Tesla has helped bring about a lot of changes to the automotive world. The transition towards actually desirable electric cars being the most obvious. But going hand in hand with this transition towards electric propulsion is a greater effort being put into a vehicle’s software experience.
Gone are the days of some dinky LCD display telling you only the radio station you are one. We now have full-blown computers in our cars and as such, have had to expand their uses to fit with their larger size. Tesla has been painted by many as a software company, and wouldn’t blame people coming to that conclusion after seeing the amount of effort the team puts into their software.
A lot of the additions can be seen as objectively useful, such as improvements to their autonomous tech and expanding out streaming services. But the updates are very rarely dull and used only for bug fixes. Over the years we have gotten updates that have improved the performance of vehicles as well as the infamous whoopie cushion update. Sure, have a fake fart noise come over the speakers when your friend sits down next to you is far from the most useful feature, but it gives that little extra cherry on top during Tesla ownership. While essentially every other automaker is still using their updates for bug fixes (if they even have updates), Tesla has amassed years’ worth of features for their cars. We have tried our best to compile the last couple of years worth of Tesla software updates so that you can look back in time and see what the electric automaker was adding to their cars.