I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed being stuck in freeway traffic before autopilot, but a few tips thanks to my adventures yesterday.
To engage the beta traffic-aware cruise control you need to be traveling at least 5 MPH. But once engaged, the system is quite happy bringing the car to a full stop and then starting up again. Perfect for California freeway stop-and-go traffic.
Low-speed autosteer also works great in freeway traffic under 35 MPH. However, if your cruise control is set above 35, which it typically would be on the freeway, it won’t work, even if you are slowed to below 35. So once you enter traffic, just click down the cruise to 35, then the autosteer icon should appear, then click one more time to engage.
I spent about 30 minutes yesterday in freeway stop-and-go traffic, 100% under autosteer + traffice-aware cruise control. While I won’t necessarily go seeking out traffic, the Tesla HW2 autopilot sure makes it more bearable. I can’t wait for future upgrades that allow speeds over 35.