Submitted by dvernier on February 23, 2016
I have searched the forum as best I could, since there is no search function on the web site and I cannot find an answer to this. When in the autopilot mode, my model S requires the drive to be touching the wheel every four minutes or it will show the pop-up telling the driver to put hands on the wheel and it gives you several seconds to do so or it starts slowing you down. This function is likely to keep the driver from falling asleep and probably helps clear Tesla of some degree of liability. I would think, though, that slowing down to a stop in the middle of a super highway may be as dangerous as doing nothing. Nonetheless, has anyone else noticed the four minute governor built into the autopilot?