Tesla adds ability to view last known tire pressure and ability to uninstall games in 2022.24

By Jorge Aguirre
Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
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Tesla started rolling out software version 2022.24 to a wider section of its fleet (update 2022.24.5), introducing some appreciated new changes.

Tire Pressure

Before the current update, checking your tire pressure while the car was stopped was not possible. In order to prolong the battery life of the wireless tire pressure sensors, Tesla would only display the current tire pressure if the vehicle was in motion. Now the Service section (under Controls) will display the last known tire pressure for each wheel.

Keeping tabs on your tire pressure is not only paramount to your safety, but also improves efficiency while driving. An NHTSA study suggests that low tire pressure can reduce your driving range by around 0.3% for every 1% reduction in tire pressure.

Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
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With the new update you will also see the recommended cold tire pressure for the front and rear wheels, at the top of the screen.

Tesla recommends a tire pressure range of 40 to 45 PSI. This is often the minimum air pressure required to support your vehicle at its maximum load, depending on the type and vehicle configuration.

Reddit user Wugz reported a while ago that Tesla's vehicle state API would soon include data from the internal TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), so it could be possible we will soon have access to that same data via the Tesla app.

Uninstall Games

Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
Update 2022.24 includes various undocumented features
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Update 2022.24 also enables the user to uninstall individual games, freeing up space on the vehicle's internal drive. In addition to uninstalling games, you can also view the size of each game, and which drive they're installed on.

When a game has been uninstalled, it can still be viewed as an available game in the vehicle and you'll be given an option to reinstall the game.

Tesla has been giving its video game selection more attention. Elon Musk says that Tesla may show off its upcoming Steam integration next month.

Depending on your model, the vehicle's internal storage ranges from 8GB (MCU 1) to 64GB for MCU 2, and up to 256GB for MCU 3. Tesla is expected to support external storage devices when they roll out Steam support.

Currently, most Tesla games in Tesla cars are Atari classics, including well-known titles like Super Breakout, Tempest, and Missile Command. Additionally, there are more recent games like Fallout Shelter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Cuphead, and Beach Buggy Racing 2, as well as some more traditional ones like Solitaire, Chess, and Backgammon. Users can enjoy some of these games using the touchscreen or the steering wheel and pedals.

GPS Directions

GPS directions have also been moved to the top left corner of the screen. When the vehicle's navigation is active and the maps are covered with another application, the next step in the directions will now be shown at the top left corner, instead of the bottom left corner.

Amongst other notable features included in update 2022.24, the company rolled out 'Tesla Profiles', giving you the option to tie your driver profile to your Tesla account.

This means some of your vehicle's settings, such as mirror, seat and wheel positions, will be able to travel with you from one Tesla to another. Read more about Cloud Profiles.

Tesla internal email indicates major end-of-quarter push

By Kevin Armstrong
Tesla's Fremont lot is practically full
Tesla's Fremont lot is practically full
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Tesla wants everyone on its payroll to pitch in and help with a frantic end-of-quarter push. An internal email leaked to Electrek indicates that employees, even those not tasked with sales and delivery, to assist in getting as many vehicles out the door as possible. The email says there is “a very high volume of vehicles,” and management requests additional support.

This push should come as no surprise after a disappointing second quarter. The company delivered 18 percent fewer vehicles than in the previous reporting period. Tesla delivered 254,695 compared to 310,048 just three months prior. The decline broke a two-year streak in which the company continued to break its delivery record. The drop in numbers was not due to failures at Tesla, but due to COVID-related shutdowns at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.

Nevertheless, Tesla is adamant about righting the ship immediately. This quarter, like no other before, has seen significant competition enter the electric vehicle space and challenge the king of the sector. As a result, Tesla would like nothing more than to get back on track with another record-breaking delivery of its highly sought-after vehicles.

According to Electrek, the company-wide email stated: We will be delivering a very high volume of vehicles to eagerly waiting customers during the final days of Q3. To help ensure we can delight as many customers as possible, the delivery team is requesting additional support with key delivery-execution tasks.

For weeks Tesla’s careers page has listed dozens of Seasonal Advisor positions. The postings say these positions are “essential support at the end of the quarter, operating alongside our Sales and Delivery team to execute record-breaking delivery results.” The jobs were expected to last for two to three weeks.

Analysts predict that Tesla will get back on track and deliver more than 310,000 cars this quarter. In fact, one analyst has gone much further than that. Trip Chowdhry with Global Equities Research has publicly stated that he forecasts the carmaker will exceed 500,000 deliveries in the fourth quarter. In addition, he estimates that the time to produce a Tesla has decreased by 10 percent, and he notes other factors like the Semi coming online and increased capacity at factories worldwide.

Tesla is expected to report its quarterly earnings in mid-October.

Tesla is showing suggested destinations in update 2022.28.2

Future Feature
By Lennon Cihak
Suggested destinations in 2022.28.2
Suggested destinations in 2022.28.2
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Tesla's rolling out another unique feature with suggested destinations in version 2022.28.2. This comes off the heels of a previous announcement where Tesla was offering alternate routes.

Tesla's new suggested destinations show up under the Recents tab when you tap on the 'Navigate' button.

Tesla will list up to three destinations before displaying your recent destinations below them. Several owners have reported seeing this new feature in Tesla update 2022.28.2, but it's not clear whether it's available to everyone yet.

Tesla's suggestions appear to be a combination of recent destinations and favorites, but it's not clear exactly how Tesla is determining these.

A user by the name of Randall on the Tesla Discord noticed the new feature.

He was offered three suggestions, but after taking a short drive he noticed that the next set of suggestions was completely different.

Tesla may be using AI to determine your suggestions, so things like the number of times frequented, time of day, day of the week, the vehicle's location and more may be taken into account when Tesla is determining your suggestions.

Like everything Tesla, this is the first iteration of this feature and we're likely to see improvements on this feature in the near future.

For example, Randall noticed that although one of his suggestions was one of his favorites, the suggestion just showed the address of the destination and not the name Randall that given the destination.

The placement of suggested destinations could potentially be improved as well, instead of being displayed under Recents. Each of these suggestions likely has a probability score that Tesla determines and Tesla then displays any suggestions that are over a certain threshold.

It could be helpful if Tesla displayed suggestions directly in the middle of the screen when you first entered the car. If Tesla thought you were highly probable of visiting one of these suggestions they could display it more prominently, making it easier for you to enter the destination.

In recent updates, Tesla has focused quite heavily on navigation improvements. Alternate routes is a welcomed feature, as well as a quieter Joe Mode, and a revamped Energy App and time graph for Supercharger popularity. This suite of features is well overdue and much needed.

As the Austin-based automotive company continues to address various bugs and add features, owners are gaining more data for insight into their vehicle so they can better use it.

CEO Elon Musk has stated that any input into the vehicle should be considered (as a possible) error, so by adding yet another feature that the car tries to calculate your destination is a step in the right direction in Musk’s eyes. This is why there is no gear physical shifter in the refreshed Model S and Model X vehicles.

Instead, Tesla replaced them with an “Auto Shift” feature. This function works based on your vehicle’s understanding of which direction it needs to go. For example, if you’re in a grocery store parking lot, the car will see that it’s wedged between a few cars and know that it needs to reverse, or vice-versa. This feature is reportedly coming to all Teslas.

“I think generally, all input is error,” Musk explains at the unveiling of the Model S and Model X refresh. “If you have to do something that the car could’ve done already, that should be taken care of. The software should just do it.”

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