Latest wireless software update for the Model X comes to fix issues with the falcon-wing doors.
Owners of Tesla’s all-electric SUV have been complaining in the last few months about problems with the rear doors which although spectacular, apparently fail to open and close properly from time to time. The latest software revision comes to fix these annoying issues as it allows the owner to close all doors by a simple touch of the key fob as demonstrated in the short clip below released by Tesla on Twitter.
In a shareholder meeting earlier this week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk admitted “the software that controls the Model X and the operation of the doors has been incredibly difficult to refine.” He went on to specify that it was “incredibly difficult to refine” the complex set of sensors to work well, but now believes Tesla is “almost there in making the doors useful.”
It was actually a tumultuous journey to engineer the rear gullwing doors for the Model X, with Tesla having to drop the original hydraulic-actuation system. That setup proved to be very problematic, as it overheated, leaked fluid, and suffered other issues. With only four months to go until the planned production start, Tesla had to engineer a completely new electric system which although wasn’t failproof initially, it’s getting there.