Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road
(CNN) -- Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot technology can do amazing things but, even with all the car's cameras, sensors and computer brains, you'd better keep your eyes on the road because, seriously, there are crazy people out there. On a highway, the Navigate on Autopilot software feature can take over most of the driving. Available on all properly equipped Teslas, it allows a car to change lanes on its own and even drive through highway interchange ramps itself while the driver's hands just hold the steering wheel. During a recent test drive, though, I was reminded that human intervention can still be needed. A street sweeper drove up onto the highway and crossed three lanes of traffic, nearly clipping the front bumper of a Model 3 I was riding in. The Tesla representative in the driver's seat hit the brakes.
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