Tesla Model Y Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model Y: Driving Status

When Model Y is driving (or ready to drive), the touchscreen shows your current driving status and a real-time visualization of the road as detected by the Autopilot components (see About Autopilot). The visualization automatically zooms in and out to better utilize touchscreen space and inform you when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot.

NOTE: The following illustration is provided for demonstration purposes only. Depending on vehicle options, software version, and market region, the information displayed may be slightly different.

Driving Status

NOTE: When full self-driving is enabled (if equipped), the car status area displays visualizations of the road and your vehicle's surroundings. You can expand the visualization by dragging the car status area from side to side. This displays more details about the roadway and its surroundings including road markings, stop lights, and objects (such as trash cans and poles).

1. The power meter displays real-time power usage. During acceleration, the bar fills to the right with a gray color (or white if the display is dark) to represent power being used. During deceleration (when Model Y is moving and you release your foot from the accelerator pedal), the bar fills to the left with a green color to represent power being fed back to the Battery by regenerative braking.

2. When Autosteer is available but you haven't activated it, the icon is gray. When Autosteer is actively steering Model Y, the icon is blue.

3. Currently selected drive mode: Park, Reverse, Neutral, or Drive.

4. Driving speed.

5. Other cars detected on the road (as applicable).

6. Your Model Y. Colored lines radiate from the image of your Model Y as objects are detected (other motorists, guard rails, etc.). The location of the lines correspond to the location of the detected object. The color of the lines (white, yellow, orange, or red) represents the object's proximity to Model Y, with white being the farthest and red being very close and requiring your immediate attention.

7. When Autosteer is active and detecting the driving lane, the lane is highlighted in blue.

NOTE: If Navigate on Autopilot is active, the driving lane displays as a single blue line in front of Model Y.

8. The speed limit that is currently being detected by Speed Assist.

NOTE: The icon associated with the detected speed limit reflects the style of speed limit signs used in your market region.

9. Total estimated driving distance (or energy) available. Touch the displayed value to change how available energy is displayed. You can toggle between driving distance and percentage of battery energy remaining. You can also change how energy is displayed by touching Controls > Display > Energy Display.

NOTE: When anticipating when you need to charge, use range estimates as a general guideline only.

10. The set cruising speed. When Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is available but you haven't set a cruising speed, the number is gray.

WARNING: Pay attention to important alert messages that display at the bottom of the car status area of the touchscreen. Ignoring these messages can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING: Although the touchscreen shows surrounding traffic, some vehicles may not be displayed. Never rely on the touchscreen to determine if a vehicle is present (for example, in your blind spot). Always use your mirrors and perform shoulder checks.


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