Tesla’s new basic Autopilot video tutorial is clear and focused on safety

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Tesla seems to be making some serious headway with its Full Self-Driving (FSD) suite with the release of V12.3. But while FSD is currently the company’s flagship advanced driver-assist system, basic Autopilot still plays a huge role in Tesla’s electric cars. With this in mind, Tesla seems to be doubling down on educating drivers about the proper use of basic Autopilot, as well as the system’s limitations.

As could be seen in the company’s Tesla Tutorials channel on YouTube, the company has released a thorough tutorial focused on basic Autopilot’s features and proper use. The video is over four minutes long, and all throughout its duration, Tesla highlighted that the features of basic Autopilot does not make vehicles autonomous. The company also emphasized that basic Autopilot is designed to work with a fully attentive driver.

The video fully discussed the capabilities and limitations of basic Autopilot’s two main features, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC) and Autosteer (Beta). The Tesla Tutorial video discussed how to engage both features, how to set their specific parameters, and how they are disengaged. Overall, it is quite encouraging to see Tesla publishing a tutorial that’s purely focused on basic Autopilot. 

Basic Autopilot, after all, has been standard on all Tesla vehicles for years, and thus, it is likely Tesla’s most used driver-assist suite today. But at the same time, it is also likely the system that is most abused by users inadvertently or intentionally. With clear tutorials that are focused on safety available online, Tesla drivers may misuse basic Autopilot less frequently. 

While basic Autopilot has been standard on all Teslas for years, the company is currently promoting its Full Self-Driving system to new and existing customers alike. Just recently, for example, Tesla announced that it was rolling out a one-month FSD free trial for qualified vehicles in the United States and Canada. 

Watch Tesla’s basic Autopilot tutorial in the video below. 

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Simon Alvarez: Simon is a reporter with a passion for electric cars and clean energy. Fascinated by the world envisioned by Elon Musk, he hopes to make it to Mars (at least as a tourist) someday.
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