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Tesla Model Y Firmware Hides Upcoming New Efficiency Package

Will it get another range boost beyond the current 326 miles (525 km)? According to the Tesla hacker Green (@greentheonly), the 2020.44.15 version of the Model Y‘s firmware includes a new, undisclosed “efficiency package.” The newest Tesla model, which entered the market earlier this year, has recently received an update and range increased by 3.2-4.1% depending on the version. If there are more …
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Tesla Software Update Improves Speed Limit Sign Detection

Tesla’s latest software update (2020.40.0.4) includes a few new features and an improvement to its Speed Assist feature. The update rolled out to Tesla owners on Wednesday. In addition to improvements to “Speed Assist,” which debuted in August, the update also included new security and infotainment features. Notable additions to the software include: Speed Assist Improvements …
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Musk Says Two-Factor ID Coming Soon

Two-factor authentication is coming to Tesla’s accounts after being “embarrassingly late,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet.  Musk said the security feature is undergoing “final validation” and should be released to Tesla customers soon. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for online services beyond just a username and password. For example, …
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Tesla’s Latest Software Release Includes Safety, Performance Features

Tesla released its latest software update (2020.32.1), which includes a number of safety and performance improvements. Tesla is now offering “Dynamic Brake Lights” in new markets after releasing the feature to Europe in March 2019. Unfortunately, the functionality will likely not be available in the United States for some time. Government regulations indicate that brake …