Tesla is working on a new "Smart AC Charging" feature, the previously announced navigation update "Feeling Lucky" and more games.
There is a lot of talk about Tesla's software right now as the carmaker is preparing to launch version 10 of the system, which is expected to be a significant update.
Green, a Tesla hacker known for taking a rare look at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret, has apparently gained some insight into Tesla's latest software. He listed some new features that Tesla is working on:
- Smart AC Charging
- “Feeling Lucky” Navigation Update
- Downloadable Game Packs
This is what Green said:
Looks like Tesla is pushing full steam ahead on a number of high-priority features based on glimpses we see from 19.32.
"Feeling Lucky" hub mode and "downloadable game packs" are almost completely special.
Also, I wonder what the upcoming "Smart AC Charging"?
– green (@greentheonly) August 28, 2019
The hacker could see that Tesla is working on these features based on what he could indicate from the 2019.32 software update that the car manufacturer began to push to the fleet.
However, not much else is known about these features.
"Smart AC Charging" may be the long-awaited ability to plan the charging of the vehicle.
One of the most owner-requested features has been the ability to set a time for them to hold out and have the car charged just in time for that departure time.
"Feeling Lucky" Navigation update is something that CEO Elon Musk has talked about before.
Based on a suggestion from an owner, Musk said Tesla would propose travel destinations to owners through the car's navigation system.
The CEO said Tesla could add an "I feel lucky" button to send you to a destination popular with local Tesla owners and an "I" I feel hungry "to send you to a restaurant popular with local Tesla owners.
When it comes to "downloadable game packages," Tesla has increasingly integrated video games into its vehicles this year.
Tesla released a new "Arcade" app earlier this summer, and it released a few games for it, including a chess game last month.
Musk said there is a memory restriction that prevents Tesla from accessing too many games at once, and the CEO has talked about a solution which will involve downloading new games and replacing old ones.
Sounds like "downloadable game packs" are the solution.
We don't know when all the new features will be released to the larger fleet, but Musk have talked about releasing v version 10 around late September or early October.
The software update should also include Tesla's new Smart Summon feature and new music features.
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