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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Debo, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Debo

    Debo Member

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    Hello TMC peoples! This is my first post of I'm sure many. I'm currently waiting for my P90D to deliver later this month so I'm absorbing as much info as I can. I understand that there's a "Valet profile" that among other things limits the vehicle to 70mph.

    My question: can you create other user profiles and limit the speed / acceleration as well, or does it only apply to valet mode? You see, I have a 17 yr old son and his prom is 2 weeks after my delivery date and...

    Thanks!
     
  2. JeffS

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    ...and he should drive a **** brown 1975 Gran Torino to that prom...like we all did... :)
     
  3. msnow

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    No, only valet mode can do that.
     
  4. kirkbauer

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    If you let him drive it I would just enable valet mode. I don't see any reason not to. And you can track him on your phone... Just don't tell him that yet. :)
     
  5. SoCal_Cyclist

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    That's the funniest thing I've read all day - thanks!
     
  6. Debo

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    I hear ya man, but he's already got a BMW 328i and he's a super good, responsible kid who has a history of making good choices. I just fear that no mortal can resist pressing the Ludicrous button...
     
  7. Fanatic1

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    Valet mode renamed child mode
     
  8. garygid

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    #8 garygid, Mar 7, 2016
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    Any driver, new to a Tesla and its pedals, and its unexpectedly fast and powerful response
    to an accidental tap on the accelerator pedal ... should take it slow and easy at first.

    A number of drivers worldwide have accidently smashed the accelerator down, when
    they meant to smash the brake down, when they were startled with the car moving
    the wrong way, and they ended up taking their Tesla into a store ... the hard way.

    This probably affects some old folks, and some inexperienced drivers more than
    others, but ... some pedal-practice and training in this new car for my wife is in
    order, even though she has been driving for many years. But, most other "normal"
    cars are so comparatively gutless and tame, that a "slip" rarely causes severe
    damage, or ... a full-on, quite expensive, cat-ass-trophy. :)

    In the Tesla, a relatively minor accident can cost more to fix than
    the cost if some new ICE vehicle ... and can take many weeks to fix.
    Of course, if you are rich, you just ask the staff to bring out the
    other Tesla. :eek::

    Just my two-bits worth. Cheers, Gary
     
  9. Camera-Cruiser

    Camera-Cruiser Fully Charged

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    I'd just ask the Service Center to just keep "prepping it" until after the prom. It beats fixing it after the prom.
     

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