Tesla releases 2020.4 software update in China

Tesla Software Update

Tesla hasn’t released a software update since last year! It helps that we’re only 24 days into the year, but still.

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The last major software update was the holiday update, 2019.40.50.1, which was released days before Christmas.

The wait could come to an end soon, as Tesla has released a 2020.4 software update in China. According to the release notes, which are specific to China, there are a number of new game and entertainment updates.

One interesting update includes the addition of air quality and weather information available on the in-car display. The existing temperature display on the screen is now interactive – you can touch it and view local weather information including forecasts, chance of rain, humidity, wind, UV index, and air quality.

The air quality index (AQI) is something particularly important in China where despite making progress over the last few years, major cities often experience periods of very poor air quality.

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While a number of these features won’t make it into the US and Canadian software updates, including weather information on the in-car display, especially precipitation radar maps would be a welcomed new feature.

The full release notes are below.

DouDiZhu(斗地主)

Play “Happy DouDiZhu” with 90 Milion Players. There are classic game modes and exciting competitive mode, and a casual section which offers a variety of game modes. You can play against other players online, or go up against AI in Endgame mode, and it also offers local player matchmaking. There must be a version that meets your needs.

HuanLeMaJiang(欢乐麻将,MahJong)

Over 400 million people love to play this Game, “Shed Blood like a river and Fight to the end.”(Chinese sayings) Now offering Guangdong MahJong, Classic MahJong, and other regional specific rules for you to play! With real-time online matchmaking with real people and plenty of prizes for you to win, it also offers a Co-op mode and you can team up with others using voice chat. This is the most authentic Chinese card game. Interact with Chinese culture right at your fingertips.

Happy Upgrade(HuanLeShengJi,欢乐升级)

With fresh and new visual experiences, upbeat background music, playing against millions of real people, and real-time matchmaking, your happy journey starts here. Added flipping land rules and others, making the game more exciting and fun. New game modes include Classic, Shorting, and Casual.

Tesla Theater

You can now watch BiliBili and YouKu in the Tesla Theater app. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Entertainment icon in the Application Launcher and select the Theater tab while your car is in PARK.

Air Quality Index and Weather

You can now touch the Temperature icon on the top of the touchscreen, Tap on Temperature will bring up extended local weather information includes weekly forecast, Chance of rain, Humanity, Wind forecast, UV index and Air Quality Index (AQI)

Map Improvements

Improved Maps, Faster response time, easier to read even when the map are rotated

Tesla Service Center QR Code

You can now scan the QR on-screen to schedule your next service appointment. Tap “Control->Maintenance->Schedule Service via WeChat” , and scan the QR using WeChat app.

h/t [TeslaScope]

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