Can a Tesla drive on its own?

Tesla vehicles with Autopilot which will let the car drive on highways with basic driver input. Read more below.

As of today, Tesla can drive themselves on the highway with light assistance from you. This is called "Autopilot" For instance, it can change lanes, speed up, and brake without input from the driver. However, for safety reasons, you must hold the wheel gently. If you take your hands off for more than 15 seconds a reminder will ask you to hold the wheel.

The safety of Autopilot has been quite eagerly discussed on the web. Many support it, and many feel it's an enhanced cruise control. Regardless, everyone agrees that the driver should be attentive when driving.

Tesla has introduced an improved version of Autopilot, named "Enhanced Autopilot". This will add the capability to match freeway speeds, automatically change lanes without driver's input, exit the freeway, self-park and summoned from your garage.

Regardless of the update from Enhanced Autopilot, drivers must stay attentive. Having that system running doesn't mean you can watch Netflix or check your email while driving.

Read more about Tesla's auto-pilot technology here. 


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