Tesla owners can now activate the new feature by selecting “Comfort” under the Adaptive Suspension Damping setting. But the new feature may depend on where the car is being driven – which means it may not be available for every pothole and road. “This modification may occur at different locations, depending on availability, as the vehicle downloads the raw roadmap data generated by the Tesla vehicles.
Notably, the software update does not apply or does not work with the autopilot or fully autonomous driving system, which means that the vehicle will not attempt to steer or avoid road damage. Elon Musk said that Tesla is working on a deterrent system using 3D tagging to create maps of pits – but that feature appears to be still in development. However, the automatic suspension adjustments are neither a joke nor a trivial thing. This can prevent a lot of damage to the vehicle which may be unavoidable for drivers.
The Tesla update also includes the addition of a green-light chime to help combat driver distraction. We’ve all experienced parking behind some drivers who pay more attention to their phones than to the traffic lights in front of them. This new feature may help eliminate road rage incidents, or at least reduce the possibility of you being shocked by waiting drivers behind you.
According to the source, the green light feature will only work with vehicles equipped with a PC 3.0, also known as a self-driving PC.