According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla will be close to releasing version 10 of its software and it will contain many new features.
Tesla released its version 9 software update in September 2018.
It was Tesla's first complete software version of several years, but now it sounds like the car manufacturer is going to release its next full-number revision, version 10, much faster.
Musk has talked about it since they released version 9 last year, and he said a flow feature and car karaoke is going to be part of the update, but he never said when Tesla planned to release it.
Considering that Tesla previously took a few years before they released full versions, it was not expected to be anytime soon.
However, the CEO said yesterday that the new video streaming capability could come as soon as next month, and later confirmed that it will be part of Tesla's version 1
he said on Twitter :
"The V10 will include multiple games and infotainment features, enhanced autopilot highway, better traffic lights and stop sign recognition and Smart Summon."
Last year, Tesla started to introduce a new paid "premium connectivity" package to support internet features in the growing fleet of the car.
Musk confirmed that "some" of the new "game and infotainment features" to be released in the V10 will require the "premium connectivity" package.
CEO also confirmed that the V10 will include the ability to read and send text messages through voice control:
Hoping to get "Joe Mode" to V10. The default is, of course, normal volume, but if you select "Joe Mode" you will reduce the volume of fast beeps and chimes by half.
– e ^ 👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 28, 2019
The CEO also now links the release of previously announced Autopilot and FSD features to the release V10 software, such as Enhanced Summon.
Musk says that Tesla aims for a broad release in August. Tesla was already testing some of these features in its early access fleet.
Well, that's good news. It sounds like an interesting series of new features that come faster than expected.
However, I would not hold my breath for August since Tesla has been consistently late on major software updates. September or even October, when Tesla released v9 last year, is much more likely.
We were already promised and have been waiting for the Autopilot features, but some of the new infotainment features come as fun surprises.  Normally, Tesla's full software versions come with UI renewals, but there is nothing about it this time. It sounds as if Tesla is considering joining enough new features in this update to make it worth a number of humps.
As usual, it shows one of Tesla's greatest benefits over most other automakers: the ability to improve ownership even long after delivery through software updates.
Although there are limits to it. Some of the new features will only be released to cars with a newer media device (MCU) – although Elon said owners can upgrade their MCU.
It is something that people have had difficulty doing as retrofit to service centers unless their original MCU was destroyed.
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