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The little things that I have noticed

davidmc

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May 20, 2019
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The software engineers at tesla have a great eye for detail at 2 little things I noticed while driving in AP:

1. When it rains your car will stay further back behind the car Infront on a motorway/dual carriageway. I have mine set to 3 and noticed this a few times now in heavy rain and it sits further back when travelling at 50 to 70mph

2. If you are in the far left hand lane your car will not undertake a car on your right on a motorway/dual carriageway. You can over ride this by tapping the accelerator and it will speed up to its setting if no car Infront.

Genius!
 
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NewbieT

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Aug 16, 2019
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Agreed!

On the other hand my M3 was steadfast in the very centre of my lane and made no attempt to give the car on my left some space who was right up to the line avoiding standing water Nearly side swiped the thing. :eek: . The cars got ultrasound, wish it would use it!
 

VanillaAir_UK

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Jun 17, 2019
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2. If you are in the far left hand lane your car will not undertake a car on your right on a motorway/dual carriageway. You can over ride this by tapping the accelerator and it will speed up to its setting if no car Infront.

I noticed this and like but wasn't aware it was just far left lane.

I also noticed that it can however make car a bit nervous if the car to its right has pulled over to continue on motorway, but left lane eventually turns off. I'm sure this caused the car to otherwise lightly 'phantom' brake on one occasion.
 

Bernard_S

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Jun 21, 2019
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Agreed!

On the other hand my M3 was steadfast in the very centre of my lane and made no attempt to give the car on my left some space who was right up to the line avoiding standing water Nearly side swiped the thing. :eek: . The cars got ultrasound, wish it would use it!

I think you were expecting too much for it to do that. It will likely be years before it can match human levels of experience and anticipation.
 

Tonybvi

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Jul 28, 2019
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I love the way my car moves slightly further to the right when in the middle lane when overtaking a large vehicle, but when overtaking a car it just stays dead on course.
 

Mr Miserable

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Jul 8, 2019
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In stop/start traffic I wish it would:

a. leave a smaller gap from the car in front
b. move off a little quicker
 

Asterix187

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Oct 7, 2017
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2. If you are in the far left hand lane your car will not undertake a car on your right on a motorway/dual carriageway. You can over ride this by tapping the accelerator and it will speed up to its setting if no car Infront.

Genius!
Thanks I actually requested and suggested this about a year ago and was very happy when it was added. Before then it would just undertake the other car which was very annoying!
 
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LukeT

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Apr 9, 2019
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In stop/start traffic I wish it would:

a. leave a smaller gap from the car in front
b. move off a little quicker

Given the suggestion it is tracking the cars two or more in front by radar you'd think it would be more ready than it is. I'd like to see it start to move sooner so that its acceleration can be gentler. However this probably wouldn't be helped by it being closer to the car in front when stationary.
 

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