Tesla and Elon Musk are making headlines again. Fortunately it’s not about any of the car manufacturer’s woes, or Musk’s shenanigans. On the brighter side of things, now they are talking about the latest update to Tesla’s Software V10.0.
In what is their biggest update ever, the electric car company is looking at raising the bar for what people have come to expect from Tesla in terms of entertainment, gaming, music, and convenience.
The latest update has eight main features. Owners can expect better functionalities from Restaurants & Destination, Music & Podcasts, Security & Convenience, and the added Streaming Media and Browser Support for the Model 3. Four other updates, though, are quite interesting, namely Tesla Theater, Smart Summon, Tesla Arcade, and what Elon Musk himself has seemed to taken a liking to, Car-aoke.
The previous four programs have already been part of Tesla’s interface, but the latter look to be the ones that amp the fun of being inside a Tesla.
For Tesla Theater, access to your favorite shows and movies through Netflix and YouTube (among others) is possible while your vehicle is parked.
Tesla Arcade is a native gaming app; with the use of USB controllers, single-player and co-op modes are available to play in the Tesla Edition of Cuphead, which includes the game’s full first level as you play as Cuphead or Mugman.
Smart Summon is for those who took advantage of the Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot can enable their car to navigate a parking lot and come to them or their destination of choice, as long as their car is within their line of sight.
Amongst all these features, though, Elon Musk has taken note of one, and that is what they will (apparently) name Car-aoke. With support for multiple languages, and a massive library of songs lyrics and music, Car-aoke will let all the occupants sing their hearts out on a road trip, or for any Filipinos who might have their own Tesla, in our horrendous traffic jams.
Many have always thought that fully electric production vehicles may have taken the fun out of driving. Tesla is looking to break the mold and make their cars as functional and entertaining as possible, it seems. Locally, Isuzu has done something similar before, but we can't exactly say that it caught on. With the "novelty" (and luxury) of owning a Tesla, maybe it will serve as another selling point for the embattled car brand. Now if only we could get a few of their cars here to test their cars and updates, then we could finally have something to sing to; and about.