Submitted by RT_TMX on February 27, 2019
I have recently encountered a few incidents where my model x suddenly brakes while on auto pilot on the highway with no reason that I can think of.
It mostly happens when a car ahead changes lanes and moves out from the front. My normal distance setting between cars is 5 but I have noticed this at 4 and 3 too. My car brakes even though there is traffic ahead that is continuing to move normally. So for apparently no reason that I can fathom.
I had another scary incident today when my car braked with no change in front. It appeared to me that the autopilot had a false positive and felt someone was changing lanes and coming in front of me. But that wasn’t the case. I was lucky that I was able to disengage auto pilot and get back on speed or I would have been rear ended.
It’s happened erratically and is scary as it occurs on the highway at cruising speed and can lead to a bad accident / getting rear ended.
Has anyone else encountered this.