2022.12.3.1 Release Notes

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Release Date

April 21, 2022

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Over-the-Air (OTA) recall

Tesla Over-the-Air (OTA) recall feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Specific Models
Models:
3
Specific Models

We performed an Over-the-Air (OTA) recall remedy of the drive inverter software on your vehicle. The remedy will gradually activate the drive inverter components while your vehicle is charging to further reduce the very low risk of power interruption during a drive cycle. There is no action you need to take, and Tesla will continuously monitor your vehicle's drive inverter following this update.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New X
Plaid

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

Additional Bottom Bar Customization

Tesla Additional Bottom Bar Customization feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now add vehicle controls such as defrost, windshield wipers and seat heaters to the bottom bar. Long press any app icon to enter edit mode, then drag the desired control to the bottom bar.

Disney+

Tesla Disney+ feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Tesla Theater now supports Disney+. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Theater icon in the Application Launcher while your car is in PARK.

Navigation Routes

Tesla Navigation Routes feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Navigation route guidance will now consider your vehicle's width when planning routes. Additionally, the navigation system will use VICS (Vehicle Information and Communication System) data for traffic-based routing.

Child Lock

Tesla Child Lock feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Child Lock can now be enabled for a single rear door. Tap Controls > Child Lock, and select Right, Left, or Both.

Charging Time Estimation

Tesla Charging Time Estimation feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
Legacy X
Legacy S

Estimated charging times are now more accurate by taking into account current battery pack temperature when a vehicle is connected to a Supercharger, or a third-party fast charger.

Additional Mobile App Controls

Tesla Additional Mobile App Controls feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Dog Mode and Camp Mode can now be enabled from the Tesla app. Note: This functionality requires mobile app version 4.7.0.

Tesla Tutorials

Tesla Tesla Tutorials feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn more about your car with step-by-step video tutorials. To access, tap the Application Launcher > Theater > Tesla Tutorials when parked.

Rear Display Improvements

Tesla Rear Display Improvements feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The seat heater visualization for the rear display has been updated. The vehicle seats are now displayed in a horizontal orientation, similar to the main display.

If your vehicle is equipped with a third row, you can now adjust the heated seats for the third row from the rear display as well.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your touchscreen is now available in Turkish. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Browser Improvements

Tesla Browser Improvements feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The web browser in your car has been updated to provide a better experience. The browser is now based off of Chromium 98 instead of Chromium 88, which was released in January 2021. Over the past year there have been various big improvements to Chromium, including a faster version of V8, Chromium's JavaScript engine.

In addition to being updated to a more recent version of Chromium, there have been several improvements made to make browsing easier and more efficient.

You can now also clear your browser's history by navigating to Controls > Service and tapping on 'Clear Browser Data'.

Compass / Always North

Tesla Compass / Always North feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The compass, which can also be used as a button to switch the navigation system between always north or having your vehicle always facing upward, was moved to the top left corner with the v11 update.

With this update, the compass has been moved back to the top right of the screen, where it was originally located.

Updated Service Mode

Tesla Updated Service Mode feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Service Mode has been completely revamped with a new, more intuitive user interface. Information has been reorganized to make it easier to access and more detail is now displayed for any vehicle alerts.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians to view specific information about a vehicle such as battery voltage, battery temperature and vehicle fault codes.

It also allows technicians to access certain options for testing that are not normally available for owners.

Superchargers List

Tesla Superchargers List feature in update 2022.12.3.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

When viewing details about a Supercharger, the diaglog box will no longer be obscured by the list of nearby chargers.

2022.44.2 Release Notes

Sentry Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode feature in update 2022.44.2
Requires Sentry Mode
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Requires Sentry Mode

Sentry Mode now allows for even greater customization, including:

- Camera-Based Detection, which allows users to disable use of cameras to detect threats.

- Sentry Mode Clip Length, which allows users to specify the length of the clip when a potential threat is detected.

To adjust these Sentry Mode settings, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode.

Camera-Based Detection

Tesla Camera-Based Detection feature in update 2022.44.2
Requires Sentry Mode
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Requires Sentry Mode

When Camera-Based Detection is enabled, Sentry Mode will use the vehicle’s external cameras in addition to vehicle sensors to detect a security event while parked. If disabled, the vehicle will only save clips to the USB drive if a physical threat is detected. To adjust, tap Controls > Safety > Sentry Mode > Camera-Based Detection.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now select Thai as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

Seat Belt System Enhancement

Tesla Seat Belt System Enhancement feature in update 2022.44.2
Certain Model 3s
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Certain Model 3s

With the help of Tesla Vision, seat belts will begin to tighten and protect properly restrained occupants earlier in a wider array of frontal crashes.

