In accordance with BGR, Tesla will add surround sound support in the shape of Dolby Atmos to its vehicles in an upcoming update.
The news comes after Apple Music was discovered in a Tesla Model S on the Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit. Apple Music and Dolby Atmos coming at or around the identical time is smart since Apple Music is certainly one of the only digital service providers that supports Atmos currently. Amazon HD and TIDAL are the others.
Tesla has been working with major record labels over the past few months to bring Dolby Atmos to their vehicles, which might add a highly immersive listening experience to music, podcasts, and videos.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that creates an immersive audio experience. It’s the next-generation of surround sound and it has been designed to work in any style of environment from movie theaters to home theaters and now vehicles. The Dolby Atmos system uses 128 audio channels and might transport any style of sound, anywhere within the room. It achieves this through the use of a mixture of speakers and objects like ceiling reflectors, that are placed throughout the room, to create the specified effect. It was first introduced in 2012 and has since been utilized in major Hollywood film releases resembling “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Gravity,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Luxury electric vehicle automaker Lucid Motors was the primary automobile company so as to add Dolby Atmos support to their Lucid Air vehicle. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo announced that they’d bring Dolby Atmos support to more of their vehicles, too.
We anticipate that Dolby Atmos support and Apple Music will come as a feature as a part of this yr’s holiday update, which is anticipated in the following month. These major additions of Dolby Atmos, Apple Music, and Tesla working closely with the foremost record labels could mean we may get lossless audio, too. CEO Elon Musk hinted at lossless audio support earlier this yr.
Currently, TIDAL supports lossless audio however it’s limited to downloaded files and never streaming.
Home Theater-Like Experience
If Tesla adds Dolby Atmos support to their vehicles, they might add support for Atmos beyond just Apple Music. Along with 5.1 surround sound, many streaming services also offer Dolby Atmos encoded surround sound, resembling Netflix and Disney+, that are already available in Teslas. We may even see Tesla support Dolby Atmos across all their streaming services that provide it as an audio option.
Tesla owners may soon experience a theater-like experience when viewing movies of their vehicles.