Tesla is bringing the holiday cheer to owners and enthusiasts alike with the arrival of its 2020.48.25 firmware. The ’holiday update’ includes a potentially annoying but hilarious feature that allows owners to turn their cars into a boombox, but that’s not all.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing the holiday update claiming that is would be ‘fire’ and pushed over-the-air before the end of the year. Not very much information was released prior to the push, but the most recent was the addition of 3 new in-car video games to Tesla Arcade.
Now we have all the details with the full release notes:
“Turn your car into a boombox and entertain a crowd with your media play when parked. You can als customize the sound that your car makes when you press the horn, drive the car or when your car is moving with Summon. Select an option from the dropdown menu or insert your own USB device and save up to five custom sounds.”
The new update also includes ‘Driving Visualization Improvements’:
“The driving visualization has been refreshed and now offers a larger visualization to allow drivers to view more details of the road surroundings. The next turn will now appear above the visualization if the navigation turn list is covered by another app.
Additionally, select items have slightly moved but will continue to look and behave the same. Some notable differences include the following:
– Quick access to the backup camera and wipers has moved to the bottom bar
– Indicator lights have been moved to the side of the touchscreen
The new software also features improvements to ‘Scheduled Departure.’ According to the release notes:
“Scheduled Departure can now precondition your battery and cabin even when your car is unplugged. To account for the different utility rate plans, you can now set the time when your off-peak rates end to save on charging costs. To access, tap SCHEDULE from the climate control or charging panel when parked.”
Additionally, the new software includes ‘Supercharger Display Improvements‘:
“Supercharger pins on your touchscreen will now display the number of available stalls at charging sites. Quickly search for nearby amenities by tapping an amenity icon on the Supercharger popup display.”
Check out the hour-long live walkthrough below courtesy of Everyday Tesla to see all the changes and improvements first hand: