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Spotlight

Tesla Model S

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:51

Long gone are the days when electric vehicles were futuristic spaceships straight out of visionaries’ imaginations. Tesla has taken the electric vehicle idea beyond what anyone could have imagined, creating not only a powerful car but a luxury model that rivals any other in the market. The Model S is a true statement of what innovation can do for emerging technology.

On the outside, the Tesla’s lines merge perfectly to create something aesthetically unique. The LED headlights are slim and fit seamlessly with the vehicle’s front, framing Tesla’s logo. The headlights' shape are also a feature in themselves, made by 14 three-position LED dynamic turning lights that can adapt to better illuminate winding roads. The windshield merges with a panoramic glass roof that can open completely or to the driver’s desired percentage. Even the door handles are high-tech as they sink into the door while the car is locked or driving.

Although everything about the Tesla is new and innovative, what stands out particularly is the Autopilot system. With a simple tap to the cruise control level, the Model S pilots itself within its own lane, manages speed, changes lanes just by tapping the turn signal, scans for parking spaces and handles parallel parking on its own.

Through its digitally controlled brakes and steering wheel, collisions and accidents are avoided. The system piloting the Tesla combines a series of active sensors, GPS and digital maps. The rear-view camera is also groundbreaking, featuring an HD system that can remain visible while driving forward.

The Model S features an all-wheel drive dual motor that provides the car with the power it needs to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds. Tesla has named this the Ludicrous Mode, powered by a 100kWh battery that can take the car to approximately 500km with just one charge. The car includes a mobile connector with 110V, 240V and J1772 adapters, so it never runs out of power.

As if being the most innovative car on the road was not enough, the Models S’ system receives real time feedback from the Tesla fleet and its software is constantly updated, making it the safest car on the road. All in all, Tesla has brought the future to us in a stylish, one-of-a-kind car.