Bill From Curious Cars Tests the Tesla Model X and Shits His Pants

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Bill From Curious Cars Tests the Tesla Model X and Shits His Pants

Post by conjurer » May 26th 2023, 11:17pm



Not so much the car but the autonomous driving mode, which, apparently, doesn't work all that well.

Interestingly, I have level 3 autonomous drive with my new '23 Santa Fe. It combines lane-keep assist with adaptive cruise control. Both work well on their own, although the lane-keep assist tends to bias to the left too much. Together, the effect is really creepy. It works, but it's still very weird. From internet reviews, apparently Hyundai's self-driving is one of the best on the road, but I still can't use it for very long, And, I had a very similar system on my 2020 Sonata Limited, with the same feeling.

If you're piloting a 3300 pound vehicle down the road (on, in the Santa Fe's case, a two ton vehicle), then turn off you gizmos and do it yourself. If I encounter a hundred-mile straightaway, then I'll try it again.
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Post by jason_recliner » May 27th 2023, 2:15am

My Kia has the lane keep assist and adaptive cruise. It's pretty good. It'll drive for quite some time then tell me off for taking my hands off the wheel. I love it, has quickly become a non-negotiable for a daily driver.
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Post by conjurer » June 1st 2023, 10:57pm

3Flushes wrote:
May 28th 2023, 5:01pm
Drove a Hyndai with all that shit on it - creepy indeed.

HEY — WAKE THE FUCK UP and PAY ATTENTION OUT THERE —

simple.

Interestingly, Hyundai's adaptive cruise control (on it's own) works exceedingly well. You can easily set the amount of lead you give the car in front of you, and the CC will slow you to zero should conditions call for it. It's a logical add-on to the old non-adaptive cruise. The creepy part is the lane-keep assist. This, more or less, drives the car for you, on highways, around bends and Sew fourth. Adding in GM's Super Cruise, which does everything Hyundai does but also changes lanes, well, that's a bridge too far.

I've used adaptive cruise control, and it works fine. The lane-keep assist is too much. Unless you are a total dinosaur like Codguy, this is a step forward. Or, like me in most circumstances, turn the fuckers off and drive yourself, It isn't fucking brain science, for fuck's sakes.
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