Have an option to use only regen when Autopilot needs to brake, if safe to do so.
When you’re on autopilot or adaptive cruise control, and your car needs to come to a stop (either because there’s a slowing or stopped vehicle in front of you or it’s automatically stopping for a stop light/sign), I notice that the car appears to use the brake calipers in addition to regen braking (above 5 mph).
To increase the lifespan of the friction brakes, I prefer it to only use regen unless the other vehicle is stopping harder than expected. Many times I’ll disconnect AP so I can manually use regen – meaning I’m starting the deceleration process sooner than the Tesla would. I understand in my older Model S, it only regens down to about 5 mph so brakes would be required for a complete stop.
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