At some point we all need to let other people drive our vehicle – probably at a restaurant with valet parking facility. And as owners, we might end up worrying about someone misusing the vehicle. Tesla (TSLA) has now come up with a plan to allay these fears. Tesla already has a valet mode that limits the driving speed and blocks access to the trunk and compartment. The newest upgrade is a little more advanced.
Reports on Electrek claim that the electric vehicle manufacturer is now offering Tesla owners a new software update that allows the owners to limit the maximum speed of their vehicle to between 50 and 90 mph. What is interesting is that this new software update allows the owners to remotely adjust the speed of the car. This update will be rolled out from today.
The electric vehicle manufacturer is now offering Tesla owners a new software update that allows the owners to limit the maximum speed of their vehicle to between 50 and 90 mph.
According to Tesla, the new feature can be accessed by those with vehicle software version 2018.24 or above and who have the updated version of Tesla’s mobile app 3.4.1. Tesla’s valet feature, meanwhile, limits the speed of the car to 70mph, and blocks access to personal data and vehicle setting.
Another car to offer similar valet feature is General Motors’ (GM) Chevy Corvette. The company introduced the feature in its 2015 model. On being activated, the feature records audio and video inside the car. Owners can also plug off the infotainment system and lock access to storage areas.
Separately, Tesla is also updating its signature Autopilot feature. By August, the company will upgrade its Autopilot driver assistance system with full self-driving features. However, not much is known about what other features will be included.
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