The term “Autopilot" was coined by Tesla to describe the semi-autonomous driving technology in the Model S and Model X. It's a bit of a misnomer that can lead to tragic consequences when used in an automotive context. While Tesla's Autopilot may be the most robust semi-autonomous tech currently offered, the Model S and X cannot safely control the vehicles in a hands-off mode under all conditions. Tesla's attitude toward the term has earned scorn from many sources, including the German government, which has called Autopilot a "considerable traffic hazard."
Nevertheless, there is some good news: Advanced safety technologies like active lane keep, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection and autonomous emergency braking are getting better, and they are now offered in wide range of vehicles. Let's take a look at 10 best current cars with these semi-autonomous technologies, which we'll lump under one umbrella and call Autopilot.