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Tesla updates Model 3 software with new features

Tesla started delivering the Model 3 without having completed its software user interface, but several updates over the last few months have gradually been bringing the vehicle’s software closer to feature parity with what is standard in Model S and Model X vehicles.

The automaker released yet another update with a few new features this week.

After releasing new features, like Chill Mode, on the Model 3 over the last few months, Tesla has now released the software update ‘2018.18.1’ with the automatic high beam feature.

The new update also comes with a refreshed media player interface and minor bug fixes are also being reported by Model 3 owners.

Auto high beam has been a highly requested feature by Model 3 owners and it now brings the overall Model 3 software dangerously close to parity with Model S and Model X.

Model 3’s Autopilot software still doesn’t include the ‘Summon’ feature, which enables a Tesla vehicle to move from parking spots without anyone in the car, and Model 3 vehicles still don’t have their Wi-Fi connectivity activated and therefore, they still rely only on LTE.

In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Model 3 software will be completed ‘soon’.

Model 3 software is of interest for not just Model 3 owners but also all other Tesla owners since the Model 3 software has kept Tesla’s whole software team busy over the past few months, which has been limiting the output of updates for the other vehicles.

More features would be expected after Tesla completes the Model 3 software on the new screen and onboard media computer.

Things like new voice command features are reportedly in the work according to Musk.

What else would you want to see Tesla bring to its vehicles with over-the-air software updates? Let us know in the comment section below.

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