Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) founder and CEO Elon Musk recently talked about the upcoming software update for the Model S sedan and the highly anticipated Model X crossover at a town hall meeting in Amsterdam. The Version 6.0 software update, which is still in the beta testing stage, will be offered to Model S owners later this month. The update includes charging, functionality and safety related features, says Green Car Reports.
Will Tesla bring WiFi connectivity to Model S?
Musk said the Model S software update will offer manual adjustment for suspension height. Currently, the electric vehicle has an automatically lowered suspension height, which activates at high speed. The new update will give drivers the flexibility to choose height modes. It will also enable a three-phase charging. The Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) chief said that the company is considering many other upgrades and features for future models. That includes an enhanced smartphone integration system and an adaptive cruise control. There have also been rumors that Model S may soon sport WiFi connectivity. But Elon Musk didn’t give any hints of that.
Tesla Model X with all-wheel drive
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) recently confirmed that its upcoming Model X crossover will be all-wheel drive. The vehicle will have a separate motor to power the front wheels. Its wheelbase will be same as the Model S, but its length will be “within 5 cm” of the sedan. All-wheel drive isn’t anything new for crossovers. But it’s from Tesla, so it’s going to be more advanced. The Palo Alto-based company said that its advanced electric motors will distribute power to each wheel at a much faster pace, and with finer control.
A cool thing about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model X is the vertically-hinged falcon doors. Around that time, the company will provide all-wheel drive as an option in Model S, that will help customers living in snowy climates.
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