In past posts we’ve drawn readers to YouTube videos that showcase what it’s like when driving a Tesla on Autopilot under real-life driving conditions. To help keep you undated on the most recent improvements and changes in Autopilot performance, we will continue to add more videos for your learning and enjoyment.
That said, here is a tweet this morning from the creator of the Dirty Tesla YouTube channel that provides an excellent and critical demonstration of Tesla Vision in action as he presents the challenging question of “Can Tesla's No Radar Autopilot Drive You Home From Work?” in his Tesla Challenge #26 video.
This challenge was performed under software version 2021.3.103 using the Mad Max lane change setting to see just how well Tesla Vision FSD can now operate---especially under on-ramp/off-ramp driving conditions. The point of the challenge was to see if Tesla Vision on Autopilot can really do what it was designed to do without any human intervention while behind the wheel.
Main Points to Observe From the Video
1. Autopilot controlled lane changing.
2. Less confusion over some non-standard overhead lane signage.
3. Lane signaling.
4. Possible glitch in the software or screen fluke when viewing semi-trucks.
5. How Tesla Vision as opposed to radar handles multiple in-line vehicles.
6. Lane trapping when sorting out merging vehicles.
7. Braking in response to slowing traffic ahead and merging traffic.
8. Turn-around lane avoidance/discrimination.
9. Unexplainable forward collision fluke/warning alert.
So as not to spoil your viewing experience, here is the YouTube video and find out just what was the driver’s overall impression of how the new Tesla Vision handles itself without radar.
“Can Tesla's No Radar Autopilot Drive You Home From Work? TESLA CHALLENGE #26 | Tesla Vision FSD” YouTube Video
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Timothy Boyer is Torque News Tesla and EV reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily Tesla and electric vehicle news.