Tesla owners are ignoring autopilot safety advice and putting the results on YouTube

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Tesla’s latest update to its electric car software allowed its Model S sedans access to self-driving options for the first time, unlocking Autosteer, Auto Lane Change, and Autopark features for use on US roads. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful to specify that these features did not turn Tesla’s cars into fully autonomous vehicles, but that hasn’t stopped some Tesla drivers from getting into some dangerous situations, treating their updated Model S as a proper self-driving car — and filming the results.

Two videos, uploaded to YouTube the day after the update rolled out, already show drivers’ Model S cars reacting unpredictably with Autosteer engaged. In one, the vehicle appears to jerk to the right as the driver turns off a highway,…

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