Make Your EV Fart From A Distance: iOS Tesla App Update Introduces New Features

Tesla recently released version 4.15.0 of the Tesla app for iOS, and owners can expect some fun updates with it. The app now allows users to remotely use the fart sound and boombox function in their vehicle, view the interior camera and set the temperature for the passenger from their smart device.

Twitter user @Tesla_App_iOS reviewed the found updates in the code for the new version and highlighted the most important changes. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are the changes that users are most likely to notice.

First, it appears that Tesla owners will be able to remotely control their boombox function. This feature allowed owners to play sounds through their pedestrian warning system’s speakers. These are placed on the car to make a noise and alert pedestrians that a moving electric vehicle (known for its silence) is nearby.

Read: Elon Musk Calls NHTSA the ‘Fun Police’ Over Tesla Boombox Recall

However, Tesla had to recall this feature because US regulators decided that vehicles could only play one sound as a pedestrian alert system, prompting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to dub the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the “joke police.”

However, the recall was simply an over-the-air update, so all of the hardware that allows a Tesla’s external microphones to reproduce the sound the driver wants is still present. So Tesla may have decided to allow owners to potentially use their Tesla as a sophisticated Bluetooth speaker while parked and control it with their phone.

Similarly, the Tesla app update also allows users to use the same speakers to play a fart sound remotely. The ability to make a Tesla tut has long been part of the automaker’s lighthearted charm, and it can now add more flexibility for fun by allowing owners to fart from afar, rather than from inside the vehicle.

Owners will soon be able to look inside their vehicle remotely as well, as a “Show interior camera” option has been added to the app’s software. Users report they haven’t seen it yet, but the addition could allow owners to check the condition of their vehicle or their passengers even when they’re not in it.

Additionally, owners could soon be able to control “co-pilot” climate, allowing a driver to adjust the temperature for their side of the vehicle and their passenger’s with one running hot and the other running cold. The update may also provide information on why charging speeds are slow, if so, and could provide information on power location changes, address-related updates, range analysis and more.