Submitted by abhirao1 on Fri, 2019-04-26 14:34
When I'm on autopilot, say approaching a red light with many cars stopped there, autopilot tends to brake well in advance of the car in front of it, as it's expected to for safety reasons. Now, people on the road are used to predictable, gradual braking that slows down the vehicle steadily until reaching the car in front (kinda linear deceleration), but maybe it's just my imagination but with autopilot, the car brakes rather hard and then slowly approaches the vehicle in front, instead of slowing down linearly in a predictable manner. This is especially a problem with tailgaters because they're not going to be expecting that kind of braking at that longer distance, and may hit the back of the Tesla. Anyone have any thoughts on this?