Tesla releases a major update once a month that includes feature improvements, security improvements, or other new features. While some owners will receive the update right away a few days after launch, most owners will only get it several weeks later. But what’s the reason for the updates not reaching everyone right away? Are there favorite Tesla customers?
Tesla: Are there any favorite customers in updates?
Unfortunately, updates for Tesla vehicles are not exactly like those available for mobile devices where everything happens faster. In fact, care has to be another. Especially in equipment that has the ability to drive alone.
How Tesla Provides Updates
Tesla releases updates based on the vehicle’s region, model, hardware and other factors. The main reason Tesla releases updates this way is to minimize risk and assess how well an update is working.
This update limit allows Tesla to act quickly if an issue arises and work on bug fixes based on feedback. This is before the potential problem has had a chance to affect a large number of vehicles.
In other words, this makes it easier to isolate problems. All before most of the fleet is affected.
However the vehicle model or other hardware is also taken into account. For example, if Tesla is trying to get feedback on a feature that requires MCU 2 or MCU 3, they may first push the update to those vehicles before rolling it out more widely.
If we look at the software updates page we see that there are a wide variety of updates. Some may arrive with different revisions and features as well.
What do Tesla update numbers mean?
Tesla’s release process is why there are multiple versions of the same update.
For example, Tesla may first release update 2022.36, but as bugs are found and Tesla fixes them, Tesla will release new updates like 2022.36.1 and 2022.36.2.
The version number 2022 represents the year that development began for this update. The 36 represents the week number, and the last number means the revision of the update.
Can I force install an update?
Unfortunately not. Under normal circumstances, there is no way to force Teslas to receive an update. You will simply have to wait until the update is available for your vehicle.
However, there are some things you can do to receive them as quickly as possible.
So if you’re interested in receiving updates as they become available, it’s a good idea to activate the “Advanced Updates” option in your vehicle’s Software tab.