Tesla software updates are quite important because they allow your electric car to have its best performance. For now, the giant electric vehicle maker is rolling out these essential system improvements consistently, but inconsistently.
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The download rates for these updates also depend on the model you currently own. It just means that some versions of Tesla offer faster software updates than others.
Tesla software updates have two main phases: the download and installation stages. During the first few pages, the giant EV maker would automatically send you new features, but those would be active unless you install them. As it is, drivers can safely use their car during the process.
In the second phase (installation), owners could not drive their Tesla for safety reasons. On the other hand, the charging process would also be interrupted. This means that you must complete the installation of new software updates before you can charge or drive your electric vehicles.
How to install Tesla software updates
According to ElectrekLatest report, installing new Tesla software updates is pretty straightforward. You can follow these steps to complete the process:
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- The first thing to do is to check if there are any new software updates. To do this, you must choose the “Controls” option then click on the “Software” tab.
- After that, you can now choose the yellow clock icon to schedule your installation. Once you are done, the icon should now be white.
- On the other hand, you can also set automatic software updates. Simply follow this system path to activate it: “Controls”> “Software”> “Software Update Preference”
- From there, you can now choose between âAdvancedâ or âStandardâ options.
Currently, Tesla is rolling out new software updates for its FSD. Recently, we reported that Tesla FSD will upgrade their NN to improve permanence.
In addition to its actual electric vehicles, the giant electric vehicle maker is also working on new factories, such as the upcoming Tesla Canada battery plant.
SOTA versus. FOTA
At the moment, Tesla uses FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air) and SOTA (Software Over-The-Air) updates.
To help you know their differences, SOTA updates focus on system enhancements that control the electronic signal processing system or physical parts of your EV. This means that they are more applicable to user interfaces, such as navigation and infotainment screens.
On the other hand, the FOTA update is quite rare for some brands of electric vehicles. Electric cars need to have fast connectivity, massive computing power, and cybersecurity before they can use FOTA.
Tesla is one of the few automakers to use the live firmware update process, thanks to the company’s massive efforts. Yahoo finance Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company reported that it was able to beat expectations for its third-quarter earnings. If you want to know the growth of the giant American automotive developer, you can click on this link connect.
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