Tesla will be ready to activate Dolby Atmos audio technology in all of its vehicles. According to information from BGR, the company has been negotiating with record companies for several months. The update does not require changes to the vehicle hardware, it is simply activated via a software update.
Every car Tesla has ever made is capable of receiving OTA software updates, just like an iPhone or any Android device. Over the years, the graphical interfaces of the brand’s vehicles have changed and modernized, but they have also acquired new features such as increased acceleration, better charging times and even greater autonomy by optimizing the battery management system.
After the update is released, more than a million Tesla vehicles will support Dolby Atmos. A surround sound technology that uses sounds as three-dimensional objects. Originally used for movies and TV series, nowadays songs and recordings are mixed using this technique.
One of the benefits of Dolby Atmos is that you can create the effect with a wide variety of devices. From home theater systems through speakers to headphones.
Cars are the perfect ecosystem for listening to Dolby Atmos audio, Tesla included, as they have multiple speakers located throughout the interior. Lucid was the first to bring this technology to their vehicles when they announced it for Lucid Air in early 2021. Mercedes Benz later included it in its EQS, EQE, E-class and S-class.
Tesla’s Dolby Atmos announcement will come from Apple Music
It may not be a coincidence that Apple Music will appear on Tesla, including through a system update. service streaming Apple Music offers millions of songs with Dolby Atmos at no additional cost. They call it “spatial sound”.
Apple Music is supposed to be coming to Tesla thanks to a big December system update. Dolby Atmos, most likely, too. The first leaks of work on integrating the Apple streaming platform into Tesla software appeared at the end of 2020.
Another possibility is that Dolby Atmos reaches Tesla via tidal, which is already available in the company’s automotive software. Spotify is not an option as its catalog is currently not available with Dolby Atmos.
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