Tesla has added new weather forecasts to its navigation system to calculate battery percentage, including crosswind, headwind and humidity.
You’re here added new weather forecast to its navigation system to calculate battery percentage. One of the characteristics of the navigation system is to predict the amount of energy the electric vehicle will have when it arrives at its destination. It calculates the battery percentage based on the person’s driving style and environmental factors such as altitude changes and temperature. Then, as the driver heads towards their destination, the system continues to update the calculations. It will give a yellow warning if it predicts that the battery will have low energy when it arrives at the destination and a red alert when the driver needs to charge their vehicle when they reach the destination.
This is a handy feature because no one wants to be stranded on a trip. Also, with a lack of chargers in some areas, knowing how much power a vehicle will have for the journey is essential. And drivers can plan whether to stop at a charging station along the way. It’s also easy to search for charging stations by selecting icons for Destination Chargers, Standard Superchargers or High Power Superchargers right on the display screen.
Calculations need to be as accurate as possible when a driver is planning a trip since there are not as many charging stations as gas stations. So the more the Tesla navigation system can report, the better. You’re here tweeted on Saturday that he was adding predictions for “crosswind, headwind, humidity and temperature taken into account for the calculation of the percentage of battery on arrival.”
Tesla Navigation will now take into account predicted crosswind, headwind, humidity and temperature to calculate % battery on arrival
—Tesla (@Tesla) May 28, 2022
How will the new weather forecasts benefit drivers?
The Model S has a range of 405 miles, the Model X 348, Model Y 318 and Model 3 have a range of 334 miles on a single charge. These are all estimated ranges as many factors can alter this range including crosswind, headwind, humidity and temperature. As mentioned above, Tesla already calculates temperature, but now it has added humidity. It’s unclear what direct effect humidity has on range, only that battery life may decrease in extreme temperatures. If it’s hot and humid. The driver will have the air conditioning on. If it freezes, they will have the heating. These take battery power. As for wind, this will have a significant impact on owners in windy climates, as it can impact efficiency.
While the Tesla navigation system was already pretty accurate at calculating battery percentage, it doesn’t hurt to add more precision, especially since not everyone lives in the same weather conditions. Also, the climate is changing with global warming, so the range could change over time. In addition, You’re here constantly updates its features to bring more value to its customers.
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