At first I was very nervous and hesitant to try Autopilot. It wasn’t that I didn’t trust the system but it is just one of thew few things you need to get use to coming from an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle to an Electric Vehicle. I think by the 3rd drive I started to feel a lot more comfortable and today, almost 4 months after taking delivery there is no second thought on when to active Autopilot.

After having Autopilot and driving with it active you start to look at roads differently. For example in Florida a lot of our exit lanes will split from the far right lane without having a dashed line often times confusing our Teslas. Another thing new drives need to be aware of is the phantom braking where the system believes there is an object in the road. I often experience phantom braking with shadows. A simple light step on the accelerator will return the vehicle to normal functionality without having to reengage autopilot.