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Will my 3 have traffic aware cruise control if I don't buy Autopilot?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. timk225

    timk225 Member

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    One thing I am a bit confused on is the Traffic Aware Cruise Control. That maintains following distance in rush hour traffic. If I do not buy any autopilot levels of options at all, a totally base level Model 3 car, will it still have this TACC thing and follow rush hour cars moving slowly and steer itself?
     
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    Discoducky Active Member

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    Nope, TACC is a conveenience feature, which is an option. Safety features are standard
     
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  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    My understanding is that it would just be standard cruise control. Just one set speed and no steering correction. TACC and autosteer would be part of Autopilot package.
     
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    Guys exactly how it was for my del X order
     
  5. ecarfan

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    If Tesla follows what they are doing with the S and X, the answer to your question is "No".

    If you do not buy the EAP option on the S/X you get cruise control which will hold the speed you set but will not automatically maintain a distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
     
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    There's an intermediary autopilot option speculation on model3tracker.info: Autopilot Convenience Features with enhanced capabilities - would "enhanced" not include dynamic cruise control?
     
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    Tesla needs you to buy AP package to pay for the Tesla vision hardware.

    No way they give that out as part of a 35k base package.
     
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    Enhanced Autopilot aka EAP does include dynamic cruise control and more. The OP was asking if the base model would have dynamic cruise control. The answer to that is no. In order to get it you would need to buy at least EAP.
     
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    Understood, sounds like a reasonable compromise, and I believe that most vehicles sporting that feature cost in the neighborhood of the Model 3.
     
  10. JeffK

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    Except Elon said it will at the Model 3 launch... so there's that.

    Keep in mind camera sensors are only a few dollars.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, all the cameras and all the sensors will be on all Model 3s. The hardware will be included, but the software to enable it won't be free.
     
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    I'm hopeful EAP will be a lower cost item for the Model 3 given that the car is designed to be produced in even greater volume than the X or S, which should mean smaller per vehicle design costs.
     
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    Maybe wait until the Model 3 specs and options are announced to find out the answer to this question?
     
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    Nobody actually knows. It's guesswork.
     
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    In my case, I'm not wealthy and only so much to spend beyond the base price. So I have to decide between dual motor (needed for snow) or autopilot. It's tough trying to decide which safety feature is more important. IMO Autopilot is too expensive for the average joe.
     
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    Go for the dual motor, it adds physical hardware. The autopilot options can be added at a later date with software. So you can add it once you've saved up the money to pay for it. However, it will cost you a bit more as Tesla adds a fee (possibly $500 or more) if you add an option after the initial purchase. Plus you will get the safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking in the base model. You can't reasonably add a second motor down the line.
     
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    ... but remember we still have no idea what the cost will be on the Model 3.
     
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    Making it more comprehensive, advanced, and jacking up the price on the Model S doesn't bode well though...

    Unless they're doing that to say, "Hey, see now, the [old] $3000 price tag on your Model 3 ain't so bad right?"
     
  19. JeffK

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    or unless they are using the Model S profits for the Model 3 ramp up, which we know is a fact.
     
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    No I won't. I have to right to speculate now and be wrong later. :)
     

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