It’s been nearly a year since Tesla introduced its Autopilot feature. In the time since, we’ve seen that the system isn’t perfect. Even still, would (or do) you trust a car with driving assist features?
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To be clear, Tesla’s Autopilot doesn’t make a car completely autonomous. It’s largely a combination of cruise control and lane assist that makes highway driving simpler, but it can’t navigate complex, crowded streets. Consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports highlights this in its recommendation to change the name. Tesla disagrees with the suggestion.
Of course, Tesla isn’t the only company experimenting with automated driving, and many other cars have some form of self-driving feature, from lane assist to self-parking. So, where do you stand? Are you excited for a future where cars can take the burden of driving away from you? Or are you hesitant to jump on the early adopter bandwagon for this one?