I drove the Tesla Model 3 for 2 days and used its most controversial feature - here's why it made me nervous
- I used Tesla's Autopilot feature - which allows a vehicle to handle steering, acceleration, and braking in some circumstances, but requires driver supervision - on the highway for the first time at the end of September.
- I could feel my attention starting to drift from time to time when it was on because I felt disconnected from the driving experience.
- And the system would sometimes brake too aggressively.
- Autopilot was most useful in slow-moving traffic.
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Tesla's Autopilot feature - which allows a vehicle to handle steering, acceleration, and braking in some circumstances, but requires driver supervision - has created controversy for the electric-car maker.
High-profile crashes involving Autopilot have raised questions about the extent to which drivers are able to use it safely, but Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, have argued that overall, the feature makes driving safer.I used Autopilot when I drove Tesla's Model 3 sedan over a weekend at the end of September and came away with mixed feelings about it.
Here's what it was like.
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