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- Apr 27, 2019
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- Taycan GTS ST
I skipped PID and ALK, but my understanding of them is as yours. And I had a 2015 Model S for six years. I agree that Tesla AutoPilot is "better" in the sense that it is made to do more for the driver. I am not so sure it actually does that better. I found I had to be extremely alert when engaging AutoPilot, to the extent that it stressed me more than doing all the driving (except possibly ACC) myself. (You see why I skipped PID and ALK.) But much has happened to AutoPilot since my versions, so...Wait. I thought PID only monitors speed, so it can vary speed depending on your driving and road topography. There is no lane control in PID. ALK does the lane controls. for something similar to Tesla EAP. You'll need PID, ACC and ALK.
Tesla EAP and AutoPilot is way better than PID (if we just group the 3 autonomous options together). One thing I hate about the Porsche setup, even with any assistance turned off. I can be driving, and suddenly car decelerates on its own and ask me to take over steering. When it's a perfectly clear road and plenty of gap between car ahead. freak drivers out who are behind me. There are certain spots where it does this consistently, I wonder if it's the environment confusing the system or if there's a geo-fencing (GPS data) that's causing this.
Since I don't have PID, I dont experience these phantom brakings. But I do look at what the Taycan thinks is the speed limit. It reads road signs quite well, but then it seemingly looks into some database that is supposed to give it the speed limit at the present location, but it is very often totally off. Can this match the phantom braking behaviour?