As the autopilot software becomes more sophisticated it seems like the vehicle should be able to plot the safest path in order to avoid a collision. The system should be able to control steering, braking and even acceleration as needed to follow this path. Since Elon stated in the unveiling that autopilot safety features would be standard and only the convenience features be extra, I'm wondering if imminent collision detection and avoidance would occur even when the car is not in autopilot (and be included at no extra cost)? Does anyone know if the autopilot could take over vehicle controls (especially steering) even in manual mode? Elon seems incredibly passionate about safety, so I think that if this is possible then it would be included even if the car does not have autopilot convenience features enabled. If this is true, it would certainly be a huge benefit that the car will grow safer over time through over the air updates and cause insurance premiums to drop. Any thoughts?