Tesla made headlines around the world when it first unveiled its Light Show feature on certain models. Years have gone by and now the American car maker is pushing the envelope even further, with its most recent software update. The new version comes with more features than ever, including the possibility of customizing the light show yourself.
The latest update has been rolled out on Christmas Eve. Some cars are still getting it, as the availability of the software will depend on where you live. The Software Version 11.0 brings a host of improvements and new features for the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X. Among them you’ll find the new Tesla Light Show. This feature uses the xLights open-source software you could get on a computer and thus allows the owners to create their own show, on any music they prefer. They can then upload their preferred configuration to an USB drive and use it in their car. This is a step up compared to the first versions.
Tesla has also upgraded the user interface on all of its current models that employ an Intel Atom processor. A customized app launcher, streamlined menu controls, and dark mode support are all part of the new UI. The infotainment system has also received improvements. A new navigation system, for example, allows customers to conceal map data for a cleaner look. The Blind Spot Camera now shows a live feed from the car’s cameras on the touchscreen when you activate your turn signal. It’s a similar setup to what Kia and Hyundai models have been offering for a while.
Sonic the Hedgehog and Sudoku have been added to the system, and The Battle of Polytopia now has a multiplayer option. Tesla has also included TikTok and a Boombox Megaphone feature, which allows users to project their voice through the car’s external speaker. The audio system has also been upgraded to provide a better experience, with five levels of Immersive Audio now available.
The output of the subwoofer can also be adjusted by the driver now. Furthermore, the cars default to the Comfort driving mode whenever Autopilot is turned on now. The Tesla app was also improved, allowing you to activate new cold-weather functions from your phone.