Tesla’s holiday update adds TikTok and ‘Sonic’ to its infotainment system

Tesla’s big holiday update for the year has started making its way into the carmaker’s fleet of electric vehicles, and it adds quite a large list of improvements and new features. For those addicted to scrolling on TikTok, perhaps the biggest addition is the TikTok app on Tesla Theater. According to the update notes posted by Electrek, they can now scroll the platform’s short videos — repeated, if they want — right on their vehicle’s screen, as long as their car is parked.

Toybox owners will now also find the Light Show feature that Tesla introduced on the Model X in 2015 as an Easter Egg. have to do with the first. Tesla has made its app launcher customizable so owners can drag and drop their favorite apps to the bottom menu bar. It also simplifies navigation to make most common primary controls, such as charging and wipers, more easily accessible.

To automatically see a live camera view of their blind spot when they activate their turn signal, drivers can activate the new “Automatic Blind Spot Camera” option under Autopilot in Controls. In addition, drivers can now edit waypoints to add stops or to start new navigation routes with updated arrival times. The holiday bundle has updates that also match the season, including automatic seat heating that can regulate the temperature of the front row seats based on the cabin environment, along with other cold-weather improvements.

In addition, drivers can now remove dash cam clips directly from the touchscreen and hide map details to remove distractions if desired. Finally, in the entertainment department, Tesla has added Sonic the Hedgehog and Sudoku to its Arcade – although we strongly recommend playing an Arcade game alone while it’s parked. Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that Tesla allowed drivers to play some games in moving cars, a concern the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is discussing with the company. The agency told Engadget in a statement: “Accidents resulting from distraction are a concern, especially in vehicles equipped with a range of convenience technologies such as entertainment screens. We are aware of drivers’ concerns and are discussing the feature with the manufacturer.”

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