If you’ve bought yourself a Tesla, you might soon be able to access a bunch of new features. Yesterday, Tesla announced their most recent software update, Version 10. It includes several new qualities such as automated driving. The update will also introduce “Caraoke”, a feature that offers a range of songs and lyrics in various languages through the vehicle’s center display. Tesla drivers will begin to get notifications in the next few days to update the software in their car.
The company has said in a recent blog post that this is their “biggest software update ever” and that Version 10 is “yet another example of how Tesla ownership continues to get better over time”.
Tesla reportedly sold 95,200 vehicles in the second quarter of this year, although it is still battling to generate a viable profit. It hopes that the new update will assist with revenue growth.
What features can you look forward to?
The “Smart Summon” option enables the vehicle to find its way to the driver without any passengers or operators in the car, as long as it is within line of sight of the driver. This feature is available to those who bought the enhanced autopilot or self-driving functionality on their vehicles.
“It’s the perfect feature to use if you have an overflowing shopping cart, are dealing with a fussy child, or simply don’t want to walk to your car through the rain,” said Tesla. The company also expressed that customers who use this option “must remain responsible for the car and monitor it and its surroundings at all times.”
Drivers of the Model X, the Model S, or the Model 3 will have the capability of linking their Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube accounts to the center display of the car, which they can watch when the vehicle is parked.
Selecting the “I’m Feeling Lucky” and “I’m Feeling Hungry” features in the navigation systems of the vehicles will trigger the cars to find a restaurant or “point of interest” in the area.
“In testing, we’ve been taken to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, gourmet meals, national parks, city landmarks, and more,” Tesla said in the blog post.