The record-breaking pre-orders for Tesla’s newly unveiled Model 3 car can, and probably should, be interpreted a number of different ways by the automobile and related industries. Obviously, it’s a strong testament to the interest that car buyers have in electric cars, particularly those with sleek designs at affordable prices.

But there are several other aspects of Tesla’s new cars that consumers are likely interested in as well. Most importantly, Tesla is one of the only automakers that offers over-the-air software updates to their cars.

The company takes the approach that their car’s software is never done (much like our mobile phones) and offers regular upgrades not only to traditional infotainment features — such as clock apps and climate controls — but also to driving performance and automation functions.