Video: Tesla Navigate Ride-Along

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Recently, Tesla has gotten some bad PR in one of the most awkward ways possible – an almost scathing Consumer reports review.

Specifically focused on one of its new driver assistance features called Navigate for Autopilot.

Ride’s Pete King has been longing for an opportunity to learn about Tesla’s driver assistance package, and decided now was the right time to hop in. And what better way to do it than enlisting the help of the purest kind of expert available – a Tesla owner?

Shadie Tanious has owned a Model 3 for about a year, and has been able to grow with Tesla’s progressive driver assistance rollouts. Rather than being thrown in the helm with little to no past experience, he’s seen the quirks of his Model 3. He’s lived them. And in this respect, he brings a new perspective to the conversation.

Navigate is a new rollout from Tesla and is part of its enhanced Autopilot package. It adds lane changing and essentially allows the car to drive itself for you while you are on the highway.

Among other indiscretions, perhaps the most egregious Consumer Reports found with the trailblazing new system:

“The driver often had to prevent the system from making poor decisions,” and “[Navigate] passed other cars in ways that violate state laws.”

Check out Pete’s Ride along with a Tesla owner, and see the quirks of the system in rush hour traffic.

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