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Rain was turning off my autopilot this morning.

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by timk225, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. timk225

    timk225 Active Member

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    I have the Base AP in my 3 RWD LR. This morning on the way to work, sitting still or moving less than 15 mph in rush hour traffic, it began raining. After a couple minutes of rain the AP started beeping and shut itself off. The car then began rolling forward on its own, due to a slight downhill in the road, so I had to press the brakes.

    I guess if I were moving faster, the airflow would have blown the rain up and over the top-of-windshield sensors, but since I was almost sitting still, it let a lot of water sit in front of those sensors.

    I thought AP wasn't supposed to do this. Tesla talks about how AP it safer in bad weather.
     

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