Tesla have become holiday update traditions eagerly anticipated by owners. Following showcases of Apple Music integration, TikTok arrival and console-caliber Steam gaming support in previous years, Tesla now prepares its biggest and most impactful holiday refresh yet for 2023. Centered on enhanced real-world safety, the update also features major infotainment expansions and fun gaming surprises when it begins rolling out next week.
Headlining this year’s holiday update is a new automatic emergency call 911 function activated whenever an airbag deploys after a collision. Utilizing the car’s onboard data connection, it can immediately contact 911 first responders and provide GPS coordinates plus crash details to dispatch aid faster. That lifesaving capability alone makes this a vital firmware refresh, though entertainment perks also abound.
On the infotainment front, Apple Podcasts platform arrives natively alongside Bluetooth headphone support for rear-seat riders. Navigation gains more advanced parking assistance with slick 3D graphics assisting tough maneuvers, while all Autopilot-equipped models receive useful new blind spot collision warnings. Gaming sees a shift towards the rearview screen as well, now boasting the tower defense title Castle Doombad. Paired with enhanced gaming security and privacy controls to avoid driver distraction issues that attracted past criticism, it exemplifies Tesla’s responsible approach.
While most holiday gifts tend toward the superficial, Tesla has established a tradition of providing owners with meaningful, substantive upgrades year after year. 2023 enhancements follow that mold, emphasizing real-world safety and polish over flashier gimmicks. Automatic emergency calls and crisper parking visuals showcase a company continuing to quietly lead the transition towards a safer and more connected transportation future, one holiday update at a time.