Tesla cars now detect potholes in the road by adjusting the suspension height

Deepak Gupta July 5, 2022
Updated 2022/07/05 at 2:47 AM

The problem of potholes in the roads is not unique to our country, although many believe it is. Faced with such a problem, Tesla has just released a very interesting software update.

The new feature is intended to help minimize the impact of road damage on your electric cars.

Tesla has launched a software update that allows your cars to be able to detect potholes, bad pavement, bumps or other adverse problems, as you can read electrek.

This feature can be used to create rough data for the road map and trigger adaptive suspension on supported vehicles, adjusting the height for greater comfort.

Greater comfort when driving a Tesla

The objective is to make this information more refined, so that the performance of the vehicle's electronic system can adapt to this type of obstacles more efficiently.

Remember that this was a feature that had already been announced in 2020 by Elon Musk and that is finally reaching drivers in a massive way.

Still, driving tuning will only work on Tesla Model S and Model X cars with adaptive suspensions. It is not evident, according to the source, that Model 3 or Y vehicles, even if they do not have adaptive suspension functionality, can also contribute to the mapping of road irregularities, something that could be advantageous to further improve functionality.

The latest update to be installed should be 2022.20, after which the option for Adaptive Suspension must be activated in the car.

It should be noted that, despite this being an important addition to the comfort of drivers and passengers, there are already other manufacturers that are currently able to instantly adjust the suspension to the state of the road, such as Ford case.

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