on autopilot

on autopilot

(Functioning) automatically, without thinking about one's actions, generally because one has done something many times in the past. By the second week of data entry, I could fill in the spreadsheets on autopilot. Making bottles, changing diapers, and putting the baby to sleep were all challenging at first, but now I feel like I'm doing it all on autopilot. Sometimes I arrive at work without remembering how I got there, like I was on autopilot the whole time.
See also: autopilot, on
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In this case, the tech might either have been the standard Tesla Autopilot or the newer and more advanced Navigate on Autopilot feature introduced only in Nov.
Since we first introduced Navigate on Autopilot last year, Tesla drivers have traveled more than 66 million miles using the feature, and more than 9 million suggested lane changes have been successfully executed with the feature in use.
Tesla said that, starting today, it is beginning to roll out its latest version of Navigate on Autopilot for "a more seamless active guidance experience." In this new version, drivers will now have the option to use Navigate on Autopilot without having to confirm lane changes via the turn stalk, the car maker said.
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Summary: A driver of a Tesla Model S, last week, crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in California, while on autopilot mode.
1 in 31 admit to travelling on autopilot daily Ayrshire and Arran 1.
Tesla has said that drivers received warnings from their vehicles to keep their hands on the wheel while operating on Autopilot.
The investigation of the first known fatality to involve a Model S operating on Autopilot comes as Tesla and other automakers are gearing up to offer systems that allow vehicles to pilot themselves under certain conditions across a wide range of vehicles over the next several years.
NNA - Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident the jet was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced the latest shift in the search for the doomed airliner, AFP reported.
M:I, III and Ghost Protocol got Tom Cruise back on track, but here he's on autopilot in anonymously slick action that presumes to be an updating of Hitchcock's Notorious.
The EP-3E was flying straight and level on autopilot when the tail of one of the fighters impacted its number-one engine propeller.
What better word is there to describe that soothing feeling of safely relaxing behind the wheel of your Tesla Model X while its "Navigate on Autopilot" allows you to effortlessly change lanes, and avoid traffic cones and other highway obstacles.
Summary: The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot mode, making it the latest accident to involve a semi-autonomous vehicle, Tesla confirmed.
The second factor involves the pilot's comfort level with OEI on autopilot. Just as when both fans are turning, an autopilot can substantially reduce a pilot's workload--setting up a divert, programming the panel for an approach and actually flying the procedure.