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Collision avoidance proactively move out of harm's way?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by AxeBro, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. AxeBro

    AxeBro MrTryTesla.com

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    I was sitting in slowish traffic (20 to 30mph) and about to exit 20 - the dash light up with warning...lane to the left of me was moving slightly faster and a largish truck was somwhat over his line. I could swear the steering wheel moved me over to the right.

    Am I imagining it? Does it actualy move you away?
     
  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    I've had this happen too. If an encroaching obstacle is detected it will move your car over, but only within your detected lane. It won't change lanes — you'll get a "take control!" alert before that'd happen (at least with current software).
     
  3. AxeBro

    AxeBro MrTryTesla.com

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    Yeah, that's exactly it - i got that screaming sound and the signs showed yellow and red on the sides and it moved.
     
  4. Seattle Tom

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    I was on Tesla a few nights ago and noticed they have revamped the Model X page (no idea when - could be really old). Midway down they have a section on Autopilot and if you click ‘Learn More’ they have a demo of ‘Side Collision Avoidance’ as part of Enhanced Autopilot. I can’t link directly to that graphic, but it seems to describe exactly what you experienced.

    I thought it was all future stuff not yet activated, but you both had this experience? Are you both on the latest firmware too?

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  5. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    From page 92 of the Tesla Model S Owners Manual:

    That talks about the car drifting towards an obstacle, but in my experience it also works the other way — an obstacle drifting towards you. The car doesn't know, or at least acknowledge, a difference.
     
  6. AxeBro

    AxeBro MrTryTesla.com

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    Yeah - I'm on latest available. I'm impressed!
     

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