If you ever wondered, how often Tesla's over-the-air (OTA) updates brings improvement to its vehicles, here we have interesting list of all the updates since 2012.
Over The Air Updates - Way Of The Future?
So far there have been a dozen or so updates, with more than 80 features added or modified.
For Tesla owners, OTA not only makes their EVs better, but sometimes safer or easier to use.
The ability to accept over-the-air updates makes the overall customer experience more pleasant, as there are no requirement to visit service centers to gain the advantage of new software...something that causes savings on both sides - for the customer and Tesla.
Another big advantage of OTA is an increase in the residual value of the cars, that still can count on the support. We should note that not all the new features are available with each update, if an older car isn't equipped with the proper/newer hardware of course.
Hopefully, other carmakers soon will also will start to impliment OTA in their EVs; which to some degree may not be very well received by their dealer infrastructure.
Date SW Update Version Feature Description 9/23/2012 1.9.11 Added projected and rated range Added Entry / Exit feature - Displays on and Media auto play for entry and decrease volume upon exit 10/9/2012 1.13.16 Added Driver profiles (up to 10 can be saved) Added Creep mode (emulate automatic transmission idle forward) Added Traffic lines in map Added higher volume granularity Added Lock and Unlock touch screen buttons separated for ease of use Added Mobile App Remote Access 11/30/2012 1.15.14 Added cancel button to nav 11/30/2012 1.17.5 Added Vehicle sleep mode (reduced vampire drain) Added App launcher Added voice commands Added auto present door handles Added vehicle alarm Added ability to switch between metric and imperial units Added range mode Added USB sorting for media Added ability to call phone numbers from map screen Added fan speed and sunroof controls to steering wheel controls Added location aware homelink 3/13/2013 1.19.35 Added scheduled charging mode 6/7/2013 1.31.48 Added supercharger locations to maps Added visited chargers to maps Added battery charge limit slider (Standard and Max Range) 6/20/2013 1.33.61 Added contact sorting options Added new defrost mode Added battery support (will draw power from wall instead of battery for HVAC) Added battery ability to heat from utility instead of itself 8/28/2013 1.35.107 Added wifi Added tow mode Added screen cleaning mode Added radio presets to steering wheel controls Added tracking modes in map (north up or vehicle up) 12/21/2013 1.49.57 Added Current anomaly detection (auto reduce charging amp by 25% if problem is detected) Added wiper service mode Added TPMS reset option 5/25/2014 1.51.109 Added RDIO Added hill assist Added smart air suspension options (auto lower for highway speeds) Added home and work locations 9/4/2014 1.64.39 Added asian font support for media player Added FOB reprogram/swap ability Added slacker radio reset ability 11/19/2014 1.67.125 Added traffic aware navigation Added Calendar Added more power management options Added location based air suspension settings Added custom car name 3/17/2015 2.2.200 Added international OSK (onscreen keyboard) Added trip energy prediction Added TACC to AP1 cars Added auto high beam to AP1 cars Added forward collision warning to AP1 cars Added energy option for battery display Added smart preconditioning (auto warm your car based on habits) Added reverse lines in backup cam (FINALLY!!!) Added parkview assist Added shuffle and repeat to media player (FINALLY!!!) Added factory reset option 9/21/2015 2.5.85 Added trip planner with routing via Superchargers Added range assurance Added valet mode Added Blind spot warning Added AEB (auto emergency braking) Added pin dropping to navigation map 12/31/2015 2.9.77 Added Launch mode Added Clock widget Added RWD Torque sleep 9/18/2016 2.36.31 Added perpendicular autopark Added Homelink Auto open/close Added auto brightness to display Added Supercharger availability Added spotify music service Added Summon to ap1 cars 12/22/2016 2.50.114 Added supercharger amenities Added automatic driver profiles based on key fobs Added 2 car visibility to cars with AP Added ability to name trip meter Added swipe abilities in navigation Added cabin overheat protection (cools the cabin if past 40C) Added homelink audio tone