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Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC)

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by smilepak, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. smilepak

    smilepak Member

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    Is Traffic Aware Cruise Control the same as Adaptive Cruise Control? They are one and the same?

    Meaning you don't have Adaptive Cruise Control unless you activate autopilot features?
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Correct.
     
  3. Tony Lin

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    so what is the best way to use TACC under heavy traffic that is moving in 10~20 KM / Hour? thanks
     
  4. smilepak

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    Now that sucks. I don't care for the auto park and line assist stuff. Paying 2500 for just TACC....bummer.
     
  5. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    You also get auto high beams, lol
     
  6. Barry

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    Turn it off
     
  7. sowbug

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    Really? TACC is what makes stop-and-go traffic bearable for me.
     
  8. Barry

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    From the manual:

    Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is
    primarily intended for driving on dry, straight
    roads, such as highways and freeways. It
    should not be used on city streets.

    [​IMG]Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
    has limited deceleration ability and may
    be unable to apply enough braking to
    avoid a collision if a vehicle in front slows
    suddenly, or if a vehicle enters your
    driving lane in front of you. Never depend
    on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to slow
    down the vehicle enough to prevent a
    collision. Always keep your eyes on the
    road when driving and be prepared to
    take corrective action as needed.
    Depending on Traffic-Aware Cruise
    Control to slow the vehicle down enough
    to prevent a collision can result in serious
    injury or death.
     

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