Tesla Model S: 8.0 Software and P100D's Performance

Tesla recently released the most recent update for its operating system. The eighth version of the software that controls most of the car’s functions gets new upgrades and functionalities on the electric sedan.

We also got some information about the car’s most powerful version, the P100D.

First of all, let’s talk about Update 8.0. Now, the radar sensors at the front act pretty much like cameras, constantly scanning the road ahead to create a 3D image of what the car "sees." This helps the Autopilot system control the car, notably on the large interchangers in the United States. Also, if the driver takes his hands off the steering wheel and don’t listen to the computer’s warnings, the Autosteer function will deactivate itself.

The infotainment system gets some added features, and the voice recognition system is more precise than ever.

Finally, there is also a function that will make sure that the cockpit won’t overheat: if the inside temperature gets above 40 degrees Celsius, the A/C will automatically activate itself.

And now, the performance news: Dragtimes managed to get the most powerful Model S, the P100D, on a drag strip, and the results are impressive. The four-door electric car gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and crosses the quarter mile in 10.78 seconds!

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Features and TipsTesla: The Early Years to Today—and Tomorrow
In 2003, engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning set up a new company, Tesla. The name is an intentional reference to Nikola Tesla (1856—1943), the engineer who contributed significantly to the development of alternating current electricity supply systems. In 1960, the international unit for magnetic flux density was even named …
RacingA Racing Series For The Tesla Model S
Electric GT, a small company specialized in electric vehicles, has large ambitions: they want to create their own EV racing series! And as a first step, they just unveiled their first race car, a modified Tesla Model S. By using a P85 as a base, the car has 681 horsepower …
NewsTesla at the Bottom of Consumer Reports' List
A few short months ago, Consumer Reports simply loved the Tesla Model S. Today, however, after conducting a survey targeting the electric sedan’s owners, they realized that the car wasn’t as reliable as they thought. The car previously managed to break Consumer Reports' scoring system (scoring 103 out of 100), …