No extra wall hitting, okay?
Over the previous a number of years, every now and then there have been studies that Tesla drivers crashed due to unintended acceleration – it was unintended by the motive force, who needed to cease, however we consider that at the very least generally it was driver error by complicated the acceleration and braking pedals.
Tesla would’ve been in hassle if there was a technical/software program downside that might speed up the automobile whereas breaking. Fortunately, plainly there was no downside on the producer facet.
Nevertheless, to double safe drivers from crashing these crazy-quick vehicles, Tesla included within the V9 software program model out there for over-the-air-update, a brand new function: Impediment-Conscious Acceleration.
When enabled, the function limits acceleration if an impediment is detected in entrance of the automobile (applies solely whereas driving at low speeds).
Screenshots of the brand new function have been supplied by Bonnie Norman, see beneath:
I see @Tesla has added a function in V9 for the subset of drivers who confuse the accelerator for the brake (and swear that would not have occurred).
Properly finished. pic.twitter.com/YIyTJctPOR
— Bonnie Norman (@bonnienorman) October 19, 2018