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Using Stalk to confirm you are paying attention while car is on Auto Pilot

Discussion in 'Model X' started by macd1995, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. macd1995

    macd1995 Member

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    I did it by mistake... but find it simplier that gently shaking the wheel. Didn't see it in a thread or a Google search, so hopefully this is helpful to someone else.
     
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    Any action on the steering wheel will acknowledge you are paying attention. This includes the scroll/push buttons, stalks, and obviously slightly turning the wheel.
     
  3. mswlogo

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    You are doing it wrong if you think you need to "shake" the wheel. It just needs a slight bit of tension.
    Just put one hand between 2-4 O'clock or 8-10 O'clock to keep it happy. Two hands in those positions often work too, but sometimes if it's perfectly balanced it might not sense it.
     
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    I keep my left hand on the wheel or rest it on my knee and scroll the radio volume up and down every 20 seconds, or so.
     
  5. Bridor

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    I actually tested this out thoroughly on a recent road trip. If I used the stalk 15 times in a row when the warning would pop up, it would dismiss the message. After that, the warning would pop up every three seconds until I put just a little tension on the steering wheel. This was on an autopilot 1 vehicle.

    Brent
     
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    AP stalk or turn signal stalk. How/direction is it being pushed? ie. if AP stalk do you go up 1 MPH and then down 1 MPH?
     
  7. Bridor

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    I pulled the AP stalk towards me once.
     
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    The easier way is to tune the volume, up or down.
     
  9. macd1995

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    Exactly. I stumbled on it and i foud it useful. I did not try it 15x. Every now and then the car does not recognize the "tension" and i panic and take of AP and then reenable it. The stalk has been automatic.

    This is useful to know.
     

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