2021.12.25 Release Notes

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Release Date

July 9, 2021

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Sky Force Reloaded

Tesla Sky Force Reloaded feature in update 2021.12.25
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

2023.44.25.1 Release Notes

Custom Lock Sounds

Tesla Custom Lock Sounds feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Replace the horn lock sound of your vehicle with another sound—like a screaming goat.

High Fidelity Park Assist

Tesla High Fidelity Park Assist feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Availability TBD
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

See a 3D reconstruction of your surroundings while parking.

Castle Doombad

Tesla Castle Doombad feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Castle Doombad is now available in the Tesla Arcade.

LAN Party on Wheels

Tesla LAN Party on Wheels feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
New S
New 3
New X

Play your favorite games on the rear touchscreen.

Apple Podcasts

Tesla Apple Podcasts feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Listen to millions of the world's most popular podcasts. Apple Podcasts for Tesla syncs with your favorite Apple devices, so you can seamlessly follow shows, save episodes, and pick up right where you left off. Browse new and noteworthy podcasts or explore what's trending on Top Charts.

From the Application Launcher, open the Apple Podcasts app, scan the QR code, and log in with your Apple ID. Premium Connectivity required.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
New S
New 3
New X

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching the Theater app on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.

Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Headphones. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open a Theater app on the rear screen, and hit play.

Tesla Arcade Updates

Tesla Tesla Arcade Updates feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

-Beach Buggy Racing - Unlock new vehicles and tracks. Your racing vehicle now matches the color you've set in Toybox > Colorizer.

-Polytopia Diplomacy Update — Explore new options for peaceful and hostile interactions, from peace treaties and embassies to stealth infiltration and guerrilla warfare.

-Vampire Survivors Chilling Update - Melt hordes of snowmen and defend against ice monsters in the new wintry Whiteout map, along with a new character, achievements, and items to collect.

-PS4, PS5, and Xbox Controllers - Feel more immersed in the action with rumble effects in select Tesla Arcade games.

To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.

Availability varies by model and location.

Automatic 911 Calls

Tesla Automatic 911 Calls feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your vehicle will call 911 if an accident triggers the airbags.

A countdown timer allows you to cancel the call before it's placed if you don't need 911.

This feature works automatically when your mobile phone is connected to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras, stop signs, and traffic lights.

To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Trip Planner on Mobile App

Tesla Trip Planner on Mobile App feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the Tesla mobile app to plan a trip.

Go to Location > Navigate and enter a destination. For multiple stops or to make changes, simply Edit Trip > Add Stop. If needed, Trip Planner will also include charging stops along the way. Then choose Send to Car to share it with your vehicle.

Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ to add multiple stops to a trip.

More Cameras in Live Camera View

Tesla More Cameras in Live Camera View feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you view your vehicle surroundings from the Tesla app, now you'll have access to the left and right pillar cameras.

On your vehicle touchscreen, go to Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App. Then you can view from the app on your phone.

Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla. Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ and Premium Connectivity.

Automatic Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Automatic Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

The blind spot camera view now alerts you with red shading along the edge when your turn signal is on and your vehicle detects an object or another vehicle in your blind spot.

Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Light Show

Tesla Light Show feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Time to celebrate with the latest Light Show to the tune of The Arrival by Irving Victoria.

Play it right away, or schedule the show up to 10 minutes in advance, with one vehicle or synced with friends. Go to Toybox > Light Show.

Light Show enthusiasts can now play multiple custom Light Shows from the same USB flash drive. Simply save the show files to a directory named ""LightShow"" on your flash drive, connect, and choose.

Shuffle Play in TIDAL

Tesla Shuffle Play in TIDAL feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Shuffle your TIDAL playlists and albums.

Apple and Spotify Profile Image

Tesla Apple and Spotify Profile Image feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

In Apple Music and Spotify, you can show your account profile image to indicate which account you're using for each.

Availability varies by model and location.

Search Includes Owner's Manual

Tesla Search Includes Owner's Manual feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you use Controls > Search on the touchscreen, your results now include links to entries in the Owner's Manual, in addition to results with vehicle settings. So you can find the setting you want or learn more about it.

Charging Location Filters

Tesla Charging Location Filters feature in update 2023.44.25.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you search the vehicle map for charging locations, you can now filter between two charging speeds: Three lightning bolts shows locations with more than 70 kW. One lightning bolt shows locations with 70 kW or less.

2023.44.25 Release Notes

This is an early look at the features in this year's holiday update. There may be additional features that require specific hardware that are not shown here yet.

Custom Lock Sounds

Tesla Custom Lock Sounds feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Replace the horn lock sound of your vehicle with another sound—like a screaming goat.

High Fidelity Park Assist

Tesla High Fidelity Park Assist feature in update 2023.44.25
Availability TBD
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

See a 3D reconstruction of your surroundings while parking.

Castle Doombad

Tesla Castle Doombad feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Castle Doombad is now available in the Tesla Arcade.

LAN Party on Wheels

Tesla LAN Party on Wheels feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
New S
New 3
New X

Play your favorite games on the rear touchscreen.

