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Rivian’s update includes ‘Camp Mode’ for auto-leveling your EV

ByDebra J. Aguilar

Sep 2, 2022

After teasing a new “Camp Mode” feature earlier this week, Rivian has rolled out its latest software update to include the new feature along with a bunch of cool features to try over the long holiday weekend. Check out Rivian’s images below.

Since its inception, Rivian has prided itself on being an electric vehicle brand with a particular focus on sustainability, and an important theme is overall ethics, time spent enjoying the outdoors. Although Rivian’s first two EVs are designed (and priced) as luxury vehicles, they’re also well-equipped to handle tough outdoor terrain.

The sheer number of customizations and add-ons available to consumers configuring their own R1T pickup truck or R1S SUV is pretty amazing, especially if you like camping or action sports.

When we got one of our first looks at the R1T up close, we got to test out some awesome accessories, like the camp kitchen and the three-person rooftop tent designed alongside Yakima. We also had to climb through the gear tunnel…it’s a right of way.

Whether it’s off-roading, ATVing or car camping, Rivian has you in mind when designing its electric vehicles and network of adventure chargers. The latest feature now available to EV owners via the OTA update is “Camp Mode”, which was teased by CEO RJ Scaringe on his Twitter earlier this week:

In less than a minute, Scaringe has a number of new features that Rivian EVs will be able to perform to deliver quietness, comfort and visibility in the elements, but it’s a new auto-leveling feature that could be the part. the coolest in Camping Mode. Looked.

Camp Mode is coming just in time for Labor Day weekend

According to a recent Rivian blog post, its latest software update is now available for R1T and R1S owners to experience Camp Mode for themselves this weekend, whether in their driveway or in the sticks whatever. go.

As you can see above and below, Rivian’s new Camp Mode allows owners to activate custom leveling settings at each wheel to provide a flat, even surface for you and your camping buddies.

Camp Mode also allows Rivian EVs to optimize their energy consumption when parked, in addition to the software’s “normal” energy setting that already exists. By Rivian:

Camp Mode introduces two more: “Stay Away” and “Stay On”. The latter keeps the vehicle fully awake so you can use the air conditioning, listen to music, and use other features inside. ‘Stay off’ turns off all sockets, the Gear Guard video and most other features, including the center display. In cases where you are camping close to other people and want to minimize potential disturbances, ‘Camp Courtesy’ turns off all outside lights, sounds and the proximity lock. Once engaged, the climate controls will also operate at a quieter level.

Other Rivian Camp Mode features include the ability to set timers for ports or charging outlets and turn off interior displays. In addition, you can now illuminate your campsite with spotlights located in the side mirrors:

Surprise! Your R1 now has spotlights. These lights are located in front of each side mirror and can be controlled individually. They also work with the mirrors folded. This means that if you’re parked parallel to your campsite, you can choose to fold the mirrors back and illuminate the side of your campsite without having to point your R1 directly at it.

Rivian points out that most Camp Mode features are only available when the R1T or R1S is parked, and the automaker recommends resetting the EV’s ride height before driving off after stabilizing.

We hope some of you lucky Rivian owners get to test out Camp Mode this weekend, be sure to send us an update on how it’s going!

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