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Autosteer Calibration Time, Same Day?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by mitchellh3, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. mitchellh3

    mitchellh3 Member

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    Super excited to pick up my car soon! :D

    I was told by the delivery specialist that it'll require 100 to 200 miles of driving on clearly marked roads for Autosteer to calibrate. Is this something that could potentially happen same day by driving around or does it require some sort of "offline" (car overnight or something) processing?

    I'm just unreasonably excited and obviously want to play with all the features of this amazing car. :) I offered to drive my SO around for the day after pickup (a Tesla chauffeur service if you would ;)) since I'm so excited and was wondering if in doing so it'll go on at some point?

    :D
     
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  2. animorph

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    Picked up my X on Wednesday. I drove about 60 miles with multiple stops, ended up at the Service Center again to "resign" a doc, and TACC and Autosteer were both available on the way home. All in the same day. From what I've read before, maybe 20 minutes of driving (more in my case) and probably a short stop seems to do the trick. You can definitely trigger it on delivery day.

    Remember Autosteer currently won't go above 55 MPH, so you might have TACC after calibration without Autosteer showing if you're going freeway speeds.
     
  3. mitchellh3

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    This is wonderful news. Thanks animorph.
     
  4. CharlieLab

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    Took my Tesla with AP2 48 miles to activate. Worked perfectly.
     
  5. DÆrik

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    I picked up my car with 6 miles. Drove it on two short trips and on the third trip I started with just over 40 miles and AP2 activated.

    Thanks Erik
     
  6. mitchellh3

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    Wanted to give a detailed update for future folks who pickup and are curious.

    With AP2, picked up today:
    • Drove ~10 miles using local roads, parked for ~10 minutes for a quick stop
    • Drove another ~10 miles using local roads, dropped SO off
    • Drove west on the I-10 about 7 miles
    • Drove back east to pick up SO about 12 miles (windy road)
    • Parked for 20 minutes, left car. Came back, not calibrated.
    • Drove bumper-to-bumper traffic on highway for ~10 miles
    • Parked for literally 5 minutes as I ran in/out of a store
    • Came back, calibrated! Final odometer at calibration time: ~58 miles. I left the delivery center at 12 miles.
    One key thing is it does seem to require the car to park and shut off at some point for the calibration to happen, but it can happen fast once it is off. No need to leave it too long. Almost all roads I drove were well marked, but it seems that final 10 miles on the highway was really important even with bumper to bumper traffic.

    Very fun!
     
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  8. BruceW

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    I picked up my S100D on the morning of the 31st, and drove it home (38 miles) in a driving rain and fog: no autopilot (heck, I could barely see!). Next day, I drove on a 30 mile (one way) round trip (60 miles total), on well marked 65 mph highway; the autopilot kicked in when I was about half way home on the return trip. Call it 45 miles.
     
  9. Mike M

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    Picked up my X90D last Tuesday and had limited (pre update) Autopilot available immediately, no calibration time. No calibration time either when the 8.1 update came through on Thursday, Autopilot was available straight out of the box.
     
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  10. Snowstorm

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    I picked up my model s Friday evening, drove 40 miles home at twilight in the rain. By next morning, v8.1 auto steer was activated. Note that before calibrations were done, there was not even cruise control. It worked pretty well for me on the freeway, handle straight and sweeping turns fine, didn't even dare to try it on local roads given how iffy the display looked. I drove an AP1 car last falll and would say the instrument cluster display of the situation was a lot better in AP1, with more cares showing up further away in more lanes correctly. AP2 is getting there but is not at parity yet. Eagerl awaiting the day when the enhanced part would pan out.
     

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