While everyone is still waiting for a flying car, the new Tesla Model D could keep them distracted for a bit. While Tesla is only officially announcing the car later, some details have leaked out thanks to USA Today.
The Model D is equipped with some pretty sweet intelligent technology though the all-wheel-drive (AWD) dual-motor setup would probably be the most attractive bit for motoring enthusiasts.
Tesla's cars just get smarter
What the Model D can do right now is use its onboard camera to recognise speed signs and then adjust itself accordingly. It's a form of cruise control that is made groundbreaking by it being able to detect signs, useful when it's too easy for drivers to occasionally miss the odd road sign. Besides saving you a ticket, it will help driving much saifer.
Besides a very handy onboard camera, the car will also have twelve sensors that will detect surrounding traffic and be able to alert you when you press the turn signal. These sensors will be able to make up for the blind spots and tell you when and if it is actually safe to change lanes.
Let's get back to the AWD. How does that do on the Tesla? Well, the system has a dual-motor, with each set of wheels getting its own motor that can manage a 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds. The range bump? About 10 miles (16km).
There's still a lot more Elon Musk hasn't told us about his new additions. And you'll hear more very soon.
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