Tesla Model S/X 7.1 update adds self parking, summoning features

Tesla Motors is incrementally adding more autopilot autonomous driving features to the Model S and Model X.  With the 7.1 update just released, the car will detect the ability to autopark into a space while driving through parking lots, and can drive itself (unoccupied) in and out of a garage.  With the right integration with home control gizmos, the car can even automatically open and close the garage door for you.  And one presumes that the snake-like charging thing could be installed in the garage and automatically deploy itself once the car is ensconced in its cave/lair.

The full list of updates in 7.1 were posted on the Tesla Motors Club by user NOLA_Mike, and includes

  • Autosteer updates – Performs better on the highway
  • Autopark – in garages, or in perpendicular parking situations
  • Autopark – summon car.  The car owner is warned this only works on flat driveways, they should stay in proximity to the car, and only use it on private property
  • HomeLinks – automatically open/close garages
  • Autopilot – enhanced visualizations

Here’s some YouTube videos that do a better job explaining all this than I can.

 

 

 

 

 

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.
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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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