Tesla's latest software updates may include 5G modem support and hotspot capabilities in its vehicles, as per what hacker "green" has uncovered.
Posting their findings on Twitter, green talked about the company's 2020.44 software update, sparking interest in a number of Tesla fans and followers.
Connectivity is an integral part of what Tesla has to offer, and it's not purely for entertainment reasons but also for collecting data to improve its features—namely Autopilot, per Electrek.
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If green's rumors are anything to go by, Tesla's in-vehicle connectivity may be going a notch upwards with its upcoming 2020.44 software update.
And not only will 5G connectivity potentially be on the table but so will the automaker's hotspot capabilities improve.
All of this has yet to be officially confirmed, so contain your excitement for just a moment.
And then there's additional bandwidth usage monitoring added and a curious mothership option to ask cars to "collect hotspot info" - hotspot might really appear in foreseeable future?— green (@greentheonly) November 3, 2020
For a while, all of Tesla's vehicles came equipped with internet connectivity as part of the deal. This feature was useful for the vehicles' driver-assist features and in the development of the company's Autopilot system.
Then, in 2018 Tesla changed this to different tiers of connectivity becoming available, with larger data features only available for a paid subscription service, as Electrek explained.
We'll have to keep an ear and an eye out for when the news becomes official, as it most likely will, given it's green who shed light on this matter, and that hacker is usually on point.