Cars with "auto-drive"

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I don't have it. I don't really understand it.
In practice, you still have to pay attention to the road and keep your hand on the wheel.
So how is this better than just driving the car?

You can't text. You can't sleep. You can't watch movies. Isn't it just a novelty?

I'm ask because at some point I might get a new car and am seeing the auto drive as a fairly expensive option. It would make sense to me if you could fuck off and just let the car drive. But even the new Cadillac system has a camera that makes sure you're paying attention to the road and not texting.

Those of you with auto drive, what's the big deal? I'm not shitting on it, just trying to understand the value of the option.
 

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Ive had two cars with "auto drive"

1) SPA XC90 with Pilot Assist
2) Tesla Model 3 with autopilot without FSD



they both work about the same and with the same limitations such as hands on wheels every x time so the car knows youre not napping
both have non perfect accuracy when dealing with objects on the road and bad weather
 
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Ive had two cars with "auto drive"

1) SPA XC90 with Pilot Assist
2) Tesla Model 3 with autopilot without FSD



they both work about the same and with the same limitations such as hands on wheels every x time so the car knows youre not napping
both have non perfect accuracy when dealing with objects on the road and bad weather
you make it sound pointless lol
 

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from my experience it makes long road trips less tiring, yeah you still have to pay attention, but it's definitely different.
 

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The upside of this is for long road trips you do get less fatigue than if you constantly have to turn the wheel without assistance and monitor speeds (tho radar cruise control is really helpful in this case)
 
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I'm not shitting on it. I just don't understand the benefit of watching the car drive.
I'm all for vehicles that don't need oversight. Sign me up.
But if I'm driving up to the mountains and still have to "pay attention" then what's the point? Especially for a $8k-$10k option. And monthly fees on the option.
 
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The upside of this is for long road trips you do get less fatigue than if you constantly have to turn the wheel without assistance and monitor speeds (tho radar cruise control is really helpful in this case)
My current vehicle has distance gauging cruise control.. It's alright.
 
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The upside of this is for long road trips you do get less fatigue than if you constantly have to turn the wheel without assistance and monitor speeds (tho radar cruise control is really helpful in this case)
I feel like I would be more fatigued by NOT DRIVING but having to pay attention to the car driving.
 

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I'm not shitting on it. I just don't understand the benefit of watching the car drive.
I'm all for vehicles that don't need oversight. Sign me up.
But if I'm driving up to the mountains and still have to "pay attention" then what's the point? Especially for a $8k-$10k option. And monthly fees on the option.
theres no monthly fee

it will handle going up mountains just fine though mountains = moutain lions and deer and you GOTTA watch out technology or knot.
 
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theres no monthly fee

it will handle going up mountains just fine though mountains = moutain lions and deer and you GOTTA watch out technology or knot.

The "Super Cruise" feature which is Cadillac's system and allegedly better than Tesla's, supposedly has a monthly fee. It also has a camera that monitors your actual attention to the vehicles autopilot.
 

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I feel like I would be more fatigued by NOT DRIVING but having to pay attention to the car driving.
next trip you go to vegas you should rent a volvo and see if it adds value to your driving. for some people they like being engaged all 4 hours, but some want to be able to relax a bit


i do feel less fatigued if i drive with my tesla than my old ass 2014 BMW without this tech
 
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The "Super Cruise" feature which is Cadillac's system and allegedly better than Tesla's, supposedly has a monthly fee. It also has a camera that monitors your actual attention to the vehicles autopilot.
the Cadillac is good shit BUT i read that it only supports some roads read: major highways and roads

maybe that super cruise payment is for the data and road updates
 

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there was a story a while back about how you can wedge an orange into the steering wheel and then you didn't have to keep your hand on the wheel.
 
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next trip you go to vegas you should rent a volvo and see if it adds value to your driving. for some people they like being engaged all 4 hours, but some want to be able to relax a bit


i do feel less fatigued if i drive with my tesla than my old ass 2014 BMW without this tech
I have a place in Mammoth. I do the drive about 15x a year. So the idea of a auto pilot has it's appeal. But when I read about it, it sounds less and less appealing.
I was looking at the new Escalade as a replacement for the Rover but as I delved deeper into "Super Cruise" it sounded less and less appealing.
- Monthly fee (after year 3)
- Expensive option
- Camera that monitors alertness

I love to drive. But I'd also like an auto pilot for long drives. But I don't think I want an auto pilot that I have to constantly babysit.
 
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*****d[-_-]b*****
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there was a story a while back about how you can wedge an orange into the steering wheel and then you didn't have to keep your hand on the wheel.
You can actually buy a cup holder to trick the car into thinking your hand is on the wheel. But I'm sure the negligence on something like that would be profound if something bad ever happened.
 

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