- Aug 18, 2022
Yes! Hills & slopes are not recognized well yet with FSD.Actual smart summon? Musk promised at the original announcement for Autopilot that the car would be able to meet me at the curb in front of my house. It can't do it with AP1 and it can't do it with FSD. In fact, FSD is a bit worse, because it complains that my driveway has a slope. It's not enough of a slope that anybody driving by would even take notice of it, but I literally can't back my car out of the garage with smart summon. I can with AP1, and could almost from the initial release of summon.
I'm still waiting for the day that I can make it even out of my neighborhood to the nearest main road without having to disengage FSD. That would require handling speed bumps properly, but that would require FSD to learn on a location to location basis. What's a comfortable speed at one place might be jarring at another.
At this point, I'm not waiting for the day when I don't have to pay attention. I'm waiting for the day that I could take a single trip without having to take over multiple times. I don't know if Tesla will get there ever, but it might be able to handle more mundane main streets and highways.
Actually, the original Autopilot did have problems with slopes early on, but it was fixed within a couple of updates. For me, it was an update with no release notes.Yes! Hills & slopes are not recognized well yet with FSD.
I think AP1 is too ‘stupid’ to worry about that mild hill that you’re talking about. FSD is smart enough to know that it can’t see well but not smart enough to understand the hill crest and how to approach it. Not yet! So there is hope that will change soon.
In the meantime we must pay attention and as you say- wait for the day we don’t have to take over. I have to admit that I get used to FSD doing things that it didn’t used to do quickly and then raise my expectations. I’m also seeing steps ‘back’ where the car slows way too much on a windy road and signals unnecessarily. Can’t wait for THAT to stop.