Model 3 and Model Y may get a rear screen for entertainment

Model 3 and Model Y may soon get a rear screen entertainment

It looks like the new Model 3 and Model Y may get a secondary screen soon. In a recent tweet from greentheonly, it was discovered that the new Model 3 and Model Y with AMD processors have the capabilities of a second display.

The connectors on the circuit board of the AMD Model 3/Y Trigger show that it has a connector to power a “second display”. Like the new Model S and Model X, the second screen could be at the back of the car.

The new Model 3 and Model Y vehicles have a circuit board that’s similar to those on the Model S and Model X, but it’s not the same, so not only are Tesla parts shared between the two cars and let the second viewport not be used.

According to GreenTheOnly, a similar situation has occurred before, where the Model Y PCB had unused USB3 ports which were then populated in subsequent reviews.

Tesla will likely add a rear display for the Model 3 and Model Y as it becomes a big selling point for Tesla.

The rear monitor gives you convenient features such as the ability to turn on the rear seat heaters, and adjust the cabin temperature. It also lets you manage music in the car as well as some additional entertainment options like playing games, streaming movies from Netflix, Disney+, and more.

And while the games and movies on the car’s home screen can only be used while parked, your passengers on the rear screen are welcome to watch movies on the way to their destination.

This is a compelling feature and it will actually cost Tesla little to add because the 8-inch screen works the same hardware as the center display.

Alternatively, it is possible, but unlikely that the second connector will be used to display the instrument cluster including speedometer, temperature, GPS and battery information behind the steering wheel.

Soon you will be able to connect to more Wi-Fi networks

Tesla is said to have begun testing a new feature for its fleet: the ability to connect to Wi-Fi networks provided by its Internet service provider.

Connectivity is an integral part of the Tesla experience, enabling vehicles to receive periodic software and navigation updates, access to entertainment options, as well as allowing the company to receive valuable datasets from the fleet, which is used to improve features such as autopilot.

Although Tesla initially offered free internet access, as the fleet evolved, the company began ordering a new paid Premium Connectivity package for the monthly subscription in order to access some of the more data-intensive services, such as music and video streaming. Tesla owners have had to choose if they want to pay $10 a month for premium connectivity since then.

Regardless of whether you pay for the premium connection, almost all of the features are available for free on Wi-Fi.

The automaker also continued to research alternative solutions for its customers, including a recent software update that allows owners to use their phones as hotspots while driving as an alternative to a calling package.

Tesla is said to be now working on a new option that includes the use of Wi-Fi networks for internet providers. Analytic_ETHa Twitter user, successfully enabled the new option in their car:

New upcoming #Tesla feature: Free access to public hotspots from AT&T, Comcast, Orange, and more! Since late last year, there have been hints in the firmware that Tesla was looking to support ‘Public Hotspots’. I was able to enable this feature, and make sure Than it works!”

He went on to provide more information about the feature in subsequent tweets: “First – for this to work, Tesla needs to enable the feature in your car. Once enabled, your car generates a TPM-based private key for use on these Wi-Fi networks.”

After that, you can just select the relevant network and the car will negotiate the connection! In the background, the firmware refers to Tesla’s product partners that issue a CA for authentication purposes, indicating that this feature stems from an upcoming partnership”

According to Analytic, the current list of supported hotspot names includes XFINITY, xfinitywifi, CableWiFi, attwifi, att-wifi, AT&T Passpoint, ChinaUnicom, CMCC, ChinaNet, KPN, KPN Fon, Ziggo, Telekom, Telekom_FON, UPC Wi-Free, Upc, UPC WifiSpots, Orange, Orange_FunSpot, SFR, SFR WiFi, SFR WiFi FON, SFR WiFi Mobile, Telia wifi1x – all are many popular providers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Although these networks are often open to the public, connection to them usually requires that the customer be subscribed to the specific Internet service provider.

Tesla cooperates with Internet providers directly giving you the ability to connect to these networks seamlessly without having to provide credentials.

These networks can be choppy at times, but Tesla will have the ability to whitelist or blacklist individual networks based on your vehicle’s location and whether the vehicle is able to connect successfully.

For owners who don’t have a premium connection, this will give them more locations to stream music and video while potentially waiting, while charging or waiting for someone near shopping areas.

Even more owners who sign up for Premium Connectivity, this will give everyone more locations to download software updates, which are usually limited to Wi-Fi.

According to Elon, Superchargers will also get Wi-Fi connectivity in the future, giving owners even greater access.

The ability to connect to an Internet service provider with Wi-Fi access points will be a very good plus for Tesla cars, as they receive more Internet-based entertainment features.

More supercharger information is displayed

Tesla has updated its app to version 4.8. In the release notes, Tesla mentions additions for in-app lease management and the ability to view Tesla Solar service details.

Several fundamental changes in the app hint at upcoming features of the app, such as support for filtering by non-Tesla-compatible chargers and the app’s ability to show your car’s data without waiting for it to wake up.

The latter would be a huge improvement and would save energy by not waking your car up every time you open the app.

However, there are also several improvements to the list of chargers that are displayed in the app.

supercharger list

When viewing the list of Superchargers under the site, you’ll notice that the Superchargers name is now more descriptive, rather than just showing the city name.

The list of nearby chargers has also increased from four to ten.

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More supercharger information is displayed

In the same menu, you will now be able to view the maximum power output for each location, allowing you to easily choose between destination chargers, v2 or v3 locations.

Details of the Superchargers’ output appear to be limited to the US for now, but we expect to see this expand to other regions as data is already available on Tesla’s website.

Supercharger details

In addition to showing more superchargers and showing the maximum output for each site, you can now click on any site to view more details about a particular supercharger.

Similar to the data displayed in the car, the app will now display additional information about each charger, such as the Supercharger’s address and nearby amenities, such as Wi-Fi, shopping, restaurants, and more.

Unfortunately, not all Supercharger information that is displayed in the car is shown in the app yet. The two obvious omissions are the price per kilowatt and the idle fee information.

This update should make choosing a shipping location easier and we hope to see this available in other regions soon.

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