Small but significant lesson learned while driving my Tesla Model 3
Everything happened within a span of 3~4 seconds
BHPian carthick1000 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
It is very quiet on the Tesla software updates side. No updates seen in the last 1.5 months.
However, this post is to write about a mistake I committed while driving. I was driving on an 80 km/h road (See the right lane in the first picture and black arrows for the direction of travel in the second picture) which is about to merge onto a highway. There is a traffic light followed immediately by a 90-degree right turn to enter the highway merging lane.
The mistake I made was entering a sharp corner too fast to avoid waiting at the stop light. The vehicle drifted quite a few cm sideways (which you can see in the red driven path), ESP kicked in and I have to press the accelerator harder (see the power value shooting up sharply) to torque steer the car out of the drift. Everything happened within a span of 3~4 seconds (timestamp 21:44:55 – 21:45.00).
Also, this gave an insight into 2 things:
- Don’t make foolish mistakes while driving to save a few seconds (Classic one, but still typing it to get some brickbats from BHPians)
- Now I know the limit of my car when it comes to sharp corners. Anything more than 50 km/h is a no-go for sharp turns.
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