3 weeks ago there was lots of wind in the bay area and it was tossing my model 3. I think Elon should think about having crosswind software add it to the car. What do you think
Do you think model 3 should come with cross wind software
@cbaltoda: ummm, sure, I guess?
While they’re at it, they should add submarine software, earthquake software, volcano software, and pizza software.
And before FEESHICE weighs in, yes, we know Subaru has had the best cross-wind software for years, and Tesla just needs to get on board.
Is this really a thing? Do other manufacturers have such a thing? How would it work?
The crosswind hardware is so good that the software would be redundant :)
Heavy car for its size
Low center of gravity
But wait...if you set AP the car will maintain its lane no matter what the outside wind conditions are, that is crosswind software. No? :)
A couple of weeks ago, we were experiencing very winds (~30 mph) and strong crosswinds (up to 60 mph). Our Model 3 handled them on autopilot with hardly a hint of buffeting. I think they already have it.
what is crosswind software? I even tried googling it. Did you just make this up?
I want zombiemode first
Model 3 already has 'crosswind software' !
It's called AutoPilot.
No matter how windy on the Dumbarton bridge, AP keeps a better line that I can without AP
I'm not clear what "crosswind software" would do that we don't already have.
As others said above, the car is so stable and sleek that I scarcely feel a high wind, very much in contrast to my former SUV. And when Autosteer is engaged, it happily keeps up with any wind-induced drift, and keeps the car in its lane.
So to me, we already have crosswind software.
Car already has breaking wind software, so why not?
Better to spend the effort to include Zombie detection, where it'll differentiate them from non-turned people, and then not brake for them, squishing them softly. Rick Grimes would be proud of Elon if so.
I think this wins the strangest thread of the month award! I have no clue what software is supposed to do with a crosswind.
I guess if the car is picked up by a tornado, it can display a warning - "No traction available. Please carefully set the car back down to earth".
Do you want that to be Active-Crosswind Protection (ACP), or Crosswind Protection Warning (CPW)
OMG, really. People think this is real? There is nothing you can do about wind, no matter which direction it is coming from. What do you expect the car to do different in a head wind, cross wind, etc....?
I was being sarcastic.... too real?
@TeslaTap: "I think this wins the strangest thread of the month award! I have no clue what software is supposed to do with a crosswind.
I guess if the car is picked up by a tornado, it can display a warning - "No traction available. Please carefully set the car back down to earth"."
Cut it out! You just made me laugh out loud at my office, and now those around me are wondering what's going on.
How about OTA software to enable fly mode for auto-pilot cars? LoL
Model 3 getting “tossed around“ by wind? Come on, unless it’s a tornado, AP keeps the car stable.
If the Gen 2 Roadster does hover, such crosswind correcting software would be useful. My 3 handles 50 mph crosswinds fine other than a little more wind noise that could be reduced by active noise cancelation.
New feature: Breaking Wind Mode.
No cause for concern about crosswind threats. When it comes up, PG&E turns off the power and we remain parked in case we have to get somewhere really important.
And it's not only EVs. Gasoline is pumped with electricity, too.
"Time is ripe for a palace revolution"
Not sure about cross wind but how about wind speed? It does affect miles, and knowing you true wind speed would help and provide better mileage estimates.