Navigate on Autopilot Tesla Model Y

To activate the Navigate on Autopilot, press Controls > Autopilot > Navigate on Autopilot (Beta). Then, to configure how you want the car to Navigate on Autopilot, press CUSTOMIZE NAVIGATE ON AUTOPILOT:

Enable At Start Of Every Trip: Choose whether or not you want Navigate on Autopilot to be enabled for every navigation route. The Navigate on Autopilot button on the turnby-turn direction list is enabled at the start of every trip while it is enabled.

Speed Based Lane Changes: Both route-based and speed-based lane changes are supported by Navigate on Autopilot. Route-based lane changes are intended to keep you on your navigation route (for example, moving you into an adjacent lane to prepare for an upcoming off-ramp), whereas speed-based lane changes are intended to keep you driving at a speed (not exceeding your cruising speed) that allows you to arrive at your destination in the shortest amount of time possible (for example, moving into an adjacent lane to pass a vehicle in front of you). Lane adjustments based on speed are optional. This setting allows you to prevent speed-based lane changes or select how aggressively you want Navigate on Autopilot to change lanes to reach the desired cruising speed. The MILD setting is more conservative with lane changes and may result in a slightly longer driving time, whereas MAD MAX is designed to get you to your destination as quickly as possible while only changing lanes when it is safe to do so.

Require Lane Change Confirmation: It is default for Navigate on Autopilot to prompt for confirmation before executing a lane change (by activating the right turn signal). But, if you want Navigate on Autopilot to change lanes automatically without confirmation, disable this setting. When it is off, you can choose if or how you want to be prompted for lane changes (Off, Chime, Vibrate, or Both).

WARNING: If you disable Require Lane Change Confirmation, Navigate on Autopilot will warn you about forthcoming lane changes and off-ramps, but it is still your responsibility to keep an eye on the road and keep Model Y under your control at all times. Lane changes can happen rapidly and unexpectedly.
Always keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road ahead of you.

Note: Navigate on Autopilot requests a lane shift to the right in addition to route-based and speed-based lane adjustments as a warning to keep out of the left-most lane when passing other vehicles.

Note: Route-based lane changes are displayed at the top of the map's turn-by-turn direction list to alert you that a lane change is required to keep on the navigation route.

Operate Navigate on Autopilot

When a navigation route is active and the route includes at least one controlled-access road, the Navigate on Autopilot button displays on the map's turn-by-turn direction list. Allow Navigate on Autopilot to assist you on your journey by pressing this button. When enabled, the Navigate on Autopilot button turns blue, and the turn-by-turn directions display the Autosteer icon next to moves that Navigate on Autopilot will handle (such as freeway exits).

Depending on the sort of road you're travelling on, Navigate on Autopilot activates and deactivates as needed. When you approach a supported controlled-access segment of your navigation route when Autosteer is active and the Navigate on Autopilot setting is turned on, Navigate on Autopilot immediately becomes active.

The touchscreen displays the driving lane as a single blue line in front of Model Y whenever Navigate on Autopilot is turned on.

The appropriate turn signal engages and Autosteer manoeuvres Model Y onto the off-ramp or interchange when Navigate on Autopilot is activated and you approach an off-ramp or freeway interchange along your navigation path.

WARNING: Never rely on Navigate on Autopilot to choose the best lane at an off-ramp. Maintain vigilance and do visual checks to ensure that the driving lane is appropriate and safe.

Navigate on Autopilot reverts to Autosteer when you leave a controlled-access road (for example, when you exit a freeway or enter a section of the navigation route that is no longer supported), a unique tripletone chime sounds, and the touchscreen displays the driving lane lines in blue (instead of the single blue in front of Model Y). Before Navigate on Autopilot reverts to Autosteer when you depart into an off-ramp, the touchscreen shows a countdown notification informing you of the remaining distance.

Note: Whether or not the navigation system is set up to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes can affect how Navigate on Autopilot determines navigation routes and manoeuvres at freeway interchanges. As a result, be sure the Use HOV Lanes option is appropriate for your situation. If this option is turned off, Navigate on Autopilot will never use an HOV lane, no matter what time of day it is. If this option is enabled, Navigate on Autopilot will always use the HOV lane whenever one is available.

WARNINGAutosteer stays active even when Navigate on Autopilot is turned off at off-ramps. Always be prepared to follow the rules of the road, such as stopping at red lights and stop signs and yielding to other drivers.

WARNING: Even when the exit is chosen by the navigation route, Navigate on Autopilot may not always attempt to exit at an off-ramp. Always be aware of your surroundings and be ready to manually manoeuvre onto the off-ramp or make a necessary lane change.

You can switch off Navigate on Autopilot at any moment by clicking the Navigate on Autopilot button on the map's turn-by-turn direction list (your vehicle will revert to Autosteer), or by turning off Autosteer completely.

 

Lane Changes

Navigate on Autopilot switches lanes to either prepare Model Y for an oncoming off-ramp, raise your driving speed (but not over your programmed cruising speed), or move Model Y out of the left-most lane while passing other vehicles. When an approaching lane change is required to keep on your navigation path, a notification appears at the top of the map's turn-by-turn direction list.
The upcoming driving path is shown on the touchscreen as a line:

If Require Lane Change Confirmation is off, Navigate on Autopilot activates the proper turn signal, checks for vehicles and objects, and steers Model Y into the adjacent lane when necessary.

If you enable Require Lane Change Confirmation, you must turn on the appropriate turn signal to affirm that you want Navigate on Autopilot to make the lane change. A chime will ring if you do not confirm the lane change within three seconds, reminding you that Navigate on Autopilot needs your confirmation to change lanes.

Note: Navigate on Autopilot will be unable to manoeuvre onto an off-ramp on the right side of the highway if you ignore a route-based lane change suggestion (for example, you are driving in the left lane while approaching an off-ramp on the right side of the highway), and the navigation system will re-route you to your destination.

WARNING: Even when an exit or lane change is determined by the navigation route, Navigate on Autopilot may not always attempt to exit at an off-ramp or to change lanes. Always stay awake and ready to manually steer onto an offramp or make a lane shift to prepare for or depart from an offramp or interchange.

 

Be Ready to Assist

Navigate on Autopilot may be unable to determine the appropriate driving lane (for example, complex clover leafs and multi-lane off-ramps) when attempting to change lanes or manoeuvre Model Y, or when approaching construction zones, and the touchscreen displays an alert indicating that Navigate on Autopilot is attempting to manoeuvre and may require assistance. When you notice the alert, be ready to take fast action to ensure that the lane change or manoeuvre is safe and acceptable.

 

Disclaimer:
Tesla Inc. was not involved in the development of this document and did not provide any input or otherwise edit, review or authorize it.

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