Tesla has a lot staked on Autopilot. Elon Musk is reportedly personally involved in testing out and debugging the advanced driver assist system, which uses a host of cameras and sensors to control the vehicle’s speed, braking, and steering. As its safety is debated across the industry — and as competitors race to introduce their own partially autonomous systems — Autopilot is the feature that could give Tesla an edge as it grows from niche company to global powerhouse.
My wife and I test drove a Tesla Model X over the weekend and came away impressed with the technology overall. The sales guy showed us a version of “Navigate on Autopilot” and it was very cool.