openpilot Automated Lane Centering (ALC) system does not automatically drive the vehicle or reduce the amount of attention that must be paid to the area in front of the vehicle. The driver must always keep control of the steering wheel and be ready to correct the ALC system action at all times.
Many factors can impact the performance of openpilot ALC, causing it to be unable to function as intended. These include, but are not limited to:
- Poor visibility (heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.) or weather conditions are interfering with sensor operation.
- The road facing camera is obstructed, covered or damaged by mud, ice, snow, etc.
- Obstruction caused by applying excessive paint or adhesive products (such as wraps, stickers, rubber coating, etc.) onto the vehicle.
- The device is mounted incorrectly.
- When in sharp curves, like on-off ramps, intersections etc...; openpilot is designed to be limited in the amount of steering torque it can produce.
- In the presence of restricted lanes or construction zones.
- When driving on highly banked roads or in presence of strong cross-wind.
- Extremely hot or cold temperatures.
- Bright light (due to oncoming headlights, direct sunlight, etc.)
- Driving on hills, narrow, or winding roads.
The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of openpilot components. It is the driver's responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times.