Tesla has finally launched a massive holiday upgrade after Elon Musk warmed up last week. This upgrade introduces a number of much-anticipated features from car owners, including a preview of “Full Self-Driving,” aloud text messages and messages, and “Campmode.”
The “Full Self-Driving” preview primarily improves driving visualization in the car. The new visualization can now display more signs such as traffic lights, traffic signs and select road markings. However, the update note says that traffic signal visualization is no substitute for careful drivers and does not stop the car itself.
Another notable improvement in this update is allowing drivers to listen to and send messages through Tesla’s built-in voice commands. Tesla does not use third-party services such as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, according to themedia’s Website.
In the update, Tesla says owners and passengers can use the right wheel button to read and reply to text messages. When drivers receive a new text message, all they have to do is “press the right wheel button to read your text message.” Customers can also view messages through the Cards section on the touch screen. However, this feature is not currently available for group messages, and notifications must also be enabled on the phone side.
This update also introduces the Camp model, a feature that car owners have been eager to acquire since 2012. After installing this update, users who want to camp with Tesla vehicles can activate camping mode, maintaining airflow, temperature, indoor lighting and music playback, as well as continuous power to the device.
In addition to the new content above, this update also allows owners to play more new games on the center console, the most exciting of which is TRAX. TRAX is a digital audio workstation similar to the Apple Garage Band on MacBook and Mac devices. Once the game is opened, players can play and make their own songs at will.