Tesla 0044 : Tesla’s Software Update 2019.36.2.1 Pending Install

Today as I got into my car to drive home, noted that the next software was pending, the update is 2019.36.2.1. Some of the new features are:

Power increase: However, Model X and S’ are getting a 3% increase while Model 3’s are getting 5%.

Automatic navigation: Even smoother integration with your calendar.

Scheduled departure: This new feature will get your car ready whenever you need it, you only need to indicate the time. It will both turn on the AC and finish up the charging so the battery is awake and warmed up.

Stopping mode: This is probably one of the most popular features of this release, the stopping mode. Tesla owners have been asking for true ‘one-pedal driving’ for many years, as other EV cars already offered this capability. It also introduces a new stopping mode selection along with ‘creep’ and ‘roll’ (previously creep off), called ‘hold’. In hold mode, the car applies regenerative braking all the way to zero and then applies ‘Vehicle Hold’ when the car comes to a complete stop. This option is only available in Tesla cars with the newer permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motors, which previously stopped applying regen at around 5mph. AFAIK the old induction motors aren’t physically capable of applying regen at low speeds which makes me think Tesla is never going to implement this feature for the rest of the Model S and X.

Driving visualizations improvements: The driving visualizations keep on getting better and better, this version renders cones as seen in the image (if you have Hardware 3). It doesn’t only come with new visuals, the car will now also suggest/perform a lane change to avoid cones.

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