Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Fails Epicly on Windy Road

Watch a Tesla Model S with Autopilot 2.0 engaged repeatedly fail to stay in its lane on a windy road. The incident serves as a good remember that Autopilot users always need to keep their hands on the wheel.


Tesla rolled out Autopilot 2.0 late last month that added, among other features, low-speed autosteering (35 MPH). The low-speed autosteering is designed to allow Autopilot to be used on non-highways; Autopilot 1.0 was designed specifically for highways.

It looks like Autopilot 2.0 isn’t working out too well for YouTuber “Scott S,” who posted the above video that shows his Model S fail miserably while driving on a windy road at night with Autosteer and Traffic-aware cruise control (TACC) engaged.

Despite a clearly marked double yellow line and great weather conditions, the Model S can’t stay in its lane, constantly veering to the other side of the road, forcing the driver to take control of the wheel.

A commenter on the YouTube video suggested that perhaps the Model S sensors hadn’t been properly calibrated after the Autopilot 2.0 update, but Scott claims it’s not a hardware issue.

“It’s the software because I have two AP2.0 Teslas,” Scott says in the comments.

When Tesla began rolling out Autopilot 2.0 in January 2017, founder Elon Musk took to Twitter to tell drivers to be cautious as some of the new cars might need to be serviced.

Regardless of what the problem is that caused the erratic driving in the video, Autopilot drivers please keep your hands on the wheel at all times.



[Source:] The Drive




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