Tesla Now Allows Drivers To Remotely Set The Speed Limit Of Their Own Cars

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Tesla is taking mobile car tech to a whole new level with their latest innovative feature. The car company is now giving drivers the option to set their own speed limits with the use of a mobile application and a vehicle software update.

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The new speed limiter feature will soon be available to Tesla owners who operate with vehicle software version “2018.24 or above” and mobile app Version 3.4.1. Tesla recently released a statement about the new feature available for its cars: “Limit vehicle speed and acceleration with speed limit mode. Maximum vehicle speed can be set between 50-90 mph (80-145 km/h).”

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This innovative safety component comes not too long after the release of ‘Valet Mode,’ which allows drivers to place various temporary constraints on their cars. Limitations include the following: The vehicle’s top speed is reduced to 70 MPH; The vehicle’s power and acceleration are limited to 25%; The glove box and frunk are locked and inaccessible; Access to certain vehicle settings is restricted; Access to personal information is restricted.

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Tesla’s newest innovation will give drivers the ability to set a specific speed limit. While some drivers may find this technology unnecessary, there are numerous circumstances where it could come in handy.

For starters, parents who allow their kids to drive a high-powered vehicle will find comfort knowing their kids physically can’t surpass a preset speed limit. Additionally, if drivers find themselves in the unfortunate scenario of having their car stolen, authorities would have a much easier time catching a car thief who can only drive 50 MPH. (For the record, Tesla owners can also report the location of their stolen car using the mobile app.)

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As always, Tesla’s software updates take some time before they are accessible to every Tesla owner. If this feature interests you, keep an eye out for the official roll-out date!

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