On Thursday, Tesla rolled out a software program replace bringing a slate of recent options to clients’ automobiles within the U.S., together with in-car karaoke, leisure providers like Netflix and Hulu, and a characteristic that lets clients summon their automobiles like they’re calling a pet — no driver required.
Shares in Tesla rose greater than 6 p.c on Thursday after the upgrades have been introduced, and after Electrek, a weblog for electrical automobile fans, reported a leaked firm e-mail wherein Musk mentioned that Tesla may have the ability to make 100,000 vehicle deliveries within the third quarter, which might be a report.
Probably the most technically fascinating characteristic within the Version 10 upgrade is Good Summon, which can permit some Tesla clients to “allow their automotive to navigate a car parking zone and are available to them or their vacation spot of selection, so long as their automotive is inside their line of sight.” In different phrases, Good Summon might ship a automotive with no driver behind the wheel down a driveway, or throughout a car parking zone.
Tesla cautions drivers that when they’re utilizing Good Summon they “should stay accountable for the automotive and monitor it and its environment always.” Legal guidelines governing using autonomous automobile expertise are nonetheless evolving in the USA. Solely clients with Full Self-Driving Functionality or Enhanced Autopilot will get entry to the Good Summon characteristic.
The model 10 improve additionally permits Mannequin S, Mannequin X, and Mannequin three automobiles to connect with a driver’s Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu accounts in order that they’ll watch movies, whereas parked, on the automobiles’ iPad-like shows. The characteristic is anticipated to come in useful when clients wait and cost their automobiles.
China-based Tesla homeowners will quickly have the ability to do the identical with iQiyi and Tencent video.
Tesla can also be rolling out a “Automotive-aoke” characteristic, extensively requested by clients, which features a library of music and track lyrics that passengers and drivers can use whereas parked or driving.
In keeping with a examine by DMEAutomotive, singing out loud is the top non-driving activity that individuals do within the automotive, and greater than half of drivers do it after they’re behind the wheel.
CEO Elon Musk promoted the replace earlier within the day.