Perhaps the best-known semi-autonomous vehicle sold today is the Tesla Model S. The company’s Autopilot technology has received as much attention for its well-publicized failures as it has for its cutting-edge capabilities. The Enhanced Autopilot in the Model S uses four cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors to “see” what’s happening around the car.
With Enhanced Autopilot, the Model S can center itself within its lane, automatically change lanes when directed, keep pace with traffic, transition from one freeway to another, and transition from a freeway to surface streets. When you arrive at your destination, the car can park itself.
Pushing the envelope even further, Tesla is working on a Full Self-Driving Capability package for the Model S. It is subject to further testing and regulatory approval before it can be released. However, the package will allow you to enter an address in the navigation system, or let the car see your upcoming appointments, and it will drive you to your destination with little or no driver intervention.
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3 Reviews for Tesla Model S
Faye B. Barlow
I’ve had a tesla for almost a year. It had several problems that where fixed. Yesterday my rear tire was punctured with an object on the road. I called Tesla roadside and my car was transported to the service center. For a 100k+ vehicle that doesn’t come with a spare tire the support is ridiculous and unacceptable. I love the car, but I’m done with customer service. Last tesla I will buy. I finally got my car back. Terrible car wash and vacuum job.
James S. Smith
The 75D Model S is more than a car — it’s a movement and Tesla found a way for us all to become part of the automotive transformation with zero sacrifices. There is something for everyone in this car. It’s fast, clean, classy, high tech, and it drives itself. I have not owned my car long enough to speak to reliability but so far so good. Customer service (Springfield NJ) has been excellent.
James J. Burke
A fantastic car. I liken it to driving a spaceship. Incredibly fast. The auto drive feature is great on high ways.