Ultra-Wideband Phone Key
Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.
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 4.29.5+..
Reminder to Plug In at Home
You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.
To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.
Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).
Improved Ride and Handling
Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.
In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.
Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size
As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.
After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.
Adaptive High Beams
The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.
By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.
To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.
Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.
However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.
More Efficient Charging
Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.
This update includes important security fixes and improvements.
To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.
If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.
Trips Menu Redesign
Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.
The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.
Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.
In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.
Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.
Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.
PIN to Drive
The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.
All Apps Menu
The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.
Additional Vehicle Info
The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.
It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.
Software Version in App
With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.
Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.