Tesla's version 10 (V10) firmware is on the horizon and will be released to owners as of August, according to CEO Elon Musk. After considering and addressing the company's V10 Early Access results, a broad release of firmware will follow.
"Depends on how release to early access owners goes, but hopefully broad release by the end of August," Musk responded to Twitter on a question of availability of V10.
Several upcoming V10 features were unveiled by Musk on Twitter, including new games, infotainment features, improvements in autopilot behavior on highways, and better traffic lights and stop sign recognition and Smart Summon (formerly Enhanced Summon). Also mentioned was a feature called "Joe Mode" which will reduce the volume of Autopilot alerts and alerts with half. Musk also noted that some infotainment features will need a premium connection package.
Depends on how release to early access owners goes, but hopefully broad release by the end of August
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In the same conversation regarding V10 The release gave Musk an update on the full electric car manufacturer's support for video streaming while connecting to WiFi. When Tesla vehicles are in the park, drivers will enjoy an old school, running movie experience, and playing videos hosted by Netflix and YouTube as soon as next month. Musk previously teased streaming support in early April along with free WiFi while Supercharging.
"Ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when the car stops coming to Tesla soon! Has an incredibly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfortable seats and the sound of the surround sound, "said Musk on Twitter. "[Coming in] Maybe August, not more than a few months."
Musk emphasized the unique experience the company's cars offer for filmmakers thanks to the impressive sound system built into the vehicles. "[It] feels like an old school trip in movie experience, but with much better sound," he wrote . Since Tesla also works for full self-propelled ability, with the driving of highway features that have been available for quite some time already, it was also mentioned whether video streaming is on the way . Musk explained: "When full self-drive is approved by regulators, we will activate video as we move." 1966004] Ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when the car stops coming to Tesla soon! Has an incredibly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfortable seats and surround sound.
– e ^ 👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019
While it would be sensible for YouTube and Netflix i car streaming feature to be included in the V10 package based on Musk's Twitter comments and those the stated times for the two software updates. It is possible that the two releases will be separate. After the CEO's announcement about the video capability of the car, Ryan McCaffrey drew Ride the Lightning Musk's previous commentary on the feature.
"You had originally said this was part of software v10. Then v10 comes soon or got those apps moved up the priority queue? Anyway, this is very cool news! 😎👍," McCaffrey asked. Musk's answer appeared to acknowledge the upcoming release of the V10, but did not fully clarify whether the power would come together or separate. "Yes, the V10 will include multiple games and infotainment features, enhanced autopilot on the highway, better traffic lights and stop sign recognition and Smart Summon, "replied Musk.
Video playback and streaming in the car will be especially beneficial for Tesla owners while traveling on long car trips with multiple Supercharging stops, and the company's recent efforts to make the Supercharger experience more enjoyable have been quite remarkable , especially for game play. In addition to the retro style TeslAtari Easter Egg, a new racing game was played with the wheel called Beach Buggy 2: Tesla Edition added last month to replace Pole Position as part of the new Tesla arcade. This Arcade feature will eventually include Cuphead and a custom Tesla version of Fallout called Fallout Shelter as described by Musk and Video Game Designer Todd Howard at E3 Coliseum 2019 More recently, Tesla supported another checker for Beach Buggy Racing 2 and Chess to Tesla Arcade, which included a fun video with the announcement.
Together Tesla's recent and future features continue Musk's mission to create "the funniest thing you could possibly have in a car."