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Accelerator on lunch break

Yankees

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May 28, 2015
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I turned it off after the second episode but considering it never happened before with it turned on, I suspect it’s something else.
It's not something else. It's not perfect, but better safe than sorry and run something/one over. Happens once in a while from a standstill. Don't lose sleep over it.
 

oreobbq

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Jan 8, 2021
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Don't think I've ever experienced this but it'd make a lot of sense for the car give a chime/alert of some kind so we'd know it's intentional. And show on the screen what obstacle it's trying to avoid.
 
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Rhytid

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It's not something else. It's not perfect, but better safe than sorry and run something/one over. Happens once in a while from a standstill. Don't lose sleep over it.
I wouldn’t have even thought much about it but it happened twice in a row (not consecutive starts from a stop but consecutive full acceleration) after never experiencing it before and in two completely distinct settings. Makes me think something has changed.
 

chasharris

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Mar 28, 2020
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IMO it can be extremely dangerous and the reason why I turned it off. I was needing to cross the highway and accelerate fairly aggressively. I would accelerate right after a cross traffic car passed, but the car hardly moved. Once I figured out what setting caused this as there was no indication why, it has been off ever since. If the cross traffic was any faster I might have been in serious trouble. You expect the car to go when you step on the pedal.
Forgive me if I've missed the point, but I can't offhand think of a situation where not accelerating would be more dangerous than accelerating from stationary. Unless perhaps I was being chased by gangsters or rushing a very ill person to hospital. I drive in some of the heaviest traffic here in London and generally find it best to wait for a longer gap. Or have I not understood something here?
 
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designrs

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Forgive me if I've missed the point, but I can't offhand think of a situation where not accelerating would be more dangerous than accelerating from stationary. Unless perhaps I was being chased by gangsters or rushing a very ill person to hospital. I drive in some of the heaviest traffic here in London and generally find it best to wait for a longer gap. Or have I not understood something here?

I’d be concerned about getting away from the “peaceful protests” that we‘ve had here in the USA.
 

thor_2019

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Forgive me if I've missed the point, but I can't offhand think of a situation where not accelerating would be more dangerous than accelerating from stationary. Unless perhaps I was being chased by gangsters or rushing a very ill person to hospital. I drive in some of the heaviest traffic here in London and generally find it best to wait for a longer gap. Or have I not understood something here?
Forward obstacle avoidance lol not rear.... The problem is the lack of forward danger and the car will NOT accelerate. Too many false positives.

I don’t need the Tesla nanny for forward visual from a stand still. If you are not paying attention here, sorry you are a not a very good driver.
 

father_of_6

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Forward obstacle avoidance lol not rear.... The problem is the lack of forward danger and the car will NOT accelerate. Too many false positives.

I don’t need the Tesla nanny for forward visual from a stand still. If you are not paying attention here, sorry you are a not a very good driver.

I disagee. You can find videos on Youtube of people attempting to pull into an intersection, their car stops, and another car flies through the red light and *would* have T'd them if the car didn't stop on its own.

I think we're all only guessing at the reason for this. Since there's no chime/alert, I still think it may not be as simple as collision avoidance.
 

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