App Update Reveals More Details About the Cybertruck's UI and Its Features

By Not a Tesla App Staff
An image from the app reveals the Cybertruck's UI
An image from the app reveals the Cybertruck's UI
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The Cybertruck is not just about power; it's also about a unique user experience. The app update provided a glimpse into the Cybertruck's distinct user interface, showcasing a design divergence from Tesla's other models. This UI image, extracted from the app, shows a fresh approach, keeping in line with the vehicle's futuristic appeal.

Earlier, we discovered the infotainment screen displayed the Cyber Owl while Sentry Mode is activated. Its red eyes glow, offering a unique and cool appearance.

However, with this new image, the Cybertruck UI reveals several things. This UI is radically different from what we see in other 'single-screen' models, like the Model Y.

Visualization & Map

The most obvious change in this 'Parked' screen is that the vehicle is now predominately displayed in the center of the expected 18.5" screen. The navigation map is much smaller, and instead of taking up the right two-thirds of the screen, a portion of it is subtly displayed on the top right corner. However, once the vehicle moves out of park, the map area would likely enlarge to take up the majority of the screen.

App Icons

The familiar app icons along the bottom have been aligned vertically and moved to the left side of the screen. They're also displayed on the right side, for passenger use. In the image we see the same icons displayed on the left and right sides of the screen, but Tesla has talked about passenger preferences in the past, so it wouldn't be unrealistic if Tesla offered a customized version of apps for the passenger.

Looking closer at the app icons, it's not conclusive what they are, but they appear to be the usual suspects, including Apple Music, the Energy app, Camera app, the All Apps icon, which is followed by the most recent app, the phone.

After the apps, there are temperature controls, seat heaters and the familiar Controls or settings icon in the bottom left corner. The seat heater icon is activated on the passenger side, however the Cybertruck is expected to include ventilated seats as well.

On the bottom right corner we have the air bag icon, which indicates whether the passenger airbag is enabled.

The top right corner has the passenger volume control, as well as what looks too be a new icon, possibly to shift or swap the display layout, bringing certain elements closer to the passenger, much like the Model S.

Display Size & Ratio

While its expected that the Cybertruck will include a 18.5" screen, the largest display of any Tesla, not much else is known

With this new image, we can conclude that the display will be 16:9, like the Model Y's. On both the Model S and Model Y, Tesla includes displays with about 150 pixels per inch, so we can expect something similar in the Cybertruck.

If Tesla ends up going with a 18.5" screen at 150 PPI, we may see a display with a resolution of about 2420x1360.

Status Icons

The status icons, such as battery, time and temperature are displayed at the top, aligned toward the driver. While other status icons, such as WiFi are aligned center. In the image we can see the lock icon, what appears to be the driver profile icon, alerts, WiFi, Sentry Mode, but the last two icons are harder to make out, and they could be Cybertruck specific features.

3D Terrain

As we've seen in several other images, the Cybertruck 3D model appears to be displayed in a 3D environment. There have been hints that Tesla is looking to show 3D terrain in the driving visualizations, and this could be our first glimpse at this integration.

V12 Software Update

The Cybertruck is truly a unique vehicle and the UI appears to be just as unique. Tesla has introduced major UI updates in the past, with v11, not to be confused with FSD Beta v11, was introduced last holiday season. It's possible that some of these UI elements will carry over to other vehicles, in particular the status icons, the parked view and more.

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Tesla Looks to Add New Full Self-Driving and Premium Connectivity Plans in Canada

By Kevin Armstrong
FSD subscription may be coming to Canada
FSD subscription may be coming to Canada

Tesla may soon support a monthly FSD subscription and the Premium Connectivity annual plan for Canadian customers. The possible move was discussed on X as Tesla’s Vice President of Public Policy and Business Development, Rohan Patel, responded to inquiries.

FSD Beta Subscription in Canada

The potential introduction of the FSD beta subscription in Canada represents a notable evolution in Tesla’s FSD pricing. The monthly subscription is available in the U.S. for $200 USD per month, this service allows Tesla owners to access the company’s suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Considering currency exchange rates, this could translate to around $270 CAD monthly for Canadian consumers. This pricing strategy aims to make Tesla’s ADAS features more accessible, offering flexibility to subscribe or unsubscribe based on individual needs and circumstances, such as seasonal driving preferences. Currently, Canadian customers only have the option to buy FSD in full at $16,000 CAD.

While a subscription service for FSD Beta may allow more drivers to try out the technology, it will also assist Tesla in gathering more information and improving the system faster. The more miles clocked by FSD, the more the system learns.

