Now even Tesla owners and drivers slam the brand’s fancy $5,100 self-driving upgrade as a FLOP – after one car ‘tried to drive into a TREE’ when it was parking itself
- Tesla owners slam new self driving feature that costs $5100
- Owners had a 30 day free trial of enhanced autopilot feature
Tesla’s new self-driving feature has been slammed online as even loyal owners said it made them ‘nervous’ and was ‘dangerous’.
In December Tesla gave their new Enhanced Autopilot safety assist feature to owners to trial for 30 days for free before being given the option to purchase it for $5100.
The feature was made available for the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X owners.
Enhanced Autopilot provides automatic lane changing assist, automatic parking and the ability to summon the car to your location.
However, Tesla owners took to the Facebook group Tesla Owners Australia to share their horror stories and almost unanimously agreed that they wouldn’t be upgrading their vehicles at the end of the trial.
Tesla’s new enhanced autopilot safety assist feature which was given to drivers for a 30 day free trial has been slammed online as owners said it made them ‘nervous’ and was ‘dangerous’
In December Tesla gave their new enhanced autopilot safety assist feature to owners to trial for 30 days for free before being given the option to purchase it for $5100
‘None of the “functions” really worked well. Rather than make life easier, they made me nervous, and from my experience were dangerous,’ one person said.
‘Please … take it away,’ wrote another.
While one man said the new technology kept trying to turn his car into a tree and recounted numerous scary encounters.
‘Smart summon and trees weren’t a marriage made in heaven for my car. I had to stop it as it kept turning towards the tree,’ he said.
‘We thought it might just skirt by (my wife was by the car) but at the last moment, it turned in even more sharply and directly towards the tree. I was too scared to try it again.
One man said the new technology kept trying to turn his car into a tree and recounted numerous scary encounters.
‘I think I might have liked the auto lane change but I never got to grips with it. It either seemed to take forever (by which time I’d over-ridden it) or it jumped into a spot that wasn’t really there.
‘On its last attempt (yesterday), it tried to turn into close overtaking traffic. I nearly freaked when I looked in the mirror, jumped on the accelerator and pulled back into my lane.’
Others said the auto-park feature was a flunk, taking longer and feeling less safe than if they were to just park the car manually.
‘I tried auto park three times and each time it saved me no time at all and brought me a lot of worry and panic from the person in the passenger seat who was worried the car would run itself into a pole, a curb, or someone else’s car,’ one person wrote on social media.
‘The car would do a fifteen point turn where one carefully executed turn was all that I ever needed.
‘In addition out of the three times I tried parking, the car never actually parked in the spot it initially identified and ended up parking in one or two spots over.’
Others said the auto-park feature was a flunk, taking longer and feeling less safe than if they were to just park the car manually