Tesla has begun rolling out its first V10 update to members of the early access program. Based on release notes gathered from EAP members, it appears that version 10 is primarily focused on making Tesla's electric cars one of the "most fun things" anyone can buy, without excluding anyone.
The following are some important features included in the V10 update.
Tesla Theater allows vehicles to stream video content provided they are in Park and connected to WiFi. So far, Tesla Theater includes three streaming options: Netflix, YouTube and Tesla Tutorials. You can access the feature through the new "Entertainment" icon on Vehicle V1
“Tesla Theater lets you watch movies and videos when your car is in PARK and connected to WiFi. To start Tesla Theater, tap on the new & # 39; Entertainment & # 39; Application Launcher icon and select the Theater tab, "the company wrote in Tesla Theater's release notes.
Interestingly, members of the Early Access program have reported that Tesla Theater is currently working on their vehicle's cellphone data connection. Perhaps such a feature would be enabled after the first rollout of the V10, like Navigation on Autopilot's unconfirmed course changes, which were also immediately available to EAP users and disabled by the first release of the V9.
Tesla Theater release notes. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
Tesla Theater in the V10 Update (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
Netflix on the Tesla V10 Update (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
A full-screen YouTube video played on the Tesla V10 update (Credit : Tesla Owners Online)
Tesla Theater in the V10 Update (Credit: Tesla Owners Online )
Caraoke is one of the the fun features that could end up resulting in a new wave of viral videos on YouTube. The new feature lets users sing along to their favorite track, although text will only be visible on the vehicle screen while cars are on Park. Caraoke tracks can be played while driving, even if text is not displayed on the screen.
“Sing karaoke to the favorite tunes and artists in your car. You can select 'Caraoke' from the Media menu. Touch the microphone icon to adjust whether the vocal track plays while talking. Viewing the karaoke lyrics requires the car to be in PARK, ”Tesla wrote.
Cuphead – Tesla Edition
Cuphead is arguably the most ambitious game ever ported to Tesla Arcade. The game, which features vintage cartoon art in running and gun, will allow campaigns with one or two players. That said, Tesla's release notes for the new title suggest that the current release of the game in the V10's first release will only include the game's full first island. Considering that the entire Cuphead game contains three islands, upcoming updates from Tesla will likely extend the title further.
“ Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game inspired by 1930s cartoons and heavily focused on boss teams. For the Tesla edition of Cuphead you can enjoy the game's first first island when playing as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or in local co-op). Cross strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and discover hidden secrets while trying to repay the debt to The Devil! "
" As with all Tesla Arcade games, your car must be in PARK to play. To access Cuphead tap Application Launcher, tap the Entertainment icon> Tesla Arcade, and then select from the menu. Note: A USB controller is required to play Cuphead . The behavior of game controllers may vary depending on the make and model, ”Tesla wrote.
Cuphead – Tesla Edition release notes. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
Tesla Arcade welcomes Cuphead. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
Tesla Arcade welcomes Cuphead. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online )
(I & # 39; m Feeling) Lucky / (I & # 39; m Feeling) Hungry
Another function carried from the CEO Elon Musk's Twitter conversations, (I feel) Lucky or Hungry provide a fun, randomized angle to Tesla car trips. Pressing the "Hungry" button will give you directions to a local restaurant, while "Lucky" will provide directions to a "surprise adventure to a nearby attraction." This particular feature adds some spontaneity to the Tesla owner experience, and is likely to provide a useful boost for local businesses that have destination chargers installed.
“Do you have the good fortune or feel hungry? Go on a surprise adventure to a nearby attraction by tapping Navigate> Lucky or get directions to a local restaurant selected by your Tesla by tapping Navigate> Hunger. We've also updated the popup to include easy access to a site associated with the site if one exists, "Tesla wrote.
Another feature suggested by a Tesla owner on Twitter, Joe Mode makes the notifications of a vehicle less disruptive to passengers. This feature will certainly be useful for parents taking car trips with young children, who can easily wake up when vehicle alerts are at full volume during a drive.
“Activating Joe Mode reduces the volume of Tesla's chimes. The quieter chimes continue to alert the driver effectively and minimize disruptions to passengers (eg Joe's children). To enable Joe Mode, touch Controls> Security & Security> Joe Mode, ”noted Tesla.
Sentry Mode, Maps, Automatic Lane Change and Driving Visuals Update
Tesla's V10 update allows Sentry Mode to store video clips in a separate folder on a USB drive to make them easier to review and control. Older Sentry Mode clips are also automatically overwritten when there is no more space on the USB drive. In the case of the Map update, destinations entered now will include the distance to each proposed location, which will make navigation easier. Visualizations have also been renewed with the V10, as can be seen in the adjacent lane which was highlighted in blue and the destination image destination is outlined in white under automatic lane changes, and more detailed images are included for surrounding vehicles.
Improvements to Sentry Model in Tesla's V10 update. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
Driving visuals are updated in Tesla's V10 update. (Credit: Tesla Owners Online)
You could immediately see that the V10 update editions are primarily focused on extra fun features on Tesla's vehicles, and not their core features such as Autopilot and highly anticipated Full Self-Driver capabilities such as Smart Summon. Reports from the Tesla community suggest that these features are also included in the V10 release to members of the Early Access program, although no release notes on these new features have been shared online.
We will update this article then as new information becomes available.