After Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s CEO teasing customers about its latest announcement, the company justified the hype with its latest all-wheel Model S along with automated driving features. The electric car maker introduced Model “D” with dual motor for better drive control.
In its much awaited announcement, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, offered an all-wheel option of its luxury electric sedan, Model S, with the ability to reach 0 to 60 miles within 3.2 seconds and that too without compromising the drive control. Musk further added that its latest Model S already has the “autopilot” hardware in its place, which includes image recognition feature, long-range radar, and a 360-degree sonar (ultrasonic).
The latest Model S from Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has self-parking, ability to turn on air conditioning before a trip, and ability to recognize drive signs as well as obstacles on the way, although Musk added that the car is not fully autonomous and drive could not just drive while taking a nap.
Karl Brauer, Kelly Blue Book, said, “Until the Model X arrives, a vehicle that will substantially amplify Tesla’s appeal and volume potential, these upgrades should keep the Model S at the forefront of advanced personal transportation.” These features have put Tesla ahead in the race and it will help the company increase its appeal.
At the same time, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) introduced Model D, where D stands for “Dual Motor,” as mentioned by Musk in his tweet. Musk said, “D stands for dual motor. Dual motor all wheel drive, so you have, for the first time, a model S where all wheels are providing traction.”
The autonomous driving features are gaining attention among customers and raging war among automotive manufacturers. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) earlier said that its Cadillac brand would launch a vehicle in 2016 with semi-automated hands-free driving technology.