Check Out How Much Faster The Tesla Model X's Falcon Wing Doors Open After An Update

Believe it or not, Tesla's latest over-the-air update for the Model X actually makes its fancy 'Falcon Wing' doors open faster by a noticeable margin
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While the headline news from Tesla’s latest over-the-air update concerned Autopilot updates, for Model X users it actually included a very practical change. We’re talking about those fancy ‘Falcon Wings’, and while the Model X has come under attack for these incredibly complicated doors, they do at least open and close quicker now post-update.

As demonstrated in the video above, they now open 1.5sec quicker, closing an even more significant 2.2sec faster. You’re looking at a 22 and 26 per cent reduction in operation time respectively, which your average Model X owner will no doubt appreciate if it’s chucking it down with rain when they get back to their car.

Video via Motor1



Is it just me, that feels a certain eeriness, knowing these sort of cars (Teslas, and ultimately most normal cars in the near future) can change capabilities and attributes with a simple update, as if it was a phone?

10/11/2016 - 16:39 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Icar Will update when a new car is released, then the old cars get a gradual performance decrease. People will then scrap the 3-4 year old cars because they lost 40% of the power.

10/12/2016 - 18:16 |
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I still don’t get the whole car update thing. Knowing my luck, I’d get in, close the door, turn the key and I’ll just get beeping and a message on a screen saying that my car needs an update. Knowing the internet speed where I am, I’d have to leave that updating at home and bring a different car as it will take absolutely ages. No thanks, I’d rather have carburetors, window winders, a cassette player and no air conditioning than a car that will need to download an update every time I go to use it before it’ll work

10/11/2016 - 17:27 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I don’t think it locks your car until you update. It should be like a phone, where you are just reminded to update.

10/11/2016 - 18:11 |
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Bring a Caterham To MARS

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

If you really had that much luck,I would suggest you stay away from any kind of carburetor,trust me

10/11/2016 - 19:22 |
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Braxton Schilke

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10/12/2016 - 05:00 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

Still a gimmick for Tesla hype imo. Sliding doors are better.

10/11/2016 - 18:16 |
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I wouldn’t want my $120,000 Tesla to have mini van doors lol!

10/12/2016 - 05:48 |
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slevo beavo

Most pointless doors ever made. Marketing gimic.

10/11/2016 - 18:19 |
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You know what else is pointless? Gullwing and scissor doors. Yet other high end cars have those.

10/12/2016 - 05:48 |
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meh, make it open in 0.06 seconds and sit on top of it

10/11/2016 - 18:47 |
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When the guy who built Ludicrous speed got tasked with fixing the doors

10/11/2016 - 19:20 |
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Neco Arc

We should make Teslas open source!

10/11/2016 - 19:34 |
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So in the case of a roll over the doors cant open and the windows are smashed did they implement explosives like the gull wing merc?

10/11/2016 - 21:00 |
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H5SKB4RU (Returned to CT)

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10/12/2016 - 11:00 |
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I wonder how a Le Mans start would turn out if they had these…

10/11/2016 - 21:51 |
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Steven Edwardo the 3rd

“I do like opening my own doors me” But that’s something a peasant would say.

10/12/2016 - 00:10 |
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