A couple of years ago, Tesla introduced a new driving mode for its cars in the form of Ludicrous mode, which is actually a step above the “Insane” mode. Basically these two driving modes were for drivers who wanted some pretty crazy acceleration, but what if you didn’t want all that speed?


Turns out Tesla has a new mode for you guys as well and this comes in the form of a “Chill” mode. This new driving mode is part of an update to its cars that comes in the 2017.44 update. According to Tesla’s description of the new mode, “You can now choose between two acceleration options in your vehicle: Chill and Standard. Chill makes acceleration more gradual – ideal for smoother driving and a gentler ride for your passengers.”

Since not everyone sees the need to accelerate so quickly, this could come in handy, but as with all the driving modes, it can be enabled/disabled so you can swap between the modes depending on your mood. In addition to the Chill mode, the update will also introduce other changes and features to your Tesla vehicle.

The changelog reads, “Starting in this release, you can get in and out of the driver’s seat more easily. When you park, the steering wheel and driver’s seat will automatically adjust for an easier exit. After you return to the vehicle, they automatically adjust back to the recent driving profile when you step on the brake. Or, if your keyfob is linked to your driver profile, the seat and steering wheel adjust accordingly.”

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