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Elon Musk & Tesla: Solving Hardware Problems With A Software Mindset

July 6th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

One of Tesla’s big advantages over legacy automakers is its software expertise. Back in 2014, Tesla co-founder Ian Wright told me that Big Auto’s software tended to resemble “a dog’s breakfast.” Tesla, with its Silicon Valley roots, designed its vehicles with a unified systems architecture from the beginning


7 New Tesla Software Updates Show Why Owners Love ❤️ Tesla

June 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There are many things about Tesla ownership that are different from conventional car ownership, and even different from ownership of other electric cars. However, I think one is both particularly special and also hard to convey effectively to non-owners


Tesla Brings On The Cheetah Stance

April 13th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is bringing on the "Cheetah Stance," as some are calling it, to a whole new level in Tesla's move to dominate the race tracks. In Tesla's latest software update, a new feature for Ludicrous+ Mode is included — that of a much more aggressive crouching cheetah ready to take down its prey with unprecedented quickness


Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus Now Supercharges At Up To 170 kW — Charts!

November 5th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The latest Tesla software update (2019.36.1) has unlocked the full DC charging potential of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+). The Model 3 SR+, with this update, has a 170 kW charging peak, up from the previous 100–105 kW peak. This means that the SR+ battery charge rate (C-rate) is now approximately in line with that of the Model 3 Long Range variants, albeit scaled for the different battery size


Tesla One-Pedal Driving Update — In A Word, Perfecter

November 2nd, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Last night before going to bed I noticed one of my friends on Twitter (Sofiaan) was getting a new software update (2019.36.1). I read a little about it and then I noticed I got it too! I set it to install and went to sleep. When I woke up, I took Henry for a spin to try out the new features. Before I give you my impressions, I'll go over the 4 enhancements


Tesla Software V10: Everything We Know

August 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s V10 software update was teased recently thanks to a flood of information flowing from Elon Musk's Twitter feed. According to Musk, the timeframe for V10 “depends on how release to owners with early access goes, but hopefully wide release by end of August.” Early access members have been given an early August release date


Tesla “Party Mode” Coming Soon, Spotted By Hacker

June 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It has almost been a year since Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new Keep Climate On feature specially designed for party animals and campers — now a Tesla hacker who goes by the name of "green" just released a screenshot showing the new "Party Mode" button added to the climate options


Understanding The Recent Changes Made To Tesla’s Model S & X

May 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla's Model S and Model X have gone through a refresh, but this time around, it's more of an engineering refresh rather than a design refresh — Tesla engineers were able to optimize the drivetrain design in such a way that these vehicles are able to provide significantly more range than they were able to deliver previously using the same 100 kWh battery pack


Tesla’s Over-The-Air Software Updates Have Big Auto Playing Catchup

March 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Journalists have been calling cars “computers on wheels” for at least a decade, but there’s a problem with that metaphor: these days, even the simplest of computers can update their software remotely, with little or no user input required. Other than the ones made by a certain California company, cars don’t do that. Today’s most “advanced” non-Tesla vehicles can do little more than update their software to fix problems, and even that usually requires a trip to the dealership



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