According to the latest news, Tesla’s 2020 Holiday Update, Firmware 2020.48.25, arrived. Except for some expected fun new features, Elon Musk and Co. have rolled out some user experience innovations; More games, and some helpful, upgraded visualizations. However, one unique new feature is likely to be a bit controversial, not just for Tesla owners.
Even if you do not drive a Tesla, you may soon be a victim of features enabled by the update’s new Boombox mode. It allows Tesla drivers to customize their Model S, Model X, Model 3, or Model Y’s horn. You can now make your Tesla’s horn honk sound like a goat, applause, La Cucaracha, or a fart, between a range of different sound effects. Furthermore, you can add up to five custom sounds of your own with the help of a USB key. Significantly, the customer-selected sound plays after the conventional horn honk. Elon Musk wrote on his Twitter about the upgrade on Friday afternoon.
Furthermore, Boombox also allows Tesla to make different EV in-motion driving sounds, whether you are behind the wheel or your car is parking.
During walking on the street, we may hear an approaching Star Wars TIE fighter or Clydesdale. The new feature is indeed very amusing for Tesla owners and bystanders. However, it is also easy to anticipate Boombox swiftly becoming annoying or distracting to pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.
Tesla will need to be a newer model with an external speaker
To get the Boombox mode’s full advantage, Tesla will need to be a newer model with an external speaker. Furthermore, the Boombox feature comes with an on-screen caveat, telling local laws before use in public spaces.
Additionally, you can locate Boombox in the infotainment system’s Toybox menu, which also contains the system’s many games. The new games, including The Battle of Polytopia, Cat Quest, and Solitaire. They are usable while the automobile is in motion.
Furthermore, it is essential to note that the Holiday Update includes renewed driving visualizations. They assist Tesla’s optional Full-Self Driving technology. Notably, the new visualizations should give the driver a more precise look at what is going on around their vehicle. Additionally, other features have been moved around on the screen for more straightforward access—for example, the one-touch access to the backup camera and wipers.