News from the Frunk, Episode 19: Software Version 6.1 (Part 2)

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Matt Pressman

Check out this latest episode 19 of "News from the Frunk" from Owning Model S author Nick Howe which will provide the second part of the overview of software version 6.1.


News from the Frunk


This is the second of two videos about Model S software version 6.1. This video covers only changes that affect cars with autopilot hardware. (Sorry about the slight video wobble - the camera was moving in the wind gusts). Note: the first video is available here.

This video covers:
Traffic Aware Cruise Control
Overtake Acceleration
Auto High Beam

Nick's Websites:
Nick's book: "Owning Model S"

If you are thinking of buying a Tesla Model S, or already have one and want to know a little more about the car, Nick's book “Owning Model S” is available here and a free chapter is also available, simply contact us.

Traffic Aware Cruise Control Demo Videos


We've included bonus videos in this blog post as well. Thanks to YouTube user "sowbug" (top) and "DragTimes" (bottom) we're including more helpful video demos. We've included additional notes from the top video (see below) explaining what occurs, the bottom video is narrated.

Top video: this is the Tesla Model S P85D with 6.1 software update including TACC, or Traffic-Aware Cruise Control. Heading south on 101, San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. The cruise-control was set to about 70 miles per hour, or slightly higher than the freeway's speed limit. The car's actual speed automatically adjusts as low as zero. After stopping, it resumes driving when appropriate. No pedals were touched during the making of this video. Also, note that YouTube's video stabilization makes it look like the steering wheel is bouncing around. It does not do that in real life.

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