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Newest Tesla Updates Offers Cars Even More Fun Features

Tesla has long been known for its cool, user-focused features. Sure, some of them aren’t completely necessary, and they don’t enhance the driving experience of your car like many safety features do. Instead, these fun additions and updates make the car even more unique and enjoyable, and some of them even respond directly to individual owner feedback to Tesla in a way that no other car manufacturer currently does.

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Tesla has made a name for itself in a once niche market of completely electric cars. With the modern yet modest appearances that sit happily in the gray area between futuristic and simple, Tesla owners are rather proud of the cars. Add in a few high-tech safety features, a comfortable and luxurious interior, and it seems like you couldn’t ask for more — but that doesn’t mean Tesla isn’t going to offer more.

Two white Tesla Model S electric vehicles for sale outside a dealership at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
Tesla Model S | Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The latest update

Along with genuine improvement to the vehicle’s system for operations, there are a handful of aspects to the update that is purely entertaining. Or, at least the story behind them is entertaining. Like Joe Mode, for instance, which was suggested by an internet user named Joe, who claimed the Tesla warning systems were too loud and disturbing his children when they sleep in the back. So, Elon brought around the Joe Mode, which decreases the volume of chimes within the car.

A Tesla store sign is seen on January 23, 2021 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
A Tesla store | Getty Images

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Feeling lucky or feeling hungry?

Along with updates that improve the vehicle’s dashboard camera, automatic lane change, and maps, but Joe Mode isn’t the only fun but useful feature. Found yourself bored with your daily routine, or just feeling a sense of adventure? The new Lucky or Hungry buttons will send you to a random destination within a set range. If you’re a little too skeptical, the selection also comes with a link that will tell you more about the randomly selected location.

Tesla vehicles are on display at a Tesla store in Palo Alto, California, United States on October 3, 2019.
Tesla vehicles on display at a Tesla store in Palo Alto, California, on October 3, 2019 | Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto

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The constant updates to the Tesla vehicles along with the fun features only work to enhance the owner experience. The brand’s owners can enjoy the improvements to the car’s basic features as well as all of the new additions that make the car even more fun and enjoyable.