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Version 7.0 tried - Where Is Vehicle Hold? How to activate it?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by canyondrive, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. canyondrive

    canyondrive Member

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    Hi, I've been trying out 7.0 software since it came out yesterday. The autopilot is ok. It has tendency to stay away from concrete walls on 101, making the car right-sided on the carpool lane. Other than that, it's not bad for the first and I'm sure things improve over time with OTA.

    How do you engage Vehicle Hold function? I like that feature since a lot of EU cars are starting to have this. The instruction says depress the brake pedal while the vehicle is stopped, but I see no indicator on the dash panel and vehicle just creeps forward if I let go of the brake.

    Anybody else got the Vehicle Hold function working?
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Press the brake pedal SLIGHTLY harder, and it'll hold you on any terrain type. You'll see a gray H on the right side of the IC.
     
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    ...and note that older builds without the more current 'digital' brake system do not get to enjoy the 'new' full-time hill hold, just the old version.
     
  4. canyondrive

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    Yup, pressing the brake pedal harder worked... It's a bit unnatural compared to EU cars features. I guess it's too new of the features to US so Tesla wants to make sure users know what they're doing.
     
  5. CharlesMW

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    I really like the HOLD, now driving with creep off becomes useful, no rolls forward or back before car powers away. Reminds me of driving a stick-shift where we would always apply the handbrake, at all stops and release when driving away.
     

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