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V8.0 - Automatic braking will now amplify user braking in emergencies

Discussion in 'Model S' started by thegruf, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. thegruf

    thegruf Member

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    I assume this is to avoid the situation where AEB is triggered, but the driver touches the brake pedal without braking hard and de-activates it again, as seems to have occured in a couple of accidents reported.

    Possibly also the enhanced utlisation of the radar in V8 allows for more reliable data on which AEB triggers.

    Sounds like a positive improvement.
     
  2. number12

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    Worth a whole thread.. probably not.
     
  3. bradhs

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    Our existing BMW does this (& so did the last few since 2006) and I've experienced it many times. It's an awesome feature because, if it detects a probability of collision it will prime the brakes so that just taping them is a high degree of braking force. Saved my arse so many times!
     
  4. S4WRXTTCS

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    We really need a V8 thread because stuff is in a bunch of different threads.
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I had an experience that I wrote Tesla about where this would have been great. I had no problem in the end. But it I would have preferred the car to amplify my braking rather than just yelling at me that there was an issue. So I am looking forward to it.
     

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