Now Here’s a New Tesla Autopilot Feature Even You Might Be Able to Appreciate: Anti-Left Lane Banditry

I know that in this crowd that Tesla’s Autopilot does not exactly tend to stir up warm and fuzzy feelings. You’re all control freaks!  Just kidding. But maybe the latest feature of the Version 9 update might tone down your Tesla oppositional defiant disorder a bit. It suggests to the driver to move back into the right lane after passing someone. Yeah!!

Of course at this stage it’s only a suggestion that needs confirmation before Autopilot moves you back where you belong, but Autopilot is supposedly very close to being able to make lane changes completely by itself without the current prompt, and it’s nice to know that it will then also make the change back into the right lane too. Without prompting.

Of course there’s the usual disclaimer/clarification:

“While initially the feature will require drivers to confirm lane changes using the turn stalk before the car moves into an adjacent lane, future versions of Navigate on Autopilot will allow customers to waive the confirmation requirement if they choose to. In both of these scenarios, until truly driverless cars are validated and approved by regulators, drivers are responsible for and must remain in control of their car at all times”