Miles driven on FSD
Miles driven on FSD

Premium Connectivity Annual Plan

Alongside the FSD beta, Tesla is exploring the possibility of offering an annual subscription model for its Premium Connectivity service in Canada. Tesla started offering an annual subscription for Premium Connectivity in the US back in 2022 at $99.99, representing a 20% savings. Premium connectivity offers drivers additional features such as Live Traffic Visualization, Satellite-View Maps, and streaming services such as Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The anticipated price for Canadian subscribers is set to be around $139.99 annually, offering a savings opportunity compared to the current monthly subscription rate of $13.99 CAD.

Patel's engagement on X highlights Tesla's proactive approach to addressing potential legal and regulatory barriers that might impede the introduction of these services in Canada. He committed to investigating these issues, underscoring Tesla's dedication to its Canadian customer base.

Strategic Investments and Enthusiastic Community

Tesla's plans for Canada go beyond just offering new subscription services. The company has made significant investments in manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain operations in the country.

Tesla FSD Beta v12 Auto Parks, Completes U-Turns, But Removes Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Ability

By Kevin Armstrong
Tesla has released FSD Beta v12 to some customers
Tesla has released FSD Beta v12 to some customers

Tesla's FSD Beta version 12.2.1, update 2023.44.30.20, recently started going out to some owners, which resulted in more videos posted on X. There are several examples of amazing technology at work, but also evidence that more work is needed.

Ashok Elluswamy, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software, recently highlighted the sophistication of FSD Beta v12 on X, emphasizing how the system's end-to-end approach is tackling complex driving scenarios with remarkable ease. His response came to a video of FSD maneuvering around a large puddle.

FSD V12 Does U-Turns

One of the standout features of FSD Beta v12 is its ability to execute U-turns seamlessly when required by the route. This is where real-world examples show the good and the bad of this highly advanced maneuver come into play. X user AI DRIVR, an account posting several high-quality videos of V12.2.1 in action, demonstrates a flawless U-turn.

Unfortunately, not all U-turns posted on X are as pretty; Randolph Kim has been experimenting with several scenarios. While later videos showed better behavior with u-turns and roundabouts, the earlier attempts had to be disengaged.

Parking Mode / First Glimpse at Park Seek

During our first glimpse of FSD v12 during Musk’s livestream, we noticed a new behavior when the vehicle reached its destination. Instead of just stopping, the vehicle now pulled over to the side of the road. However, it looks like the newest release goes one step further.

In a video by ArthurFromX, the vehicle is navigating to a parking lot. Not only does the vehicle successfully navigate to the parking lot, but it hunts around for a spot and then successfully parks without any additional instructions.

This could be our first glimpse at Tesla’s upcoming Park Seek feature that will eventually let the vehicle drop you off at the door and then go park itself.

Return of the Snapshot Button

Tesla appears to have reintroduced the Snapshot button in this update, at least to some owners. The snapshot button allows drivers to send additional information to Tesla regarding Autopilot's performance. This feature and the existing voice command feedback option provide Tesla with invaluable data to improve the FSD system further.

Automatic Speed Offset

Another noteworthy addition is the Automatic Set Speed Offset feature, which grants the vehicle autonomy to adjust its speed based on factors such as road type, traffic flow, and environmental conditions. The video below shows this feature in action. The feature is turned off by default and it currently only applies to street-level roads, but it’s a shift toward more human-like behavior for FSD Beta.

TACC is No Longer Accessible

Recently, Tesla revised the Autopilot activation method to avoid confusion and offered drivers two choices — a single pull of the stalk to enable FSD Beta or the traditional two taps. However, with FSD Beta v12, drivers are now required to use the single pull method to activate Autopilot.

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC) has traditionally been one pull of the stalk and Autopilot two pulls, but with the new single-pull method to activate Autopilot, TACC becomes unavailable. This hasn’t been a big deal until the release of FSD v12. With v12 Tesla is now requiring FSD Beta to use the single tap activation method.

This means that if a driver chooses to use FSD Beta, then TACC is no longer accessible. The only way to enable it is to go into Controls > Autopilot and turn off FSD Beta and instead choose Autosteer (or TACC). However, if you wish to enable FSD Beta again later, then it requires the vehicle to be in Park. Switching between Autosteer and FSD Beta isn’t practical for drivers. For those who rely on TACC, this issue could be a significant disadvantage in this release.

Update 2023.44.30.20

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Several drivers have praised FSD Beta v12’s ability to navigate complex situations, better decision-making, and smoother behavior. However, as with any cutting-edge technology, there have been instances where the system's responses have room for improvement, highlighting the importance of its continued development.

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