Tesla has updated its software suite its new version, version 8.0, and this will be sent to Tesla owners in a phased manner to avoid glitches. This was revealed through a tweet the company’s CEO, Elon Musk made. According to Musk, the new version will incorporate many changes from the previous version, version 7.x.
Version 8.0 has undergone extensive beta testing during the summer to and according to Musk involved an extensive revamp at almost every level. One feature everyone ids going to love about version 8.0, if it works as promised is the feature that holds out the promise of setting a cap on the maximum temperature in the vehicle.
In closed vehicle, the temperature quickly rises over time and every summer, there are many cases where kids and animals die due to overheating.
The Tesla software can be used to stop the car from being heated to a temperature higher than 105 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius. Provided the battery is fully charged, the software can keep the car from overheating “for up to a year,” according to Musk, though as of now, the software cannot detect the presence of infants or pets. Users will be able to set their own maximum and minimum temperatures eventually.
Other changes to the software for Model S and Model X owners include those to the autopilot, which has come under fire lately. There are changes to the method used by the car for object detection. The changes can be applied to any Tesla model made after 2014 as they have the components needed to enable the new detection features. Based on the changes that have been made, the Autopilot can detect any reasonably large, opaque object, even when weather conditions are bad and the vehicle’s cameras cannot detect the object.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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