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Suggestion for debris height mode through steering buttons

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by walla2, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. walla2

    walla2 Member

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    So I know talking about debris and height is not popular but my idea for a future software update would be to allow a steering wheel button double click to raise the car. It would allow the driver to do something other than just dodge the object as sometimes the dodge can't be done.

    Tesla is currently the only company that could easily push this out to cars.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. haid

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    And it would be activated by saying, "go-go gadget".

    But seriously, if you had time to think to activate some button or device, you would have enough time to steer around it.
     
  3. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    Once selecting, raising the suspension can take approx 2 to 4 seconds to take place. At highway speeds, it would be useless.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    "suspension swapper"? ;)
     
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    That's it. Even activating the suspension's hide through the screen takes about 5 seconds. By that time, you could steer around debris.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    You'd have to have some compressed air stored so that it could deploy rapidly. The problem with steering around is that the debris is likely to appear when there are cars on either side (Murphy's law).
     

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