Even faithful Tesla customers criticized the new self-driving capability online, stating that it made them “nervous” and was “dangerous.”
In December, Tesla gave owners a free 30-day trial of their latest safety aid feature, Enhanced Autopilot, before giving them the opportunity to purchase it for $5100.
The capability was made accessible to owners of the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X.
Enhanced Autopilot features automatic lane shifting, automatic parking, and the ability to summon the vehicle to your position.
However, Tesla owners shared their horror stories in the Tesla Owners Australia Facebook group and virtually unanimously agreed that they would not upgrade their vehicles at the conclusion of the trial.
Tesla’s new upgraded autopilot safety assist feature, which was given to customers for a free 30-day trial, has been criticized online by owners who claim it makes them “nervous” and is “dangerous.”
In December, Tesla gave customers a free 30-day trial of their new upgraded autopilot safety aid technology before giving them the opportunity to purchase it for $5100.
None of the “functions” functioned really effectively. Instead of making life easier, they made me anxious and, in my experience, were harmful,’ claimed one individual.
“Please… remove it,” wrote another.
While one man claimed the new technology was always attempting to transform his car into a tree and related multiple terrifying incidents.
Smart summon and trees were not a perfect match for my automobile. I was forced to stop it because it continued turning toward the tree,’ he explained.
“We thought it would just skirt by (my wife was by the car), but at the last second, it veered even more sharply and directly towards the tree.” I lacked the courage to attempt it again.
One man stated that the new technology repeatedly attempted to transform his car into a tree and recounted multiple terrifying incidents.
I believe I would have appreciated the automatic lane change, but I never mastered it. It either appeared to take an eternity (by which point I had overridden it) or jumped to a location that wasn’t there.
“On its last attempt (yesterday), the vehicle attempted to merge into close-following traffic,” I nearly panicked as I looked in the rearview mirror, sped up, and returned to my lane.
Others stated that the auto-park feature was a failure, as it took longer and felt less secure than manual parking.
One person said on social media, “I tried auto park three times, and each time it saved me no time and brought me a lot of worry and panic from the passenger who was afraid the car would run itself into a pole, a curb, or someone else’s car.”
“The vehicle would execute a fifteen-point turn when a single, precisely executed turn would have sufficed.”
In addition, out of the three times I attempted parking, the vehicle never truly parked in the area it identified, but rather one or two spaces away.
Others stated that the auto-park feature was ineffective, as it took longer and felt less secure than manual parking.