Tesla’s over-the-air (OTA) software program updates are routinely being deployed to the corporate’s automobiles, providing common enhancements and sometimes the addition of recent options. In a single latest software program replace in China, Tesla has made enhancements to its voice instructions and to its navigation, together with an overhaul of the audio app Himalaya.
Software program replace 2023.26 has been deploying in China, and as Not a Tesla App factors out, the enhancements made within the OTA replace are nonetheless unique to the nation. The automaker will usually roll out updates in restricted areas earlier than providing them to a wider set of areas, and this may very well be what Tesla’s doing with enhancements to its context-based voice instructions.
Tesla explains within the launch notes for the replace that voice instructions have been “enhanced to higher perceive your requests.” In consequence, drivers can now merely say a location’s title and the car will mechanically start navigating, or they will point out that it’s too loud or too quiet, and the audio quantity will mechanically be turned up or down.
Different additions have additionally been made to the context-focused voice enhancements, comparable to the power to observe up on earlier instructions. For instance, you’ll be able to say precisely what stage you need the local weather management set to and observe up by saying “decrease” or “greater” to make the system change the local weather even additional primarily based in your preliminary command.
The replace additionally included main enhancements to navigation, providing the addition of things like real-time site visitors situations once you go to the settings and activate the “On-line Routing” setting. Tesla describes its navigation enhancements within the launch notes as follows:
“On-line Routing now displays real-time modifications in site visitors and highway situations,” Tesla writes within the launch notes. “So Navigation gives higher routes and responds quicker to modifications in your route. To get essentially the most present route situations, Navigation > On-line Routing have to be turned on.”
Tesla has additionally refreshed the Himalaya app, a China-based audio app devoted to programs, motivational tales and extra podcast-like content material.
Not a Tesla App notes that Tesla’s voice instructions usually depart one thing to be desired, so hopefully that is an replace that’s being previewed in China earlier than being rolled out to different markets.
Whereas the voice instructions nonetheless have a methods to go earlier than changing into as intuitive as voice assistants comparable to Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa, the replace demonstrates the continual enhancements Tesla makes to its automobiles, which means that sometime voice options may catch as much as a few of these better-established voice command techniques.
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