The Tesla Model X is one of the most talked about SUV’s on the market today and for very good reason. It’s quicker to 60 mph than some of the world’s most renowned super cars, gets over 300 miles to a charge, seats 7 and has fancy Gull-wing doors… Oh sorry, I meant to say Falcon doors, of course.
In this video, Parker Nirenstein shows us five of his favorite features that the six figure Model X has to offer.
He starts with the front doors showing us that you simply tap the chrome strip on the outside where a traditional handle would be and it opens for you. Once in the car you step on the brake pedal and the door closes. Ok, nice way to start off.
Ironically, during his attempt to show us how the Falkon doors are not supposed to hit anything as they open, he himself is struck by the door, albeit lightly. I have a feeling if this was a solid object sitting totally still this wouldn’t have happened, but entertaining nonetheless.
Next up was the test drive. He immediately shows us what I think is the coolest part of the Model X and it’s sibling Model S. The advanced autopilot. At the moment, a simple software update is holding the car back from being fully autonomous. The tech is already installed in some cars but regulatory approval and validation is needed before all of the capabilities will be turned on.
Although some autopilot features like automatic lane changing, automatic braking, auto steer, auto parking and smart summon are available now, let me give you a picture of what this all means once autopilot is fully rolled out.