Tesla Model S regains crown after latest OTA update: Consumer Reports

In its latest OTA update, Tesla has provided the Model S with automatic emergency braking (AEB) features.

Tesla’s Model S sedan has regained the top spot in its vehicle’s class following an upgrade to the vehicle’s emergency braking system, said Consumer Reports.

In July, Tesla provided an OTA update to its software on the Model S to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) at highway speeds, said Consumer Reports.

The magazine provides an annual rating of vehicles sold in the U.S. and had lowered the rating of the Model S since it felt the vehicle’s emergency braking system was not adequate.

Tesla’s previous OTA update had activated AEB on vehicles on speeds of up to 28 miles per hour (mph), far lower than the 90 mph limit for the prior AEB system included on older vehicles.

Consumer Reports awards extra points to a vehicle’s overall score provided it has automatic braking as a standard feature across all trims.

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