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Adaptive Cruise Control without AP?

slipnslider

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Apr 13, 2016
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For those who aren't interested in autopilot, or who think the price for AP is too high, do you think there will be ACC available? Can you currently get a model S or X with ACC and no autopilot?

Or do you have to choose between autopilot or plain old fashioned dumb cruise control?
 

swaltner

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Oct 13, 2012
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Current vehicles without the AP option get the dumb cruise control. The only way to get TACC (Traffic Aware Cruise Control) is to purchase the AP option (now EAP option - Enhanced AutoPilot). Once you purchase the AP/EAP option, you are no longer able to use the dumb-style cruise control. That's how it is currently, and any speculation on how it will be implemented in future vehicles is just speculation.
 

internalaudit

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Mar 11, 2016
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$7,100 for EAP (Model S) here in Canada and like the thread starter, I just want adaptive cruise control and none of the rest. :(

And yes, I noticed the base Corolla has this function. Too bad I don't want another ICE vehicle but I might just skip ACC if it only comes with EAP and makes the car that much more expensive.


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gregincal

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Oct 26, 2012
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Again, standard on Corolla.

OK, first of all the adaptive cruise control on the Corolla is a cheaper variant that is a far cry from the adaptive cruise control on the more expensive cars. It tracks the car in front of you on a highway, but does not do stop and go tracking for congested highways (it cuts out below 25 mph). Also, it's not uncommon to have cheap cars include one or two lesser implementations of "fancy" features to attract customers, but it doesn't impact the Model 3 in the slightest because the Corolla is not competition for the Model 3. For cars that are competition, they all offer full stop and go adaptive cruise control, and it is never standard.
 
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EkBuZ

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It may be standard on a Corolla, but probably nothing else near it. When I was car shopping ~3 years ago, it was a feature few and far between in what I was looking at (Fusion, Altima, 6, Accord, etc).
 

stefan.bc

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OK, first of all the adaptive cruise control on the Corolla is a cheaper variant that is a far cry from the adaptive cruise control on the more expensive cars. It tracks the car in front of you on a highway, but does not do stop and go tracking for congested highways (it cuts out below 25 mph). Also, it's not uncommon to have cheap cars include one or two lesser implementations of "fancy" features to attract customers, but it doesn't impact the Model 3 in the slightest because the Corolla is not competition for the Model 3. For cars that are competition, they all offer full stop and go adaptive cruise control, and it is never standard.

It may be standard on a Corolla, but probably nothing else near it. When I was car shopping ~3 years ago, it was a feature few and far between in what I was looking at (Fusion, Altima, 6, Accord, etc).


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It does stop and go and it has a regular cruise control available.
 
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