2021.12.25.6 Release Notes

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Release Date

July 21, 2021

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Sky Force Reloaded

Tesla Sky Force Reloaded feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Availability TBD
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Sky Force Reloaded is the spirit of the classic arcade shoot 'em ups, captured with modern visuals and design. Meaty explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and diverse aircrafts to pilot.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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

Note: Your vehicle must be in PARK to change languages.

Tesla Powerwall Coordination

Tesla Tesla Powerwall Coordination feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available in specific regions
Offgrid Charging Supported
Models:
N/A
Offgrid Charging Supported

Your vehicle coordinates with Powerwall for enhanced charging during a power outage, without exceeding the energy and power capabilities of your Powerwall system. Powerwall continuously responds to the changing power needs of your home and will slow or stop your car's charging, keeping your home loads powered. During a power outage, your car will charge from the Powerwall whenever it is above the threshold set in the Tesla mobile app. You can change this threshold to balance your home and transportation energy needs, putting you in full control of your energy ecosystem. Powerwall can also use surplus solar to charge your vehicle during an outage if you keep your car plugged in while the sun is shining.

Tesla Toybox

Tesla Tesla Toybox feature in update 2021.12.25.6
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Due to local regulations, Boombox, TRAX, and Rainbow Road has been removed from your car.

Cabin Camera

Tesla Cabin Camera feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Models:
3
Y
Cabin Camera

Help Tesla continue to develop safer vehicles by sharing camera data from your vehicle. This update will allow you to enable the built-in cabin camera above the rearview mirror. If enabled, Tesla will automatically capture images and a short video clip just prior to a collision or safety event to help engineers develop safety features and enhancements in the future. As usual, you can adjust your data sharing preferences by tapping Controls > Safety & Security > DATA SHARING > Allow Cabin Camera Analytics.

Note: Cabin camera images and video clips will not be associated with your VIN to protect your privacy.

Cabin Camera Updates

Tesla Cabin Camera Updates feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available in specific regions
Cabin Camera
Vision Only
Models:
3
Y
Cabin Camera
Vision Only

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.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Availability TBD
Limited To Certain Model Years
Models:
N/A
Limited To Certain Model Years

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

Redesigned Phone UI

Tesla Redesigned Phone UI feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The in-car phone app has been redesigned to make it easier to navigate and show you more information. The app now features two-panes to let you more easily navigate contacts and messages. The phone dialer has also been moved to the Calls tab.

Browser Loading Screen

Tesla Browser Loading Screen feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When using the car's web browser a splash screen will now be shown that includes a progress bar to let you know that the browser is loading.

Bluetooth Audio Progress Bar

Tesla Bluetooth Audio Progress Bar feature in update 2021.12.25.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When streaming audio over Bluetooth, the car will now display a progress bar in addition to the time remaining to further help you understand how far along you are on the current track.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20.4
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20.4
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

2023.12.300.1 Release Notes

Park Assist

Tesla Park Assist feature in update 2023.12.300.1
No USS
HW 4
Models:
New S
New X
Y
No USS
HW 4

Tesla Vision Park Assist provides visual and audio alerts of surrounding objects. This feature uses the occupancy network to predict high-definition outlines of objects 360 degrees around the car.

Note: Tesla Vision Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for an aware driver. Please be attentive and avoid obstacles as required.

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Tesla Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Enable or disable data sharing and learn more about how Tesla uses anonymous data to improve existing safety and convenience features and create new ones.

Go to Controls > Software > Data Sharing. For more information on how we protect your data, go to www.tesla.com/privacy.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Specific Cars
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Specific Cars

Choose the amount of regenerative braking applied when you release the accelerator pedal.

Standard: Provides the maximum amount of regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will slow down.

Low: Limits regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will take longer to slow down and coast farther than if set to "Standard".

Go to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Regenerative Braking. See Owner's Manual for more information.

Power Meter

Tesla Power Meter feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Models:
3
Y

The power meter is a thin horizontal line above the car status area of the touchscreen that shows real-time power usage.

The right side of the power meter represents power that is used to accelerate the vehicle. Now, when you press the accelerator pedal farther, the line is thicker.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

With Track Mode, you can now:

- Reach a top speed of 200 mph when the optional Track Pack is installed.

- Monitor vehicle health at a glance with updated visuals on the instrument panel and touchscreen.

- Extract maximum track performance using adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and traction control systems, which have been updated to improve consistency and driver confidence.

Please refer to the Owner's Manual for more details.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla Phone Call Controls feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla Scroll Wheel Customization feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla Controls Search feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla Gear Chimes feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla Passenger Seat Controls feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla Points of Interest feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla Voice Recognition Language feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.12.300.1
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs. This improves the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads and highways in select countries. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Make video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.

If you have a Zoom meeting in your Calendar, tap the link to automatically start or join your meeting. Participant video and screen sharing is only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. It is the driver's sole responsibility to consult and comply with all local regulations while using Zoom.

To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom. For more information about Zoom, see the Owner's Manual.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla Get to Know Your Tesla feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Handwriting

Tesla Handwriting feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X
MCU 2

Enter text by writing characters with your fingers, then selecting from the candidates shown above the handwriting pad.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla Rename Vehicle in App feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Photo by Twitter/Walgermo

Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking

Tesla Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for vehicles traveling in a perpendicular path to your vehicle, such as a vehicle running a red light at an intersection.

Automatic Emergency Braking has also been improved to support higher speeds. It will can now be automatically activated at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h), up from a previous maximum of 90 mph (150 km/h).

In addition to these improvements, Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for threats while traveling in reverse, although the functionality is limited.

Parked Visualization

Tesla Parked Visualization feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla Speedometer Font feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Photo: KyleCoolky

Nav Improvements

Tesla Nav Improvements feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla Favoriting Songs feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Photo: StianWalgermo

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla Adjust Wiper Speed feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Photo: LexBarker

Air Suspension

Tesla Air Suspension feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension
Models:
S
X
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension

You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Photo: LuizFl

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla Tesla Theater Icons feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater

Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

Photo: StianWalgermo

App Drawer

Tesla App Drawer feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla New Labels feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla Charging Screen feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Photo: Drill on TFF Forum

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