2022.4.5.5 Release Notes

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Release Date

March 2, 2022

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Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available in specific regions
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Help Tesla improve the intelligence of features that rely on cabin camera by sharing analytics from your vehicle. When enabled, cabin camera data will be shared with Tesla if the vehicle experiences a safety critical event like a collision, or if cabin camera functionality requires diagnostics to perform. This data includes short cabin camera video clips to help us further develop future safety features and software enhancements such as collision avoidance updates. As usual, you can adjust your data sharing preferences by tapping Controls > Software > Data Sharing > Allow Cabin Camera Analytics.

Request Full Self-Driving Beta

Tesla Request Full Self-Driving Beta feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now request early access to Full Self-Driving Beta pending eligibility. To get started, tap Controls > Autopilot > Request Full Self-Driving Beta and follow the instructions.

Car Colorizer

Tesla Car Colorizer feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Customize how your car appears on the touchscreen and mobile app with the Car Colorizer. Change the color of your car's exterior by tapping Controls > Software > Colorizer icon, or using Colorizer in the ToyBox.

Audio Sources

Tesla Audio Sources feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

You can now disable individual audio sources from the Audio Settings menu. This feature was previously available and has now been restored in v11.

When you disable an audio source it will no longer show up in the Apps menu or in the sources dropdown in the Music app.

To disable an audio source open the Music app and tap on the Audio Settings icon and choose Sources.

Icons in Status Bar

Tesla Icons in Status Bar feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

In V11 of Tesla's software, many icons that appeared in the status bar along the top of the screen were moved to the top of the Controls menu.

With this release, some icons return to the status bar in certain circumstances.

The Driver Profiles and Sentry Mode icons will appear while the car is in Park. Once the vehicle is in Drive then the icons disappear from the status bar and will only appear in the Controls menu.

The cellular data icon will only appear in the status bar if the car doesn't have a data connection. While the Wi-Fi icon will appear in the status bar only when the car is actively connected to a Wi-Fi access point.

Other icons such as Bluetooth, software update notifications, and car notifications will only appear the top of the Controls menu.

Save Dashcam Clips

Tesla Save Dashcam Clips feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Dashcam

Quickly save Dashcam clips by adding the Dashcam icon to your bottom bar. Simply long press any app icon to enter edit mode, then drag Dashcam to the bottom bar for quick access. Tap the Dashcam icon to manually save a clip while driving.

Regenerative Braking in Autopilot

Tesla Regenerative Braking in Autopilot feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Autopilot will now use more regenerative braking at low speeds for higher efficiency and an improved driving experience, especially in stop-and-go traffic. Increased use of regenerative braking results in less brake pedal noise and smoother stops.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Tesla Sonic the Hedgehog feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Now available in more regions
MCU 2
Data USB Ports
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
Data USB Ports

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Speed by in a blur using the supersonic spin attack at high speed, defy gravity around loop-the-loops and defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all-time. Gotta Go Fast!

Windshield Wiper Defrost

Tesla Windshield Wiper Defrost feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Heated Wipers
Models:
N/A
Heated Wipers

Clear snow and ice from your wiper blades by turning on windshield wiper defrost for improved visibility. To enable, tap the wiper defrost icon in the Climate control popup. Wiper defrost will automatically turn off after 30 minutes and will only activate when temperatures drop below 50°F (10°C) when enabled.

Tire Pressure API

Tesla Tire Pressure API feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

This release adds tire pressure sensor data to the Tesla API.

Tire pressure information is expected to be added to the Tesla app in an upcoming app update.

Nearby Superchargers

Tesla Nearby Superchargers feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

View and filter a complete list of nearby Superchargers based on maximum charging power. Tap the charging icon on your map display and select the associated lightning bolt icons.

TeslaMic and KTV

Tesla TeslaMic and KTV feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Transform your vehicle cabin into a karaoke studio with TeslaMic and ThunderStone KTV. Open Thunderstone KTV in the Theater app and sing along to your favorite music videos. Passengers can also enjoy TeslaMic with QQ and NetEase Lyrics while vehicle is in drive.

