Designed to "eliminate range anxiety entirely," the update includes a new Range Assurance and Trip Planner which promises to make long distance travel foolproof.

Tesla has officially unveiled their new 6.2 software update for the Model S.

Designed to "eliminate range anxiety entirely," the update includes a new Range Assurance and Trip Planner which promises to make long distance travel foolproof.  

The Trip Planner works with the navigation system to automatically add stops at Superchargers on a long-distance trip.  The Range Assurance system, on the other hand, will alert drivers when they are about to travel out of range of known Superchargers and previously used charging points.  It will then provide a list of nearby charging locations and provide turn-by-turn directions to the one the driver selects.

The 6.2 software update also includes a couple of new safety features including an Automatic Emergency Braking function that automatically applies the brakes when a front-end collision is imminent.  

There's also a new Blind Spot Warning system that operates at speeds between 20-85 mph (30-140 km/h).  When another vehicle is in the car's blind spot, a "white arc" will appear near the bottom of the speedometer to alert the driver.  If the driver fails to notice and a collision is likely, two red arcs will appear as the steering wheel vibrates and a chime is sounded.

Other notable changes include 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed for the Model S P85D and a Valet Mode which enables the owner to limit the car's performance and restrict access to personal information - among other things.

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