Software 8.1

Software Updates

All Tesla vehicles improve over time with regular over-the-air software updates.

Autopilot Reimagined

Autopilot Updates

All Tesla vehicles with Enhanced Autopilot now have updated functionality, including:

  • Improved Autosteer on highways with an increased maximum speed to 150 km/h
  • Summon allows you to park and retrieve your vehicle (Beta)
  • Easily and comfortably change lanes with Auto Lane Change
  • Lane Departure Warning alerts when the vehicle crosses over a lane marking
  • Plus: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Parallel Autopark, Blind Spot Detection and Speed Assist.

Every driver is responsible for remaining alert and active when using Autopilot, and must be prepared to take action at any time.

Intuitive Media Player

Personalised Media Player

With the new Favorite Radio Station, our Media Player is designed to put your favorite content front and center. Searching with Premium Connectivity is a simple way to access streaming radio, live stations and podcasts.

Voice Commands

Voice controls are clear and easy to use. Initiation is quick and feedback lets you focus on the road without compromising convenience or control.

  • Voice commands initiate with a single press
  • Feedback in the form of a transcript appears on the instrument panel to confirm your command
  • Visual tips remind you what commands are available
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Cabin Overheat Protection

In an industry-first safety measure, Cabin Overheat Protection focuses on child (and pet) safety. This feature keeps the car at a safe temperature for hours, even when the car is off, and is made possible by our uniquely large battery packs.

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Expansive Maps

Maps, Navigation and Trip Planner span the entire touchscreen, displaying the most important details of your trip. The control bar fades automatically for an uncluttered navigation experience.

  • Search for destinations with a single tap or voice command
  • See Google ratings, price range, contact details and open hours for destinations
  • Zoom adjusts based on location to display what you need to see most
  • Navigate to home or work with a single swipe

Better over time

Join four customers as they share their favourite features and reflect on the changes their cars have seen through years of over-the-air updates.

8.1 March 2017
  • Enhanced Autopilot now includes improved capabilities:
    • GPS enabled Homelink (June 2017, Model S only)
    • Improved Autosteer up to 150 km/h
    • Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
    • Summon (Beta)
    • Auto Lane Change
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Parallel Autopark
    • Perpendicular Autopark
    • Blind Spot Detection
    • Speed Assist
8.0 September 2016
  • Improved Media Player user interface
  • Improved Maps and Trip Planner
  • Easier location search
  • Voice command improvements
  • Improved regenerative braking
  • Model X Falcon Wing doors open and close more quickly
7.1 January 2016
  • Autopilot enhancements
  • Perpendicular Autopark
  • Summon
7.0 October 2015
  • Autopilot: Autosteer, Autopark, automatic lane changing, side collision avoidance
6.2 March 2015
  • Range assurance calculator
  • Trip Planner with overview
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning
  • Valet mode
6.1 January 2015
  • Traffic-aware cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Auto high beam
  • Trip energy prediction
  • Reverse camera backup guides
  • Calendar enhancements with meeting notes and phone numbers
6.0 September 2014
  • Traffic-based navigation
  • Calendar app
  • New power management options
  • Location-based smart air suspension
  • Custom car name
Previous updates March 2014
  • Personalised Internet music for Europe
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigate to home or work
November 2013
  • Raised air suspension
October 2013
  • Energy savings mode to reduce power draw when car not in use
  • Owner's manual on the touchscreen
August 2013
  • Wi-Fi & tethering
  • Heading-up maps
June 2013
  • Map Superchargers with one tap navigation
March 2013
  • Scheduled charging (to charge when electricity is most economical)
November 2012
  • Auto-presenting door handles
  • Alarm
  • Voice commands
October 2012
  • Automatic transmission style forward creep
  • Driver profiles