Rivian electric trucks will automatically level with new Camp Mode feature


    Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe has teased one other new characteristic for the R1T electrical pickup truck and R1S electrical SUV aimed toward outside adventures.

    Camp Mode will prep autos for in a single day stays within the woods by shutting off screens, conserving battery energy, activating flood lights, and mechanically leveling the suspension to offer a flat sleeping floor when the automobile is parked on a hill, Scaringe mentioned in a video posted to Twitter Saturday. 

    The brand new mode remains to be in beta testing, however will likely be launched in Rivian’s subsequent over-the-air (OTA) replace, Scaringe mentioned. Rivian has already added some options to buyer autos by means of OTA updates, together with a Pet Consolation Mode, Comfortable Sand driving mode, and Present and Inform Mode, which retains exterior lights and the in-car screens on indefinitely whereas the automobile is in park.

    However Camp Mode’s automated leveling could possibly be notably helpful for homeowners who use their autos as Rivian supposed. Whereas that is one thing provided within the aftermarket for autos from Land Rover and others, we’re not conscious of one other original-equipment equal.

    2023 Rivian R1S

    2023 Rivian R1S

    The CEO final 12 months teased the R1S as an “superior car-camping setup” attributable to its flat-folding seats, which create room for sleeping luggage or an air mattress. Computerized suspension leveling enhances that.

    The characteristic may show much more helpful for these contemplating a topper or bed-mounted tent for the R1T. The pickup may also be outfitted with an all-electric camp kitchen, which slides out of the Gear Tunnel situated behind the cab.

    And for whenever you’re not sleeping within the truck, Rivian has introduced a partnership with Below Canvas to offer charging whereas glamping.


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