You heard that right—obnoxious fart noises. You’ve already heard that Tesla cars let their owners prank their passengers with fart noises in their cars, but now Tesla’s new firmware update lets owners prank people outside their cars too.
Their new Boombox mode can broadcast custom audio on the outside of the car, kind of like how an ice cream truck can play its tune around neighbourhoods. But Tesla owners won’t just have access to ice cream truck music power, they can choose other different tunes.
In the video above, Tesla Owners Online shares that you can customise the horn sound, the driving sound and the summon sound. The horn sounds can be changed to “posh”, “toss a coin”, “goat”, “old horn”, “applause”, “ta-da”, “ba-dum-tss”, “DJ”, “la cucaracha”, and “fart”.
Driving sounds can be changed to something called snake jazz, Polynesian elevator music, “toss a coin”, rainforest, rock and roll, harp, ice cream, merry go round and Caribbean. Summon sounds—sounds for Tesla cars’ autonomous parking feature—are about the same as driving sounds.
According to Teslarati.com, the feature was added because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration required electric cars that were silent to emit some noise to alert pedestrians. The fart noise as the car’s honk is just a silly little bonus.
But besides having farts as your car horn, the Tesla car can now let out a fart sound whenever the owner wants through its external speakers. The Verge also notes that you can use the ice cream truck sound to play a prank on neighbourhood kids—but I don’t see why you’d need to subject those kids with something so mean.
However, a cool addition to the Boombox feature is the fact that you can upload up to five of your own tracks. You’d be able to add this sound, and even this into your every day commute—just in case you felt like getting bullied by pedestrians that day. A full list of new updates can be read here.