2023.20 Release Notes

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Release Date

May 26, 2023

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Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

Windshield Wiper Control

Tesla Windshield Wiper Control feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

Windshield wiper controls have now been added to the list of options that you can control in Scroll Wheel Function.

The steering wheel customization feature lets you control a variety of vehicle settings directly from the steering wheel. You simply long press the left scroll wheel and you can scroll through various settings and options such as HVAC fan speed, rear camera and more.

You can customize the list of options shown, or add the windshield wiper functionality to the list by navigating to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Phone Key

Tesla Phone Key feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented

If you use your phone as a key for your Tesla, the device name that shows up in Bluetooth settings now has a more intuitive name.

The device name used to be a string of 18 characters without the word Tesla anywhere in the name, leaving some users wondering what the mystery may be.

As of this update, the vehicle key will now be displayed as "Tesla" followed by the last six characters of the vehicle's VIN.

New Data Sharing Policy

Tesla New Data Sharing Policy feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In some regions, Tesla is now displaying an updated Data Sharing policy. The new policy allows you to enable or disable several additional options for data sharing. Enabling some or all of these options allows Tesla to collect additional data from your vehicle to improve Autopilot and other features.

Tesla makes it clear that they do not sell your data, that the data is anonymized, and that it's only used to improve their products. The one exception that Tesla mentions is if there is a 'safety critical' event, which may cause camera data to be linked to your vehicle.

You can allow Tesla to collect data for Autopilot, additional start and end drive data, which includes Summon and Park Assist, data when your vehicle is parked, and cabin camera analytics.

2023.12.300.1 Release Notes

Park Assist

Tesla Park Assist feature in update 2023.12.300.1
No USS
HW 4
Models:
New S
New X
Y
No USS
HW 4

Tesla Vision Park Assist provides visual and audio alerts of surrounding objects. This feature uses the occupancy network to predict high-definition outlines of objects 360 degrees around the car.

Note: Tesla Vision Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for an aware driver. Please be attentive and avoid obstacles as required.

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Tesla Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Enable or disable data sharing and learn more about how Tesla uses anonymous data to improve existing safety and convenience features and create new ones.

Go to Controls > Software > Data Sharing. For more information on how we protect your data, go to www.tesla.com/privacy.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Specific Cars
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Specific Cars

Choose the amount of regenerative braking applied when you release the accelerator pedal.

Standard: Provides the maximum amount of regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will slow down.

Low: Limits regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will take longer to slow down and coast farther than if set to "Standard".

Go to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Regenerative Braking. See Owner's Manual for more information.

Power Meter

Tesla Power Meter feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Models:
3
Y

The power meter is a thin horizontal line above the car status area of the touchscreen that shows real-time power usage.

The right side of the power meter represents power that is used to accelerate the vehicle. Now, when you press the accelerator pedal farther, the line is thicker.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

With Track Mode, you can now:

- Reach a top speed of 200 mph when the optional Track Pack is installed.

- Monitor vehicle health at a glance with updated visuals on the instrument panel and touchscreen.

- Extract maximum track performance using adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and traction control systems, which have been updated to improve consistency and driver confidence.

Please refer to the Owner's Manual for more details.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla Phone Call Controls feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla Scroll Wheel Customization feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla Controls Search feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla Gear Chimes feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla Passenger Seat Controls feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla Points of Interest feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla Voice Recognition Language feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.12.300.1
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

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.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Make video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.

If you have a Zoom meeting in your Calendar, tap the link to automatically start or join your meeting. Participant video and screen sharing is only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. It is the driver's sole responsibility to consult and comply with all local regulations while using Zoom.

To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom. For more information about Zoom, see the Owner's Manual.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla Get to Know Your Tesla feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Handwriting

Tesla Handwriting feature in update 2023.12.300.1
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X
MCU 2

Enter text by writing characters with your fingers, then selecting from the candidates shown above the handwriting pad.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla Rename Vehicle in App feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Photo by Twitter/Walgermo

Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking

Tesla Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for vehicles traveling in a perpendicular path to your vehicle, such as a vehicle running a red light at an intersection.

Automatic Emergency Braking has also been improved to support higher speeds. It will can now be automatically activated at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h), up from a previous maximum of 90 mph (150 km/h).

In addition to these improvements, Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for threats while traveling in reverse, although the functionality is limited.

Parked Visualization

Tesla Parked Visualization feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla Speedometer Font feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Photo: KyleCoolky

Nav Improvements

Tesla Nav Improvements feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla Favoriting Songs feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Photo: StianWalgermo

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla Adjust Wiper Speed feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented

You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Photo: LexBarker

Air Suspension

Tesla Air Suspension feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Air Suspension
Undocumented
Models:
S
X
Air Suspension
Undocumented

You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Photo: LuizFl

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla Tesla Theater Icons feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Tesla Theater
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Tesla Theater
Undocumented

Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

Photo: StianWalgermo

App Drawer

Tesla App Drawer feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla New Labels feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla Charging Screen feature in update 2023.12.300.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Photo: Drill on TFF Forum

2023.7.26 Release Notes

FSD Beta v11.4.6

Tesla FSD Beta v11.4.6 feature in update 2023.7.26
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- Improved short-deadline lane changes, to avoid going off-route, through better modeling of target lane vehicles to improve gap selection assertiveness.

