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Blind spot assist?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bottomsup, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. bottomsup

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    I drove one and noticed the radar showing red when I was too close to the curb but thinking about it more I should have tested changing lanes with my blinker. Does it have this warning? If yes is it audible or only via the display?
     
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    Sadly no blind assist. If you search the forum you will see many posts on this subject. There has been some speculation that the promised improvements in release 9 for AP may offer something for this.

    Also, the colors you saw are from the sensors that ring the car. Red means you are 12" or less from an object.
     
  3. bottomsup

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    That’s sad. Cheap cars have this. Hopefully they provide via OTA update. They have the hardware onboard
     
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    That's basically what the other threads say. It's one of those basic features that should have been on the car from Day 1, but isn't for no discernible reason.
     
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    Yes, it's annoying. But then I ignore it and enjoy the ride. When I drive our ICE SUV that has the feature, I appreciate it when I go to pass a car...and then I am annoyed I don't have the power and agility of my S...
     
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    I’m going to miss my 7 year old Acura’s blind spot alerts that appear on the arm of the side mirrors. It seems odd that I’m buying a Tesla and having to “downgrade” this feature, I might decide the blind spot mirrors are necessary, but it’s so embarrassing to put them on this car!
     
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    Another one of these posts? Queue the reply where someone says if you have your side mirrors adjusted properly, you shouldn't need blind spot monitoring: How To: Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots

    Oh wait, looks like I just did it...

    Sarcasm aside, yes it sucks that our expensive, high tech car doesn't have this basic feature.
     
  9. roblab

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    Well, I guess that I'm just old, but my neck still swivels my head around, and my eyes can still focus on mirrors, and my brain can still figure out when I have a car sitting at my rear fender. It's not a blind spot, it's a lazy spot. And you don't need fancy electronics or little beeping noises to make sure it's safe to change lanes. Use your brain.

    Of course, even the cheap cars can give you cute ways to tell you your car shouldn't pull into the car beside you. But they can't give you the power to actually pull out and pass.
     
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    "Lazy spot", I love it, so true! Just adjust your mirrors outward so you can't see the side of your car and swivel your head every time you change lanes... no exceptions :D
     
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    I couldn't believe this wasn't already a feature when I test drove a P3D+. Looking forward to it possibly being in V9.
     
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