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When I use auto overtaking in EAP, sometimes the car makes the lane change and overtakes as soon as I use the indicator, but other times, it asks for confirmation by slight turning of the steering wheel.

Why does it sometimes ask for the confirmation and not at other times?

I can't find any common pattern.
 

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I always assumed this was based on confidence. Lower confidence moves require active driver confirmation.

So Tesla can say “it was the drivers fault” if it went wrong.

In the US, EAP lane change is true no-confirm (as in the user doesn’t even have to activate the stalk).
 

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Yes, but my point is why does that warning only appear sometimes and not at other times?
I've taken it as how long since it was certain you were holding the wheel. Next time, trying a little tug on the wheel so it knows you're there then use the indicator. If its happy to turn then its probably that. I never use the feature as I find it a PIA
 

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Yes, but my point is why does that warning only appear sometimes and not at other times?
are you sure you're putting force on the wheel like when you use AP normally? Maybe it needs a more recent force measurement and you're temporarily letting go just enough for it not to register.
 

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are you sure you're putting force on the wheel like when you use AP normally? Maybe it needs a more recent force measurement and you're temporarily letting go just enough for it not to register.
Tried it again holding the wheel tighter than before and you are correct. No bag before it changes lanes. So the wheel holding force for lane changes is greater than the normal force required to prevent the auto pilot nag!
 
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