Many new and exciting Tesla features have been discovered before they officially go live by taking a close look at the source code of current software updates. As the automaker builds these features, they are included in the update but not activated until they are ready to be released to the fleet.
The latest discoveries were found in the 2021.12.25 software update by none other than Tesla hacker @greentheonly.
After searching through the code for any changes, green found that owners will soon be able to purchase upgrades directly from within the vehicle. These upgrades include things like Full Self-Driving (FSD), Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) in regions where it is still available, and activating the rear heated seats in the Standard Range Plus (SR+) Model 3.
While green didn’t mention it as a possibility the Acceleration Boost is another upgrade that is a prime candidate to be included as an in-car purchase.
Currently these upgrades can only be purchased through your Tesla account on your mobile device or computer.
Green was also able to find other changes in the source code including:
- New language support for Russian, Hindi, Greek, Croatian, Finnish
- Autoraise suspension on rough terrain
- Some cars get cold battery performance improvements
- Perf 2021 Model3 on 19″ wheels got a battery range display improvement
- Removed toybox access in Hong Kong due to Gov regulations
- Powerwall coordination
You can check out all the changes in the Twitter thread below.
In-car purchases(EAP/FSD/rear-heated seats/…") – not yet showing in ui yet
Rewritten UI and tons of new UI assets as a spillover from the S/X refresh cars including their 3D models.
I am still checking those and might add interesting tidbits later.
— green (@greentheonly) July 16, 2021
Here are the full release notes for 2021.12.25 courtesy of Teslascope.
Sky Force Reloaded
Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot ’em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.
New Language Support
You can now select Finnish and Croatian as your language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.
Note: Your vehicle must be in PARK to change languages.