Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk plans to keep the Model S feeling fresh with improvements in some hardware and software features. Musk stated that the company will integrate some software updates to the Model S fleet through which the car can gather knowledge about the driver’s habits and adjust to them, according to a report from USA Today.
“There aren’t many products that give people joy, and we want this to be one of those products,” Musk told shareholders at the annual meeting last week.
Improved Tesla Model S
The navigation system of the car will show routes where a driver can escape from traffic jams, and drivers can even name their car in the mobile app.
The latest version of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S has an underbody shield, which prevents object from getting through to the battery pack. Musk said that drivers can drive their Model S “over a concrete block and be OK.” Increasing the shielding is the after effect of two accidents that were reported in the United States as the cars hit the object. Both the vehicles caught fire, but no one was hurt. The Model S comes with power folding mirrors and sensors that will alert the system; preventing a crash or bumping into an object.
By the end of this year, an enhanced driver seat will be installed as the current one is not that comfortable. Additionally, the EV manufacturer is trying to integrate a self-driving feature in the car similar to an automatic pilot on aircraft. However, the driver will still have to remain alert.
Model X delayed again
At present, Model S is the only vehicle available from the house of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). The vehicle can run up to 265 miles in a single charge, the longest range for an electric car. However, the Model X has been delayed and will not be launched this year. According to Musk, the launch was postponed to ensure that the signature falcon wing doors make it comfortable to get in the rear, work properly and are leak proof. Musk said that getting the door right is very challenging.
According to Musk, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric fleet has covered 344 million miles collectively with no “serious permanent injury” or death on the road. Musk said that this is one of the company’s proudest achievements.