2021.44.30.12 Release Notes

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Release Date

February 3, 2022

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Speed Bump Visualization

Tesla Speed Bump Visualization feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
HW3
FSD
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
HW3
FSD

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Speed bumps are now visualized in the car display. This feature was previously exclusive to FSD Beta testers, but is now available in the production firmware.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

Optimize your Plaid configuration for dynamic driving exclusively on closed courses and experience the unmatched performance at many different venues. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Track Mode.

- Thermals: The heat pump system cools more aggressively, maximizing powertrain endurance and performance. Enable post-drive cooling to shorten wait times between sessions.

- Drive Systems: Torque vectoring authority is increased across the three motors, elevating the vehicle's agility and cornering capability. The accelerator pedal allows more precise torque control, and regenerative braking power is strengthened to recover more energy.

- Suspension: Adaptive damping reduces vehicle motions, improving handling and promoting driver confidence. Ride height is automatically set to 'Low' upon drive off.

- Display: A track-focused interface includes a lap timer, G-meter (real-time accelerometer), vehicle thermals monitor, Dashcam video capture, vehicle telemetry capture, and offers customization options.

Light Show

Tesla Light Show feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Watch your Tesla dance to a choreographed light show any time of year. Open Toybox, tap Light Show and follow the instructions.

Customizable App Launcher

Tesla Customizable App Launcher feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Drag and drop your favorite apps to any position along the bottom menu bar for easy access. To customize your menu bar, hold any icon and then drag to reorder. To adjust climate controls such as heated seats and defrost, tap on the temperature or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Simplified Controls

Tesla Simplified Controls feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

The display has been simplified to focus on navigation, media and the most common primary controls.

- For windshield wipers and status bar information, tap Controls

- For charging controls tap Controls > Charging

- For trip and odometer information tap Controls > Trips

- For tire pressure information tap Controls > Service

Note: Activating the windshield wipers via the stalk will continue to display the wiper card.

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now automatically see a live camera view of your blind spot whenever you activate the turn signal. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Edit Waypoints

Tesla Edit Waypoints feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Easily reorder or add multiple destinations to your route with updated arrival times. To add a stop, or edit a trip, initiate a navigation route, and tap the more options button on the turn list.

Boombox Megaphone

Tesla Boombox Megaphone feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Availability TBD
PWS
Models:
S
3
X
Y
PWS

Project your voice with additional authority using the new Megaphone function. Tap Toybox > Boombox > Megaphone.

Note: Your car must be in park to use Megaphone.

TikTok

Tesla TikTok feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available in specific regions
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

You can now watch TikTok from your touchscreon. To launch, tap the Theater icon from the bottom bar and select TikTok while your car is in park.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Tesla Sonic the Hedgehog feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Availability TBD
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Speed by in a blur using the supersonic spin attack at high speed, defy gravity around loop- the-loops and defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all-time. Gotta Go Fast!

The Battle of Polytopia - Multiplayer Support

Tesla The Battle of Polytopia - Multiplayer Support feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

You can now play The Battle of Polytopia with friends using the multiplayer mode.

Sudoku

Tesla Sudoku feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Fill every square and enjoy this classic logic puzzle game, featuring five difficulty levels and a smart hint system for beginners.

Subwoofer

Tesla Subwoofer feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Premium Audio
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Premium Audio
MCU 2

You can now adjust your subwoofer by bringing up your Media Player, and tapping the settings icon > Tone.

Use Comfort Damping Suspension in Autopilot

Tesla Use Comfort Damping Suspension in Autopilot feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Adaptive Suspension
Models:
S
X
Adaptive Suspension

Your vehicle will now automatically transition to Comfort Suspension Damping when Autopilot is engaged. This setting is enabled by default. To disable, tap Controls > Suspension > Use Comfort Damping in Autopilot.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now precondition the cabin from the Tesla app when your battery is at a lower state of charge. Simply turn on the climate from your Tesla app and override the previous setting by tapping "Yes" on the confirmation pop-up window.

Note: To protect your car's battery, climate will remain unavailable under extreme low charge scenarios. This feature requires the Tesla mobile app version 4.4.0 or later.

Automated Seat Heaters

Tesla Automated Seat Heaters feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

First row seat heaters can now automatically regulate seat temperature based on the cabin environment and the climate control set temperature. To access seat heating controls, tap the temperature settings to bring up the HVAC panel.

Note: HVAC system must be in Auto to use automatic seat heating.

Manage Dashcam Clips

Tesla Manage Dashcam Clips feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Dashcam
MCU 2

Easily delete all dashcam video clips directly from the touchscreen by tapping Controls > Safety > Dashcam > Delete Dashcam Clips

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now change to a dark themed display. Tap Controls > Display > Appearance and select Dark.

Hide Map Details

Tesla Hide Map Details feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Simplify your navigation app and hide map details by tapping the pin button on the map.

Car Wash Mode

Tesla Car Wash Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Car Wash Mode closes all windows, locks the charge port and disables windshield wipers, Sentry Mode, Walk-Away Door Locks and parking sensor chimes. For automatic car washes with conveyor belts, the Free Roll option shifts to Neutral and prevents the parking brake from automatically applying if you leave. To access, tap Controls > Service > Car Wash Mode.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Now available in more regions
MCU 2
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 2

You can now view your car's surroundings from the Tesla app 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 > 'View Live Camera via Mobile App' from the vehicle touchscreen display.

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

New V11 UI

Tesla New V11 UI feature in update 2021.44.30.12
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
N/A
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The car now features an updated UI that is consistent with the redesigned Model S. With it comes new and reorganized menus and options.

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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