The new setting, which was first added to the beta in October, but spied over the weekend by The Verge, will see the automated mode perform rolling stops as well as follow other vehicles more closely, while changing lands more often and staying in the overtaking lane.
The Assertive profile is described by Tesla as follows: 8220;In this profile, your Model X will have a smaller follow distance, perform more frequent speed lane changes, will not exit passing lanes and may perform rolling stops.8221;
Screenshots posted by Harvard Fellow David Zipper on Twitter reveal 8220;Average8221; mode as having a 8220;medium follow distance8221; and that the car 8220;may perform rolling stops.8221; The latter remains discouraged behaviour.
Chill mode, i.e. driving like a regular person rather than any kind of super relaxed road user, will have 8220;a larger follow distance and perform fewer speed lane changes.” and, politely, won8217;t make rolling stops.
While all these Full Self-Driving profiles were released within the October 2021 update, that was pulled after just a couple of days because there were issues with unexpected stopping and left turns at traffic lights.
Over the weekend, Tesla also announced it was raising the price of Full Self-Driving (which is Level 2 rather than Level 4 autonomous) from $10,000 to $12,000. That8217;s despite it still being in beta.
US transport safety regulators are often having to weigh-in on Tesla8217;s envelope pushing features and it seems this might be another. Just last month Tesla voluntarily removed the ability for people to play games like Sonic while driving.
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