
"LMAO that's like giving my grandma a smartphone. Next time get some training before you criticize something you do not understand."
"Wow, you are totally clueless on how Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot is intended to work. It is EXPLICITLY not designed for traffic lights and city streets, which is why it dutifully plows forward in your demo. Please read the (admittedly sparse) documentation and Beta warnings from Tesla. I know you're just trying to generate traffic here by piling on Tesla, but ultimately you just have shown yourself as inept as a reviewer."
"John, I'm usually an avid follower of your channel BUT you really fudged this video 🤦🏻*♂️ you didn't enable Navigate on Autopilot (NoA) for the vehicle to do lane changes (even which you have auto or user enabled), to take on/off exit ramps"
Almost every comment similarly points out his misuse of the system. I guess some were right, it's probably too complicated for some people and this guy is definitely one of them.