Tesla Update 2024.2 Enables Adaptive Headlights in New Model 3 [Update: Video]

By Kevin Armstrong
Tesla has enabled adaptive headlights for the new Model 3
Tesla has enabled adaptive headlights for the new Model 3
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Tesla has introduced adaptive headlights to its new Model 3. This feature is part of the latest software update, version 2024.2, which has been released to Tesla employees.

Update: We now have our first video of the new adaptive high beams in action. X user m.jr.88 posted a video (below) of his new Model 3 with update 2024.2 that enables the new adaptive high beams feature. If you pay close attention to the video, you can see the high beams dim and brighten in certain areas.

Adaptive Headlights vs Matrix Headlights

A recent leak of European documents revealed that Tesla was getting ready to enable the adaptive headlights in the new Model 3. Matrix headlights, which feature many LEDs that can be turned on and off individually, let the vehicle manufacturers light or dim certain portions of the road, resulting in high beams being on longer and leading to better visibility. However, the new Model 3 appears to have a slightly different implementation than Tesla’s previous matrix headlights, although it’s not immediately clear how or why. Tesla is using the term adaptive headlights in the new Model 3 instead of matrix headlights.

Update 2024.2.2

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Tesla’s previous matrix headlights could feature more LEDs, as evidenced by their special effects like projecting the Tesla logo during light shows (video below). The new adaptive headlights could have fewer pixels to turn on and off, which may lead to an easier implementation.

Software Update 2024.2

Tesla’s 2024.2 update enables the adaptive headlights on the new Model 3 according to German user dracon on the TFF Forum. At this point though, it’s not clear which regions will receive the new adaptive headlights support. Tesla will sometimes only enable bigger changes in specific regions before making them available world wide. Due to the amount of regulations around headlights, there could restrictions on where Tesla can enable their implementation of adaptive headlights.

The release notes (translated from German), state that “The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.”

“By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.”

“To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.”

The 2024.2 also adds security improvements according to the release notes.

No Matrix Headlight Support Yet

In December 2023, Tesla received approval from European authorities to utilize adaptive headlights on the new Model 3. It appears that this will be exclusive for the new Model 3 for now. We confirmed that this update, was has been released in various regions, has not enabled matrix headlight support on a vehicle that includes them.

Tesla started added matrix headlights to some of their vehicles in 2021, but the functionality has yet to be enabled. In May 2023, Tesla added matrix headlights to the Model X, so it appears that they still plan to enable support for this headlights at some point in the future, at least as of mid-2023.

As the first deliveries of the Highland Model 3 are expected in North America this month, whether the adaptive headlights will be included in these vehicles remains to be seen.

Tesla's Shareholder Event: Vote Results And Video Replay

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Yesterday on X, Elon Musk posted that the two key resolutions for the upcoming Shareholder Meeting were both passing by wide margins – and would subsequently go on to pass at today’s Shareholder Meeting.

Musk Compensation Package and Tesla’s Move to Texas

The two key resolutions, one on Elon Musk’s performance-based compensation package, and the other on Tesla’s re-incorporation to Texas, both passed in the preliminary stages. Each required a minimum number of ‘Yes’ votes to pass at the Shareholder Meeting.

The performance-based compensation package only required a simple majority – a certain number of Yes votes, with abstentions not counting as Nos. On the other hand, the move to Texas required a full majority, with abstentions counting as Nos.

Elon Musk declared his victory on X in these two key votes, and Tesla’s share prices moved favorably in post-market, and then again in pre-market trading. This is a positive indicator for Tesla and Elon Musk. On X, Elon recently agreed that given he has received a controlling stake in Tesla, he would work towards making Tesla the most valuable company on Earth.

Other Resolutions

The first five proposals are Tesla corporate proposals, while the remainder are shareholder proposals, and are covered in the table below. For more details, you can read Tesla’s Proxy Package. The proposals are ordered below in the order of presentation.

Resolution

Status

Elect 2 Directors for a 3 Year term (James Murdock, Kimball Musk)

PASS

Non-Binding Advisory-basis Executive Compensation

PASS

Move Tesla to Texas

PASS

Elon Musk’s Compensation Package

PASS

Appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers as Tesla’s accounting firm.

PASS

Reduce Director Terms to 1 Year

FAIL

Simple Majority Stockholder Voting

FAIL

Annual Report on Anti-Harassment and Discrimination

PASS

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Policy

PASS

Report on EM Radiation and Wireless Technologies, and effects on humans.

PASS

Adopting targets and reports for sustainability metrics for executive compensation

PASS

Moratorium on sourcing minerals from deep-sea mining.

PASS

Shareholder Meeting Event

You can view Tesla’s shareholder meeting below:

Tesla Likely to Launch Robotaxi Service in Next 5 Years, May Account for 90% of Future Profit

By Karan Singh
ARK Invest

Tesla is on the verge of its Robotaxi announcement event on 8/8, and major investors like Ark Invest are examining and refreshing their bull case scenarios.

Robotaxi as a Focus

Ark Invest sees Robotaxi as a focus of Tesla’s ongoing business and sees Tesla’s autonomous ride-hailing revenue to net nearly $1 trillion in 2029. In comparison, they estimate Tesla’s vehicle sales to account for $0.4 trillion in revenue. With this bull case, Ark Invest also sees Tesla’s share price soaring to $3,100 by 2029. Ark Invest’s bear case sees the share price moving to $2,000 and robotaxi netting $0.63 billion in revenue.

Ark Invest gives Tesla a 58% chance of launching its robotaxi service in 2025, and a 38% chance in 2026. It’s clear that Tesla’s future lies in operating a fleet of autonomous vehicles and the question is just when it will happen. Given FSD’s massive improvements between FSD V11 and FSD V12, there is a possibility of Tesla meeting these estimates, although a lot depends on how fast improvements will continue to come. While FSD V12 is impressive, it’s still a long way from a true autonomous vehicle.

Rate of Improvement

Miles driven by Tesla FSD versus autonomous competitors
Miles driven by Tesla FSD versus autonomous competitors
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Ark’s case is focused on the fact that FSD’s rapid improvement will continue, and a lot of that may be determined with the next few releases, including FSD 12.4.1, v12.5, and v12.6. When comparing Tesla to autonomous vehicles, Tesla has a drastic lead in miles driven, in fact, it’s so large that you can barely even see Tesla’s competitors. Tesla is at 1.3 billion miles driven with FSD, while the closest competitors are just reaching 15 million autonomous miles driven. While there’s a drastic difference in capabilities between Tesla’s FSD and autonomous vehicles such as Google’s Waymo, Tesla has the ability to gather data 86 times quicker.

Training data is key to building autonomous vehicles, and Tesla is currently the king of vehicle-related data.

Services Company

We previously wrote about whether Tesla’s future will be as a car company or a services company – and major investors such as Ark Invest and Morgan Stanley see Tesla’s AI services as a major driver of business in the future, and the focus of future revenue and profits.

Robotaxi, as both a service and as a physical product, has the opportunity to shake up markets in a unique way, providing quick, clean, and safe transportation between local destinations in urban areas, which could quickly outcompete traditional services like taxis, and tech competitors like Uber or Lyft. The market for robotaxi is untapped and massive, but Tesla isn’t the only one chasing the goal.

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