Tesla v11 concept lets you add any setting to the launcher [video]

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla rolled out its v11 update just before Christmas for most users, and while v11 has brought us a cleaner UI and better-organized menus, it has also certainly failed in other aspects.

V11 concept
V11 concept
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The biggest culprit is the removal of some features from the app launcher. Although the app launcher is now customizable, some features such as window defrost and seat heaters were removed from the launcher without any way to add them back.

Tesla is clearly going to keep the customizable aspect of the launcher. Customization makes the app launcher much more useful for everyone.

Just as it's wrong to remove seat heaters from the launcher, it's also wrong to keep them there permanently for everyone. For example, if you live in a year-round warm climate, why would you want seat heaters taking up two spots in the launcher?

The answer is to not only let users add seat heaters back to the launcher, but to add a variety of functions. It could be opening the glove box or initiating a voice command button for passenger use.

Twitter user @deletedesign has come up with a concept that would allow you to add almost any setting that's available in Controls to the app launcher.

It's well designed and executed. The concept video is aimed at power users, as Tesla would likely offer a simplified version of something like this. However, it gives us a sneak peek at some things Tesla may be considering when redesigned the app launcher.

Concept Video

Below is a video that shows off @deletedesign's concept for adding any setting to Tesla's app launcher.

You can also check out our tips and tricks for Tesla's V11 update.

Watch Elon talk about the future of Tesla on today's earnings call

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The call is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm PT.

Tesla to announce their product roadmap
Tesla to announce their product roadmap

This event is going to be an exciting one for several reasons. Elon Musk is scheduled to be on this earnings call. Elon has recently stopped attending earnings calls regularly to help free up some of this time.

The fact that Elon has decided to attend this call could mean that Tesla is going to make a major announcement.

Tesla has also said that they will be revealing their future roadmap during today's earnings call.

There has been a lot of speculation about when the Cybertruck will start production and what the final version of the Cybertruck will look like.

Just a few days ago there were photos and videos of the latest Cybertruck prototype that showed off the truck's windshield wiper, side-view mirrors, and the lack of door handles.

At the very least, we expect Tesla to provide a more concrete timeline for the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi, and maybe even mention the Tesla Roadster 2.0.

I would not expect Tesla to unveil any major new products at this event since Tesla typically holds a separate event for those occasions, but we expect there will still be a lot to talk about after this call.

Tesla Earnings Call

You can listen to Tesla's earnings call below with visuals provided by CleanTechnica.

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