16 Jul '17, 11pm

Tesla Smart Navigation Is Brilliant (+ 3 Tips On A Long Trip)

Weather is not mentioned in the manual, but it’s another factor that I am convinced plays a notable part in estimating your battery capacity at arrival. First of all, we know Tesla’s cars are packed with sensors. Their batteries have to be monitored very closely, with temperature being a critical factor the car’s central intelligence system is obsessively watching. If the car knows the temperature inside and around its batteries, it can presumably feed that external temperature data to the navigation system as well so that it can make smarter (brilliant) estimates. The car apparently also has sensors that focus on whether or not your windshield is wet. I didn’t realize or remember this, but while driving home from Berlin, it started to rain a little … and my freakin’ windshield wipers turned themselves on ! Rain is another factor that can really affect a car’s energy effic...

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/16/tesla-smart-navigati...

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