2021.40.7 Release Notes

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Release Date

December 17, 2021

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Add Stop

Tesla Add Stop feature in update 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
Available in specific regions
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented

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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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 2021.40.7
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'.

2024.14 Release Notes

This is an early look at update 2024.14 and there may be additional features that are not yet listed here.

Visual Updates

Tesla Visual Updates feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Ryzen MCU
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y
Ryzen MCU

User Interface v12 elevates your visual experience with the following updates:

- Immersive full-screen vehicle controls when you're parked

- Large playback controls and quick access to Recents, Favorites, and Up Next in the media player

- Expandable Autopilot driving visualizations, with a smaller map in the top right for trip guidance

- A sleeker and more compact drive mode strip and refined driving readouts

Hands-Free Trunk

Tesla Hands-Free Trunk feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New 3
New X

Open your trunk even when your hands are full. Stand still behind your trunk with Phone Key unobstructed, listen for the chimes, and the trunk will open on its own.

To enable this feature, go to your vehicle settings > Locks > Hands-Free Trunk. Ensure your phone settings allow Nearby Interactions for the Tesla app, or open the app and go to Phone Key > Upgrade. Keep people and clothing clear of moving parts.

Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.31.0+. A future update will extend this feature to Android users.

Preview of Sentry Mode Recordings

Tesla Preview of Sentry Mode Recordings feature in update 2024.14
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When Sentry Mode triggers your vehicle alarm and records an event, you can immediately preview a brief clip of the recording on your phone.

Press and hold the notification to watch the recording. In your vehicle settings, you must have Safety > Dashcam turned on.

Requires a USB with sufficient memory plugged into the vehicle, Tesla app 4.31.5+ on iPhone, and Premium Connectivity. Preview videos are end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla.

Trip Progress Bar

Tesla Trip Progress Bar feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Below the turn-by-turn list in your navigation, you'll now see a progress bar that changes as you drive closer to your destination or next stop.

The progress bar also reflects live traffic conditions on your route if you have Online Routing turned on.

For real-time traffic and road conditions to appear on your routes, the setting at Navigation > Online Routing must be turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Spotify Queue and Playback Speed

Tesla Spotify Queue and Playback Speed feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now sync your Spotify queue across vehicles and devices, and adjust playback speed.

Better Route Available

Tesla Better Route Available feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation now shows you, at the top of your turn list, if a faster route becomes available. It will reroute unless you decline before the option expires.

To choose how often you see these suggestions, adjust the number of minutes saved.

In your vehicle settings, go to Navigation > Online Routing > Reroute to save. To use this feature, you must have Online Routing turned on.

Wiper Controls

Tesla Wiper Controls feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Scroll Wheel — When you press the wipers button to view wiper controls, you can now adjust wiper speed by moving the left scroll wheel up or down.

Wipers Button — When you have the wipers set to I, II, III, or IIII, you can press the wipers button to cycle through speeds.

Other Updates

Tesla Other Updates feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- When you're parked, you can expand the browser to full screen.

- Access Car Wash Mode more quickly in vehicle settings > Controls.

- Rear passengers can now see the current trip details, time, and temperature at the top of the rear touchscreen, except when Entertainment apps are using the full screen.

- You can now swipe to delete Sentry Mode recordings in the Dashcam app on your vehicle touchscreen, or at Security > Sentry Mode Alarm Previews in the Tesla app 4.32.0+.

- When you have Valet Mode on, and your vehicle is unlocked or shifted out of Park, you'll receive a notification on your phone.

- The Vampire Survivors game in Arcade now has the "Space 54" and "Deeploreble" updates.

- Arcade includes the latest game update for Polytopia "Path of the Ocean."

- If you have no passengers in the back seat, the rear touchscreen now turns off when you shift out of Park, to reduce unnecessary energy use.

Speed Camera Chime

Tesla Speed Camera Chime feature in update 2024.14
Models:
S
3
X
Y

To hear a chime when you're approaching a speed camera, turn on Navigation > Speed Camera Chime in your vehicle settings.

You must have Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Average Speed Zones

Tesla Average Speed Zones feature in update 2024.14
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When driving through an average speed zone, you now see your average speed in the zone and the distance to the end of it.

You must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.14
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Pause Trunk Opening

Tesla Pause Trunk Opening feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

In the vehicle's new visualization, after you tap Open Trunk, you'll now be given the option to "Pause" the trunk opening so that it remains open to the current height.

This could be useful when opening the trunk where there may not be enough overhead space.

You can always set the maximum height for the trunk to open, limiting how far the trunk lid goes up whenever you're at that specific location.

Larger Speedometer

Tesla Larger Speedometer feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The font size of the speedometer has been increased, making it easier to see.

Regen Meter

Tesla Regen Meter feature in update 2024.14
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

While in full-screen, the regen bar is now placed vertically along the left side of the screen istead of horizontally on top.

2024.8.12 Release Notes

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Tesla Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.

The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New X
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.31.0+.

One-Time Charge Limit

Tesla One-Time Charge Limit feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.

This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation.

Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

View or Reset Tire Mileage

Tesla View or Reset Tire Mileage feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games 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 Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

Auto Wipers

Tesla Auto Wipers feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.

Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

Danger Zones on Your Route

Tesla Danger Zones on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.

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

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.12
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras.

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

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Windshield Washer

Tesla Windshield Washer feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button (model dependent) is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.

With this update, the nozzle will spray the windshield any time the button is held for a brief period, regardless of the wiper's position.

Fold Mirrors Button

Tesla Fold Mirrors Button feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:

Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to 'Save Location.'

Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you'll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.

Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to 'Remove Location," letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.

Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display 'Unfold Mirrors.'

Connectivity Icon

Tesla Connectivity Icon feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla's connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle's signal strength.

Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle's turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.

New WiFi Menu

Tesla New WiFi Menu feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).

The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.

The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.

New Bluetooth Menu

Tesla New Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2024.8.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.

To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.

The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.

2024.8.9 Release Notes

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Tesla Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.

The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New X
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.31.0+.

One-Time Charge Limit

Tesla One-Time Charge Limit feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.

This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation.

Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

View or Reset Tire Mileage

Tesla View or Reset Tire Mileage feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

Rear Passenger Headphones

Tesla Rear Passenger Headphones feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games 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 Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

Auto Wipers

Tesla Auto Wipers feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
CT

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.

Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

Danger Zones on Your Route

Tesla Danger Zones on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.

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

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.

To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

Editor's note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Tesla Speed Cameras on Your Route feature in update 2024.8.9
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras.

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

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y
CT

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Windshield Washer

Tesla Windshield Washer feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button (model dependent) is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.

With this update, the nozzle will spray the windshield any time the button is held for a brief period, regardless of the wiper's position.

Fold Mirrors Button

Tesla Fold Mirrors Button feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:

Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to 'Save Location.'

Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you'll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.

Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to 'Remove Location," letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.

Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display 'Unfold Mirrors.'

Connectivity Icon

Tesla Connectivity Icon feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla's connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle's signal strength.

Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.

Turn Signals

Tesla Turn Signals feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle's turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.

New WiFi Menu

Tesla New WiFi Menu feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).

The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.

The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.

New Bluetooth Menu

Tesla New Bluetooth Menu feature in update 2024.8.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.

To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.

The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.

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