Apple Podcasts

Tesla Apple Podcasts feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Listen to millions of the world's most popular podcasts. Apple Podcasts for Tesla syncs with your favorite Apple devices, so you can seamlessly follow shows, save episodes, and pick up right where you left off. Browse new and noteworthy podcasts or explore what's trending on Top Charts.

From the Application Launcher, open the Apple Podcasts app, scan the QR code, and log in with your Apple ID. Premium Connectivity required.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
New S
New 3
New X

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching the Theater app on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.

Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Headphones. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open a Theater app on the rear screen, and hit play.

Tesla Arcade Updates

Tesla Tesla Arcade Updates feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

-Beach Buggy Racing - Unlock new vehicles and tracks. Your racing vehicle now matches the color you've set in Toybox > Colorizer.

-Polytopia Diplomacy Update — Explore new options for peaceful and hostile interactions, from peace treaties and embassies to stealth infiltration and guerrilla warfare.

-Vampire Survivors Chilling Update - Melt hordes of snowmen and defend against ice monsters in the new wintry Whiteout map, along with a new character, achievements, and items to collect.

-PS4, PS5, and Xbox Controllers - Feel more immersed in the action with rumble effects in select Tesla Arcade games.

To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.

Availability varies by model and location.

Automatic 911 Calls

Tesla Automatic 911 Calls feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your vehicle will call 911 if an accident triggers the airbags.

A countdown timer allows you to cancel the call before it's placed if you don't need 911.

This feature works automatically when your mobile phone is connected to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras, stop signs, and traffic lights.

To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Trip Planner on Mobile App

Tesla Trip Planner on Mobile App feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the Tesla mobile app to plan a trip.

Go to Location > Navigate and enter a destination. For multiple stops or to make changes, simply Edit Trip > Add Stop. If needed, Trip Planner will also include charging stops along the way. Then choose Send to Car to share it with your vehicle.

Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ to add multiple stops to a trip.

More Cameras in Live Camera View

Tesla More Cameras in Live Camera View feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you view your vehicle surroundings from the Tesla app, now you'll have access to the left and right pillar cameras.

On your vehicle touchscreen, go to Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App. Then you can view from the app on your phone.

Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla. Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ and Premium Connectivity.

Automatic Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Automatic Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

The blind spot camera view now alerts you with red shading along the edge when your turn signal is on and your vehicle detects an object or another vehicle in your blind spot.

Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Light Show

Tesla Light Show feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Time to celebrate with the latest Light Show to the tune of The Arrival by Irving Victoria.

Play it right away, or schedule the show up to 10 minutes in advance, with one vehicle or synced with friends. Go to Toybox > Light Show.

Light Show enthusiasts can now play multiple custom Light Shows from the same USB flash drive. Simply save the show files to a directory named ""LightShow"" on your flash drive, connect, and choose.

Shuffle Play in TIDAL

Tesla Shuffle Play in TIDAL feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Shuffle your TIDAL playlists and albums.

Apple and Spotify Profile Image

Tesla Apple and Spotify Profile Image feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

In Apple Music and Spotify, you can show your account profile image to indicate which account you're using for each.

Availability varies by model and location.

Search Includes Owner's Manual

Tesla Search Includes Owner's Manual feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you use Controls > Search on the touchscreen, your results now include links to entries in the Owner's Manual, in addition to results with vehicle settings. So you can find the setting you want or learn more about it.

Charging Location Filters

Tesla Charging Location Filters feature in update 2023.44.25
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When you search the vehicle map for charging locations, you can now filter between two charging speeds: Three lightning bolts shows locations with more than 70 kW. One lightning bolt shows locations with 70 kW or less.

2023.44.1 Release Notes

Single Pull to Start Autopilot

Tesla Single Pull to Start Autopilot feature in update 2023.44.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
1st Gen 3
X
Y

You can set Autopilot to start when you pull down the right stalk once, rather than twice. To choose this setting, go to Controls > Autopilot > Autopilot Activation > Single Pull.

Be aware that with Single Pull, when Autopilot Features is set to Autosteer (Beta), you'll bypass Traffic-Aware Cruise Control. Similarly when Autopilot Features is set to Full Self-Driving (Beta), you'll bypass Autosteer (Beta) and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control.

With Single Pull, when you cancel Autosteer (Beta) or Full Self-Driving (Beta), whether you take over the steering or push up the stalk one time - you'll immediately return to manual driving.

As with all Autopilot features, you must continue to pay attention and be ready to take immediate action including canceling the feature and returning to manual driving.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.44.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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.

Destination Charging Availability

Tesla Destination Charging Availability feature in update 2023.44.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Destination Charging sites that charge on a pay-per-use basis now show how many stalls are available.

Service Mode Improvements

Tesla Service Mode Improvements feature in update 2023.44.1
Available Worldwide
Service Mode
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Service Mode

Service Mode has been updated with various new panels and improvements.

The new panels include a new software section that lets you verify the software version installed and diagnose issues related to infotainment center, Autopilot and maps. There is a new section for 'High Voltage Interlock Loop,' as well as a new option in the Air Suspension panel that lets you inflate the air suspension reservoir.

Other changes include Chinese language support and a new feedback section for Service Mode Plus users.

Service Mode should only be accessed by technicians and owners who are familiar with it and aware of the risks involved. The vehicle should not be driven with Service Mode engaged, as various safety features are turned off.

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