Watch Tesla Model 3 Navigate On Autopilot: New UI Images + Videos

NOV 4 2018 BY MARK KANE 17

Approaching full autonomy on highways.

Tesla released a few new images of the Tesla Model 3‘s Navigate on Autopilot UI that shows us how it looks when the car drives in a mode that combines Autopilot with navigation.

It’s the first time a manufacturer introduced a feature that enables the car (in Max mode) to do route-based lane changes or speed-based lane changes and take its own exit off the highway.

On the top of this post, you can find an extended demonstration video from one of the Model 3 users.

Turn by Turn Direction List UI

Nav on AP on UI

Situational awareness UI

Confirm lane change UI

Cannot change lanes UI

Nav on AP Ending UI

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They’ve made a lot of progress recently in this arena. Many thought that it was a mistake for them to drop Mobileye, and in the short term I think that was correct, but Tesla is all about the long term and their current rendition of autopilot is quite a leap forward, in the quest for full autonomy.

I find this video realy impressive to watch. looks like Tesla is «piloting» ahead of the old scool competitors.. my next car is definitive going to be made by Tesla. Go Elon go!

The system needs to not just camp out in the left lane. Found that super irritating in the video as a pet peave of mine. Should suggest moving back to the right lane when clear.

Should also be aware if other traffic comes up behind and move over to let them pass.

In Oregon, at least, it is the law that cars stay out of the left lane unless overtaking (not sure it is universally applicable but many sections of roads are so signed).
So I had the same “teeth on edge” reaction to what seemed like left-lane-hogging. Not clear that was happening though, so I’d give him/it a break – for now.

There was once in the video where the Tesla was passed on the right. And another point where after the driver manually moved to the right, the Tesla was passed by a pickup truck (or SUV, would have to watch again).

Hardly any traffic in both videos. Would like to see how the car handled situations where some intelligence was required.

Tesla tracks moving traffic quite well. Stationary objects are the problem.

I used Navigate on Autopilot and was really impressed. My Navigational directions, to avoid bad traffic, were taking me on a weird route with complex directions and I was really confused – so I anxiously (hard to multi task with unfamiliar new technology) let the the car do the thinking, lane change timing etc, and it saved me several times. On long trips I often miss an exit if I am listening to music or interesting podcast/ so I think the lane change prompt will save me a lot of embarrassing moments. It really feels like real auto pilot on highways is getting close.

I have been driving it in rush hour to moderate traffic. The system is too slow and too robot like for me. It will slam on the brakes to just glide into a spot, which is difficult to do in moderate traffic as there are always cars. The car also takes the off ramp pretty slow. In moderate or heavy traffic here, I am constantly hounded by cars behind me for driving too slow. The featur is nice, but I don’t think we are anywhere near full self driving, even on fully divided highways

Thanks for taking the time to post a report here! 🙂

The blue steering wheel next to the turn directions is the indication that it is automatic, not all turns, even interstate are.
Also, it seems as if lane changes are now working on non-limited access roads. I signaled to make a lane change yesterday on a surface street and the car surprised me and did it without me.

The Navigation is really good as well. We were driving in NC on a rainy Friday which brought out multiple wrecks on multiple interstates.
The “Ways” like navigation was outstanding. Initially, we entered the chosen interstate and it immediately rerouted. I thought the system had a glitch until my wife/copilot googled the wrecks and delays in progress. This happened three times in the heavy downpouring six-hour rainstorm. You could barely see and autopilot never missed a beat, neither did the navigation. As one mentioned earlier, the system braked a little aggressively once when an 18-wheeler entered beside us but responded well in blinding downpours. Hands on the wheel all the time, but encouraged to have additional sensors other than my own.


I tried it. You get the joy of watching the thing fidget between lanes. It started a lane change, then aborted and went back to the current lane because another car had come up on the rear of the new lane. I’ll probably try it out more, but right now its more work than just driving myself, since I have to stay on top of it constantly.

You get so much with the Model 3 and it is half the cost of the X and S. Bargain of the decade!

Tesla’s servers must be worth billions with all this info stored. Still the only company with full WiFi updates. Cars always feel new!

I recently did a long roadtrip for the (US) holiday weekend and went from a suburb of IL to around Hickory NC and back using NoA (~1500 miles). It worked very well on picking lanes for upcoming splits and good-to-great for off ramps. One time it turned on the blinker and went to an off ramp and I thought it screwed up. Turns out it was right and I was in a conversation that lasted several minutes and I lost track of the mental distance to my exit. It actually saved me from missing that exit. Not a huge deal but it worked well. I did do mild lane change suggestions or adjust my TACC speed to be just over what the typical lanes were going so it didn’t suggest lane changes as often. ie. no reason to have TACC set at 80 MPH when traffic in most lanes was 69-72. Overall I was pretty happy with it on my 1500 mile trip.