This Week in Tesla: New Software Update, AI Day Announced
By: Charlie O'Mara
New Software Update Released -
Recently, a software update was released over the air to Tesla’s fleet of cars. The update contains a few major additions that owners have been asking for, the first being Disney+. Now, in the in car entertainment menu, in addition to Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch, Disney+ is now an option. Also, a car wash mode was added which will keep all windows closed and automatic wipers off. Car wash mode also has an option to keep the car in neutral to accommodate some automatic car washes. For owners who connect their car to wifi while they drive, they will be happy to hear that there is now an option to make it so the car will not automatically disconnect from wifi while driving.
Tesla AI Day Announced -
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced via twitter that Tesla will do an “AI Day” on August 19th. As with Tesla’s previous “day” events such as “Battery Day,” the event will likely cover all things related to Tesla’s use of AI and their self-driving software. Owners will also likely receive an update on the progress of the Full Self Driving Beta. Hopefully, Tesla will discuss how they plan to implement their new camera based driver monitoring technology. The event will be a great chance for Tesla to demonstrate the real world implementations of everything their AI team has been working on.