Tesla posts more details about ‘holiday’ update with surprise for non-Tesla cars

In its recent blog post, Tesla has revealed more details about its ‘holiday’ software update that it started rolling out earlier this month. The detailed post also gives a break-down of which Tesla vehicles will receive which features in the software version 2021.44.25. The update also includes something for non-Tesla vehicle owners.

(R) Picture of a Tesla infotainment screen with updated software (Source: @teslascope/ Twitter)
(R) Picture of a Tesla infotainment screen with updated software (Source: @teslascope/ Twitter)

The blog post reveals that the ‘holiday’ update will bring a new ‘megaphone’ feature which allows drivers to use their Tesla vehicles as actual megaphones to communicate with their surroundings. Precisely speaking, the Boombox Megaphone allows owners to project their voice via the car’s external speaker.

Also Read : Christmas show: This Tesla Model X acts DJ for these dancing kids

Another software feature that went unnoticed previously includes a better audio experience. For this, Tesla has now added five levels of Immersive Audio including an auto setting that adapts to the content that the owner is playing. Owners can also adjust subwoofer output independently.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Tesla Model S (HT Auto photo)
₹70 Lakhs - 1 Cr* *Expected Price
View Details
Tesla Model 3 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 70 - 90 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Vayve Mobility Eva (HT Auto photo)
₹ 7 Lakhs *Expected Price
View Details
Mg 4 Ev (HT Auto photo)
₹ 30 - 32 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Mahindra Thar (HT Auto photo)
₹ 10.98 - 16.94 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Tata Nexon (HT Auto photo)
₹ 8.10 - 13 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

For non-Tesla vehicles, Tesla is making the Light Show feature available as the EV maker has published the open-source software called xLights that it used to create the feature. This means that anyone with a computer can create their own unique Tesla Light Show, not just Tesla owners.

Also Read : Tesla went almost bankrupt on Christmas eve 2008, reveals Indian engineer

Using xLights - the free open-source software, one can create a light show to perform with any music of their choice. One can then download the light show or shows from other creators onto a USB flash drive and upload it to the car. The Light Show also comes pre-loaded with one song and works with all-new Model S, new Model X, and any Model 3 or Model Y.

Among other updates for Tesla owners, the latest software brings TikTok integration, a customizable app launcher, a dark mode for display screen, new games and some simplified controls.

First Published Date: 27 Dec 2021, 15:58 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299
51% OFF
AGARO Galaxy Cordless Tyre Inflator, Portable Air Compressor, Flash Light, Power Bank, Multipurpose Use, Rechargeable, Up to 150 PSI Air Pump for Car, Bike, Foot Balls, Inflatables, Black & Red
Rs. 2,199 Rs. 4,499
55% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 899 Rs. 1,999

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.