Tesla has pushed a new software update that enables Autopilot to better use regenerative braking, electrek reports. With the intelligent use of regenerative braking, the efficiency of electric powertrains will further widen the gap with internal combustion engines.
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Automakers have employed this technology in a number of different ways to control the strength of regenerative braking, which includes recovering energy to charge the battery when the vehicle decelerates.
Tesla is known to have one of the most aggressive regenerative braking systems, but it has the lowest level of customization. The automaker previously only had two options – Standard and Low, but it has eliminated both for 2020, leaving Standard as the default.
It may take a while for new EV drivers to get used to the more regenerative braking capability, which even enables one-pedal driving, as the car sometimes comes to a complete stop just as soon as the accelerator is lifted. Now Tesla has started releasing a new software update (2022.4) that improves that balance, using more regenerative braking at low speeds.