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When Chill Mode becomes Panic Mode

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by whatthe2, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. whatthe2

    whatthe2 Active Member

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    My daughter just got her learners permit so I took her out yesterday to learn to drive my P3D Stealth. Of course I turned on Chill Mode for her. All went well and we returned home unscathed.

    This morning I got in my car and did the usual “fun gun” and the car was super slow. I immediately thought, WTF is wrong with my car?? After a moment of panic, I remembered I forgot to turn off Chill Mode.

    This was the first time in over a year I’ve had the car I’ve driven in Chill Mode. Cool feature, but glad to have my performance back. :D
     
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  2. Nocturnal

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    My kids put mine in valet mode somehow and I thought my was broken.
     
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  3. Joshan

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    I let the kid drive it for the first time last night on his permit. My blood pressure is still high!!!!!
     
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  4. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Mine is learning too. Eek. Definitely chill mode. But she now has her own profile.
     
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  5. ckoval7

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    I put Chill Mode on for all of like 30 seconds once. Never again.
     
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    muleferg Supporting Member

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    There is no THRILL when in Chill.
     
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    srs5694 Active Member

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    I'd think your last sentence is the key here. Driver profiles control more than just the seat, steering wheel, and mirror positions; they also control most or all of the options you can set for Autopilot, chill mode, creep, etc. I don't recall seeing a thread here on recommended settings for learning or teenage drivers, but that seems like a topic worth discussing. I have no children, especially of driving age, so I haven't given the matter much thought, but I'm sure there are lots of options you might want to set in a learning/teen driver's profile.
     
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  8. KenC

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    Yep, create a special "LearnersPermit" mode. Or you can just make one like SnowDay, and put that as low regen and chill, and use that.
     
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    chill mode gets saved as part of the profile, so you may create a profile for her... but then, that starts to look like entitlement to drive the car...
     
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  10. whatthe2

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    That's a great reminder. I setup a profile for seats and mirror, but didn't think to dive deeper.
     
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    I for one would love to hear recommendations. We will be getting our Model 3, LR soon and we have a 16 year old daughter with a brand new driver's license. I told her that she would be allowed to drive the car after a thorough exam checking that she knows where everything is and that she understands how the reg braking works. Truth be told, the same goes for my husband and I as well. ;)
     
  12. muleferg

    muleferg Supporting Member

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    Your issue is fighting over who drive's the 3.:D
     
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    vickh Active Member

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    how much does Chill really help w/ range ? can it be overcome with heavy foot regardless?
     
  14. whatthe2

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    The custom profile is great. I would also recommend letting her drive it around a parking lot until she’s super comfortable. I’m sure this goes without saying, but my daughter noticed how differently it drives from a Volvo XC90 (any ICE really). I’m definitely going to let her practice for a while longer before she takes it out on main roads so she’s used to it.

    I think those of us that have been driving for a while and have driven different cars adapt easier and more quickly to the Tesla than a new driver.
     

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