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What’s in Tesla’s software update 2020.8.1

March 5, 2020

Tesla is rolling out update version 2020.8.1 with third-party charging stations in the in-car navigation system, track mode v2 for the Performance Model 2, regen braking for the newer Raven models, and more.

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Model 3 Brake performance started rolling out on May 25th

Tesla reduces stopping distance by nearly 20 feet after OTA braking update. Just wow!

Read more: Consumer Reports

From issue #10

Model 3 just updated to 2018.10.5 and has lots of new features

Release notes include:

  • Automatic braking maximum speed increased from 50 to 90 mph.
  • Unlocking with phone - now must grab handle for it to unlock.
  • Rearranged touchscreen icons by switching the left vent icons with the music and cell phone icons on the right.
  • Heated backseats controlled through the AC icon.

Read more:

From issue #1

Model 3 software update

Two additions in this release:

  • Your M3 now supports key fobs (available to purchase in the Tesla store)
  • Regenerative braking has been improved (only for M3 RWD)
From issue #31

Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking than any remotely comparable car

Tesla Model 3 shows 60-0 mph braking weakness in CR tests, Elon Musk responds: “Looks like this can be fixed with a firmware update. Will be rolling that out in a few days. With further refinement, we can improve braking distance beyond initial specs. Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking than any remotely comparable car.”

Read more: Twitter

From issue #9

Why is 'sudden acceleration' not possible?

Jason Hughes (@wk057) - a famous Tesla tinkerer - gives a detailed explanation about how the brake and go pedal works and how a redundant system makes impossible for a Tesla to accelarate when the driver press the breaks as some people have suggested in the past. I love it when people with reaaally deep understanding of the systems explain them to us.

Read more: here and here

From issue #51