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Tesla Community
Sep 10, 2018·1 min read

Tesla Longitudinal Control (Accel / Braking)

Longitudinal control is an ongoing effort. These cars lack electronic pedal control and radar.

We are investigating both hardware and software alternatives for longitudinal control.

Distance detection technique Advantage Disadvantage
Software - Use the EON's computer vision No additional cost Experimental and less precise than radar
Hardware - Install a radar unit High accuracy Expensive ($x00)
Speed control technique Advantage Disadvantage
--- --- ---
Software - Adjust the cruise control speed No additional cost Weak braking, jerky acceleration
Hardware - Install electrically controllable pedals Full braking and smooth acceleration Expensive ($x00)
Hardware - Install a comma.ai Pedal proxy smooth acceleration, cheap ($x0) Experimental, not appropriate for brakes.

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