Tesla has issued an over-the-air update for its Model 3 sedan, which introduces a pair of decidedly 20th century features most drivers take for granted.
The update includes, of all things, an FM radio, which have been sitting within cars for the last 80 years.
Tesla is also adding a tripometer, which was perhaps an even more startling omission, given the specific importance of keeping tabs on how many miles you actually have left in the battery.
The new update suggests Tesla rushed to get the cars out to the earliest adopters, knowing these features could be added at a later date if needs be. Thankfully, reports suggest, it has only delivered around 222 cars thus far (via Engadget).
Tesla’s update also features a tire air pressure monitor as well as the new Easy Entry feature that was added to the Model S and X last month.
“Starting in this release, you can get in and out of the driver’s seat more easily,” Tesla wrote in November.
“When you park, the steering wheel and driver’s seat will automatically adjust for an easier exit. After you return to the vehicle, they automatically adjust back to the recent driving profile when you step on the brake.”
Elektrek reports the Model 3’s UI is still not complete, with Tesla currently trying to fulfill close to half a million orders.
We can probably expect a lot more software updates before each of those drivers have their hands on a Model 3 steering wheel.
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