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Rivian R1T and R1S will get system and dynamics improvements with June 2024 OTA update



Rivian R1s

Rivian will launch new features for Gen 1 Rivian R1S and R1T vehicles with a June 2024 over-the-air (OTA) software update released this month.

Wassym Bensaid, Senior Vice President of Software Technologies at Rivian announced new capabilities through this release. There are improvements coming to the system and dynamics of these two electric vehicles (EVs).


System improvements

The company will improve the user interface (UI) of the center screen for better visuals during interactions with 3D cel-shading.

The update will add live camera views for blind spot monitoring to improve the driver’s visibility on the road during a turn signal. Rivian is working on redesigned HVAC control for climate control. Furthermore, customers will get an OTA update scheduling feature to select an installation time.

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S

Dynamics Improvements

Benesaid explained that Rivian has no plans to offer Gen 2 hardware retrofit including compute or sensors for Gen 1 R1S and R1T EVs. Instead, it will improve its experiences with software upgrades.

The company will focus on suspension for dynamic improvements. The June 2024 update will bring some new changes to the vehicle to improve the following aspects. This new update will fine-tune damping through all drive modes. You can access re-tune ride feel options for an extended range of body control settings.

The update will improve software sensing and add automatic adjustment of damping control for varying load conditions such as carrying additional passengers, gear, or towing a trailer.


Terrain management will be introduced for a smoother experience on uneven and rough roads. Furthermore, customers will experience new pitch management during acceleration and braking for smoother launches off the line and reduced nosedive when decelerating.

These upgrades appear major for the two vehicles and could be announced anytime soon.


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