Tesla promoted the “holiday update,” which enables car owners to turn their car into a speaker, among other improvements.
As we have reported in the past few weeks, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing the “Fire” holiday update in order to transmit it over the air to the Tesla fleet before the end of 2020.
Earlier this week, we reported that it includes 3 new in-car video games, but we now have the full release notes and all the details.
It can be said that the main new feature of this update (2020.48.25) is “boot cut pantMode, allowing you to play sound through the vehicle’s external speakers.
Tesla wrote in the release notes:
“Turn your car into a speaker and entertain the crowd through media playback when parked. You can customize the sound the car makes when you press the horn, drive the car or use Summon. Select an option from the drop-down menu, or Plug in your own USB device and save up to five custom sounds.”;
After Tesla added a pedestrian warning system to Model 3 in accordance with the regulatory requirements for quiet vehicles in the United States and Europe, Musk has been laughing at this.
Last year, Tesla released an update to Model 3, when the vehicle is driving at a slow speed (reversing) or when it is reversed (maximum speed 19 mph), you can hear the sound.
After being forced to add this system that caused controversy among electric car owners, Tesla decided to use speakers to build this new feature.
The new update also includes “Drive visualization improvements‘:
The driving visualization has been refreshed and now provides greater visualization, allowing the driver to see more details of the surrounding environment on the road. If the navigation turn list is covered by another application, the next turn will now be displayed above the visualization.
In addition, the selected item has moved slightly, but will continue to look and behave the same. Some notable differences include the following:
-Quick access to backup cameras and wipers have been moved to the bottom bar
–The indicator light has been moved to the side of the touch screen
Autopilot set speed, autopilot availability and “detected speed limit” are now displayed next to the driving speed.
These changes can be seen in the image above, and you can see more details in the video at the bottom.
Tesla also said “Scheduled departureIn the new software update.
The automaker wrote in the release notes:
Now, even if your car has been unplugged, your battery and cabin can be pre-processed at the scheduled departure time. In order to consider different utility rate plans, you can now set the off-peak period rate time to save costs. To access, tap “Schedule” from the climate control or charging panel while parked.
With the new update, Tesla also made “Supercharger display improvement‘:
Now, the “Supercharger” pin on the touch screen will display the number of gears available at the charging location. Quickly search for nearby convenience facilities by clicking the convenience facility icon on the Supercharger pop-up screen.
Tesla also removed the clickable “T” logo, which can bring you vehicle information and software updates, but now you can access these logos through “Controls>Software”.
Ultimately, the way Tesla displays the release notes has changed to a single page listing all the different changes, and the owner can click to get the details of each change.
If you want to see what the changes look like, Tesla on Youtube will conduct a one-hour real-time walkthrough of all the features in the new update every day:
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