Several days ago Elon Musk said that he would put an end to range anxiety, something that is usually associated with people that drive electric cars. Whenever you are on a journey in an electric vehicle, there is always that thought in the back of your mind whether you will get there or not. It’s for this very reason that the new Tesla Model S software update 6.2 has a new feature that helps to reduce that nagging feeling in the back of your mind.
We had assumed that this new update would help to increase the range of the Model S, but it has not done so. However, we should not dismiss this update just yet because it is very clever in what it does.
Range Assurance and Trip Planner – are two new features built into software update 6.2 for the Model S, which is a system that makes certain you always have enough charge to make it to your desired destination.
What this does is makes certain that it includes scheduled stops on the way in order to charge your Model S, so you have peace of mind that you will get to your final destination. Ok, so this is in no way a huge breakthrough in order to help extend the range, but it’s a worthwhile feature.
Other new features include Automatic Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Warning functions to help make your driving experience that much safer. However, it is the addition of Valet Mode that we find most interesting, as when you activate it your glove box and front mounted trunk will be locked, perfect to give you peace of mind if you give other people access to your Model S that you do not trust.
For details on some of the other new features included within this update please head over to the Tesla US website.