Rivian is improving the ride comfort of the R1T and R1S with an OTA software update

Software version 2023.34.0 also adds a new option to adjust driving speed while using adaptive cruise control.

Rivian R1S in Rivian Blue and Valley Red

Rivian has launched a new software release for its all-electric R1S and R1T adventure vehicles, which adds several features and improves handling and driving comfort in zero-emission SUVs and pickup trucks.

The new software carries version number 2023.34.0, and it increases ride quality across all ride modes and ride heights, Rivian says in the release notes, providing an improved balance between ride and handling in Sport mode and improved comfort in the all-purpose Soft Ride mode.

The California-based electric car startup said that for all driving modes, the harshness of suspension response was reduced when driving over sharp road impacts, while harshness was reduced when driving over bumps and dips at parking lot speeds.

This is possible because both the Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV rely on air suspension, which can be adjusted to provide a more stable or comfortable ride.

The new software update also adds a new option to adjust cruising speed while using Highway Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, bringing the total setting to two. Speed ​​Limit mode sets the speed to the detected limit of the road and is the new default setting, while Current Speed ​​sets the driving speed to the vehicle’s current speed.

In addition, a new Screen Clean feature has been added, which – when activated – turns off all displays inside the car, allowing the person cleaning it to do their job without pressing anything on the displays.

Range loss is also improved by more than 25 percent during sleep when the vehicle is at home and the Gear Guard is set to “Off at Home” or when the Gear Guard is disabled. Furthermore, in combination with the smartphone app (version 2.2.0 or later), the car will send a notification when it detects a problem with the 12V battery.

Rivian has added more interesting features to its vehicles in the past, showing its ability to improve over time with things like Kneel Mode, Camp Mode, Snow Mode, and more.

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