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#29 How to use Autopilot without touching the wheel

Discussion in 'Model X' started by SoCal Tsla, Apr 29, 2017.

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  1. SoCal Tsla

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    I know it's a simple trick but just in case you guys haven't noticed:)

     
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    #2 Haxster, Apr 29, 2017
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    Or just hang a small weight on one side of the steering wheel. It works…but please DON'T do it :eek:
     
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    lol that will turn the car right?
     
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    No.

    A "small" weight (< 1 lb) tricks AP into thinking that your hand is on the wheel. It actually takes quite a bit of force to override AP and take over steering.

    Simple test: Try exerting a slight force on one side of the wheel (a finger on a spoke) to see this fool AP into thinking that your "hands are on the wheel". On mine, at least, there is no noticeable influence on steering.
     
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    Has anyone experimented with how much weight is required vs how much to override? I'd like to design an elegant solution for this and don't have the numbers.
     
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    This is the "stupidest' thing I've seem on this forum!
    Way to go people! You've just given Tesla the green light to completely remove the self steering feature altogether.
    This will further infuriate AP 2 owners as their dream of a fully self driving car will be dashed.
    Note the rock in the previous poster's photo will smash into the "dash' in a sudden stop!

    Just don't do it!
     
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  9. SoCal Tsla

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    Good point about the rock! We should use a rubber ball or something...

    Tesla won't care about that, on the contrary they will come up with some better safety feature... I mean com'on, how hard it is to come up with the idea of pressing the pedal when speed is reducing or add some weight...
     
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