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Tesla Setting Lets You Drive Like a Jerk

Tesla’s latest Full Self-Driving software now lets you decide how much of a “jerk” you want to be on the road, says Yahoo. The Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta lets you choose from three driving “profiles” that dictate how the car will react to certain situations on the road. Each mode, “Chill,” “Average,” and “Assertive,” varies in terms of aggressiveness (and potentially safety).

An image posted to Twitter gives us a more detailed glimpse at what this actually means. In the description beneath the “Assertive” option, Tesla notes the vehicle will “have a smaller follow distance” and “perform more frequent speed lane changes.” The vehicle will also “not exit passing lanes” and “may perform rolling stops.” It’s not entirely clear whether this means cars won’t come to a full stop at stop signs.

In “Chill” mode, the vehicle will “have a larger follow distance and perform fewer speed lane changes,” while “Average” mode means the car “will have a medium follow distance and may perform rolling stops.”

It’s hard to tell just how much these FSD profiles change the way the vehicle drives, and if they push the limits of safety, especially when traveling in the rain or snow. If the descriptions of these profiles are accurate, this means that a Tesla in “Assertive” mode may follow behaviors that tend to be more dangerous no matter the car you’re in.

Possible Preaching Angle:

At birth we are pre-programmed for Assertive mode in life since we are programmed by the flesh. When we are given new life by the Holy Spirit, he begins implementing a new program of Chill mode through the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:16-23).

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