Tesla Releases The Cybertruck’s First Software Upgrade
February 9, 2024 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
The world believed this was it when Tesla eventually debuted the much-anticipated and delayed futuristic Cybertruck. The Cybertruck was completed and prepared to upend our world, signaling the arrival of the future. Not quite so quickly, though.
As per Tesla’s custom, the Cybertruck departed the plant with unfulfilled expectations, disregarding all of the commitments it had made. Greetings from Beta Lifestyle.
To be honest, though, Cybertruck is an incredible electric car, whether you like it or not. There’s no other vehicle like it, for the simple reason that no other corporation would ever take the chance of even trying to imagine creating one, much less risking its future and releasing the product to the public.
This explains why it appears like Tesla has a devoted following of cult-like fans and a sizable client base. Now enough with the distraction; let’s get back to the Cybertruck.
Not all was as it seemed when the Cybertruck eventually left the factory and the first, although sluggish, deliveries began to arrive. After the much-discussed panel gap issues were resolved and the truck itself was built, the new owners soon discovered that the driving experience differed greatly from what they had learned from earlier Teslas. Furthermore, it was unrelated to the Cybertruck’s size.
To put it mildly, the truck arrived with very little software. It was equipped with all the standard features you would expect from a modern automobile, but not the ones you had hoped for when you paid more than €90,000.
Tesla Cybertruck Back View
In addition to new interface visuals, the Cybertruck still lacks specialized software. More significantly, Autopilot is deficient in certain areas, and FSD is completely unavailable.
Fortunately, Tesla is aware of the problems and is attempting to resolve them. The first significant software upgrade for all previously sold Cybetruck machines was just delivered by the firm. Getting an update consists of two key parts: driving dynamics and charging dynamics.
The Cybertruck will adapt the charger’s charging output based on the battery condition when it is plugged into a supercharger. When a battery is located using navigation, battery preconditioning begins automatically. This should safeguard the battery and improve the efficiency of the charging process.
Tesla Cybertruck Interior
Additionally, the driving dynamics were changed. With the Sport Mode in particular, Tesla promises a more consistent reaction on varied terrain and a more pleasant ride on bumpy and twisting roads. It implies that the first owner’s background must not have been very stellar.
The business included a number of minor changes outside of those two areas, but they seem to have been a part of an earlier Tesla Holiday Update, which the Cybertruck is only now receiving.
Without a question, the Cybertruck was and still is the most challenging vehicle to design and produce. After so many delays, Tesla decided to release it even though the software was not yet complete. Is software development, however, ever-ending? No, it never comes to an end.
Customer input cannot be replaced by testing, and it is essential for the business to be able to fix any problems with an OTA update.
Tesla has demonstrated that software is king; the Model S has been in production for 12 years and is still regarded as a standard. Take our word for it, but Ferrari has been observed comparing the Model S Plaid to its next supercar in private sessions.
Although the Model S has seen a few mechanical updates over the years, its unique characteristics are mostly due to its software. Furthermore, Cybertruck’s classic sci-fi body will only become better with time. Has Tesla figured out how to own a single vehicle for life?