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What do you do with your right foot?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by iwannam3, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. iwannam3

    iwannam3 Member

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    When on Traffic Aware Cruise Control or Lane Aware Cruise Control (what auto pilot should be named) where do you put your right foot? Hoovering over the brake? Hoovering over the go pedal? Flat on the floor? Resting the foot on its side? There is a nice dead pedal for the left foot, but my right foot doesn't know where to go.
     
  2. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Traffic Aware Cruise or TACC and Autosteer are the names in the manual :)
    As the for the right foot? I let it rest on the right side with my leg leaning on the center console.
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Scratch my left ear.
     
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  4. outie

    outie Active Member

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    Depends on the situation. If the current situation does not warrant quick reaction I just leave it flat on floor. It took a while to get used to.
     
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  5. jamnmon66

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    Ditto
     
  6. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    Mine was usually flat on the floor resting but I've been hovering it over the accelerator pedal lately to account for the excessive large gaps it leaves in front.
     
  7. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Depends on the software version. ;)
     
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  8. Robwoodruff

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    I hover over the accelerator pedal so when "phantom braking" occurs, I can keep it going immediately. If I don't, my wife yells at me and tells me to stop using autopilot.
     
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  9. rhaekar

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    Same. I tried to just hover over the accelerator or brake but it gets very tiring.
     
  10. DriveMe

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    #10 DriveMe, Jul 7, 2018
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    I agree! Most of the time my foot is on the floor, but if the traffic gets tough, it hovers over the accelerator. I found that if I do need to override the Autopilot, it's the accelerator pedal more often than the brake. Brake is rarely needed - the Autopilot does a good job braking. In fact, I found that it is better and safer not to touch the brake pedal at all (if possible), because touching it would disable the Autopilot.

    And when I am coming to a red light or a highway exit, I simply turn off the Autopilot and let the regenerative braking do its job. I only need to press the brake to achieve the full stop with no car in front. Otherwise, TACC does it for me.
     
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  11. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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  12. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    Nobody is using their right knee to stave off the wheel nags? :p
     
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  13. insaneoctane

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    #13 insaneoctane, Jul 7, 2018
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    Legit thread as I have struggled with the correct answer as well. I have fully concluded that Tesla seriously needs to offer a right hand dead pedal. I mean seriously if FSD is expected to be coming, everyone will need to put their right foot somewhere. As EAP is first ante into this, and, again, we need to put our right foot somewhere and I haven't found the perfect solution (other than the missing right side dead pedal). It's not like we have a transmission hump to deal with.

    For now, I wedge it into the center console and use friction to keep it just off the pedal. Helpful for EAP sudden stops, but probably not the safest choice ...

    PS wouldn't having a right hand dead pedal be an awesome marketing angle?
     
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  15. iwannam3

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    Looks like image flipped to taunt us.
     
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  16. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    I have two left feet so simply not an issue.
     
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  17. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Um...adjust the follow distance??
     
  18. iwannam3

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    He is in LA, at the 1 setting people are probably cutting in front of him!
     
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  19. AlexanderAF

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    Lol, I'd be driving down the road and have to do a double-take to see that!
     
  20. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I have it flat on the ground. TACC has always worked well. Auto steering is what you need to pay attention too. I tend to take over steering if it's sharp curve and a large truck is next to me.
     

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