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Lane Departure Warning?

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

  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).
     
  10. FlyF4

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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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  11. chillaban

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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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    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...
     
  19. FlyF4

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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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