Tesla Model 3 On Autopilot, Plus New Walkaround Video
Nothing like a good Tesla Model 3 Autopilot video.
Yea, yea … it’s Erik again. He obviously wasn’t joking when he said he was going to have the Tsportline Model 3 for one day and take advantage by making a whole bunch of videos for us. We can’t imagine there will be that many more of these since there’s not much remaining for Erik to cover.
Erik sets this one up as a “how to” video. He clears up the functions of the drive stalk and the fact that there are not three stalks (like the Model S and X), but only two. This means that the Autopilot controls are included on the same stalk as the Drive, Reverse, and Neutral controls.
This all takes a little getting used to since a different amount of “bumps” in different directions decides your fate, and you have to use the touch screen to change your speed when using traffic aware cruise control. “Two bumps down” in rapid succession activates Autopilot. And, of course, Eric must show us what “four bumps down” does (rainbow road complete with a little too much cowbell).
The video doesn’t give us a very good idea how the Model 3 fares on Autopilot because Erik is just driving in moderate traffic on the freeway. He’s also somewhat apprehensive to experiment too much since it’s not his car, and many features are still not fully updated. However, after watching the video, you should feel pretty confident about how to operate it.
Bonus: Check out this brand-new Tesla Model 3 walkaround video below, posted by our good friend and former InsideEVs contributor, Mike Anthony.