In this article I will discuss the work with Tesla 3 (and other cars) in slippery conditions. Paul Fosse
January 27, 2019 In winter I will not cover frozen door handles or reduced range. These could be questions that you would like to explore and I encourage you to do this. They just are not part of this article.
Now, what does someone living in Florida know about driving on ice and snow? I'm so glad you asked me! If you are not interested in my story of growing up in the North, skip the section entitled "My Love With Snow". But I will warn you that you will miss the story I hit a tree and that was a picture of Paul Fos in Nashua, Iowa. Due to urgency in the family, I had the opportunity to return to my hometown this weekend.
Photo by Paul Foss in Nashua, Iowa.
Photo by Paul Foss in Nashua, Iowa. Snow
This is the big circle I'm talking about in the article. On the left of the picture is the "Wood Wine"
I grew up in northern Iowa and then moved to Minnesota to attend college and later to work at IBM. I've always loved the snow and would take advantage of it to make fortresses, make snowmen, start fighting snowballs, ski, and of course drive it whenever possible. I remember my first experience with the oversitter was 5 years old when my dad decided to have some fun and show how he could throw his Ford Mustang in 1964 on snow-covered roads. We went into a deep rural ditch and we had to go a short distance to ask a local farmer to take us out of the car (no cell phones in the 1960s). I recently told my 91-year-old mother this story, and she's a little upset that my dad never told her that (she's sharp enough to remember). As a front-wheel drive, it stuck to understeer. I could not have it, so I installed a front ribbon that made the steering more neutral. One of my favorite things after school was to take the car to a local park with a large circle. This is because if you have circumvented the circle at about 15 miles per hour when it was slippery (or 30 under good conditions), you can ride the car right on the edge of over-tensioning and understeer. My classmates also loved him. I learned how to handle a car in a lot of slippery conditions and am amused a lot! (It was long before the electronic stability control and the anti-lock brake.)
I almost forgot to tell you about the tree that struck me! On the first day my mother received a new 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.5L (not a powerful engine), took it to the park to test the car, but my favorite circle was closed due to heavy snow. I had to turn to a small ground. In the middle of a dead end, someone had put a little tree (about one inch in diameter and about 5 feet in height). I hit the tree with the left calf of my mother's new car and it really did not cause any damage. But this is not the end of history.
There was a steel post holding the tree and I hit him too. She did some damage, and my mother was not happy. I told her I'd learn to fix it myself. Unfortunately, I did a very bad job. In fact, it was one of the worst examples of bodily work I've ever seen in my life. Fortunately, my mother is very forgiving. As fate had it, my second cousin (while boning – drinking and curling, but mainly drinking – on the only curling slider in Iowa) struck the same fender a year later and paid to repair it professionally.
songs made from my car rental. You can see that I used the handbrake to slide the rear end to park perfectly in the space.
That's what I did, but I'm a little better in controlling the car:
How different models of Tesla deal with snowy and frosty roads
If you have 10 minutes, the next video is worth the time! If not, that's what I'm here for – summarize the points for a few minutes instead of 11 minutes. The reviewer tests Model X, Model 3, and Model S The first test climbs on a very steep slope of 30 degrees with a strip of ice on one side. First off the Traction Control – model X, which is only available from Tesla, we can not do it (without hacking hardware or software). All tesles have an open differential that allows all energy to move on one side. This means the car can not climb the hill. So most cars were 15 years before the electronic traction control came out. Forty or fifty years ago, they had a mechanical correction called a limited-slip differential that helped but was not very complicated. another wheel can get some energy and the car has no trouble climbing the hill. This excellent feature is by no means exclusive to Tesla, but the Tesla version works very well.
Their next test is to test the emergency lane change at 65 mph on slippery roads with off software. About half of the time the driver is spinning and about half the time he does well and maintains control. With software turned on, it's a dull ribbon change. The stability control software reduces power and applies the brakes on the individual wheels very quickly (far faster than the human) to maintain control.
The third test is running model 3 on a giant pad. With normal software, the back end will come out a bit but still holds the car under control. If you turn on tracking mode, it allows you to accelerate faster and allow you to get much more sideways. The software still saves you if you really screw up, but it lets you have a lot more fun! Starting for about 8 minutes, he does all the Model S tricks, but also shifts the power from the rear to the front and back to the moment to get out of the situation.
I was recently invited to take part in a competition to go with a friend in Finland to ride the frozen sea in model 3
Tesla Advantage of Extreme handling for more cars
and model S. as a chance to sign in, click on this link.
The other thing I can do is hire Model 3 in Turo's Nordic climate. Then I'll have a whole day playing with the manipulation. Although this is on public roads, there is a certain risk, I am ready to accept the consequences. Editor's Note: Maybe this should not be shared publicly. ]
Whether you love snow like me or are scared by slippery conditions, Tesla offers a choice to make your trip safer – and model 3 – more fun than ever!
If this article on driving on slippery roads helps you decide to order Tesla, use the advantage of my Tesla reference link to get up to 9 months of free Supercharging (6 months if you have a Tesla car test) on S , Model X or Model 3. Here's the code: https://ts.la/paul92237. Hurry because the program ends on February 1.
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About the author
Paul Fosse I have been a software engineer for more than 30 years, first working on EDI software and more recently developing storage systems in telecommunications and healthcare industry. On the way, I also had the opportunity to help launch a software consultancy and manage the portfolio of several investment trusts. In 2010, I was interested in electric cars because gas became expensive. In 2015 I began to read CleanTechnica and I was interested in solar energy, mainly because it was a threat to my investment in oil and gas in investment funds. Investor of Tesla. Tesla forwarding code: https://ts.la/paul92237