Watch Tesla Model 3 Navigate on Autopilot Almost Crash Before Off-Ramp
When it happens, you have just a moment to react.
One of the Tesla Model 3 drivers recently shared a video of a dangerous situation when Autopilot confused the upcoming off-ramp with a small emergency area before the off-ramp. The driver needed to take control as the car turned towards the barriers.
“I was driving southbound on Lake Shore Drive using Navigation on Autopilot on my Tesla Model 3 on Nov. 13, 2018. Based on my route, Navigation on Autopilot, which is Tesla’s most advanced driving feature yet, was about to automatically activate the right turn signal and exit the highway off-ramp.But shortly before the off-ramp, there was a small area of highway for people to pull over in case of emergency. Navigation on Autopilot, which requires Enhanced Autopilot and was engaged while I was on the highway, misinterpreted this.
Thinking that emergency area was the off-ramp, which was right before the actual Belmont off-ramp, Navigation on Autopilot quickly swerved into there while I was driving 45 mph. Holding the wheel already, I immediately disengaged Navigation on Autopilot and veered left to avoid hitting the curb head on.
Software version: 2018.42.4 ccb9715”