We’ve already learned Tesla has added a Megaphone function to the Boombox with the recent update, which also includes a new light show. However, there’s way more to the Software Update v11.0 than that, regardless of which model you own as there’s something for everyone. With no PR department of its own, we are pleasantly surprised the Palo Alto manufacturer is providing full details about the new tweaks being rolled out via an OTA update.
The “biggest holiday release yet” comes along with a new user interface for the infotainment system with a simplified look, a customizable app launcher, and the addition of a dark mode. It’s available for every Model 3 and Model Y as well as for the Legacy Model S and Model X powered by an Intel Atom processor. With the latest software, you can now hide the map of the navigation and add or delete route stops. Doing so will automatically change the estimated arrival time accordingly as well as the battery charge remaining after reaching your destination.
For something a bit more fun, Software Update v11.0 adds Sonic the Hedgehog video game to the Tesla Arcade, plus the classic Sudoku and the multiplayer-ready The Battle of Polytopia. TikTok has also been integrated for even more social media interaction. Tesla’s newest software revision brings five levels of audio settings, including Auto, which will automatically adapt depending on the song. Users can still manually change the subwoofer settings.
More meaningful updates include the upgraded blind spot camera by automatically providing footage on the car’s touchscreen the moment you make a turn or signal a lane change. Speaking of cameras, Sentry Mode Live Camera Access is now being expanded to entire North America and most parts of Europe, allowing Tesla app owners to access the live feed straight from their smartphones.
But wait, there’s more. Tesla’s newest software revision brings five levels of audio settings, including Auto, which will automatically adapt depending on the song. Users can still manually change the subwoofer settings. That Tesla app we mentioned earlier can now be also used to activate cold-weather features. Alternatively, these can be turned on by using the touchscreen when the battery is running low. Features like the heated charge port or the cabin preconditioning will come in handy when it’s freezing outside.
Should your Model S or Model X have the optional adaptive suspension, the new software will automatically change it to the “Comfort” setting when the Autopilot is turned on. Those who own the Model 3 and Model Y now have an automatic heated seats function with the driver and front passenger seats being automatically adjusted depending on the temperature inside the car as well as based on the settings chosen by the user for the climate control.
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