Tesla Releases Free Software Upgrade for Cybertruck, Improving Handling and Charging

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Tesla Releases Free Software Upgrade for Cybertruck, Improving Handling and Charging
Tesla Releases Free Software Upgrade for Cybertruck, Improving Handling and Charging

Tesla has recently announced updates to its Cybertruck through a free software upgrade. The changes include improvements in handling, charging, and other features.

The Cybertruck, which has already started deliveries, received the software update 20242.03. The release notes indicate two main upgrades, handling and charging, to provide a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough, winding pavement in sport mode or when custom ride and handling is set to focus. The update also reduces pitch and body roll in offroad mode, aiming to make the vehicle better to drive around corners with less body roll.

Tesla has put significant effort into the Cybertruck’s suspension, which features air suspension. Reviews have praised the suspension, and Tesla claims it will now adjust and perform even better. The update may utilize front cameras to detect road surfaces and adapt suspension performance accordingly.

Charging speed has also been improved. Although the Cybertruck’s 123 kWh battery is said to be capable of 350 kW charging speeds at the right chargers, Tesla has adjusted its ability to charge quicker to adapt to the power level of every DC charging station. The battery will precondition when navigating to a specific charger and become more efficient during charging.

Tesla still has room to improve the Cybertruck through software upgrades. The Cybertruck is a more digital vehicle than any other Tesla models, enabling every part of the vehicle to be possibly modified or changed in response to software upgrades.

While the Cybertruck has been criticized for being an unfinished vehicle, Tesla has made similar improvements to other models, such as increasing the range and performance of the Model Y and Model 3 by around 5% with free software upgrades. The company is expected to continue making similar upgrades to the Cybertruck.

Overall, the new software upgrade for the Cybertruck offers improvements in handling and charging, making the vehicle an even more attractive option for those looking for a high-performance electric pickup truck.