Tesla Model S receive “unlimited” power reserve
Software update for all cars Tesla Model S put an end to worry about drivers driving range. The update makes it impossible to discharge the battery of the machine, if the intention is not to contribute to this. The update also brought a number of new functions related to autonomous driving.
Software, announced the head of Tesla Elon Musk, adds efficiency of cars, as previously assumed, but takes into account factors such as wind speed, terrain and driving style, the driver never moved away at a great distance from the charging station Supercharger.
Even if the driver will not follow the recommendations on cornering, on-board computer will analyze the route based on the location of charging stations, warning the driver when he moves away from the Supercharger. The system can also be employed to ignore charging stations, replacing them with those that are released before the arrival of the car. Electric vehicles will be updated before the end of March
The software is currently in beta testing. It is planned that the Model S owners will have access to it until the end of March. Musk said the company intends to release updates every 3-4 months.
It is reported that the update will be distributed through the air all vehicles Model S through 3G-connection.
In principle, it is impossible to exhaust the power reserve. Unless you do it on purpose – said Elon Musk.
According to Tesla, 90 percent of the US population are within 175 miles (280 km) from the fueling stations Supercharger, which is less than an hour make up battery Model S by 80 percent. On a single charge, this model is able to cover the distance of 200 to 250 miles (320-400 km).
Now when you connect to the network Supercharger car Tesla will alert its owner of the battery is sufficiently charged to get to the next station within your itinerary. This should help to reduce queues at petrol stations. When the car will end up charge, on-board system will ask the driver to stop at the nearest Supercharger, not missing a route.
Musk believes that 250-350 miles (400-560 km) – this is the best power reserve, if we take into account the cost of an electric vehicle. According to him, the company can offer the battery 400-500 miles (640-800 km), but it will vary greatly in price and charging time.
In addition to the increased reserve a numbered 6.2 update also includes the functions of autonomous driving. Car Model SD already installed equipment for autonomous driving will update the automatic emergency braking and control of “dead zones”.
Collision warning system (Collision Avoidance Assist) automatically applies braking to avoid being hit if the car feels the inevitability of a frontal collision. When you press on the gas pedal, brake pedal or with a sharp turn steering system of automatic emergency braking (Automatic Emergency Braking) stops braking.
Another feature is the control system of “dead zones (Blind Spot Warning), which notifies the driver of finding a” dead zone “(invisible or inaccessible area mirrors) of another vehicle moving at a speed of 32 to 136 km/h. In case of danger of collision system signals the driver’s sound, lights and vibration of the steering wheel.
Version 6.2 also provides a mode Valet, which reduces engine power and limits access to some of the settings of the car and the driver’s personal data. It will be useful when the employee will have to ask the hotel or restaurant staff to park your car. One push of a button, the driver can limit the speed to close the glove compartment, as well as to conceal information about themselves and about their trips.
In addition, the update raises the bar for maximum speed Model S P85 D from 209 to 250 km/h – a figure typical of many conventional vehicles with an electronic speed limiter.
At the end of Elon Musk said that the next software update that will be released under the number 7.0, will provide a new user interface and reveal the benefits of autonomous driving system, which is already equipped with some cars Tesla. This automatic steering and off-line drive from San Francisco to Seattle without a driver.
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