After a lot teasing from CEO Elon Musk, Tesla has released its long promised “holiday update.” It’s now obtainable over the air to Tesla’s total EV fleet. The discharge notes of the Tesla software program replace 2020.48.26 have lots of new options to supply Tesla house owners.

This put up will concentrate on one of many extra sturdy updates launched by Tesla in latest months, model 2020.48.26. Right here’s a breakdown of the discharge notes and what new enhancements Tesla drivers can count on from this replace.

Tesla software program replace 2020.48.26 launch notes

Talking of launch notes, that’s the first enchancment within the newest software program. Tesla’s launch notes throughout the automobile at the moment are simpler to entry and flick through. To peruse any present and former launch notes, merely faucet “controls” > “software program” > “launch notes”, voila!

This replace applies to all 4 present electrical autos in Tesla’s squad. A lot of the beneath talked about options are at present obtainable worldwide. Since this replace, Tesla has launch a pair newer variations, however these are targeted on small bug fixes, and don’t implement new options. Let’s see what Tesla house owners can now make the most of.

Tesla software update release notes

Three new Tesla Arcade video games

In some way in CEO Elon Musk’s busy life colonizing Mars, masking your entire planet with a blanket of wifi, and eliminating our dependency on fossil fuels, he nonetheless has time to play video games. Musk initially hyped this vacation replace as being “fire,” and we now know he was partially referring to a few new video games for Tesla’s arcade platform.

As Tesla strikes towards a future with autonomous driving, it feels that high quality leisure inside its autos will likely be essential to the general touring expertise. These three video games breathe new life into the Tesla Arcade, particularly if you happen to’re uninterested in constantly dying in Cuphead.

The Battle of Polytopia

The builders describe this recreation as technique with cute lo-poly graphics. In accordance with the game’s official page:

The Battle of Polytopia is an award successful  flip primarily based technique recreation about constructing a civilization and going into battle. With thousands and thousands of gamers, it has shortly grow to be one of the widespread cell technique  video games.

You play as one in all many tribes, discover the world, construct cities, develop applied sciences and wage struggle towards different tribes with the intention to take management over the legendary land of Polytopia.

Tesla Arcade

Cat Quest

This recreation was initially launched on different gaming platforms in 2017 and has since obtained a sequel. In accordance with its developer The GentleBros:

Cat Quest is a second Open World RPG by The Gentlebros. Set within the implausible and great world of cats, play as a catventurer as you discover an enormous continent crafted within the distinctive type of tapestry! Relive the nice outdated days of exploring an overworld map as you raid dungeons for epic loot, full quests and meet the numerous furry denizens of this world!

In accordance with Tesla’s launch notes for the 2020.48.26 software program replace, Cat Quest is now obtainable to all Tesla house owners. Maybe we’ll see Cat Quest II arrive on a future improve? Time will inform.

Tesla Arcade

Solitaire (Kabal)

The final newcomer the the Tesla Arcade is a basic card recreation, Solitaire aka Klondike. Within the Tesla arcade, this recreation is listed as “Kabal.” You’ve most likely performed it within the college pc lab in some unspecified time in the future as a substitute of doing all your task. Easy but addicting, drag the playing cards to clear the desk of every swimsuit. We don’t have an precise image of the sport but, however right here’s a tough rendering to offer you an concept of what to anticipate.

Tesla Arcade

Boombox in 2020.48.26

Gone are the times of sitting at boring outdated cease lights. Tesla could grow to be the brand new go to vessel in offering the beats at your subsequent tailgate (pending giant gatherings turning into protected once more). Tesla’s 2020.48.26 launch introduces the brand new Boombox characteristic, permitting you to remodel your Tesla into a big speaker when parked. You may also customise the as much as 5 totally different sounds your automobile makes whenever you press the horn, drive the automobile, or when your automobile is shifting with “Summon.”

To this point, this characteristic is simply obtainable to U.S. primarily based Teslas, so these drivers stateside can bump “Party in the U.S.A.” whereas the remainder of the world waits for Boombox to reach. It’s additionally necessary to notice that the Boombox characteristic additionally requires the Pedestrian Warning Speaker.


Emissions Testing Mode enhancements

This tongue in cheek testing mode was initially launched as an easter egg a number of years in the past. It gives Tesla house owners not one, not two, however six distinctive fart noises obtainable at a single faucet. Now, this flatulent characteristic can be used exterior of your Tesla to catch unsuspecting passersby off guard. To set this up, choose your required sound and place the cushion on the exterior speaker. This “necessary” instrument lives within the Toybox below Tesla’s Utility Launcher.

Much like the Boombox characteristic, the brand new and improved Emissions Testing Mode additionally requires a Pedestrian Warning Speaker and is at present solely obtainable for obtain in america.

Whoopie Cushion

Driving Visualization Enhancements

Tesla continues to improve its self-driving visualization with its newest 2020.48.26 launch. This characteristic now gives a bigger window of visualization, permitting Tesla drivers to view much more particulars of the highway and its given environment. Moreover, the following flip will now seem above the visualization if the navigation listing is roofed by one other app. Drivers can now stay on the right track via navigation whereas the automobile itself continues to chart any potential threats to security up forward.

Tesla has been inching nearer and nearer to full-self driving capabilities inside its fleet, and these latest visible enhancements are extra proof of this. This could ideally assist construct additional confidence within the know-how because it begins to emerge on roads. Sure, FSD is slowly turning into a actuality, nevertheless it’s nonetheless fairly a methods away from a full rollout and heat embrace from drivers and security regulators alike.

Scheduled Departure Enhancements in 2020.48.26

Scheduled Departure was initially launched by Tesla to assist its autos maximize vary and effectivity, particularly in chilly climate. The characteristic lets you precondition your automobile round your schedule by plugging it in and setting a delegated departure time. This permits your Tesla to cost throughout non-peak hours whereas warming the battery and automobile itself earlier than you depart.

Beforehand, some drivers in chilly climates reported issues with this feature ending its charging cycle round 5:30AM regardless that they’d a departure time set for a pair hours later. Primarily, the Tesla was torn between ending the cost to keep away from peak hours or charging as much as the time of departure to precondition the automobile, however at a better vitality price.

With enhancements to Scheduled Departure, now you can precondition your battery and cabin even when your automobile is unplugged. To account for various utility charges, now you can additionally set the time window of your off-peak charges to chop down additional on charging prices.

Tesla Charging

Supercharger Show Enhancements

Tesla’s Supercharger community gives its drivers an ever rising arsenal of fast-charging stations positioned alongside main roadways globally. The automaker not too long ago introduced it has already topped 20,000 Supercharger stalls worldwide and continues to develop.

Tesla drivers are capable of view the map of the Supercharger community from their automobile, and the vacation replace now gives much more granular particulars. With the most recent 2020.48.26 software program replace, Supercharger pins in your touchscreen will now show the variety of obtainable stalls at a given charging web site.

Want one thing to do throughout these 30 to 45 minutes whereas your EV is charging? Now you can seek for close by facilities by tapping the icon on the Supercharger show. We see cheese fries in your future.

Tesla supercharger

Tesla automobile data added in 2020.48.26

Final, and possibly least, Tesla has eliminated the “T” icon from the highest of its standing bar show on the contact display screen. Your Tesla automobile data continues to be obtainable after all, simply merely faucet “controls” > “software program” for a similar particulars.

There you’ve gotten it, all the small print from the discharge notes coinciding with Tesla’s 2020.48.26 software program replace. Look to Electrek for a full breakdown of the following giant software program replace when it goes dwell. Till then, good luck in your Cat Quest!

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