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Elon Musk promises Tesla Model 3 will get some new features in the coming months

Tesla Model 3 occupants will be able to control music and the rear-seat climate with the Tesla app, get sonic blind-spot notifications, and receive an improved user interface

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 May, 2018, 11:50am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 May, 2018, 11:51am

By Mark Matousek

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla Model 3 occupants will be able to control music and the rear-seat climate with the Tesla app, get sonic blind spot notifications, and receive an improved user interface.

On Wednesday, Musk said on Twitter that the features would arrive over the next few months. 

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Earlier in the day, Consumer Reports gave the Model 3 a “Recommended Buy” rating after Tesla made over-the-air improvements to the vehicle’s braking system. The publication said the update reduced the distance the vehicle needed to go from 60 mph to a complete stop by 19 feet.

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Tesla is able to make wireless software updates to its vehicles to improve performance, fix bugs, and add new features. Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ director of auto testing, said in the updated review that he had never seen a wireless update result in an improved track performance for a car in his 19 years with the publication.

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In its initial review, Consumer Reports did not recommend the Model 3, citing a braking distance that was worse than any modern vehicle it had tested and criticising the vehicle’s touchscreen, ride quality, rear seat, and the amount of wind noise it produced while driving at high speeds. But the publication said it was impressed by the vehicle’s range, handling, and acceleration.

Musk thanked Consumer Reports for its feedback after it published its updated review and said Tesla has made improvements to the Model 3’s ride quality and noise emission and will roll out improvements to its user interface later in the month.

Musk is known for his active presence on Twitter, which he frequently uses to engage with customers and announce vehicle updates.

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