Submitted by ojanssens on Fri, 2016-01-15 00:27
I am extremely dissapointed. My highway autopilot experience is SEVERELY diminished. I also feel I'm driving less safe now that I have to hold the wheel the whole time! Why? My brain thinks I'm driving and have control, while I constantly have to remind it that I'm not. I also feel LESS connfident in the autopilot system and am constantly on edge. Previously, I could just sit back, relax, and have a great overview of the road (adding to safety).
Sorry Tesla, you didn't get this one right. I actually stopped using the autopilot, and my most loved feature and amazing driving experience every day is gone. I want my autopilot or money back. And you can rest assured people will start doing things like pressing their leg against the wheel or attaching a weight, which makes everything much more dangerous. You have to realize that giving people responsibility actually makes them behave more responsible (at least most of them). We should not be punished for a couple of guys abusing the system. I'm a responsible user and am totally ok to own that responsibility and not blame Tesla if something goes wrong. The limitations of the system are very clear to me, and this requirement does NOT make things safer. I also feel it was dishonest not to mention this in the upgrade, as I would have never upgraded. I want a statement from Tesla on this, or I'm considering returning my car.