Tesla can detect potholes and adjust the suspension

By Srikanth
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The new software has been launched by Tesla that has the capability to detect potholes. Tesla’s software is allowed to detect its vehicles to check for potholes, damaged pavement, and other problems.


The software can be utilized to generate “rough road map data,” which can be later used to trigger the adaptive suspension in supported vehicles to facilitate a comfortable ride.

Tesla is now putting efforts into launching software that will be helpful in the future to safeguard its electric vehicles to avoid potential harm from potholes. The launch was possible because the vehicles had the ability to scan the road. The 2022.20 software update helps in the enablement of compatible Tesla models to adjust the suspension to avoid problems while driving on roadways. Models that are holding the ability to adjust the suspension, like the Tesla Model X and the most recent Model S, can support the software.

The CEO of the company, Musk, mentioned features that were launched back in 2020, and this seems to be the first stage. This adjustment may occur at various locations, dependent upon the availability, as the vehicle downloads rough road map data generated by Tesla cars. As the vehicles of Tesla run on the roads, potholes and other data must be secured and in refined condition.

A Tesla Model S and Model X are the model names that can support ride modification.  These vehicles are equipped with adaptive suspension. It is still not defined whether the Model 3 or Y vehicles can also scan for bad roads or not. They lack adjustable suspension; that’s the reason these models are unable to support the data. In total, both the Model 3 and the Model S consist of eight cameras.

To increase usability or to make these unable models supportive, certain settings are required to be made. Visit the “Controls > Suspension > Adaptive Suspension Damping, and select the Comfort or Auto option,” as recommended by Tesla. The cluster of instruments will keep on showing that the suspension is designed to provide comfort.

Apart from Tesla, there are many other car companies that support pothole sensing technology. Automobile manufacturers like Ford have proposed systems that can identify individual potholes and the suspension. On the contrary, Tesla’s technology may be significantly more practical. That does not even need a driver and has relaxing riding features on all categories of roads.

Some vehicles of Tesla are ready to become more comfortable to drive due to the upgrade of the software that enables a new function for recognizing and compensating for bumpy or damaged road conditions. When “Tesla Adaptive Suspension” is integrated inside the vehicles, the system will scan the road for situations such as potholes and modify the height of the vehicle to protect the underbody and make the ride more comfortable.

Tesla is planning to display an intriguing Solar Trailer at the IdeenExpo in Hanover, Germany. The manufacturers of the same have not yet facilitated renewable EVs, which can change the face of the future. Tesla has made a big decision to mount the panels on a tiny trailer before installing them on its EVs.

The Solar Trailer has features like a star link to its display at the tech fair. However, it can be now wondered that the trailer is being pulled behind an EV, and when the destination is reached, the panels will be able to charge the vehicle or by using other camping equipment.

The project base of Tesla is small and compact, but the clean and sophisticated image does not always suit the automobile maker that has been given to its customers in the past. The announcement now would be more interesting to watch as the mystery is now revealed by Tesla.

Along with pothole avoidance, solar panels are also a viable initiative to advance Tesla’s unique projects.

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