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Tesla's Chill, Average & Assertive Driving Profiles

Tesla's Chill, Average & Assertive Driving Profiles

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by Gill D on January 31, 2022

In Tesla's current Full Self-Driving beta 10.3, profiles have returned, along with an Assertive Mode that can do rolling stops and other borderline actions. The upgrade was first launched in October 2021, with three profiles (Chill, Average, and Assertive), but it was retracted just two days later due to driver safety concerns.

The FSD Driving profiles have returned in the most recent version, which was released earlier this month.  

 

FSD Price Update

Despite the fact that FSD is still in beta, Elon Musk said that the price would be raised from $10,000 to $12,000. FSD only provides Level 2 advanced driver assistance, not real Level 4 self-driving. Full self-driving still necessitates the constant attention of a driver.

Tesla offers two different types of driving assistance. The first, known as Autopilot, is now standard on all Tesla vehicles. It combines traffic-monitoring cruise control with lane-centering, which keeps a vehicle in a clearly delineated lane.

The second, dubbed Full Self-Driving, includes features like as one-touch automatic parking and a Summon mode. Tesla considers several of its features to be in beta testing, but owners who agree to certain exemptions can use them on public roads.

Tesla's system has undergone a number of changes, including a price increase. Tesla's software is updated on a regular basis.

 

Tesla Driving Profiles

Owners may now choose between three driving profiles that regulate the system's behaviour: Chill, Average, and Assertive. Because they eliminate human mistake, well-designed driverless systems are theoretically safer than human drivers.

Choosing Your Tesla Driving Profile

As a result, if a more assertive driving style promotes more drivers to use self-driving systems than a cautious style, it could result in a nett increase in safety. Drivers will expect the vehicle to do and make the same decisions as a human driver if we desire widespread adoption of automation.

Human drivers frequently have to make decisions, such as when one must pull over in a single-lane country road or at a four-way intersection, and one must make the first move. It's possible that two exceedingly cautious automated automobiles will both wait for the other to act.

It's unclear whether Tesla's algorithm would account for national or state-level changes in overtaking lane laws, or what the term "rolling stops" implies with relation to stop signs. Although the differences between the modes are not readily visible in normal driving, each mode's name suggests its respective driving style. 

 

  • Chill Mode: The Tesla vehicle will have a longer following distance and make fewer lane changes at high speeds.
  • Average Mode: The vehicle will have a medium following distance and be capable of rolling stops.
  • Assertive Profile: The Tesla's following distance will be shorter, speed lane changes will be more frequent, passing lanes will not be exited, and rolling stops may be required. When a vehicle comes to a rolling stop at a stop sign, it does not come to a complete stop. To be honest, most drivers do it once in a while. However, they are illegal. This is the first time we've heard of a carmaker's driver assistance system include a setting for anything that potentially result in a ticket.

Advanced vehicle automation comes into an even more hazy grey area between federal and state highway regulations, as neither were designed to assign liability when a human driver and a vehicle computer share the load of performing more complicated driving tasks.

 

Profiles in the Cloud

At the end of last year, Tesla announced it is transferring driver profiles to a cloud-based system. Transitions between automobiles and rentals, according to the company, will be made. Tesla owners with numerous Tesla EVs will benefit from this. This will also benefit Tesla electric car renters and sharers.

The automaker has been working to create a smooth experience while keeping an eye on the future. The manufacturer argues that these will improve the self-driving and car-sharing experience in the future.

This will instantly transfer all of the user's chosen settings to a new Tesla vehicle. Using the same Google account on different cellphones is an example of this. Cloud Profiles is a feature seen in the most recent Tesla over-the-air updates for vehicle owners.

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