Tesla Inc. is known for updating their cars over-the-air. An advantage of this is that users always have the latest software versions with the newest functions and improvements. However, the disadvantage is that the characteristics of the car can change causing, for example, taxi meters to no longer function properly. To avoid such problems Tesla and Beijer Automotive have joined their forces and developed a solution in the form of a special BCI-TESLA CAN-interface. As a result, a taximeter in the new Tesla Model 3 and Model Y from mid-2020 will always continue to work, despite interim Tesla updates.
Connecting a BCI is quick and easy. Once connected to a constant power supply, a ground and two CAN wires, the BCI will automatically determine the car make and type. The BCI needs no more than 20 seconds to recognise the car, after which it will control the relevant outputs.
And with the help of the free INCAR-instruction that comes with every BCI, locating the CAN connections in the car is easy too.