Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has just announced that it is going to bring new software to its Model S vehicles through an over-the-air update. The software will enhance the driving experience for Model S owners and is designed to make the car smarter and incorporate more individual preferences. The new software, which is the sixth version will have traffic-based navigation and will provide commute advice to drivers, among other things.
One of the features that will personalize the driving experience for Model S owners is allowing them to name their vehicle. Moreover, owners of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s electric vehicle will be able to synchronize the car with their smartphones, which will provide also an in-car view of their daily schedules. Moreover, this will allow users to save their preferable locations and use the navigation by simply tapping up an event in their calendars to get the directions for the route. The possibility of syncing the car with the smartphone doesn’t stop only at the calendar, but brings much more possibilities. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s new software also will allow owners to remotely start their Model S through their phones, which will come in handy if a driver has forgotten his key fob.
Moreover, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has upgraded its navigation system. With softare version 6.0, the traffic details will be updated in real-time. Another interesting feature will be the sharing of traffic data by other Tesla vehicles on the road. For commute, when most drivers tend to follow their usual route, Tesla has added a commute advice feature, which will let drivers know through a pop-up message in case there is a faster way to get somewhere.
Another feature that is incorporated in the new software, is power management system, which will put the car into energy saving mode, which will help Model S owners to maximize the energy of their vehicles. One of the options of this system is the possibility to connect to the vehicle through Tesla mobile app, while the car is still in the energy saving mode.
To sum up, the new software will improve the vehicle and the driving experience for Model S owners. The possibility to upgrade the software simply through an over-the-air update is a smart solution that will not only allow Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) to save money, but will also provide an easier way for customers to receive new features for their Model S.