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Tow Mode adjust Trip Energy Prediction display/processing?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by scottf200, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

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    #1 scottf200, Nov 22, 2015
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    Seems like they need to verify/text the "Tow mode software package". I wonder if when you turn Tow Mode on that it adjust the Trip Energy Prediction display/processing?

    I wonder if you will eventually be able to enter additional data and/or pick from pictures. i.e.
    a) Enter estimated weight of what is being towed
    b) Enter number of axles on trailer (tire friction)
    c) select a picture of the type of trailer (used to estimate frontal drag)

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  2. fortytwo

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    That would be great. We are planning a long trip with our MX next summer.

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    Would also be great to have an option to display a backup camera of the trailer on the screen.
     
  3. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    I was assuming the software part of the package was mostly brake controlling to deal with regenerative braking (and friction braking) since after-market brake controllers probably won't play well with regen.

    Having the car sense the extra load/drag and adjust it's expectants about consumption would be great. That would impact recommended routs and charging time/amount at Superchargers.
     
  4. patrick42h

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    Has anybody who has taken delivery tried out Tow Mode or Trailer Mode yet? I am genuinely curious about what it does.
     
  5. FarmerDave

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    The Model X configuration page said that trailer mode included software mods to deal with potential trailer sway.
     
  6. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Yes, and since I opined that it included a brake controller we've learned that it doesn't. Oh well.
     

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