Today Tesla announced that their new car, named “Model 3” will be available for reservations. I know my husband and I have been interested in buying a Tesla for quite some time and have anxiously been awaiting this announcement since there is NO way we could afford any of the current models.
My husband works in mechanical engineering and is hoping to transition into the alternative energy sector when he leaves the Navy next year. Clean energy is important to him and is what has us both so interested in Tesla. If you’re not familiar with the company I suggest checking out their website: https://www.teslamotors.com/
This week our discussion focuses on the internet of the things and I believe that Tesla is leading the way when it comes to automation, environmental impact and energy efficiency within the automobile industry.
Tesla’s features include: automatic steering, speed, lane changing and parking all through the use of sensors. “Model X continually scans the surrounding roadway with camera, radar and sonar systems, providing the driver with real-time feedback to help avoid collisions. Even at highway speeds, Model X is designed to automatically apply brakes in an emergency.” And, because the car is electric it requires zero fuel. It is also connected to the internet and can improve it’s function with updates much like the updates you download to your smart phone.
- Regular over-the-air updates add safety and navigation features, enhance performance and improve the driver experience
- Free long distance travel on Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network
- Maps and navigation with real time traffic information
- Center console with a quick connection phone dock
- GPS enabled Homelink
“In October of last year we started equipping Model S with hardware to allow for the incremental introduction of self-driving technology: a forward radar, a forward-looking camera, 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, and a high-precision digitally-controlled electric assist braking system.”
Have I piqued your interests? Here’s where you can sign up to get on the list: https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/reserving-model-3