Tesla Model S Update Makes it ‘Basically Impossible’ to Run out of Charge
Rikki Wright / 2 years ago
No this doesn’t mean a conventional fuel burning engine, solar panels, or even a support car with additional batteries. This is basically a hardware monitor and GPS update. The new update will more accurately monitor how much charge you have left, how far that will get you and if there are any available spots at charging stations within range.
The new update features the following:
“Automatic Emergency Braking
This new Collision Avoidance Assist feature automatically engages the brakes to reduce the impact of an unavoidable frontal collision. Automatic Emergency Braking will stop applying the brakes when the driver presses the accelerator pedal, the brake pedal, or sharply turns the steering wheel.
Blind Spot Warning
Blind Spot Warning assists the driver to change lanes safely. When Model S is travelling between 20 mph (30 km/h) and 85 mph (140 km/h) and detects a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot, a white arc will appear on the instrument panel near the bottom of the speedometer. If a collision with the vehicle becomes likely, two red arcs will appear, the steering wheel will vibrate, and the driver will hear a chime.”
So this is a preventative measure. So correct me if I’m wrong, but this is like a human looking at their fuel range and tapping it into their phone/ Sat Nav to work out where the nearest station is? Well now, Tesla does all that for you.
Thanks to TweakTown for this information