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  1. SSonnentag

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    Do we have any knowledge or speculation on how the windshield wipers and headlights will be activated and deactivated on the Model 3? More screen controls or steering wheel stalk?
     
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    Confirmed its via the screen and not the stalk.

    Leave both on auto to set and forget though.
     
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    Cool, thanks! I have no issue with the lights, but will reserve judgement regarding the effectiveness of auto wipers. I assume windshield washer fluid dispensing and wiping will be a button on the screen as well. That should be interesting.
     
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    Agree, the lights I'm not worried about.

    Wipers... we'll see...

    Auto wipers have historically been pretty bad.
     
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    Unlike auto wipers on all my other cars, the nice thing about Tesla is they can be improved over time. All other companies don't care once they make the sale.
     
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    I think it's been reported that there is a button on the tip of the left stall for a wipe
    Makes sense as a windscreen splashed with dirt needs to be wipe / washed quickly
    More quickly than going to the screen and pressing a sequence of buttons
     
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    Yep, It looks like is press for momentary (single) wipe and hold for spray. Pretty standard except no twist for turn on and off.

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    Have had good experiences with them on my BMWs and since this is the targeted brand 'PE excellence'... I am going to be confident! ;)
     
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    I sure would like it if that stalk had traditional wiper controls given Tesla has yet to deliver functional rain-sensing wipers on the AP2 hardware.
     
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    Wipers on the stalk is great news. I was having daymares about entering a sudden cloud burst and having to franticaly search the screen for wiper controls while struggling to peer through a rain-splattered windshield to avoid traffic.

    Now on to cruise control . . . Setting? Increasing/Decreasing Speed?
     
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    Cruise control is activated on the right stalk. Adjustments are then done on the screen and I believe with the scroll wheels on the steering wheel.
     
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    Except for the distance, which appears to be buried in the settings (weird).
     
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    I've got auto wipers on my 2010 Lexus and, before that, my 2008 BMW. No problems with either of those cars. I'm confident Tesla can do at least as good as those two. And like a previous post stated, they can always tweak with an update.
     
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    They haven't done as good as those two, however.
    Model 3 is not their first car with Autopilot 2.0 hardware.

    S and X haven't had it since AP2 debuted, as roguenode mentioned.

    So apparently, it's nowhere near being a trivial task for them.
     
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    I believe photos have shown a dedicated rain sensor on the 3 windshield ( maybe somobr can find and post)

    This if true would indicate they worked on an improved this feature.
     
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    Distance? You mean for autopilot the ability to set the distance between cars? That's a set it and forget it type item.
     
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    Here is windshield wiper sensor. I'm very happy about it, but Model S owners maybe not so much.
    [​IMG]
     
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    That kinda sucks because my wife and I both have it (different automakers) right there on the steering wheel. I'm constantly adjusting it dependent upon the traffic, road condition, weather, speed, and vehicle type I'm following. I hate that I would have to go searching for that. So for me, it's not a "set it and forget it" thing. One of those two buttons on the M3's wheel should be utilized for this.
     
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    I'm curious though why do you need to make adjustments based on who is around? You set a speed and say 5-7 car lengths and then why make continuous adjustments? It's semi-autopilot at that point.
     
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    Awesome news!
     

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