Energy App

Tesla Energy App feature in update 2022.44.2
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Learn more about your vehicle's energy consumption with the Energy app. You can now:

- Monitor the amount of energy used while driving and parked.

- See how much energy is consumed by different vehicle components, driving behaviors, and environmental conditions.

- View energy used in comparison to trip projection and the battery indicator.

- Receive personalized suggestions for using energy more efficiently.

2022.44 Release Notes

This is an early look at this update's release notes. There may be other features that are not shown below. It appears that this may be a smaller update as Tesla prepares for the traditional holiday update next month.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.44
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Thai as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

2022.40.8 Release Notes

Sentry Mode and Dog Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode and Dog Mode feature in update 2022.40.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Your vehicle and pets can be kept safe by activating Dog Mode and Sentry Mode at the same time. Sentry Mode alarms are silenced if Dog Mode and Sentry Mode are both enabled. Mobile app notifications will still be sent and video footage will still be saved.

Radio Station Logos

Tesla Radio Station Logos feature in update 2022.40.8
MCU 2+
FM Radio
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2+
FM Radio

The Media Player now displays radio station logos for improved discoverability when searching for favorite stations.

Improved Charging Efficiency

Tesla Improved Charging Efficiency feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Specific Batteries
Models:
3
Y
Specific Batteries

During DC fast charging, the thermal system controls have been optimized for each charging station’s power capability, improving both charging and on-route battery preconditioning efficiency. This results in fast charge time and reduced energy costs.

Driver Door Unlock Mode

Tesla Driver Door Unlock Mode feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
Y

When Driver Door Unlock Mode is enabled, long pressing the interior driver door switch will unlock all doors and the trunk. To access Driver Door Unlock Mode, tap Controls > Lock > Driver Door Unlock Mode.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2022.40.8
Has Regen Backfill
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has Regen Backfill

Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking is limited due to battery temperature or state of charge. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions and vehicles.

Tire Configuration

Tesla Tire Configuration feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
MCU 2+
Models:
Y
MCU 2+

Reset the learned tire settings directly after a tire rotation, swap, or replacement for an improved driving experience. To reset, tap Controls > Service > Wheel & Tire Configuration > Tires.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional vehicles.

Exterior Lighting

Tesla Exterior Lighting feature in update 2022.40.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

'Auto' headlights will now illuminate taillights in addition to the daytime running lights.

Dashcam Viewer

Tesla Dashcam Viewer feature in update 2022.40.8
HW 2.5+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 2.5+

Due to local regulations, the Dashcam Viewer has been removed.

Editor's note: This only affects Hong Kong.

Hebrew Voice Navigation

Tesla Hebrew Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Middle East Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Middle East Maps

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Hebrew. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2022.40.8
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

View your parked vehicle's surroundings from the Tesla app to confirm the safety of its environment before returning to your vehicle. 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 touchscreen display.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity. This feature is not intended for use to capture private domains or record third parties. By using the live camera, you agree that you are solely responsible for any claims from a third party.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Supercharger Additional Details

Tesla Supercharger Additional Details feature in update 2022.40.8
MCU 2+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2+

The redesigned Supercharger map popup will now display historical site occupancy in addition to the associated charging fees when available. To view these details, tap on any Supercharger pin that is in the vicinity of your vehicle.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Boombox

Tesla Boombox feature in update 2022.40.8
Has PWS
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has PWS

Turn your parked vehicle into a boombox and entertain a crowd with your media player, or project your voice with additional authority using Megaphone.

Editor's note: This feature has been added to additional regions.

Transfer Call to Vehicle

Tesla Transfer Call to Vehicle feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

If you're on an active phone call when you open the car door, your car will now ask you if you'd like to transfer the call's audio to the vehicle instead of transferring it automatically.

Learn More Links

Tesla Learn More Links feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display links to relevant tutorials within vehicle menus. For example, the Navigate on Autopilot option in the Autopilot menu will have a link that reads 'Learn more in Tesla Tutorials.'

Regen Blend Indicator Light

Tesla Regen Blend Indicator Light feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update Tesla has added a new indicator light that appears near the other indicator icons.

This new indicator appears to signal that regenerative braking is limited and that brakes will be applied in order to provide a consistent experience when slowing down.

Photo: Nicholas Langereis

Additional Tooltips

Tesla Additional Tooltips feature in update 2022.40.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla has added some additional tooltips with this update. These tooltips will be triggered by various vehicle states. For example, the Light Show tooltip is displayed when you park your vehicle. The Tesla Arcade and Streaming tooltips are displayed when you start Supercharging.

Photo: O_bigodes/Reddit & GarthSchanock/Twitter.

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