Tesla has announced that version 10 has its in-car software began rolling out to owners of Model S, Model X, and Model 3. Those who have paid for the Full Self-Driving option on their car are higher on the priority list, with a broader release within "about a week" with "minor improvements" to this build, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla says this is the biggest software update ever to date and highlights all improvements as a major advantage of buying one of the company's cars.
Software version 10.0 – you would think that Musk would already have branded it – contains many new entertainment options for Tesla drivers. Spotify Premium, Netflix, YouTube and Hulu (including with live TV) are now available. The video services can only be viewed when a vehicle is parked, but Spotify integration has been a huge demand among Tesla customers, the company says, and that obviously always works. People who stream their music via Bluetooth will also appreciate that album covers now appear on the Tesla display.
The other new fun feature functions are & # 39; Caraoke & # 39 ;, which allows you to sing & # 39; your heart with friends on a road trip – or alone. Caraoke comes with a huge library of music and lyrics, with support for multiple languages. "Lyrics are synchronized with the number on the Tesla display. And the first level of Cuphead has been added to Tesla Arcade.
Tesla also replicates a popular Google trick: "I'm lucky." You can select this option for food ("I'm hungry") or places of interest ("I'm lucky"). "During testing we were taken to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, gourmet meals, national parks, city sights and more," the company wrote in its blog post.
With regard to driving and the most important vehicle functionality, Tesla has renamed its car call function to "Smart Summon" and added new functionality. Smart Summon – exclusively for fully self-driving and improved Autopilot customers – enables a Tesla vehicle to leave a parking space and to navigate obstacles for its owner. The car must be in your sight for Smart Summon to work. Video recordings made when Teslas are in their self-protected Sentry mode are now stored in a separate folder of other camera content. A new "Joe mode" is intended to prevent sleeping passengers from waking up by reducing the volume of certain car chimes and warnings. And the mobile Tesla app can do a few more things and remotely control more aspects of the car (such as the windows).
What customers can expect, Tesla says:
Make sure your car is connected to WiFi to receive this update as quickly as possible. You automatically receive version 10.0 when it is ready for your car based on your location and vehicle configuration. You do not need to request the update.