If you say you’ve never heard of Tesla, I will picture you, living under a rock for the past decade. The Elon Musk-helmed company (the world’s best selling plug-in passenger car manufacturer in 2018) is trying to make electrical vehicles a common possession among people.

Last month, three different variants of Tesla Cyber Truck, an all-electric battery-powered light commercial vehicle came out live. According to the company, it can offer up to 250–500 miles (400–800 km) and an estimated 0–60 mph time of <2.9–6.5 seconds on a single charge.
tesla cybertruck rcs

You know, they release periodical firmware updates to the models. That’s how the most craved for feature (Spotify support) went official in the US. And, they even have a bug report system, but it’s for the service guys, not in direct connection with the vendor.

A couple of months ago, we shared with you multiple concerns from Tesla owners pertaining to Spotify issues & connection glitches. Today, we have picked up another issue related to the all-new RCS messaging.

RCS Messaging is a No Go ?
So I’ve been using the new update for about an hour now but sadly RCS Messages don’t read properly. The car can identify that a new message has come in but it will basically read a bunch of gibberish. Hope it gets fixed quickly as I’d love to have messages and replying hands free. Regular SMS works perfectly fine.
Also favorites do not work for my phone. Can’t say for other Android devices but I’m on a OnePlus 7T 5G McLaren. My guess is maybe iPhone only? Others can chime in here.
Anyone else able to verify?

tesla rcs not encoding

As you can see in the image above, the screen shows gibberish texts (user concern) on receiving RCS messages. However, iMessage and regular SMS work fine. So, it seems like something goes wrong along the way Tesla cars encode texts from Rich Communication Services.

If you do have a Tesla vehicle, you know it picked up the latest Holiday software update yesterday (or two days before). Oddly enough, they didn’t solve this issue even through the newest over the air overhaul!

Tesla model rcs encoding error

Yeah, RCS may not be the popular communication channel right now. But, it’s getting there and might replace traditional text messages altogether. So, we hope Tesla will rollout a fix at the earliest.

Image credits: https://teslamotorsclub.com/

Note:- Stay tuned to this story so that you will know when the solution goes live.

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