Tesla is counting its successes as days go by. The electric vehicle manufacturer’s Model S is a hit in its own category.
Now, the American company announced that it will start testing the autopilot function in a select number of vehicles. The lucky owners of the Model S will be able to test first-hand how the function works and fits their needs.
Part of Tesla’s efforts to bring the company’s first autonomous electric vehicle on the market, the autopilot function is aided by a camera, an installed ultrasound sensor and a radar to align Model S orderly in traffic.
Allegedly drivers will be able to enjoy the ride as the autopilot places the vehicle where it needs to be in respect to traffic partners. Moreover, Model S’s in-built autopilot sports an adherence to speed program, as well as emergency braking if need be.
For now, only this select number of Model S owners will be able to test the autopilot. However, Tesla plans to make it a default technology with all vehicles through a system update. More details are due as soon as the test phase completes.
Tesla seems to be releasing surprise after surprise. After in summer it has released a prototype charger, much similar to a metallic snake making its way to the vehicle’s plug automatically, Tesla is now announcing that the Supercharger networks have been boosted, with more charging poles available.
This is an addition meant to ease the minds of Tesla vehicle owners, who are often reluctant to hit the road due to range anxiety. With Supercharger stations spanning coast-to-coast, this should make it easier to try the vehicles for longer rides.
Charging the electric vehicles here offsets costs significantly.
Since the release of Roadster in 2008, Tesla has been stepping up its game. Model S is now the fastest electric sedan globally. The electrical vehicle manufacturer will soon add Model X to its impressive portfolio.
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