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Tesla’s Holiday Update Enables Blind Spot Camera, Waypoint Edits, and More

2021 Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s big annual holiday update is rolling out, and this year owners are finally getting a few highly requested features. The Tesla 2021.44.25 update adds blind spot camera live view, waypoint edits, TikTok, and several cold-weather improvements.

As many owners know, Tesla releases updates regularly whenever they’re ready. However, over the last few years, the company started saving a few big ones and releasing one large, exciting, happy holiday update for drivers.

According to Reddit, it looks like Tesla added nearly 13 changes to this release. However, several of those are games and TikTok and aren’t necessary updates for the car itself. The most helpful feature is the new blind spot camera live view, which totally makes sense and should have been an option long ago. Tesla’s Elon Musk hinted it was in the works in 2020, and now it’s finally here. We’re hopeful that this makes it easier and safer to change lanes.

Tesla software update blind spot

Some other noteworthy additions are editing and adding multiple waypoints to navigation or your journey. How this wasn’t already available is beyond me. Tesla owners will also enjoy some of the cold-weather improvements. For starters, even when your battery is at a low-power state, Tesla added an option to warm up the cabin from the app. However, this will still be unavailable under extremely low battery scenarios. Plus, now the seats can warm-up or cool down automatically based on the temps inside the vehicle itself.

Considering this is Tesla, you’ll also notice several more minor changes. Some of those include TikTok changes, Sonic the Hedgehog, changes to light show, a revamped user interface with a few “simplified controls.” not to mention a dark mode, and more.

Last but not least, Tesla finally added the ability to customize the app launcher slightly. Now, owners can drag and drop their most frequently used apps to the car’s menu bar. This update won’t roll out to all owners at once, and some may be waiting longer than others. Still, it’s a welcomed addition just in time for the holidays and more cold weather.

via Reddit

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