2021.44 Release Notes

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Release Date

December 7, 2021

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Driver Door Unlock Mode

Tesla Driver Door Unlock Mode feature in update 2021.44
Models:
3
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Unlock only the driver door when approaching the vehicle by tapping Controls > Locks > Driver Door Unlock Mode.

Driver Profiles

Tesla Driver Profiles feature in update 2021.44
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Each Driver Profile will now have its own individual Work and Home address. To update, select your profile, tap Navigation and long press either Work or Home.

Vehicle Sync (Beta)

Tesla Vehicle Sync (Beta) feature in update 2021.44
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Driver Profile settings such as seat, mirror and steering wheel positions can now synchronize across supported vehicles owned by the same Tesla Account. To enable for a particular profile, tap the Profile icon from the status bar > Driver Profile Settings > Vehicle Sync (Beta).

Note: Some settings will only synchronize between the same vehicle type.

Note: This feature is only enabled on select vehicles for testing.

Rear Cabin Climate

Tesla Rear Cabin Climate feature in update 2021.44
Models:
New S
New X
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the rear cabin climate from the front touchscreen by tapping Climate Controls > Rear Climate.

Autopark

Tesla Autopark feature in update 2021.44
MCU 2
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Autopark now identifies perpendicular parking spots using painted markings and road edges.

Seat and Steering Column Calibration

Tesla Seat and Steering Column Calibration feature in update 2021.44
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

You can now calibrate your seat and steering column if you're having any issues adjusting them. To calibrate your seat and steering column, you can go to Controls > Service and tap Seat Calibration.

2021.40.6 Release Notes

Add Stop

Tesla Add Stop feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Add a new stop to your route by tapping the "+" icon on the navigation search button and searching for a destination, or selecting a pin on the map.

TIDAL

Tesla TIDAL feature in update 2021.40.6
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available in specific regions
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y

TIDAL streaming is now available from the Media menu with a TIDAL account. You can listen to TIDAL playlists or albums in high-quality audio by connecting to Wi-Fi and pressing Download on the selected content.

Active Road Noise Reduction

Tesla Active Road Noise Reduction feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
New S
New X
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Your vehicle now has the ability to actively reduce low-frequency road noise while driving on rough surfaces. To accomplish this, the system uses the seat microphones to measure the noise in the cabin, then generates anti-noise through the speakers to create quiet zones around the occupants.

To access, tap Audio Settings > Options > Active Road Noise Reduction.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow. As usual, tap the fan icon and select Keep Climate On when parked.

Additionally, when using climate controls on the Tesla App, automatic battery pre-conditioning has been optimized to consume less energy.

Rear Display Improvements

Tesla Rear Display Improvements feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
New S
New X
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

You can now lock access to the rear screen by tapping Controls > Display > Lock Rear Display.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
N/A
Available Worldwide
Models:
N/A

You can now select British English as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.

Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime

Tesla Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You will now receive an audio alert when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is enabled. To disable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
2021 Model 3 Long Range
Available Worldwide
Models:
2021 Model 3 Long Range

Your vehicle's range estimation has been modified to better represent real-world conditions.

Navigation Language Selection

Tesla Navigation Language Selection feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now hear your navigation instructions in different languages. To access, tap Controls > Display > Languages > Navigation.

Alternative Navigation Routes

Tesla Alternative Navigation Routes feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

View up to three alternate routes when navigating to a destination, with the fastest route being the default.

Note: Your car must be in PARK to select an alternate route.

Side Repeater Cameras

Tesla Side Repeater Cameras feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Due to local regulation, the side repeater cameras will always be displayed when viewing the rear camera.

Additional Information

Tesla Additional Information feature in update 2021.40.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Availability TBD
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Additonal details are now displayed in your car's Software menu. Your car will now display supported cellular networks under Modem capabilities. It will also show whether your vehicle is compatible with Tesla's CCS adapter.

To view this information go to Controls > Software and tap on 'Additional Vehicle Information'.

2021.36.8.9 (FSD Beta 10.6) Release Notes

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension feature in update 2021.36.8.9
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

For maximum safety and accountability, Full Self-Driving (Beta) will not operate if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is considered when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive three 'Forced Autopilot Disengagements'. This is when the Autopilot system disengages for the remainder of a trip after the driver has received several audio and visual warnings for inattentiveness. Keep your hands on the wheel and remain attentive at all times.

