Additional features can be unlocked for Tesla automobiles by the company. Over-the-air (OTA) software updates are used for this. via-the-air (OTA) updates are used to introduce new features, enhance current functions, and address bugs. They are delivered directly to Tesla vehicles via the Internet.
The following are some of the functions that Tesla can activate:
Full Self-Driving (FSD) is a driver assistance technology that enables Tesla cars to park, change lanes, and navigate on highways automatically. As of right now, not all Tesla vehicles can use FSD because it is still in beta testing.
The software update known as “Acceleration Boost” makes Tesla vehicles more nimble. Several Tesla vehicles, including the Model 3, Model S, and Model X, are eligible for Acceleration Boost.
Remote summoning of Tesla vehicles is made possible by this capability. For a variety of Tesla models, including the Model 3, Model S, and Model X, summon is accessible.
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control: This function enables Tesla vehicles to stop at traffic lights and stop signs without the driver having to do anything. The beta testing for Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control has not yet begun for all Tesla vehicles.
Tesla automobiles may function as mobile campgrounds thanks to the Camp Mode option. Climate control, entertainment, and power outlets are included in Camp Mode.
Tesla owners can activate a feature through the Tesla app or by getting in touch with Tesla customer care. A feature can be used in the car once it has been enabled.
The fact that these features are not free must be noted. For each feature that is activated, Tesla levies a cost. Depending on the function and the Tesla vehicle model, the cost of the feature varies.
For instance, the Model 3 and Model Y’s Acceleration Boost function costs $1,000, while the Model S and Model X’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) capability costs $12,000, and so on.
A timetable for when all Tesla vehicles will be able to be equipped with all functions has not yet been disclosed by Tesla. However, the business has stated that it intends to keep giving its cars new capabilities and functions in the future.