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Auto News: Tesla Autopilot Feature Not Full Self-Driving

by Hagens Berman

01/31/2019

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No, Elon, the Navigate on Autopilot feature is not ‘full self-driving’

No car on the road today can completely drive itself, and that includes Teslas

On an earnings call with investors on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an extraordinary statement: all of Tesla’s vehicles today are capable of what he has called “full self-driving” on highways and most other controlled-access roads.

“Full self-driving capability is there,” Musk said matter-of-factly. He was referring to Tesla’s recently rolled out “Navigate on Autopilot” feature, which guides the car from “on-ramp to off-ramp” by suggesting and making lane changes, navigating highway interchanges, and proactively taking exits.

The problem is that Navigate on Autopilot is not “full self-driving,” not even on the highway. No car on the road today can completely drive itself — that includes Teslas. read more »