Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Driving

  • Acceleration: Adjust the amount of acceleration. Chill limits acceleration for a slightly smoother and gentler ride, whereas Standard or Sport (depending on vehicle configuration) provides the normal level of acceleration.

Note: When Chill is selected, Chill displays on the touchscreen above the driving speed. Note: If equipped with the Acceleration Upgrade package, the modes of acceleration are Chill and Sport.

  • Steering Mode: Adjust the amount of effort required to turn the steering wheel. Sport feels more responsive whereas Comfort feels easier to drive and park
  • Regenerative Braking: When you release the accelerator when driving, regenerative braking slows Model 3 and feeds any surplus energy back to the Battery. If set to LOW, Model 3 does not slow down as quickly, but also feeds less energy back to the Battery

Note: Regardless of the setting selected, the energy gained by regenerative braking is reduced if the Battery is full, or is extremely cold or hot (in which case, surplus energy is used to heat or cool it).

  • Stopping Mode: Choose how you want Model 3 to behave once regenerative braking has reduced the driving speed to a very low speed, a driving gear is still engaged, and both the accelerator and brake pedals are released.
  • Track Mode: (available on Performance vehicles only) when enabled, this mode modifies the vehicle's stability control, traction control, regenerative braking, and cooling system to increase performance and handling while driving on closed circuit courses
  • Slip Start: Turn Slip Start ON to disable traction control and allow wheels to spin to make it easier to dislodge the vehicle when stuck in mud, snow, ice, etc

Autopilot Control features that provide a safer and more convenient driving experience. Some Autopilot features are not controlled through Controls.

  • Autosteer (Beta): Enable the auto steering feature (available only if your vehicle is equipped with an Autopilot package)
  • Navigate on Autopilot (Beta): Navigate on Autopilot automatically exits at off-ramps and interchanges based on your navigation route and can also make lane changes designed to prepare for exits and minimize the driving time to your destination (available only if your vehicle is equipped with an Autopilot package)

Customize Navigate on Autopilot: Specify how Navigate on Autopilot performs lane changes and whether you want it to automatically enable at the start of every trip.

Note: Navigate on Autopilot is not available in all market regions.

  • Summon (Beta): Automatically park and retrieve Model 3 from outside the vehicle (available only if your vehicle is equipped with an Autopilot package)

Customize Summon: Determine the bumper clearance, distance, amount of side clearance, and whether Summon requires continuous press when active.

  • Full Self-Driving Visualization Preview: If equipped, turn on to display more details about the roadway and its surroundings, such as road markings, stop signs, stop lights, objects (such as trash cans and poles), etc.
  • Speed Limit Warning: Select the type of warnings, if any, you receive when you exceed the detected speed limit
  • Speed Limit: Specify if you want Speed Assist to use a relative (with offset) or an absolute speed limit

Offset: If relative speed limit is selected, set a speed limit offset if you want to be alerted only when you exceed the offset speed limit by a specified amount.

  • Forward Collision Warning: Choose if and when you want to receive visual and audible warnings in situations where there is a high risk of a frontal collision
  • Lane Departure Avoidance: Specify if you want the steering wheel to vibrate slightly if a front wheel passes over a lane marking and the associated turn signal is off
  • Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance: In emergency situations, Model 3 attempts to prevent a potential collision with an object in an adjacent lane by steering the vehicle back into your driving lane
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime: Choose if you want a chime to sound when a vehicle is in your blind spot and a possible collision is detected
  • Automatic Emergency Braking: When toggled on, Model 3 automatically applies braking when a frontal collision is imminent
  • Obstacle-Aware Acceleration: When toggled on, your vehicle automatically reduces acceleration when an obstacle is detected in front of your vehicle while driving at low speeds

Note: Depending on market regions, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with all Autopilot features.

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