About Autopilot

Autopilot is a suite of advanced driver assistance features that are intended to make driving safer and less stressful. None of these features make Cybertruck fully autonomous or replace you as the driver. Autopilot features come standard with all new Tesla vehicles.
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Depending on date of manufacture, software version, and vehicle configuration, your vehicle may not be equipped with the following features, or a feature may not operate exactly as described.

Basic Autopilot includes Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer.

  • Traffic-Aware Cruise Control: Maintains your speed and an adjustable following distance from the vehicle in front of you, if there is one (see Traffic-Aware Cruise Control).
  • Autosteer: Maintains your speed and distance from a leading vehicle while also intelligently keeping Cybertruck in its lane (see Autosteer).
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Warning
Basic Autopilot is a hands-on feature. Keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times and be mindful of road conditions, surrounding traffic, and other road users (such as pedestrians and cyclists). Always be prepared to take immediate action. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage, serious injury, or death.

Autopilot uses the cameras on Cybertruck, which monitor the surrounding area and detect other vehicles, pedestrians, road markings, and obstacles such as barriers and curbs. There are cameras mounted on the front, rear, left, and right sides of Cybertruck (see Cameras).

When Autopilot is engaged, Cybertruck shows a series of escalating warnings reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel and pay attention to the road. If there is no response, Autopilot disengages and is unavailable for the remainder of the drive.

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Warning
Autopilot is designed for your driving comfort and convenience and is not a collision warning or avoidance system. It is your responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times. Never depend on Autopilot to adequately slow down Cybertruck. Always watch the road in front of you and be prepared to take corrective action at all times. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the limitations of Autopilot and be ready to take control at all times. For more limitations, cautions, and warnings, see Limitations and Warnings.

Autopilot Conditions

Ensure all cameras are clean and free of obstructions before each drive and before using Autopilot features (see Cleaning a Camera). Dirty cameras as well as environmental conditions such as rain and faded lane markings, can affect Autopilot performance. If a camera is obstructed or blinded, Cybertruck displays a message on the touchscreen and Autopilot features may not be available. For more information on specific alerts, see Troubleshooting Alerts.

Before you can use Autopilot features, and after some Service visits, you must drive a short distance to calibrate cameras. For more information, see Drive to Calibrate Cameras.

In addition, these features may not work as intended when:

  • The road has sharp curves or significant changes in elevation.
  • Road signs and signals are unclear, ambiguous, or poorly maintained.
  • Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, hail, etc. or poorly lit roadways at night)
  • You are driving in a tunnel or next to a highway divider that interferes with the view of the camera(s)
  • Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) interferes with the view of the camera(s).

The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Autopilot features. For more information, see Limitations and Warnings.

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Depending on date of manufacture, software version, and vehicle configuration, your vehicle may not be equipped with the following features, or a feature may not operate exactly as described.
Autopilot Feature Available When
Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
  • You are driving between 18 mph (30 km/h) and 85 mph (140 km/h)
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    You can activate Traffic-Aware Cruise Control at lower speeds if there is a vehicle detected at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) ahead of Cybertruck.
Autosteer
  • You are driving between 18 mph (30 km/h) and 85 mph (140 km/h)
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    You can activate Autosteer at lower speeds if there is a vehicle detected at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) ahead of Cybertruck.
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    On a residential road, a road without a center divider, or a road that is not controlled access, the maximum allowed cruising speed is limited and the displays a message. The restricted speed will be the speed limit of the road plus 5 mph (10 km/h).