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Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 is Ready for Primetime

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Update

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6

v5.6 (1.45.945)

After three months of working through kinks and bugs from Firmware 5.0 (feature notes), Tesla Model S owners will soon be receiving the production ready Firmware 5.6 update.  While international deliveries to Norway have already been on the new version, Tesla Service Center reps have indicated to us that the v5.6 over-the-air (OTA) update will be rolled out incrementally to all Model S owners within the US starting now through Thanksgiving.

Update 11/8/13: We received the 5.6 OTA update shortly after this article was published.  Screenshots below.

Update 11/16/13: Tesla Model S Firmware 5.8 was released.

New Features

  • Wi-Fi & Tethering
  • Tow Mode
  • Display Energy-Saving Mode
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Radio Presets Access via Steering Wheel Controls

Enhancements

  • Maps Improvements
  • Display Brightness
  • Radio Station Presets
  • Range Display
  • Addition to Driver Profiles
  • Creep Setting

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Release Notes

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Wifi Tethering

Energy-Saving Mode

“Vampire load” has finally been addressed in firmware 5.6!  Although energy loss is still present when leaving the Model S unplugged overnight, it’s now a fraction of what it used to be.

In our tests we lost approximately 2 miles of range after leaving the vehicle unplugged for 14 hours.  The start-up time delay was negligible in our case and presented no major inconvenience.

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Energy Saving Mode

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Display Brightness

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Maps North Up  Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 New Maps Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 One Touch Navigation Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Maps Compass

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Creep Setting

Screen Cleaning Mode gives owners the ability to wipe down the touchscreen without accidentally triggering all of the functions.

See our review of the Tesla Model S screen cleaning kit.

Tesla Model S Firmware 5.6 Clean Screen Mode

 

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