FSD v10.6 Release Notes

Tesla FSD v10.6 Release Notes feature in update 2021.36.8.9
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- Improved object detection network architecture for non-VRUs (e.g. cars, trucks, buses). 7% higher recall, 16% lower depth error, and 21% lower velocity error for crossing vehicles.

- New visibility network with 18.5% less mean relative error.

- New general static object network with 17% precision improvements in high curvature and nighttime cases.

- Improved stopping position at unprotected left turns while yielding to oncoming objects, using object predictions beyond the crossing point.

- Allow more room for longitudinal alignment during merges by incorporating modelling of merge region end.

- Improved comfort when offsetting for objects that are cutting out of your lane.

Press the "Video Record" button on the top bar UI to share your feedback. When pressed, your vehicle's external cameras will share a short VIN-associated Autopilot Snapshot with the Tesla engineering team to help make improvements to FSD. You will not be able to view the clip.

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) feature in update 2021.36.8.9
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Full Self-Driving is in early limited access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road. Do not become complacent. When Full Self-Driving is enabled, your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossing intersections, and in narrow driving situations.

Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2021.36.8.9
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

The driving visualization has been improved to better support Full Self-Driving capabilities. When Full Self-Driving is engaged and apps are not displayed, the driving visualization will expand to show additional surrounding information. To disable the Expanded Full Self-Driving Visualization, tap Controls > Autopilot. With the larger visualization, select items have slightly moved but will continue to look and behave the same.

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2021.36.8.9
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now detect and alert driver inattentiveness while Autopilot is engaged. Camera data does not leave the car itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless data shared is enabled. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Safety & Security > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2021.36.8.9
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Available in specific regions
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now remotely view your car’s surroundings when parked to confirm the safety of your environment before returning to your car. Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed by Tesla. To enable or disable, tap Controls > Safety & Security.

Note: This feature requires iOS mobile app version 4.2.1 or higher, and Premium Connectivity.

2021.36.8.7 (FSD Beta 10.5) Release Notes

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Terms

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) Terms feature in update 2021.36.8.7
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

The Full Self-Driving (Beta) feature toggle has been disabled. To use Full Self- Driving (Beta), re-enable the feature toggle in Controls > Autopilot and review the updated terms.

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension feature in update 2021.36.8.7
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

For maximum safety and accountability, Full Self-Driving (Beta) will not operate if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is considered when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive three 'Forced Autopilot Disengagements'. This is when the Autopilot system disengages for the remainder of a trip after the driver has received several audio and visual warnings for inattentiveness. Keep your hands on the wheel and remain attentive at all times.

FSD v10.5 Release Notes

Tesla FSD v10.5 Release Notes feature in update 2021.36.8.7
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- Improved VRU (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles) crossing velocity error by 20% from improved quality in our auto-labeling.

- Improved static world predictions (road lines, edges, and lane connectivity) by up to 13% using a new static world auto-labeler and adding 165K auto-labeled videos.

- Improved cone and sign detections by upreving the generalized static object network with 15K more video clips and adjusting oversampling and overweighting strategies (+ 4.5% precision, + 10.4% recall).

- Improved cut-in detection network by 5.5% to help reduce false slowdowns.

- Enabled "emergency collision avoidance maneuvering" in shadow mode

- Enabled behavior to lane change away from merges when safe to do so.

- Improved merge object detection recall by using multi-modal object prediction at intersections.

- Improved control for merges by increasing smoothness of arrival time constraints and considering possible merging objects beyond visibility.

- Improved lane changes by allowing larger deceleration limit in short-deadline situations.

- Improved lateral control for creeping forward to get more visibility.

- Improved modeling of road boundaries on high curvature roads for finer maneuvers.

- Improved logic to stay on-route and avoid unnecessary detours/rerouting.

Press the "Video Record" button on the top bar UI to share your feedback. When pressed, your vehicle's external cameras will share a short VIN associated Autopilot Snapshot with the Tesla engineering team to help make improvements to FSD. You will not be able to view the clip.

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