Software 8.0


Safer, More Intuitive

Software update 8.0 kicks off a significant over-the-air overhaul of the Tesla touchscreen. This release combines a modern interface and more intuitive Media Player with display improvements for Maps and Autopilot.

Intuitive Media Player

Intuitive Media Player

Media Player has been redesigned and personalised to put your favourite content front and centre. Search is simpler and more powerful, accessing streaming radio, live stations, and podcasts to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.

Voice Commands

Voice controls are clearer and easier 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

Cabin Overheat Protection

In an industry-first safety measure, we are introducing Cabin Overheat Protection, focused 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 have been updated to 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
  • Zoom adjusts based on location to display what you need to see most
  • Navigate to home or work with a single swipe
Autopilot Reimagined

Autopilot Enhancements

Advancements in signal processing use the Tesla's onboard radar to persistently capture snapshots of its surroundings, creating a 3D picture of the world. Learn more about seeing the world in radar.

  • Autopilot has been tuned to be more responsive and smoother in stop-and-go traffic
  • Vehicles on the instrument panel show direction
  • Redesigned Autopilot indicators
  • Enhanced Autopilot (when equipped on your Tesla) and active safety technologies have begun rolling out through over-the-air updates

Better over time

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

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
  • Personalized 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
  • Location-aware Homelink
  • Voice commands
October 2012
  • Automatic transmission style forward creep
  • Driver profiles