Tesla rolled out a new software version for its Cars – Tesla Software Version 10.0 with a host of features for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners. Software v10 has in-car karaoke, entertainment services like Netflix and Hulu, as well as Spotify Premium account access.
Probably the most interesting feature is the Smart Summon. If you are a customer who has purchased Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot, you are eligible for the update. With this feature, you can summon your car or get it to navigate a parking lot, as long as the car is within your line of sight. This feature, Tesla says, is perfect, “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.”
Tesla’s updated file system now separates videos captured by the car’s camera when in Dashcam and Sentry Mode. They will be auto-deleted when there’s a need to free up storage.
Tesla Software Version 10.0 is jam-packed with entertainment options
With Tesla Theatre, you can stream Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu or Hulu + Live TV right from your car while parked. Chinese customers have iQiyi and Tencent Video access. Spotify Premium account access is also available in all supported markets, in addition to Slacker Radio and TuneIn. For China customers, Tesla has the Ximalaya service for podcasts and audiobooks.
Additionally, you have a karaoke system “Car-aoke”, which includes a library of music and song lyrics that passengers and drivers can use parked or driving. Tesla also added some new navigation features that suggest interesting restaurants and sightseeing opportunities that are within your car’s range. Maps are also improved so that search results will be sorted based on the distance to each destination.
Tesla Arcade has a new Cuphead port. Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Using a USB controller, single-player and co-op modes are available to play in the Tesla Edition of Cuphead.
Tesla’s new software update has got Twitteratis thrilled.
— Chad Mortensen (@mortchad) September 26, 2019
😱 “…we are also enabling browser access on all Model 3 Standard Range Plus and Standard Range vehicles. The update will also enable streaming media access to Spotify, TuneIn, and Slacker while parked and connected to WiFi for these cars.” – FUCK YES! 😱🤓
— Chris J Cavanagh (@ChrisJCav) September 26, 2019
If someone would have told me 6 years ago that I'd be this excited for a software update my car will be receiving I would not have believed a single word.#Tesla #Model3 Thanks @elonmusk for keeping happiness, excitement, and the little kid in us awake! https://t.co/tnV3QY9wDa
— Alexander Frank (@A13Frank) September 26, 2019
To receive this update as quickly as possible, Tesla says, make sure your car is connected to Wi-Fi. You’ll automatically receive Version 10.0 when it’s ready for your car based on your location and vehicle configuration — there is no need to request the update.