By Lennon Cihak
After years of waiting and waiting, Tesla is finally adding Apple Music to its cars.
Aaron Cash He shared photos of Tesla on Twitter New exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum In Los Angeles, opening on November 20, 2022. Aaron discovered that Apple Music was included in one of Tesla’s cars.
At the show, Tesla outfitted the interior of the new Model S with a center console, steering wheel and infotainment system so attendees could experience the yoke steering and its blazing-fast processing for maps, games and entertainment.
The “vehicle” was running developer version 2022.40.50 of Tesla OS, and that’s where Apple Music was found.
Tesla is famous for going Easter eggs and hints at future features in the software, and this car is intentionally running a developer version with Apple Music. We are the first He assumed that Apple Music was coming when an icon appears during a Zoom conference where they are showing their video conference Runs in Teslas.
According to the vehicle’s software menu, the vehicle’s VIN is set to ‘P3TERS3N1P000BUCK.
Instead of running the Apple Music app, which has both pros and cons, Tesla will integrate Apple Music into its own music player. On the plus side, the UI will be consistent and similar to Tesla’s other music offerings, and it’s expected to support Tesla’s voice commands as well. However, this may mean that not all Apple Music features may be available.
Apple recently announced that Apple Music will support Spatial Audio in some vehicles. In addition to Spatial Audio, Apple Music also supports lossless audio for various tracks. Apple describes these features as creating an immersive audio experience that produces “true multidimensional sound and clarity.”
It’s not clear if Tesla is implementing Spatial Audio or lossless audio support in the Apple Music app, but we can be limited to the basic features. Tesla currently supports high-quality audio with TIDAL.
There’s no official release date for Apple Music, but the wait shouldn’t be long. Tesla is widely expected to add Apple Music with this year’s holiday update, which is expected at the end of next month.
Last year Tesla released a holiday update This includes the ability to create custom light shows, a new UI, a customizable launcher, the addition of a blind spot camera, and more. includes. This year’s holiday update is also expected to include various new features.
Apple Music, which Over 100 million songs It is one of the end of October major streaming services It will be added to Tesla cars. Tesla currently offers Spotify, TIDAL, Slacker Radio, TuneIn and SiriusXM (Model S/X only). To stream music through any of these services, you must subscribe to Tesla Premium Connection For $9.99/mo.
By Kevin Armstrong
Ironically, Tesla’s growing popularity has helped fuel a repair shop that has been around for over a century. At General Motors Investor Day, company president Mark Reuss said, “This is a growth business for us. I have to say, it’s a new job.” According to Barrons. He envisioned servicing Teslas at GM facilities. The car company, which has been operating since 1908, has repaired more than 11,000 Teslas in the United States since 2021.
Although he is not happy about losing his job service side, Tesla Its owners should be comfortable with the ability to repair at a company with thousands of service centers across the country. Tesla ramped up production, getting more of its in-demand cars on the road; however, it takes more time to build facilities and train employees to service these vehicles.
More Teslas Need Service
Recently, internal documents indicated that the company intends to implement an enabling process a salvaged Tesla must be recertified and allowed to return to the Supercharger network. This could increase the number of Teslas to work on. Improving the service has been on Tesla’s radar for some time. Last year, Musk said the company was accelerating the opening of a service center to accommodate growing demand for the product.
Musk was focused on service
In September, Elon Musk said he was focusing on improving the service. A Twitter user complained that a recent service appointment was canceled on short notice. Musk replied: For the record, I personally spend a lot of time improving the Tesla service to make it awesome. Hopefully, this is starting to be felt by Tesla owners.
The user also noted that Tesla can charge $100 for canceling an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, but there is no penalty if the company cancels on short notice. Musk tweeted: You’re right, we have to give Tesla owners a $100 credit if we change appointments with less than 24 hours notice. It should be mutual. On June 4, 2022, I tweeted: Working for Tesla North America service. The goal is to have 2/3 of the cars serviced the same day, no need to wait.
But after these tweets, Musk focused on running his new company, Twitter. It’s unclear how long he’ll keep Twitter running or when his full focus will return to Tesla and improving the service.
Although more facilities are opening, many Tesla owners find it more convenient to go to their neighborhood GM dealership. This ironic twist may provide short-term relief. However, Tesla must continue to build and staff more service centers to keep owners happy and convince potential buyers to consider the electric car pioneer when buying their next car.
By Lennon Cihak
Tesla updated its Safety Score feature to version 1.2, which added late-night driving as a factor, among other things.
Since the Security Account feature has been activated, Tesla made a number of improvements. Version 1.2, however, is still the biggest update to the feature. Hopefully this will be an update addresses a number of concerns it was earlier about the drivers How the score is calculated.
Tesla uses the Predicted Collision Formula (PCF) to calculate all of the above factors. This formula predicts how many car accidents will occur every 1 million miles.
This new version 1.2 adds features like visualization of your trip (without location data to protect privacy), Night Driving and an increased grace period from three to five seconds.
Here is a list of changes to the Security Account:
A visualization of your trip as a timeline is provided to show when specific events occurred that affect your Security Account. No location information is provided to protect your privacy.
Added Night Driving as a new Safety Factor. More time driving at night will result in a lower Safety Score.
The grace period after autopilot is disabled has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
Updated hard braking and aggressive cornering Safety Factors to count number of events instead of duration of events.
Updated Forward Collision Warning Rate Safety Factor to calculate the warning rate per 1,000 miles when not using Autopilot.
Updated Safety Score to use a mile-weighted average of Safety Points from the last 30 days, ignoring any miles driven on autopilot.
One of the biggest improvements to version 1.2 is the addition of Late Night Ride. Tesla notes in its blog post that “Night Driving is defined as the number of seconds you spend driving at night (10:00 PM – 4:00 AM) divided by the number of seconds you spend driving during the day.” Although Night Riding is limited to 29.3% of your total score.
The reason Tesla added this as a safety factor is because driving at night can be more dangerous due to reduced visibility, fatigue and distraction.
according to National Security Councilmost fatal crashes occur between 4:00 PM and 11:59 PM, with the most crash days being Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Tesla’s new trip visualization feature in version 1.2 is also a welcome improvement. Previously, drivers were not given detailed feedback on their driving. Instead, they were simply given an adjusted score. The trip visualization will show drivers when their trip started, when Autopilot was turned on/off, the time of the violation (if any) and when the trip ended.
These insights will hopefully allow drivers to think about each drive and correct any aggressive drive. Full Self-Driving beta.
Although Tesla will launch Safety Score v1.2, some drivers will remain enrolled in the original version. You can see which version you’re signed up for by scrolling to the bottom of the Security Account screen.
These Safety Score improvements come at the same time Tesla Insurance Launches in Minnesota.
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