• Tesla's rumored 2024.26 update introduces new Parental Controls for young drivers, limiting acceleration and setting max speed.
  • Additional safety features, such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, can be enabled. Drivers cannot deactivate these without a PIN code.
  • The update also includes a weather forecast, a redesigned menu, and improved navigation, among other things.

Tesla consistently improves its vehicles via over-the-air software updates, bringing new convenience and safety features to new and existing cars. According to Not A Tesla App, the latest 2024.26 update - reportedly released to Tesla employees already - will include new tech that will appeal to parents of young drivers.

New Parental Controls will allow parents to limit acceleration and set a maximum speed. This new 'Chill' mode would provide owners with peace of mind, with teenagers able to use the car with limitations to keep them safe. This is a handy feature; even the entry-level Tesla Model 3 can reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph - dangerous numbers for an inexperienced 16-year-old.

2024 Tesla Model 3
Horsepower 271 hp
Torque 310 lb-ft
Transmission Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH 2.9-5.8 seconds

Parental Controls Are A Godsend For Parents Of Teen Drivers

In addition, the Parental Controls enable parents to turn on important safety features, such as the forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and speed limit warning. Without the Parental Control PIN, the driver cannot change the settings, keeping them safe even if they don't want the settings. And if your teenager thinks they can stay out until all hours of the morning, your Tesla can notify you if the vehicle is being driven too late via the Night Curfew feature on the Tesla mobile app.

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This is a vital addition. Young drivers are at greater risk of being involved in a fatal car crash in America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, young drivers are involved in more fatal crashes (per mile) than any other age group, except for drivers aged 80 years and older. In 2021, 2,116 drivers aged 15-20 years old lost their lives, and more than 203,000 were injured in car accidents. Returning to Tesla, there's more to anticipate. Aside from the Parental Controls, multiple other features are reportedly coming.

Plenty Of New Features To Enjoy

A weather forecast will also be added, displaying local weather conditions and temperature on the vehicle status bar. Your Tesla will even display the index value and AQI symbol when air quality is poor. The automaker has also redesigned the in-vehicle menu, which now includes the ability to schedule charging and battery preconditioning. YouTube Music and Amazon Music will also be added with the new update.

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The update improves comfort, nighttime visibility, and the gaming experience.

The publication says the navigation system can now route the driver to more specific locations, such as a particular terminal at the airport. Elsewhere, the climate control panel has been redesigned for greater ease of use, while the fan speed automatically lowers when the driver is on a phone call (the climate control must be in auto mode). When the vehicle is in park, Zoom meetings automatically default to full-screen. It remains to be seen when the update will roll out, but we expect it to happen in the coming weeks.

Source: Not A Tesla App

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