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AP Suggestion: Maximize Regen distance setting


Active Member
Apr 6, 2016
Southern California
I don't think the "7" distance setting is far enough for my tastes in some situations. I'd like farther, maybe a "maximize Regen" setting that leaves a big enough gap that Regen brakes could be used for most breaking situations (obviously not including emergency situations). Give me a setting that has a far better chance of adjusting via regen vs friction and I'd probably be happy with the resulting increased distance.

Anyone else find 7 not enough in some cases?


Apr 21, 2019
I totally understand what you're saying! So many situations where the car is using brakes along with regen instead of regen alone when you come up on stopped traffic.


Jul 4, 2019
Vancouver, Bc
The problem is that it stops just as hard as 1 only 7 segments further back. I'd like a 7 setting that as you describe, eases on the brakes and slowly edges up like a human.
Yeah, this is not exactly a follow distance problem, rather how the car is designed to aggressively maintain that distance with hard braking and hard acceleration.


2015 S85 AP1
May 25, 2019
Orange County
1 pedal driving is already being rolled out with a software update for M3 and raven models. I was just reading a thread where a an owner posted pics of the release notes and commented on loving 1 pedal driving. It only works on cars with permanent magnet motors (M3 and raven models)


Active Member
Mar 28, 2019
Yes, Elon has made a statement. We'll see what occurs, and when it occurs. But my statement will stand as when I wrote it.

Actually, it's already completely wrong. Lots of people with FSD have been getting the 5% power boost software update and it includes 1 peddle driving.


Apr 1, 2016
Las Vegas
The hope is that they can increase regen when on AP and reduce use of foundation brakes. I don't like how much AP uses the foundation brakes, it should be able to make better use of regen even have stronger regen than when driving manually. It should really only need to use foundation brake for panic stops and the last few feet to come to a complete stop. Oh and when the battery isn't able to absorb the energy (cold are already fully charged).

I would like that and I would like the stopping distance setting separate from the follow distance. I normally use 5 on follow but would prefer it stop a bit closer to the car in front in stop and go traffic. It is hit or miss on if it will let me override it with the go pedal. Sometimes it will let me creep up some other times it fights and makes it really jumpy.


Jun 27, 2018
I don’t think I’ve ever moved AP over the 3 setting. It stays on 1 for daily commuting for me.

I do like the idea of having the car select a distance maximized for regen for long trips though.

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