techAU.Tesla Podcast – Episode 002 – Holiday Update (2020.48.26)

    In the second episode of the techAU.Tesla podcast, we take a look at Tesla’s latest 2020.48.26 software update. In the 2020 Holiday update, there are some controversial new features like Boombox, along with a major UI overhaul.

    The new 60/40 split between driving visualisations and maps/camera etc, is clearly in preparation for the delivery of Full Self Driving, when FSD owners will be doing a lot less driving and having the car show you it understand the world around you, gives you and your passengers comfort that the car has it under control.

    This does raise the question about what happens to those who can’t afford or don’t want the FSD package.

    Thankfully after some early feedback, Elon Musk has already confirmed on Twitter that the interface will offer some alternative layouts.

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    00:00 – Intro
    00:21 – New UI Refresh
    04:03 – 3x new games
    07:10 – New Release Notes
    7:50 – Scheduled Departure (charging)
    8:53 – Hands-on drive (driving visualisations with FSD)
    13:59 – Boombox (external speaker sounds)

    The update also included a change to how available superchargers were represented on the map which is not included in the video.

    Now we look forward to V11 which should arrive in the first quarter of 2021.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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