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My AP1 is afraid of motorhomes

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Larry Hutchinson, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Larry Hutchinson

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    Or at least one.

    I was on a freeway yesterday, driving in the left lane and whenever a certain motorhome was next to me, the ultrasonic proximity sensor rings showed red and the car moved away to the extent of driving on the left yellow line. The car moved back when the motorhome passed or when I passed it (this happened several times.)

    My wife and I thought it was quite amusing that the car was so fearful of the motorhome. It is not like it was encroaching on our late or anything; it was centered properly in its lane.

    I've never seen anything like this before.
     
  2. luckyj

    luckyj Member

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    Several times I've had my car move over for a motorcycle. The ultrasonics thought it was much much closer than it really was. I've attributed it to some interaction with the acoustics from a typical motorcycle exhaust system. I have no actual proof though.
     
  3. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    That's better than "truck lust"...I think.

    Bruce.
     
  4. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

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    truck phobia!
     
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