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What safety feature kicked in, car nudges itself out of the lane

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mattack4000, May 10, 2018.

  1. mattack4000

    mattack4000 Active Member

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    With autopilot and cruise control off, I was cruising on the highway at I think about 40-45mph in traffic. One of the motorcycle lane split next to me and had put his bike in front of the RF of my car. After a quick moment, the beep happened, dash flashed red and I felt the car turning the steering wheel to the left a little and pushed me away from the bike. Was that the forward collision avoidance system I was feeling?

    Just totally curious
     
  2. croman

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    Side collision avoidance. There should've been three short beeps which override the audio system and car moves slightly.
     
  3. OlderThanDirt

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    It seems after the latest update motorcycles really draw some attention from the sensors. Still cold here so I can say I’m able say that with total confidence for lack opportunity’s to see it repeatedly.

    AP1 here
     
  4. Peteski

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    Interesting feature, I didn't realise it would actively steer to avoid a collision (especially with AP off). Which firmware is this? Mine has an update scheduled for tonight.
     
  5. tpham07

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    side collision avoidance came in a 2017 update I believe.
     
  6. mattack4000

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    Funny thing is that I had the lane departure assistance off and it still works. Btw I deal with bikes daily, this is more like Russian roulette. You don’t really know when the car will decide if they want to avoid it or not
     
  7. Uncle Paul

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    Tesla's are pretty smart.
     
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    Interesting. I haven't experienced it yet in my car but haven't had any close calls yet. Good to know it's there though.
     
  9. cmaster

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    Is this feature available for the Model S as well?
     
  10. Krazaak

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    Side collision warning/avoidance. I had it happen a few weeks ago; beeps, red flash and the car shifted slightly left. I looked in my mirror to see the truck that I'd just passed had drifted into my lane and was swerving back into his.
     
  11. Kraez

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    I think the same thing happend to me back in February. I was driving on a small snow-packed local road going up to a ski resort here in Norway, and I had milk truck/trailer/rig in front of me. The truck slowed down on a straight stretch and signaled me to pass it.

    The road was quite narrow and with the 5 feet high plowing edge on the left hand side perhaps is was a tight squeeze as I came up beside the truck. But all of a sudden, alarm and auto steer kicks in, and controls the car over the entire length of the truck making both left and right corrections, the whole thing lasted perhaps 3 seconds. I was really amazed.

    This was on 2017.50 (I still am) and i didn't have Acc or AP activated as I started passing the truck.
     

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