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Does a Tesla on Autopilot Follow The Speed Limit?

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Tesla on Autopilot generally follows the speed limited. There is a setting for the speed to set relative to a speed limit.

This is a handy very handy setting on Tesla vehicles as most people drive over the speed limit.

"When Tesla Autopilot is active the vehicle only allows the maximum speed to be set 5 mph over the posted speed limit. Additionally, if the Tesla Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) option is used instead of Tesla Autopilot the maximum speed is not constrained except to the absolute maximum speed of 90 mph and when that speed is deliberately exceeded with a manual throttle input, the TACC is automatically cancelled," explains Jeffrey Hudson, a Model 3 Performance owner.

In other words, Tesla Autopilot setting follows the maximum speed limit you set. You control it with a max number of miles over posted speed limits. So lets say the speed limit is 65 mph and you have +5 mph set. Your Tesla will do 70 mph, but when it hits a 60 mph zone it will drop to 65mph.

I am also thinking this is the case with the Tesla FSD. If you are an FSD test drive, please let me know.

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Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.

Reference:Tesla Owner's Manual.