Tesla now supports multiple logins for Spotify, TIDAL in 2022.16.0.2

By Alex Jones
Tesla now supports multiple logins for Spotify
Tesla now supports multiple logins for Spotify
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A welcome feature that allows Tesla driver profiles to independently control their streaming accounts has dropped as part of software update 2022.16.

Tesla introduced their Spotify integration in 2019, delighting premium Spotify users with a seamless streaming experience that enabled users to log in and easily stream their playlists.

But, for owners sharing a Tesla with multiple driver profiles, it required users to login in and out of their respective accounts if they wanted to view their own playlists, song likes, and suggested content.

This led many owners to create a separate shared Tesla Spotify account that would be shared for everyone in the vehicle.

Thankfully, taking pity on the countless users stuck listening to their significant other’s playlists, Tesla has now tied streaming account logins to driver profiles.

Users have begun to note that the differentiated account experience works with the other streaming services available on Tesla like TIDAL.

There are no new menus or options to set. When you log in to Spotify or another music service, your car will now simply remember that login should be used for the current driver profile.

This does not yet work for video streaming services like YouTube since those are essentially web pages, but we hope that Tesla can separate out more user specific information like browser data in the future.

While Tesla drivers are undoubtedly thankful for the integration of multiple streaming profiles, one cannot help but wonder if Tesla will get around to the other popular streaming services believed to be coming in future updates.

Apple Music, the second most popular music streaming service, remains absent from the streaming lineup.

Amazon Music, a close third-place finisher, also misses the cut. If the rumored Tesla App Store is on track for deployment before the first Cybertrucks, there is hope that additional music streaming apps will appear as Tesla opens up their software to others.

It should be noted that workarounds exist for playing content from excluded streaming services like Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Youtube Music, etc. through the use of Bluetooth streaming.

Audiophiles would point out that the act of streaming via Bluetooth degrades the quality of the music to compress the data stream for wireless transmission.

You can also store music on a USB drive to play directly in your car, but there's no doubt that streaming music directly in your Tesla is the most convenient way, even if it requires Tesla's Premium Connectivity.

Dedicated Tesla streaming integrations ensure a higher-quality stream. For now, Tesla owners are just thankful they don’t have to listen to their co-owner's German Techno Spotify playlist on repeat ever again.

Tesla will now automatically reroute you to less busy Superchargers in 2022.16

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
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If you don't have enough range to reach your destination, Tesla’s in-car navigation system will automatically calculate where you should stop in order to charge.

If the Supercharger you’re set to arrive at is suddenly too busy, Tesla's navigation will now reroute you to another Supercharger location that's within range.

This was first noticed in the 2022.16 update by @greentheonly, but owners are now seeing it in action.

According to a recent tweet by @cybrtrkguy, which shows a picture of their trip planner and the message, “Rerouting to a less busy Supercharger” in Sheffield, Ohio.

Tesla drivers will now know when a Supercharge station is congested and will have the option to change their route to reduce their total travel time.

Not only does Tesla know exactly how many vehicles are charging at each location. It also knows the charge level of each vehicle and it could estimate the wait time for a Supercharger based on how many Teslas are nearby with a low state of charge.

Based on all of this information Tesla can come up with great suggestions on the best place to charge to reduce your overall trip time.

Tesla’s Supercharger rerouting feature will be useful, especially as Tesla starts opening its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla vehicles.

Tesla recently chose to open up the Supercharger network to other car brands, which could add additional Supercharger congestion.

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In fact, Tesla now plans to add CCS (Combined Charging System) plugs to US-based Superchargers in order to make them even more compatible with other EV manufacturers.

With over 30,000 Superchargers (3,500 stations) reported at the end of 2021, Tesla undoubtedly operates the largest and most successful fast-charging networks.

While Tesla plans to solve Supercharger congestion by tripling the size of its network in the next few years, this new navigation feature will certainly help alleviate some Supercharger congestion.

This isn’t the only recent change to how Tesla calculates your route. In the 2022.16.2 software update, Tesla added forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature to improve its range calculations even further.

Tesla Model 3 lands in the Top 10 best sellers globally

By Lennon Cihak
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021

Tesla’s Model 3 has landed a spot as the ninth best-selling car in the world for 2021, which is up 40% from 2020, according to Fiat Group World. The Model 3 accounted for 508,000 unit sales in 2021.

According to the data provided by Fiat Group World, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander came in at number one, which is up from the second spot in 2020. The Ford F-150 pickup truck landed at number seven, down from the number 6 spot in 2020.

Toyota and Honda have four vehicles in the top 11 spots, while Nissan, Ford, and Tesla only have one spot.

Fiat Group World notes that the Tesla Model 3 continues to rise within the list and is expected to rank in the top five by the end of this year.

Additionally, the author adds that the Model Y is expected to outsell the Model 3 by the end of 2022, which means both the Model 3 and Model Y would both sit in the top five spots. The Model Y currently sits at the 19th spot on the list, which means the Model Y accounted for 392,000 sales in 2021. It rose from the 262nd spot, or 412%, from 2020.

It’s worth noting that the Model Y began its deliveries in 2020, which explains the significant jump in 2021. Earlier this year, it won U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric SUV award.

Of the 110 vehicles included, the Model S and Model X did not make the cut. This is most likely due to their higher price tag.

With this data available and Fiat Group World’s insights, it’s entirely possible for the Model Y to overtake the Model 3 this year. And with Tesla constantly adding new features and bringing back ‘Enhanced Autopilot,’ consumers will likely jump on-board.

Tesla brought back Enhanced Autopilot to the US and Canada last week for $6,000 (USD), half of what Full Self-Driving does.

The Model 3 and Model Y may soon get a rear display for entertainment. A tweet from Tesla enthusiast and software developer @greentheonly discovered that Model 3s and Model Ys with the new AMD processors have the bandwidth for a second display, like the new refreshed Model S and Model Xs have.

Tesla is currently battling global supply chain restraints, and Musk said at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that these restraints are a bigger issue than competition from other competitive automakers.

“Our constraints are much. More in raw materials and being able to scale up productions,” Musk says.

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