Tesla has begun rolling out a new software update that brings cold weather improvements, active noise reduction, TIDAL, and much more. The updates should significantly improve the experience of using its cars and make them even more user-friendly.
Tesla recently began rolling out the new software, 2021.40, which has many interesting features that will undoubtedly make the user experience more enjoyable. The company has introduced a new TIDAL music streaming option so that owners can enjoy quality sound from the high-end audio systems installed in their vehicles. TIDAL is a Norwegian music, podcast, and video subscription streaming service recently acquired by Jack Dorsey's Square. Although it has fewer subscribers than other popular similar services, TIDAL offers original content and carefully curated playlists with over 70 million tracks and 250,000 music videos.
TIDAL streaming is now available from the Media menu with a TIDAL account. You can listen to TIDAL playlists or albums in high-quality audio by connecting to Wi-Fi and pressing Download on the selected content.
The software update also brings improved vehicle performance in cold weather. Tesla has optimized automatic battery pre-conditioning to consume less energy. In addition, you can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow.
Cold Weather Improvements
You can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow. As usual, tap the fan icon and select Keep Climate On when parked.
Additionally, when using climate controls on the Tesla App, automatic battery pre-conditioning has been optimized to consume less energy.
The updated Model S and Model X have added Active Road Noise Reduction, which uses new microphones to enable active noise canceling.
Active Road Noise Reduction
Your vehicle now has the ability to actively reduce low-frequency road noise while driving on rough surfaces. To accomplish this, the system uses the seat microphones to measure the noise in the cabin, then generates anti-noise through the speakers to create quiet zones around the occupants.
To access, tap Audio Settings > Options > Active Road Noise Reduction.
Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime, which was previously launched in China, will now also be added to its cars. When Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is activated, the car beeps, which was done in order to warn drivers if they accidentally activated TACC.
Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime
You will now receive an audio alert when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is enabled. To disable, tap Controls> Autopilot> Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime.
In addition, Tesla added “British English” as an official language.
New Language Support
You can now select British English as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.
2021.40 Tesla Release Notes via Not a Tesla App
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