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6.2 TACC - didn't I read that CRUISE hold is 30 seconds?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by gzerninplatz, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. gzerninplatz

    gzerninplatz Member

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    I'm sure I read somewhere that the car now would stay in CRUISE mode for 30 seconds before going to HOLD, not 3 seconds as in 6.1 - but mine is still 3 seconds. Which is right for 6.2, 3 or 30?
     
  2. billarnett

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    IIRC, the 30 seconds applies only for highway driving. From the 6.2 Owners Manual:
    "If
    Model S comes to a standstill and remains
    stationary for approximately three seconds
    (or approximately 30 seconds when on a
    highway), Traffic-Aware Cruise Control goes
    into a Hold state"

    But I'm not sure how they figure that out.
     
  3. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I can verify 6.2 still uses three seconds for surface streets: last night a section of Interstate near my house was closed due to an accident and all that traffic was diverted to the local roads. It took twenty minutes of stop-and-creep driving to reach the four-way stop half a mile away, so I experimented with TACC to relieve the boredom. I haven't been able to verify the 30-second delay in highway driving.
     
  4. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Bummer. I'd love 30 seconds on all streets.
     
  5. gordo

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    And I can verify thats it's 3 seconds while on highway 101 in NorCal 15 miles from the factory. You'd think that if it's 30 seconds on any highway, it would work here.
     
  6. LetsGoFast

    LetsGoFast Active Member

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    Unfortunately, I have. It does in fact have a 30 second delay on the interstate.
     
  7. patp

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    Same here. In every test I made it was 3 seconds (highway, local roads, etc). Never been able to get 30 secs.
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I would much prefer 30 sec all the time. 3 is simply too low and rarely allows the car to automatically move in a typical traffic situation. Even 10 sec would be a great improvement. Not that it is THAT hard to touch the pedal...
     
  9. Torpedo Ted

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    What is the reason TACC is disabled after stopping for 3 seconds in the first place? Couldn't it just give an audible sound before it starts accelerating to make sure the driver is watching?
     
  10. preilly44

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    I have the same problem. 30 seconds would be nice.
     
  11. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    I thought that they changed it to 20 seconds in 6.2
     
  12. REBroker

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    I agree, should allow more than three seconds on local roads. Or at least have the option to press the lever up, or push it in, and get going again. Tapping the pedal is kind of jerky for me, doesn't feel good, messes the flow of things. BTW, is Tesla using GPS to know if you are on highway?
     
  13. spentan

    spentan Active Member

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    Pull the lever towards you, don't have to tap the pedal then.
     
  14. gzerninplatz

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    OK, folks, I think this topic has been fully covered, thanks.
     
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    Holly freaking wow! I was not aware of this. I just tested it this morning and it is all I could've asked for. I still think the delay should be increased, but mainly for stop and go traffic, for every other scenario I believe this has us covered :D
     
  16. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Awesome tip! Looking forward to trying this.

    I have had mixed success with the 30 sec hold. It's activated a few times on the highway, but some other times on the highway it's dropped to 3 seconds.

    I agree with the others that the longer 30 sec time should be used all the time. In fact, I'd vouch for something like 2 minutes all the time!
     
  17. REBroker

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    Btw, I just read the info on TACC from the manual and found some other tips there I didn't know, like pulling the lever away from you actually pauses TACC without turnout it off. This is useful as well because I've been doubled clicking the "on" button to turn off and back on at times.
     
  18. billarnett

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    I find it easier to use the accelerator to reactive TACC than to pull the CC lever forward. It only takes a very slight tap, one that causes only a tiny acceleration then TACC takes over.
     

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