Submitted by Charsiubao on August 26, 2019
Numerous news headlines have reported that some Tesla drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel and or doing all sorts of other stuff while using autopilot, is that a myth or a fact? I tried to duplicate that scenario with not much success (2018 w/enhanced autopilot and FSD), I tried it with "Autopilot" and "Navigate with Autopilot" (FSD), not much success... since the car would start sending warning messages and start chiming in about 15-20 seconds and within 1 minute or so, if I do not respond to the warnings, the car actually starts loosing speed and coming to a halt (I did this experiment when it was absolutely clear on the not so busy highway). Is my car any different from those who are able to remove their hands from the steering wheel for a long time or, were these reports all but an exaggeration of the car's capabilities? Yes, I remember that Tesla driver ran into the concrete barrier when falling asleep using autopilot, and that would be the likely outcome I expect, but all other crazy hands off the steering wheel for an extended period? come on guys, please, yes, the car is extremely capable, I love it a lot, but let's stick to the truth and facts, do not spread the rumors and make others do and try crazy and dangerous things speeding down the highway be a danger to himself and others.