I am on my third Tesla Model S so I am a fan. I recently read this article in Car and Driver that outlines the 5 modes of autonomous driving
I was surprised to see that it lists Audi Traffic Jam Pilot as the ONLY car with Level 3 Autonomy. And its only on the Audio A8 and doesn't even seem to be an option yet at least on the US site
And if you watch the Cadillac video, on their site regarding Super Cruise, they claim the first fully automated driving for the highway because you dont have to "touch the steering wheel once its activated)
Frustrating to see this since my Tesla's have been more advanced for the last few years with one exception, the requirement to hold the steering wheel.
When Autopilot was first released, for my second Model S, there was no need to ever hold the steering wheel on the highway. I believe Tesla added that requirement after a few fatalities that occurred for cars that were under auto pilot though I believe in all of those cases it was driver error or completely unavoidable.
So why do I still have to hold the steering wheel on my Model S auto pilot if these other manufacturers don't require it?
And why isn't Tesla PR all over articles like this making it clear Tesla has the most advanced autonomous features (auto lane change, summon, etc)