Model X Improves over Time
How Tesla’s new over-the-air software will enhance the X.
The all-electric car and energy company has pushed its newest software update, the 8.1, on May 5, the update is equipped with new Autosteer and Autopilot 2.0 features. According to the company, the update will improve the convenience, comfort, and safety of Model X. The 8.1 version includes new Autopilot speed limits that aim to provide greater driving flexibility.
Tesla has increased the speed limit for Autosteer and traffic-aware cruise control when driving on highways to a speed limits of 90 mph (144 km/h) and off the highway where autosteer is no longer restricted to a humble 35 mph (56 km/h).
The Autosteer now has a speed limit of 5 mph (8 km/h) faster than the detected speed limit when speed limit offset is not specified. The maximum speed the vehicle can drive becomes just 45 mph (72 km/h).
This update comes after the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted that a new Easter egg basket feature will be arriving that will enable users to discover other past Easter eggs merely through a single touch.
Feature coming soon that allows one touch access to all discovered Tesla Easter eggs pic.twitter.com/oWU6oq9Jqb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2017
Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 features including its self-driving ‘’hardware 2’’ (HW2), will elevate vehicles to a whole new level worthy of being first-generation autopilot cars. The update contains the Auto Lane Change feature, Tesla Summon, and Tesla’s Lane Departure Warning option.
Tesla’s cars are characterized by its full self-driving hardware, a feature that permits high-end safety measures, such as Autopark, emergency braking, and side collision warning.
According to the company, Model X’s risk of rollover is half that any vehicle in its class thanks to its floor mounted battery that lowers the center of gravity. Crashing tests were conducted internally on the model achieving unprecedented positive results.
Tesla’s full self-driving hardware posted 5 months ago:
Model X is Tesla’s proudest creation. It is the safest and fastest sports utility vehicle in history, with an ability to accelerate from zero to 60 miles (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, providing 295 miles of range. It has a medical grade HEPA filter to remove pollen, bacteria, viruses, pollution. A front trunk to absorb crumple zone. A mighty battery support structure to provide incredible side impact protection, as well as active safety sensors.
The Model X offers practicality in its prettiest form. It accommodates up to seven passengers. The seats are designed to maximize comfortability. On Tesla’s website, the company highlights the X’s second-row seats with their wide legroom, under seat storage and access to third-row seats which can be folded when not in use.
Finally, the Falcon Wing doors enable owners to access the second and third-row seats even in the tightest parking areas, needing only one foot of clearance, without compromising safety.
Model X was awarded one of the most notable automotive awards in the world, the Golden Steering Wheel (Das Goldene Lenkrad) in 2016. Post a three-day judgment period by a jury of professional race car drivers, design, digital, and connectivity experts as well as editors and accomplished technicians.