- Improved offset consistency when controlling for static obstacles. Also improved smoothness when changing offset direction by adjusting speed more comfortably.

- Improved handling of oncoming cars on narrow unmarked roads by improving prediction of oncoming car's trajectory and leaving enough room for them to pass before re-centering.

- Improved Occupancy Flow prediction from the Occupancy Network for arbitrary moving obstacles by 8%.

- Expanded usage of the new object ground truth autolabeler for the NonVRU detection model, improving distant vehicle recall and geometry precision for semi-trucks, trailers, and exotic vehicles.

- Improved VRU control by expanding planning scope to control gently for low-confidence detections that may interfere with ego's path.

- Improved handling for VRUs near crosswalks by predicting their future intent more accurately. This was done by leveraging more kinematic data to improve association between crosswalks and VRUs.

- Improved ego's behavior near VRUs by tuning their assumed kinematic properties and utilizing available semantic information to classify more accurately their probability of intersecting ego's path.

- Improved Automatic Emergency Braking recall in response to cut-in vehicles and vehicles behind ego while reversing.

- Introduced Automatic Emergency Braking on general obstacles detected by Occupancy Network.

Editor's note: The release notes for this beta are the same as FSD Beta 11.4.5, which was never released to the public, and FSD Beta 11.4.4, except for the last bullet point.

In this update Tesla is introducing Automatic Emergency Braking for generalized objects, not just vehicles, as detected by their Occupancy Network.

2023.7.20 Release Notes

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) feature in update 2023.7.20
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can enable Full Self-Driving (Beta) by tapping 'Control' > 'Autopilot' > 'Full Self-Driving (Beta)' and following the instructions.

Full Self-Driving is in early limited access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road. Do not become complacent. When Full Self-Driving is enabled your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you will pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossing intersections, and in narrow driving situations.

Your vehicle is running on Tesla Vision! Note that Tesla Vision also includes some temporary limitations, follow distance is limited to 2-7 and Autopilot top speed is 85 mph.

FSD Beta v11.4.4

Tesla FSD Beta v11.4.4 feature in update 2023.7.20
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- Improved short-deadline lane changes, to avoid going off-route, through better modeling of target lane vehicles to improve gap selection assertiveness.

- Improved offset consistency when controlling for static obstacles. Also improved smoothness when changing offset direction by adjusting speed more comfortably.

- Improved handling of oncoming cars on narrow unmarked roads by improving prediction of oncoming car's trajectory and leaving enough room for them to pass before re-centering.

- Improved Occupancy Flow prediction from the Occupancy Network for arbitrary moving obstacles by 8%.

- Expanded usage of the new object ground truth autolabeler for the NonVRU detection model, improving distant vehicle recall and geometry precision for semi-trucks, trailers, and exotic vehicles.

- Improved VRU control by expanding planning scope to control gently for low-confidence detections that may interfere with ego's path.

- Improved handling for VRUs near crosswalks by predicting their future intent more accurately. This was done by leveraging more kinematic data to improve association between crosswalks and VRUs.

- Improved ego's behavior near VRUs by tuning their assumed kinematic properties and utilizing available semantic information to classify more accurately their probability of intersecting ego's path.

- Improved Automatic Emergency Braking recall in response to cut-in vehicles and vehicles behind ego while reversing.

Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2023.7.20
Models:
3
Y

To view an expanded driving visualization when in drive with Full Self-Driving enabled, drag the light gray visualization bar to the right.

Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2023.7.20
Models:
S
X

The driving visualization has been improved to better support Full Self-Driving capabilities. When Full Self-Driving is engaged, the instrument panel will display an expanded visualization to show additional surrounding information. The apps on the left and right side of the instrument panel will be temporarily dismissed and the driving speed, Autopilot availability, and Autopilot set speed will move to the bottom of the instrument panel. To disable the Expanded Full Self-Driving Visualization, tap Controls > Autopilot."

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension feature in update 2023.7.20
Models:
S
3
X
Y

For maximum safety and accountability, use of Full Self-Driving (Beta) will be suspended if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive five 'Forced Autopilot Disengagements'. A disengagement is when the Autopilot system disengages for the remainder of a trip after the driver receives several audio and visual warnings for inattentiveness. Driver-initiated disengagements do not count as improper usage and are expected from the driver. Keep your hands on the wheel and remain attentive at all times. Use of any hand-held devices while using Autopilot is not allowed.

The FSD Beta feature can only be removed per this suspension method and it will be unavailable for approximately one week.

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