Tesla Firmware 8.0 is here and I’m going to do a short series of posts on my thoughts on the different areas of 8.0 update for the pre-Autopilot series of cars like I did for other updates in the past, but since I know that a number of owners are still waiting to get the 8.0 update I wanted to share the release notes and screenshots that cover all the changes on the pre-AP cars while they’re waiting.

The most significant improvements in 8.0 are in these areas:

  • Autopilot (for cars with autopilot hardware enabled)
  • Media player
  • Navigation & trip planner
  • Trips (Trip A, B etc)
  • Cabin overheat protection

The screen shots below are from firmware 8.0 (2.36.108) on my April 2014 Tesla Model S 85:

So what do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.