Tesla is now rolling out software update 2021.40.6 to its vehicles. With it comes the ability to purchase upgrades and additional features from the car itself.
Spotted by Reddit user sageDieu, the update adds a new menu function in the center console.
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Tesla owners can now access an ‘Upgrades’ tab in the main menu, located at the bottom under ‘Software.’ There, users can purchase Premium Connectivity for a $10 monthly fee.
The Premium Connectivity Subscription is currently the only upgrade available from the Tesla menu. However, with other upgrades like Full Self-Driving and Acceleration Boost available from the Tesla Account, more options may arrive soon.
Premium Connectivity has been available as a subscription option since 2018. This upgrades the Standard Connectivity functions that all Tesla vehicles ship with.
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Standard Connectivity, according to Tesla, provides access to most connectivity features over Wi-Fi only, in addition to basic maps and navigation and music streaming over Bluetooth.”
Tesla vehicles gain access to “all connectivity features over cellular, in addition to Wi-Fi, for the most intuitive and engaging ownership experience” with Premium Connectivity.
Before today’s update, you had to log into your Tesla Account or use Tesla’s app to purchase over-the-air upgrades. Upgrades were never purchasable from the car’s own menu.
Now they are.