The Californian automotive house is inserting a whole series of parameters into its navigation program in China.

Spending time in the car is one of the most beautiful aspects for those who love to travel by car. If we have to take a vacation, to find the destination we clearly rely on a navigator, as we hardly know how to reach a precise address in a simple and immediate way within a city located miles and miles away.

Every single Automotive house has its own weapons in terms of navigator. Some car manufacturers join the big giants and allow you to use Google Maps for example to have a reliable navigator.

Tesla has decided to go one step further, and is the only player in the automotive sector of electric cars that has a precise navigator ... truly beyond belief.

We all know that walking a sunny road, or a road with smog problems, is decidedly different from each other. Just think of when we are in a queue on the motorway and it bothers us to hear the smog of other cars, and it is therefore essential to activate the air recirculation function.

Tesla wanted to include wind, as well as humidity and air density, within the navigation variables in the territory of China.

This aspect changes the autonomy of the cars delivered on the Chinese market, with these particular parameters. A new version of the software, in fact, reveals that headwinds are taken into account, as well as other parameters.

When we are talking about the autonomy in electric cars, we are talking about a fundamental function, as it allows to correctly calculate the time of the stops foreseen for recharging.

This aspect has always been strategic, and it is an aspect on which many variables can be used. These variables can have preponderant weights over others, which must be considered by the navigator.

With the non-optimal development of the charging network especially in the Chinese territory, it is therefore essential to optimize the autonomy calculation process. Obviously this parameter is under development for the Chinese market, but most likely it will also arrive within our European territory.

The reason for using this parameter, that is the wind, within the autonomy calculation software, is really ingenious. In fact, if we consider the opposing force of the wind that could slow down the electric car as it advances, if in fact the wind blows in the opposite way to the car, clearly the latter will make a greater effort in moving forward.

On the other hand, if the wind is positioned behind the car and blows in the same direction of travel, the range will probably not decrease much. Tesla and the automotive manufacturers will try to give a greater precision on this figure in the future.

The wind could also blow sideways, and this aspect could also lead to problems in the management of the car. If the car is pulling a trailer, it could be subject to gusts of wind, and therefore more force would be required to move forward.

In the absence of wind, in fact, you have the best possible situation, while with a headwind, the car struggles to move forward and to have overall stability. In terms of density and pollution, we clearly have to consider China as one of the most polluted geographic areas in the world.

The higher the humidity, the higher the pollution levels, with the actions of air filters increasingly necessary. If Tesla wants to guarantee a certain level of cleanliness of the air, then in a very polluted air, the air cleaning system will have to go to work very quickly.

Therefore, it will be necessary to bring more energy to the air cleaning system.

We can therefore see very clearly how there is a close and very clear link on this aspect. We will see if the next phases of updating the Tesla marketed in Europe will also have this new and interesting analysis.


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