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Is it possible to enforce limit on power/speed?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by redox, Nov 25, 2014.

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  1. redox

    redox Member

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    Can the car be configured such that whoever you leave the car with won't be able to go above such limit?
    I'm thinking of some kind of equivalent to a "valet mode" where you can't really go crazy with it. 30 MPH limit, 50 HP. :cool:

    I think Tesla does something like this with its loaners, but was wondering if that's something we can do ourselves too?

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    There is a speed cap on loaner/demo cars. The feature is not exposed to owners. This is part of the long-requested pin controlled valet mode feature. I have a driving teenager and would very much like to limit speed, torque, acceleration. I was a teenager once and know what I would do if given the opportunity :)
     
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    Soon promised that Valet Mode was coming "soon" a year and a half ago at TESLIVE. In fact he said the functionality was already there, just not exposed to the user. I would expect that this type of limited would be part of that feature.
     
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    Soon = Elon (stupid auto correct)
     
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    Somehow it's an entertaining substitution considering that "soon" seems to be a common theme from Elon, and it tends to mean the opposite...
     
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    That's just Elon Time™. Compare: VALVE Time, or "It'll be ready when it's ready"
     
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    To add on to this, I've always wished I could limit the power draw to help range.
     
  8. redox

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    I wonder why it's taking so long, I mean it's just a matter of exposing an existing functionality in the User Interface. Yes, it's work, but it sounds like they've already done 90+% of the work...

    Oh well, too bad. Hopefully it will get software upgraded "soon".

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    Great idea, would be nice to create your own restrictions. So you set the speed and power limit for valet mode. Then another setting for friends/kids.
    Creating your own modes and settings seems better than just a preset valet mode.
     
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    #10 digitaltim, Nov 27, 2014
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    I really want this implemented on a profile basis...some of which cannot be switched from, edited or accessed without a password.
     
  11. dhrivnak

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    We have this on the Roadster and it works well. I am very surprised the Model S does not have this. I think it should be required for the D models.
     

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