2018.42.3 Release Notes

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Release Date

June 28, 2019

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Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) feature in update 2018.42.3
Navigate on AutoPilot
Models:
3
Navigate on AutoPilot

Navigate on Autopilot intelligently suggests lane changes to keep you on your route, and makes adjustments so you don’t get stuck behind slow cars or trucks.

Enable Navigate on Autopilot by going to Controls > Autopilot and first enabling Autosteer. For each route where the feature is available, you have the option of enabling or disabling it by pressing the NAVIGATE ON AUTOPILOT button located in your Navigation turn list.

Once enabled for your route, Navigate on Autopilot can be activated on controlled-access roads by moving the gear lever fully down twice in quick succession. While activated, a single blue line will indicate the path ahead, keeping your car in the lane. Gray lines may appear to indicate upcoming lane changes based on your route or to suggest opportunities for you to move to a faster lane. When active, Navigate on Autopilot will also guide your car toward highway interchanges and exits based on your destination.

Adjust how aggressive Navigate on Autopilot makes lane changes to keep your car at the set speed by changing the SPEED BASED LANE CHANGES setting which can be found in Controls > Autopilot > CUSTOMIZE NAVIGATE ON AUTOPILOT.

Note: Before this feature can be enabled, camera calibration will be required, and the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi.

Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) feature in update 2018.42.3
Navigate on AutoPilot
Models:
S
X
Navigate on AutoPilot

Navigate on Autopilot intelligently suggests lane changes to keep you on your route, and makes adjustments so you don’t get stuck behind slow cars or trucks.

Enable Navigate on Autopilot by going to Controls > Autopilot and first enabling Autosteer. For each route where the feature is available, you have the option of enabling or disabling it by pressing the NAVIGATE ON AUTOPILOT button located in your Navigation turn list.

Once enabled for your route, Navigate on Autopilot can be activated on controlled-access roads by pulling the cruise stalk toward you twice in quick succession. While activated, a single blue line will indicate the path ahead, keeping your car in the lane. Gray lines may appear to indicate upcoming lane changes based on your route or to suggest opportunities for you to move to a faster lane. When active, Navigate on Autopilot will also guide your car toward highway interchanges and exits based on your destination.

Adjust how aggressive Navigate on Autopilot makes lane changes to keep your car at the set speed by changing the SPEED BASED LANE CHANGES setting which can be found in Controls > Autopilot > CUSTOMIZE NAVIGATE ON AUTOPILOT.

Note: Before this feature can be enabled, camera calibration will be required, and the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2018.42.3
Track Mode
Models:
3
Track Mode

Track Mode enables Tesla's performance-oriented stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving. This mode is designed to be used exclusively on closed courses. To enable Track Mode for your current drive, shift into Park, then touch Controls > Driving > Track Mode.

 

Keys

Tesla Keys feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

Your car now supports key fobs, which are available for purchase from Tesla. You can manage which key fobs or key cards have access to your car by going to Controls > Locks. To add a new key, touch the + button and follow the onscreen instructions. Once a key fob or key card is added to the key list, you can edit the name by touching the pencil icon. To remove a key from the key list, which removes its access to your car, touch the trash icon and follow the onscreen instructions. Once a key has successfully been added or removed, you will be notified via the Tesla mobile app.

Viewing Applications with Media Player Open

Tesla Viewing Applications with Media Player Open feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
S
X

You can now use the Calendar, Energy, Rear Camera, and Phone applications at the same time as Media Player. When Media Player is open, these applications display above the Media Player window and can be dragged up or down to adjust the viewing position.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2018.42.3
Without Dual Motor
Models:
3
Without Dual Motor

Regenerative braking force has been increased to improve the driving experience and increase how much energy is actively returned to the battery when slowing down.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Das2
Models:
S
X
Das2

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient driving experience. We have also made improvements to Climate, Navigation, Media, Controls and several safety enhancements.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient driving experience. Three new applications can be accessed from the application launcher in the bottom bar: Calendar, Energy and Web Browser. We have also made improvements to the Tesla mobile app, Status Bar, Navigation, Climate, Media, Seatbelt Card and several safety features.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Das
Models:
S
X
Das

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient driving experience. We have also made improvements to Climate, Navigation, Media, Controls and several safety enhancements.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Without All HW
Models:
S
X
Without All HW

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient driving experience. We have also made improvements to Climate, Navigation, Media and Controls.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient driving experience. Three new applications can be accessed from the application launcher in the bottom bar: Calendar, Energy and Web Browser. We have also made improvements to the Tesla mobile app, Status Bar, Navigation, Climate, Media, Seatbelt Card and several safety features.

