It seems that Tesla cars, without any exaggeration, can now be called the most comfortable mode of transport in the world. You can literally live in the cabin of these electric vehicles – we have never heard the news about the inconvenience of installed seats, which means that sitting on them you can safely have popcorn and watch TV shows. At the end of September, the manufacturer decided to please Tesla car owners with the release of one of the largest software updates. The tenth version received support for new services for watching videos, official support for games ported from consoles and the Smart Summon function, which allows you to call a car from a parking space directly to the threshold of a shopping center or another building.
Tesla is constantly improving its cars. Sometimes innovations are not noticeable to ordinary users and hide somewhere under the hood of an electric car. For example, in early September, the company talked about a new type of battery that wears out half as fast as current options. This is a very cool innovation that will save motorists nerves and money, but its benefit can only be appreciated over time. But here are some updates that immediately catch your eye – huge displays are installed inside Tesla cars, so why not use them to watch movies while waiting for a child from the kindergarten?
Films and games in Tesla cars
The company is well aware that huge displays can and should be used not only for viewing maps, but also for entertainment purposes. That is why in the tenth version of the software there are many multimedia features. For example, the company has expanded its list of applications with tools for watching TV shows and programs through the Netflix and Hulu services. Of course, the list of games has also been updated – in addition to the old games from the classic Atari console, the company added support for the modern Cuphead platform game, which was once mentioned by Elon Musk.
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The company also allowed motorists to sing karaoke and gave the function a very funny name “Car-aoke”. However, singing your favorite songs on the go is unlikely to succeed as if in a Carpool Karaoke show with James Corden, because the entertainment features are only available when the car is in the parking lot.
You can watch an overview of all the innovations in the video below.
Tesla Car Remote Control
Speaking of parking – all the above functions fade against the background of the Smart Summon mode, which allows you to call a car from a parking space directly to the threshold of the shopping center. If you believe the description on the official Tesla blog, people who were able to test the function before its release were completely delighted with the innovation. One of the owners of Tesla on Twitter showed how he called the car to himself during heavy rain and he and the children did not have to go to him with heavy bags and get wet in the rain.
This feature is available only to owners of Tesla cars with autopilot, the cost of which is $ 8,000. However, it is not entirely clear how the car finds its owner’s location. The blog says that for the function to work it is necessary that the car is in the owner’s field of vision, but in most cases it is almost impossible to see your car in the parking lot – you need to look for it. Most likely, we are talking about the close proximity of an electric car, and if the owner is too far away, the Smart Summon function in the mobile application will simply be unavailable.
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In the end, I want to mention that in addition to the above functions, the company added a search for restaurants and attractions near the car. Not without security updates – from now on, videos recorded during the operation of the “sentry mode” are stored in a separate folder on the USB drive. If there is not enough memory, old records are deleted.