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

Tesla pushed for the “holiday update” and owners have been able to convert their cars into a boombox, plus a few other improvements.

Since we’ve been reporting for the past few weeks, Tesla CEO has been Elon Musk Thriller “fire” holiday update It will be remotely pushed to the Tesla fleet before the end of 2020.

Earlier this week, we reported about it It included 3 new in-car video games, But we now have the full release notes with all the details.

It can be said that the main new feature of the update (2020.48.25) is this’Boombox, Which enables you to play sounds through your car’s external speakers.

Tesla writes in the release notes:

“Turn your car into a bum box and enjoy crowd entertainment by playing media when parked. You can also customize the sound your car makes when you hit the horn, drive the car, or when your car is moving with Summon. Select an option from the dropdown menu or insert your USB device and save Up to five custom voices. “

This is something Musk has been teasing for a while afterward Tesla has added a pedestrian warning system to the Model 3 According to regulatory requirements for quiet vehicles in the US and Europe.

Last year, Tesla released an update to the Model 3 to get an audible tone for playback when the vehicle is moving slowly (up to 19 mph) driving or reversing.

After being forced to add such a system, which is controversial among electric vehicle owners, Tesla decided to build this new feature with amplifiers.

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The new update also includesDriving perception improvements“:

The driving visualization has been updated and now provides a larger visualization to allow drivers to see more details about the road circumference. The next turn will now appear above the visualization if the Navigation Turn menu is covered by another app.

Additionally, the selected items have moved a bit but will still look and act the same way. Some notable differences include:

– Quick access to the backup camera and wipers has been moved to the bottom bar
– The indicator lights have been moved to the side of the touch screen
The autopilot set speed, autopilot availability and the “detected speed limit” are now displayed next to the driving speed.

These changes can be seen in the image shown above and you can see more details in a video below.

Tesla has also made improvements to theScheduled departureIn the new software update.

The automaker wrote in the release notes:

Scheduled Departures can now pre-configure the battery and cabin even when your car is disconnected. To calculate different utility rate plans, you can now set the time when interest rates end off-peak times to save on shipping costs. To access, click SCHEDULE from the climate control panel or charging when standing.

With the new update, Tesla has also madeSupercharger display improvements“:

Supercharger pins on the touchscreen will now display the number of booths available at charging locations. Quickly search for nearby amenities by clicking on the Amenities icon on the Supercharger pop-up screen.

Tesla has also removed the clickable “T” logo that should bring you vehicle information and software update, but you can now access it through “Controls> Software”.

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Finally, Tesla’s view of release notes has changed to a single page that lists all the various changes, which owners can click for details of each change.

Every day, Tesla on Youtube ran an hour-long live tour of all the features in the new update if you want to see what the changes look like:

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