What it’s like to use Tesla’s newest self-driving car technology

Lots of cars these days can auto-park. Lots can self-drive on the highway. Lots of them have collision avoidance—they’ll slam on the brakes if you don’t. A few cars can change lanes automatically when you put your turn signal on.

Tesla’s Autopilot feature does all of that, of course. (I’m a Model 3 owner, and a big Autopilot fan.) But with a free software update this week, Autopilot picks up new skills not found on any other car on the market. A Tesla can now pass a slow car ahead of you; change lanes so that it’s in the correct one for your exit; and take highway On and Off ramps—all by itself.