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Lane Departure Warning?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by dcclappers, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. dcclappers

    dcclappers Member

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    Pretty sure this was in the latest release and I went and enabled it on settings, but thus far I can't tell that there is any warning audibly or otherwise. Seems like the notes said it was only on speeds over 35mph..... Anybody getting a lane departure warning of any sort?
     
  2. clostridium

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    It's a really subtle rumble in the steering wheel, sort of like what you'd feel hitting a rumble strip but very weak. No audible warning. It definitely needs to be amplified since it's easy to miss.
     
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  3. ZAKEEUS

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    I guess the quality of the roads here won't allow me to notice a subtle rumble.
     
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  4. Kay Kay

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    Yes I do get it all the time and now I can figure out how bad I have driving.
     
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  5. Richgoogol

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    i have turned off this feature. it's extremely annoying as it warns even when im driving over a pedestrian crossing at an intersection
     
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  6. dcclappers

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    Thanks, now that you describe it as that I think I have felt that a few times, and yes definitely is too subtle to be of much help!
     
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    This statement is made way more entertaining by simply adding a single comma. :p
     
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  8. Richgoogol

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    LOL yeah, what the f is wrong with tesla?! how dare they warning me when im driving over pedestrians!! LOL
     
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    It certainly is subtle. It took me a while to realize what it was (not that I make a habit of driving over lines).
     
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    Yes, me too, :rolleyes: and I think my wife screaming will be a more reliable method and a good attention getter
     
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    I hate that annoying subtle rumble when I drive over pedestrians.
     
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  12. clostridium

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    I'm with you, once I've committed to running them over I want to get the full experience.
     
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  13. Jim R

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    My car gives an effective - not subtle - warning when leaving the lane to the left or right. It's a steering wheel vibration like a highway rumble strip. No false warning for ped crossings either. I find it to be a useful safety feature. However, it's not a Tesla.

    I have yet to test it out on pedestrians.
     
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  14. davinci2017

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    Its badly implemented. It feels more like something is going wrong with the steering than anything else. I think its going to be modified for sure. I have it off as well for now.
     
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    Totally agree, though I haven't turned it off yet.
     
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    I'm sure you know, but don't forget it only warns if the indicator is off.
     
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    I turned mine off, it's way way too subtle to really be of much assistance.
     
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    Agree - that it is too subtle to be of much assistance. What might help would be a visual indicator in addition to the rumble - since the dashboard is displaying the lane lines, the line being crossed could be flashed or highlighted to provide reinforcement for the rumble.

    Otherwise it just feels like rough pavement...
     
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    As dad used to say (jokingly)... when you hit them, be sure to back up and run over them again. A dead man can't sue :rolleyes:
     
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    LDW is one of those things that marketing needs on a checklist, and is one of the first things on the checklist to turn off when you get a new car. Any car, not just Tesla. Turn it off even faster if there's an audit beep instead of just a steering wheel rumble. The fact that Tesla's doesn't beep means it stays on longer than average ..before people eventually realize it's a "feature" ..and then turn it off.
     

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