Tesla releases software update that turns your car into a boombox, and more

Tesla has pushed its ‘vacation replace’ and it allows house owners to show their vehicles right into a boombox, in addition to just a few different enhancements.

As we have now been reporting over the previous few weeks, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing a ‘hearth’ vacation replace to be pushed over-the-air to Tesla’s fleet earlier than the top of 2020.

Earlier this week, we reported that it included 3 new in-car video video games, however we now have the complete launch notes with all the small print.

Arguably, the principle new characteristic of the replace (2020.48.25)) is that this ‘Boombox‘ mode, which allows you to play sounds by way of your automobile’s exterior audio system.

Tesla writes within the launch notes:

“Flip your automotive right into a boombox and entertain a crowd together with your media play when parked. You’ll be able to als customise the sound that your automotive makes while you press the horn, drive the automotive or when your automotive is shifting with Summon. Choose an possibility from the dropdown menu or insert your personal USB system and save as much as 5 customized sounds.”

This a one thing that Musk has been teasing for some time after Tesla added a pedestrian warning system to the Mannequin 3 as per regulatory necessities for quiet automobiles within the US and Europe.

Final 12 months, Tesla launched an replace to Mannequin 3 for an audible tone to play when the automobile is shifting slowly (as much as 19 mph) in both drive or reverse.

After being pressured so as to add such a system, which is controversial amongst electrical automobile house owners, Tesla determined to construct this new characteristic utilizing the audio system.

The brand new replace additionally contains ‘Driving Visualization Enhancements‘:

The driving visualization has been refreshed and now gives a bigger visualization to permit drivers to view extra particulars of the highway environment. The subsequent flip will now seem above the visualization if the navigation flip record is roofed by one other app.

Moreover, choose gadgets have barely moved however will proceed to look and behave the identical. Some notable variations embody the next:

– Fast entry to the backup digital camera and wipers has moved to the underside bar
– Indicator lights have been moved to the facet of the touchscreen
Autopilot set pace, Autopilot availability, and ‘detected pace restrict are actually displayed subsequent to the driving pace.

These adjustments could be seen on the picture featured above and you may see extra particulars in a video on the backside.

Tesla has additionally made enhancements to ‘Scheduled Departure‘ within the new software program replace.

The automaker wrote within the launch notes:

Scheduled Departure can now precondition your battery and cabin even when your automotive is unplugged. To account for the completely different utility fee plans, now you can set the time when your off-peak charges finish to avoid wasting on charging prices. To entry, faucet SCHEDULE from the local weather management or charging panel when parked.

With the brand new replace, Tesla has additionally made ‘Supercharger Show Enhancements‘:

Supercharger pins in your touchscreen will now show the variety of accessible stalls at charging websites. Shortly seek for close by facilities by tapping an amenity icon on the Supercharger popup show.

Tesla has additionally eliminated the clickable ‘T’ emblem that might bringing you your automobile info and software program replace, however now you can entry these by way of ‘Controls > Software program’.

Lastly, the way in which that Tesla shows the discharge notes has been modified to a single web page itemizing all of the completely different adjustments, which house owners can click on for the small print of every change.

On a regular basis Tesla on Youtube did an hour-long dwell walkthrough of all of the options within the new replace if you wish to see what the adjustments seem like:

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