Tesla electric cars get support from TikTok: for now you can only watch


By the end of the calendar year, Tesla has traditionally updated the software of the on-board systems of its electric vehicles, this time the list of changes focused on improving the usability of the user interface, but there were some other innovations, such as support for watching videos in TikTok. And this function works only when the car is parked.

Tesla electric cars get support from TikTok: for now you can only watch

As Electrek explains, this feature is part of the entertainment section of Tesla Theater; and three new games have also appeared: Sudoku, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Battle of Polytopia; with the latter being a multiplayer mode. A light show is now available as a traditional entertainment element to the menu; which debuted as an Easter egg back in 2015; at the time of the premiere of the Tesla Model X crossover.

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After updating to version 2021.44.25, the interface elements of the on-board multimedia system have become easier to adapt to the preferences of a particular user. Users can place the most popular icons on the shortcut panel; the procedures for controlling the operation of the wiper blades and charging the traction battery are simplified. It has become easier to add waypoints along the route of the navigation route. It has also become possible to apply a dark interface theme forcibly at the request of the user, regardless of lighting conditions. Also, the inclusion of a side camera for monitoring the “dead zones” became possible every time you turn on the direction indicator. Users can delete recordings from the camera facing the salon faster through the new interface menu; the function can be useful when handing over an electric vehicle for service, for example.

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So, a series of updates are aiming to improve the performance of the onboard systems in cold climates; which is very timely given the onset of winter. The heated seats can now automatically change the intensity of operation in accordance with the climate control settings. Now it is possible to forcibly start the air conditioner to warm up the passenger compartment after a long stay in the cold with a low residual charge of the traction battery. However, a certain threshold value is provided, and in order to protect the battery with a very strong discharge; it will be impossible to remotely start heating the passenger compartment.

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