I can only confirm that the phantom braking had gotten worse. I m also living in europe and get it on each travel i do on a highway, not on same spots.I have a Model S for 3 years now. I am based in Switzerland. I don't go on many long trips but I have just been on a 1000km round trip on motorways / Autoroutes and I had at least 2 scary phantom breaking experiences on the trip. I say scary as I was not expecting them and I can see that they can be dangerous when not expected. My 2 examples are linked to when entering a tunnel or passing under a bridge with Shadow on the road and with a vehicle or lorry on my right side. Now that I read that it is an experience that others have had I can understand why some Tesla drivers would be reluctant to use the cruise control function. I will still use it I think but with more caution. If I understand correctly this does not happen in other branded cars cruise control as they use a different basis to manage the cruise control ? Can someone advise on that ? My friend who was with me is an Audi driver and was quite shocked by the Model S Cruise Control behaviour.
Is Tesla cruise control a GPS based system as opposed to what else for other Car brands ? Thanks for any replies
I agree that that this will never get solved ENTIRELY.I don’t think they will ever solve this. My wife’s first new vehicle ever was a 2011 Ford Edge which came with all the bells and whistles including TACC. That had some pretty scary phantom braking incidents on the freeway on a regular basis. It’s 2021 and if the supposed most advanced cars out there today (Tesla) are still doing it on a regular basis then it’s never going to go away.
I am fairly new to the Tesla world and have not yet experienced phantom braking but have wondered if there might be three separate things happening that are all being put in the one bucket and confusing things.
There seems to be descriptions ranging from 'slowing' to full on slam brakes.
In my understanding there are three systems (I don't have FSD so maybe even more) that might cause these events:
a) TACC: something here is causing various levels of braking.
b)Auto pilot: looses track of the road/lane and slows in confusion.
c) Autonomous emergency braking: Anyone had this activate when not in Autopilot/TACC? Anyone run with this turned off and still get problem?
Just some thoughts.
I've had it a couple of times going in an underpass on the 35 in Texas (one was a slowdown the other a hard brake) but apart from that nothing else after 18 months of ownership. I recently drove from Santa Fe, NM to Dallas, TX with no issues at all. Pretty much AP all the way.
It's pretty disheartening that Tesla continues to have this issue after so many years.Was driving about 70mph on the freeway on Sunday with no cars around me with cruise control on when all of a sudden the car slammed on the brakes to the point you could hear the tires squealing on the pavement... while I was able to recover, I'm not sure if my wife will ever let me use cruise control or autopilot ever again with her in the car!
Tesla shd just activate a setting where keeping the speed is not adaptive, like we had 20y ago. At least no phantom braking when there is literally no one in front of you and you still would like to keep a set speed.Phantom braking is the reason why I don't even use AP anymore.