13th July 2024

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After writing “13 Potential Tesla Demand Components (Good & Dangerous) In Coming Years,” I used to be nonetheless brainstorming demand drivers and fascinated with what makes Tesla automobiles particular. After which I remembered one thing Elon Musk tweeted years in the past. Not lengthy after I purchased my Tesla Mannequin three in 2019, we received an enormous software program improve that added YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and several other cool video video games to the Tesla touchscreen. It was thrilling, enjoyable, and made Tesla possession one thing very particular. I feel it was at the moment that Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla would push out important updates to Tesla automobiles about as soon as a month. Today, I not often get important Tesla system updates, particularly should you take away “Full Self Driving” updates (which most homeowners don’t get) from the equation.

Truly, going again additional, pre-2019, Tesla was king of Easter eggs. Tesla had integrated tons of enjoyable, playful, typically even surprising Easter eggs in its automobiles. It appeared that it was usually one or two of those that actually hooked a brand new purchaser. They was hidden extra, the place you needed to know or guess a sure key phrase and sort it in in to disclose the Easter egg. The Tesla rounded up the large ones and put them into a transparent are of the touchscreen. Since then, evidently not loads have been added.

Whether or not we’re speaking effectivity and vary enhancements, nice new options, or just enjoyable and hilarious Easter eggs, Tesla software program updates have been restricted and disappointing for some time. We definitely aren’t getting notable enhancements on a month-to-month foundation — not even shut.

Now, I haven’t spent quite a lot of time fascinated with this, I’m just one particular person, and I’m simply going to spend a couple of minutes right here brainstorming some updates it might be good to have. So, Tesla ought to have the ability to do loads higher if it cares and tries, however it appears the corporate doesn’t care and doesn’t attempt to add quite a lot of enjoyable and helpful new options frequently prefer it used to. Listed below are some enhancements I’d like to get pleasure from:

  1. Make it doable to forged one thing I’m watching on my telephone onto the Tesla touchscreen.
  2. Add ESPN+ to the Theater choices. (There’s already Disney+ and Hulu — how a lot tougher might it’s so as to add ESPN+, which is in the identical company household and comes as a part of a package deal with Disney+ and Hulu?)
  3. Add a Mandalorian Easter egg by which the touchscreen turns right into a Razor Crest management panel and Grogu exhibits up within the entrance passenger seat on the display screen. Additionally throw in some random missions or “jobs” on provide from the Guild. (Ah, properly, contemplating Elon Musk’s fights with Disney, maybe this wouldn’t be a authorized choice for Tesla.)
  4. Give Tesla homeowners the choice to prepare the touchscreen how they need a little bit extra, or at the least revert to earlier variations that have been significantly better and simpler to make use of!
  5. Present an choice to pull a part of a navigation path to a distinct road of your selecting.
  6. Present the choice of locking a navigation route in order that it doesn’t change on you whereas driving for no clear motive.
  7. Add a warning (a yellow flash on the display screen or one thing, for instance) for if you find yourself coming into a college zone.
  8. Make different Teslas on the highway appear like Teslas on the visitors visualization and present them of their paint colour.
  9. Add Tennis Channel+, Peacock, and Paramount+ to the Theater choices.
  10. Add apps like Google Suite apps, a climate app, Starbucks, Goal, WhatsApp, and so on.
  11. Give homeowners the choice to have computerized windshield wipers that work like a traditional automotive’s (i.e., that work properly).

These are just some fast concepts that got here to thoughts this night for me. Any others?

I can’t recall the final time we received any updates within the vein of any of those above.

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