Pre-Autopilot Tesla Model S Firmware 8.0 Release Notes

Nearby chargers (but no amenities)

There’s been a lot of talk about Tesla’s new radar-centric Autopilot capabilities, capable of seeing three cars ahead, but lost in the spotlight are also improvements that made its way to early Model S adopters through Firmware 8.0. We’ll be taking a look at these updates through a series of short posts while sharing our thoughts on each feature.

But before we dive into the feature sets, we thought it might be worthwhile to first circulate screenshots of the release notes, especially as we know a number of pre-Autopilot Model S owners are still anxiously waiting for the over-the-air update and want to see what’s coming.

The most significant improvements in Firmware 8.0 are in the following areas:

  • Media player
  • Navigation & trip planner
  • Trips (Trip A, B)
  • Cabin overheat protection

The screenshots below are from Firmware 8.0 (2.36.108) from a 2014 Tesla Model S 85.

Source: Teslaliving.
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New charge/battery image
Different seat heat icons
Overall & new media player
Favorite waypoints still not sorted
New turn instructions
Nearby chargers (but no amenities)
No title bar with map
Full screen map
Route/chargers overview first
First leg view
Full trip view
Media search
Searching for drive songs
Searching for drive albums
Searching for drive artists
Searching for drive podcasts
Searching for Tesla podcasts!
Searching for drive stations
New Radio interface
New streaming interface
New TuneIn interface
TuneIn playing
Phone interface still lacking
USB interface with poor parsing
USB categories
Minimized player
Zoomed player
New Trip management
Rename your trips (still only 2)
View with new names
You can have 3 shown
Or 4 (minimum is 2)
Trip planner still beta. Some new options
Cabin overheat has no help
Smart preconditioning still beta

So what do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. We’ll soon be sharing our thoughts on the Version 8.0 changes that made its way into  the pre-Autopilot Model S.

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