Submitted by pyee78 on Wed, 2019-04-17 14:05
New owner - took delivery in late March, love the car so far. I ride as often as possible, and drive when I must ;)
One question I have for the forums is around a highway (not freeway) on my commute. The speed limit is 60mph, and there are about a half dozen stoplights, some of which are right after slight bends in the road. On AutoPilot, often times there's nobody in front of me for a good while, but I see stopped cars at the light ahead. So far, AP has not initiated any braking prior to my comfort level, so I've disengaged AP in all of these scenarios. I can easily see the stopped traffic as a human, but I can see where it might be harder for the car to extrapolate the curvature of the road and know those stopped cars are in my lane, but I haven't been brave/foolish enough to really test it, and have bailed out and manually started slowing down. How far down the road, especially a curved road (not a blind curve) does AP look? So far I'm pretty sure that it would have to SLAM on the brakes if I let it come around to find those stopped cars, but I haven't pushed the limits yet. I don't feel like I'm over-cautious, but I'd also like to trust the car to see stopped traffic up ahead even while going over 60mph around a gentle curve and slow down fairly gradually.