A Tesla Motors statement informs that the feature will warn drivers if the vehicle is leaving the lane without signaling this intention. If the driver doesn't react to the warning chime, then the lane drift detection will vibrate the steering wheel of the Model S as a further, more sensory warning.
But wait, there's more!In addition to this bit of tech, new Tesla Model S cars will benefit from an updated GPS system that's able to track both vehicle speed and the speed limit of the road you're driving on. In basic English, that equates to a speed limit warning feature you normally get on generously specified BMWs, Mercs and Audis, as well as some aftermarket satellite navigation units.
Tesla communication head Simon Sproule explains: "These features are necessary to meet the latest standards in the European market, but we have decided to integrate them into Model S delivered worldwide."
We expect the Silicon Valley-based automaker to detail these new technological bits and bobs on October 9th, during an event that'll see the launch of the mysterious Model S P85D.