Ok, we'll say right off the bat that this is not real-world or true-to-form off-roading. However, that's clearly not the point here. Instead, this Tesla owner takes his Model X out on the bumpy lawn to see if Autopilot can tackle driving off the pavement.
As you can see, he also took the time to paint some rough lane lines on the grassy area so that the technology has something to follow. Otherwise, things would surely get messy fast.
When we were in Portugal checking out the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, one of the most impressive situations was when we engaged its "off-road cruise control" system to help us safely drive up and down some really tough, rocky grades. We had our hands off the wheel and our foot off the accelerator pedal. Still, the electric crossover fared nicely!
While the tech in the Tesla Model X isn't yet designed to handle such tasks, clearly the potential is there. Thanks to Tesla's over-the-air software update capability, coupled with regular incremental upgrades that are working toward the automaker's full self-driving system, the future seems bright.
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Using A Tesla Off-Road On AutoPilot / Self Drive At 60mph... will it really do it?
Tricking A Tesla Off-Road On AutoPilot / Self Drive At 60mph... will it really do it? Tesla Driver is your #1 home of all things Tesla! We Cover AutoPilot Tests, Software Updates, New Tesla Models, Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, Roadster & Roadster 2.0 & other Self Driving Electric car tech.