Tesla Model S P85D AWD and auto-pilot demo

Tesla was rumored to be building in autonomous drive of some sort, but the reality is more in line with the driver assistance aids we’ve seen in recent high-end models from Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and others.

“Even though the car could drive itself, the levels of redundancy are not there for full-autonomy,” Musk said. “We’re essentially going to push the limits of what’s safe with this hardware, and what’s available¬†with the current regulations.”

So, the Model S won’t drive itself and allow you to take a nap in the back seat, but it does have a smart lane-change system which will automatically move across a lane when you hit the blinker – assuming there’s nothing already occupying it.

[Source: Slashgear]