Tesla launches its “most substantial update yet” for Model S, X and 3: Here’s what changed

Tesla has released a new update for its Model S, X and 3 cars today.

The car manufacturer released ‘Version 9’ which will be rolled out worldwide to its international markets over the next coming weeks.

Every single Model S, X and 3 ever made will be able to benefit from the latest update which Tesla has desired as its “most substantial update yet.”

Version 9.0 is said to introduce a simple and more refined interface and an updated mobile app.

Tesla owners can now initiate software updates for their cars remotely without having to be in at the car and you can also send a destination to your car’s navigation by using the ‘Share’ button.

The firm also said that the new app launcher brings all your apps together in one place, including your Calendar, Energy, Web Browser, Rear View Camera, Phone and Charging apps.

Elsewhere in the update is also the introduction of the new Dash Cam feature which can be used on Model, X and 3 with the Hardware 2.5 (introduced in August 2017).


It will allow drivers to record and store video captured from the forward-facing camera when your car is in use.

The car also uses all of the eight external cameras from the Full Self-Driving hardware on the car which allows better situational awareness and a 360-degree visualisation of surrounding vehicles.

These cameras are now used with the Blind Spot Monitoring system which previously solely relied on ultrasonic sensors.

The system can also recognise various classes of vehicles which are displayed including bikes/motorcycles, light-duty trucks, and heavy-duty trucks.

Inside the car, there are also updated climate consoles which will allow motorists to access cold weather functions.

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These include rear seat heaters, steering wheel heater, and wiper hater in one place

Tesla is known for hiding Easter Eggs in its cars when it launches a new update.

Previous examples of this includes a mode which allows drivers to change the display icon to the Lotuses Espirit from the James Bond franchise.

The Espirit S1 doubles as a custom-built submarine, dubbed Wet Nellie and was featured in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Now, with the latest update motorists will be able to play classic arcade games from Atari when the car is in Park.

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