Traffic Along Route

Tesla Traffic Along Route feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Show live traffic data along your primary route as well as on alternate routes, for a more focused and informed navigation experience.

NetEase Cloud Music

Tesla NetEase Cloud Music feature in update 2022.4.5.5
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now listen to music from NetEase Cloud Music in the Media Player. Sign in to your NetEase member account and enjoy listening to your favorite songs and artists.

Bilibili

Tesla Bilibili feature in update 2022.4.5.5
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Enjoy a new and improved Bilibili experience in the Tesla Theater with high-quality content. A new interface design allows users to easily start video playback and explore their playlists continuously.

2022.44.2 Release Notes

Sentry Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode feature in update 2022.44.2
Requires Sentry Mode
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Requires Sentry Mode

Sentry Mode now allows for even greater customization, including:

- Camera-Based Detection, which allows users to disable use of cameras to detect threats.

- Sentry Mode Clip Length, which allows users to specify the length of the clip when a potential threat is detected.

To adjust these Sentry Mode settings, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode.

Camera-Based Detection

Tesla Camera-Based Detection feature in update 2022.44.2
Requires Sentry Mode
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Requires Sentry Mode

When Camera-Based Detection is enabled, Sentry Mode will use the vehicle’s external cameras in addition to vehicle sensors to detect a security event while parked. If disabled, the vehicle will only save clips to the USB drive if a physical threat is detected. To adjust, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode > Camera-Based Detection.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now select Thai as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

Seat Belt System Enhancement

Tesla Seat Belt System Enhancement feature in update 2022.44.2
Certain Model 3s
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Certain Model 3s

With the help of Tesla Vision, seat belts will begin to tighten and protect properly restrained occupants earlier in a wider array of frontal crashes.

Energy App

Tesla Energy App feature in update 2022.44.2
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Learn more about your vehicle's energy consumption with the Energy app. You can now:

- Monitor the amount of energy used while driving and parked.

- See how much energy is consumed by different vehicle components, driving behaviors, and environmental conditions.

- View energy used in comparison to trip projection and the battery indicator.

- Receive personalized suggestions for using energy more efficiently.

Battery Temperature

Tesla Battery Temperature feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your vehicle will now display additional information about the battery in certain situations. An (i) icon will appear at the top of the display next to your charging details.

Tapping the icon will take you to the charging screen which will provide additional information, such as the charge rate being limited due to the battery's temperature.

Photo by Adam Belamri

Service Mode Enhancement

Tesla Service Mode Enhancement feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Service Mode, a dedicated area for service centers and technicans to troubleshoot and make changes to the vehicle, has a new mode to view information about the heat pump its various components.

You can now view detailed information about the heat pump's refrigerant, its flow, suction and the mechanical parts involved such as the compressor and valves.

Photo by Ricardo Sanchez

Manual Climate, Auto Seats

Tesla Manual Climate, Auto Seats feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When Tesla's climate system is set to Auto, it gives you the ability to let the vehicle control the temperature of your seats as well.

However, if you changed the HVAC system to manual, then you'd lose the ability to keep your seat heaters on Auto.

With this update you now have the ability to have the climate system on manual while keeping the seat heaters set to Auto.

Photo by Max Bracco

SOS Button

Tesla SOS Button feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Has SOS Button
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has SOS Button

In regions where Teslas supports vehicle emergency services through the SOS standard, Tesla has historically provided a physical button near the vehicle's hazard light switch.

Newer vehicles replaced the physical SOS button with an on-screen-only button. Previously, the on-screen button was not displayed on vehicles that included the physical button, however with this update it's now displayed on all vehicles where Tesla supports vehicle SOS.

