Keeping the software on PCs, smartphones and tablets up to date has become a daily chore for many people. Now even car owners are being dragged onto the software update treadmill with Tesla adding a “creep” option to its Model S via a free software download.
Creep is the term used to describe the slow forward movement (creeping) of an ICE powered automatic vehicle when idling and the brake is released. Despite there being no actual need for electric vehicles to do this, Tesla has received requests from numerous drivers to add this behavior to its Model S electric vehicle.
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With the Model S offering wireless internet connectivity, the software update will add the creep function without requiring a trip to a service center. Once installed, owners will be able to activate and disable the creep function via the vehicle’s 17-inch touchscreen.