Tesla Smart Air Suspension Receives Update with Real-Time Visualization

Following the announcement of Tesla’s 2020.32.1 update allowing improvements in features such as safety and calibration of suspension, we are now seeing more features enabled for the Model S and Model X which come standard with the company’s smart air suspension. With the new features in place it will allow owners to access real-time visualizations of their vehicles’ suspension system. 

Tesla’s smart air suspension was originally seen last year when it was a key component in the Raven updates to the Model S and Model X which updated the vehicles with a new adaptive suspension.

Tesla stated in the new release notes:

 “You can now see a real-time visualization of how the suspension system is dynamically adjusting each wheel’s damping to account for changing road conditions. Tap ‘Show Suspension Data’ to get even more real-time information

Adaptive Suspension Damping now has an ADVANCED setting that allows you to set custom levels of Ride Comfort and Handling in addition to the existing COMFORT, AUTO, and SPORT settings.

We have simplified the Tesla suspension control logic to better support both temporary and more permanent heights. If Ride Height is manually adjusted to High or Very High, your car now automatically lowers after you drive a short distance. For snowy or off-road conditions, tap “Keep” next to the Ride Height slider to keep the height at High or Very High until you reach the maximum allowed speed. For steep driveways or places where you repeatedly need a higher ride height, tap ‘Always Auto-Raise at this Location.’ This feature will raise suspension to the saved height when re-entering the location.

Finally, the suspension system now automatically adjusts between Standard and Low ride heights to optimize ride comfort and range, depending on road type. If you prefer your car to remain lower to the ground, enable ‘Default Ride Height to Low.”

 These new updates show how dedicated Tesla is to improving the capabilities of its vehicles while making sure the experience for the owners is not only efficient but comfortable.

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