Photo by: fel_iix

2022.44 Release Notes

This is an early look at this update's release notes. There may be other features that are not shown below. It appears that this may be a smaller update as Tesla prepares for the traditional holiday update next month.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.44
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Thai as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

2022.40.300.1 Release Notes

Sentry Mode and Dog Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode and Dog Mode feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Your vehicle and pets can be kept safe by activating Dog Mode and Sentry Mode at the same time. Sentry Mode alarms are silenced if Dog Mode and Sentry Mode are both enabled. Mobile app notifications will still be sent and video footage will still be saved.

Radio Station Logos

Tesla Radio Station Logos feature in update 2022.40.300.1
MCU 2+
FM Radio
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2+
FM Radio

The Media Player now displays radio station logos for improved discoverability when searching for favorite stations.

Improved Charging Efficiency

Tesla Improved Charging Efficiency feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Specific Batteries
Models:
3
Y
Specific Batteries

During DC fast charging, the thermal system controls have been optimized for each charging station’s power capability, improving both charging and on-route battery preconditioning efficiency. This results in fast charge time and reduced energy costs.

Driver Door Unlock Mode

Tesla Driver Door Unlock Mode feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
Y

When Driver Door Unlock Mode is enabled, long pressing the interior driver door switch will unlock all doors and the trunk. To access Driver Door Unlock Mode, tap Controls > Lock > Driver Door Unlock Mode.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Has Regen Backfill
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has Regen Backfill

Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking is limited due to battery temperature or state of charge. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions and vehicles.

Tire Configuration

Tesla Tire Configuration feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
MCU 2+
Models:
Y
MCU 2+

Reset the learned tire settings directly after a tire rotation, swap, or replacement for an improved driving experience. To reset, tap Controls > Service > Wheel & Tire Configuration > Tires.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional vehicles.

Exterior Lighting

Tesla Exterior Lighting feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

'Auto' headlights will now illuminate taillights in addition to the daytime running lights.

Dashcam Viewer

Tesla Dashcam Viewer feature in update 2022.40.300.1
HW 2.5+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 2.5+

Due to local regulations, the Dashcam Viewer has been removed.

Editor's note: This only affects Hong Kong.

Hebrew Voice Navigation

Tesla Hebrew Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Middle East Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Middle East Maps

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Hebrew. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

View your parked vehicle's surroundings from the Tesla app to confirm the safety of its environment before returning to your vehicle. Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed by Tesla. To enable or disable, tap Controls > Safety > 'View Live Camera via Mobile App' from the touchscreen display.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity. This feature is not intended for use to capture private domains or record third parties. By using the live camera, you agree that you are solely responsible for any claims from a third party.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Supercharger Additional Details

Tesla Supercharger Additional Details feature in update 2022.40.300.1
MCU 2+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2+

The redesigned Supercharger map popup will now display historical site occupancy in addition to the associated charging fees when available. To view these details, tap on any Supercharger pin that is in the vicinity of your vehicle.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Boombox

Tesla Boombox feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Has PWS
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has PWS

Turn your parked vehicle into a boombox and entertain a crowd with your media player, or project your voice with additional authority using Megaphone.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Transfer Call to Vehicle

Tesla Transfer Call to Vehicle feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

If you're on an active phone call when you open the car door, your car will now ask you if you'd like to transfer the call's audio to the vehicle instead of transferring it automatically.

Learn More Links

Tesla Learn More Links feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display links to relevant tutorials within vehicle menus. For example, the Navigate on Autopilot option in the Autopilot menu will have a link that reads 'Learn more in Tesla Tutorials.'

Regen Blend Indicator Light

Tesla Regen Blend Indicator Light feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update Tesla has added a new indicator light that appears near the other indicator icons.

This new indicator appears to signal that regenerative braking is limited and that brakes will be applied in order to provide a consistent experience when slowing down.

Photo: Nicholas Langereis

Additional Tooltips

Tesla Additional Tooltips feature in update 2022.40.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla has added some additional tooltips with this update. These tooltips will be triggered by various vehicle states. For example, the Light Show tooltip is displayed when you park your vehicle. The Tesla Arcade and Streaming tooltips are displayed when you start Supercharging.

Photo: O_bigodes/Reddit & GarthSchanock/Twitter.

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