This week Tesla started to roll out version 6.1 with a slew of new features. Check out the link to read the full release notes.
"With this release, Model S cruise control has been upgraded to Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC). When TACC is engaged, Model S will adjust its speed based on the car directly in front of you, decelerating and accelerating as needed."
"To help you back up with more confidence, new guidelines are now available in the Camera view when you shift to reverse. The guidelines will curve appropriately in response to any steering wheel adjustments.""
"To help you better anticipate your charging needs, Model S will now calculate the projected energy remaining at your destination using your predicted speed, the elevation, and other factors along your route. Trip Energy Prediction is only active while using Navigation."
"In Insane mode the P85D lived up to it’s hype with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.2 seconds as shown on the VBOX LCD screen, with the actual time coming in at just 3.17 seconds when we pulled up the raw data. There is no complicated launch control to engage, no traction control to disable, no power braking, no RPMs to worry about, all you have to do is stomp on the accelerator and off you go, pulling over 1.2 Gs off the line, enough to embarrass and give a hard time to just about any car that might be next to you. We ran the same test in Sport mode and while the car was noticeable slower, it still managed a respectable 0-60 MPH time of 4.0 seconds, with the actual time coming in at 4.04 seconds from the raw data."
"The P85D pulled an astounding 1.29 G off the line absolutely leaving the P85 in the dust while it fought for traction. The trouncing continued while the P85D kept pulling away putting car length after car length between the two until the P85 almost disappeared from view."
A few photos of Tesla's battery swap station in progress.