Software update 2020.48.26 brings a ton of changes to the Tesla interface across all models. Some of the features are fun and whimsical, while others relate to some big changes to the user experience.
With the latest changes, though, not everyone is happy. Especially on Model S and Model X cars, the new instrument cluster interface leaves a lot of negative space and there’s no real option to customize that.
We’ve noticed it on our Model 3, too, and while we think it looks good some customization would never hurt.
According to Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, “We need a UI overhaul.”
We need a UI overhaul
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 29, 2020
Of course this statement was made over Twitter, because the company no longer maintains a relationship with U.S. media. But he does make an interesting point.
The user interface in the Model S and Model X haven’t been updated in a long time. While there have been little updates along the way, it looks basically the same today as it did when the cars first when on sale.
We have no idea when to expect this type of update, or even if it is coming. Several folks volunteered to help with the process, which we still think is odd for a for-profit automaker, but we digress.
The community is willing to help, just give us a place to submit suggestions instead of just Twitter. Tons of incredible UI designers out here
— Tesla Owners Online (@Model3Owners) December 29, 2020
Digressions aside, what do you think about the current Tesla user interface? Is there room for updates and improvements?
Let us know in the comments.