Version 9.0

Tesla Version 9.0 feature in update 2018.42.3
Das2
Models:
S
X
Das2

Version 9.0 introduces updates to the touchscreen and Tesla mobile app designed for an easier, more convenient experience. We have made improvements to Climate, Navigation, Media, Controls and several safety enhancements.

Combining Autosteer and Auto Lane Change

Tesla Combining Autosteer and Auto Lane Change feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Anyautopilot
Models:
S
3
X
Anyautopilot

Autosteer and Auto Lane Change are now combined into a single Autosteer (Beta) setting available under Controls > Autopilot. When Autosteer is enabled, engaging the turn signal will activate Auto Lane Change to move your car into an adjacent driving lane.

Blindspot Warning

Tesla Blindspot Warning feature in update 2018.42.3
Das2
Models:
3
Das2

To improve safety and increase confidence when changing lanes, the lane line on the touchscreen now turns red when your turn signal is engaged and a moving vehicle or obstacle is detected in your target lane.

Blindspot Warning

Tesla Blindspot Warning feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Das2
Models:
S
X
Das2

To improve safety and increase confidence when changing lanes, the lane line on the instrument panel now turns red when your turn signal is engaged and a moving vehicle or obstacle is detected in your target lane.

Dashcam

Tesla Dashcam feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
Models:
S
3
X
Dashcam

You can now record and store video footage captured by your car’s narrow forward camera onto a USB flash drive. Note that you must manually add a base-level folder in the flash drive called “TeslaCam”. When properly configured, the Dashcam icon will be displayed in the status bar with a red dot indicating that it is recording. Tap the icon to save a 10 minute video clip or press and hold to pause recording.

Mobile App

Tesla Mobile App feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X

You can now do even more with your car from your mobile app.

Start navigation in your car by using the share button in your favorite phone apps. Note: iOS users will need to enable sharing to your vehicle. Open the app you want to share from, open the share feature, scroll to the right, and tap the More button. Then enable Tesla for sharing.

You can also allow your passengers to quickly control the media – Play, Pause, Previous, Skip, and cycle through your media favorites. Note: You can disable this feature by going to Media Settings > Allow Mobile Control.

Whenever there's a software update available for your car, you can conveniently start the update from your phone. A notification will be sent to other drivers of your car, and they’ll have a few minutes to cancel the update from their app.

Note: these features require mobile software version 3.6.0 or above.

Application Launcher

Tesla Application Launcher feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Browser
Models:
S
X
Browser

Located at the bottom of your touchscreen, the new application launcher brings all your apps together in one place. You can also access your last-used app by swiping up on the application launcher icon.

Application Launcher

Tesla Application Launcher feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

Located at the bottom of your touchscreen, the new application launcher brings all your apps together in one place, including your Calendar, Energy, Web Browser, Rear View Camera, Phone and Charging apps. You can also access your last-used app by swiping upward.

Calendar

Tesla Calendar feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

The Calendar app lets you view your phone’s calendar for the current and next day on your touchscreen. The Calendar is conveniently integrated with Phone and Navigation so you can dial into a meeting or route to your next destination with a single tap. For events to appear, just connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth and allow access by enabling Calendar Sync in the Tesla mobile app settings.

Energy App

Tesla Energy App feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

View energy consumption in real time for your Model 3. When there is an active navigation route, touch the Trip tab to view the projected energy consumption for the trip.

Web Browser

Tesla Web Browser feature in update 2018.42.3
Browser
Models:
3
Browser

The Web browser app allows you to access the internet in your car. Navigate to any website by entering the URL in the address bar. Tap the heart icon to save your favorite sites for later.

Status Bar

Tesla Status Bar feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

The status bar at the top of the touchscreen has been rearranged to make the time and temperature easier to view at a glance.

Climate Control

Tesla Climate Control feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

A new visualization makes it easier to direct airflow where you want it. When you're done, you can now simply swipe the Climate panel down to dismiss. The temperature settings on the bottom bar can now be controlled with a simple swipe: swipe to the left to lower the setting, or to the right to raise it. Tapping or pressing and holding the control will continue to work as before. As before, if you'd like to have different passenger and driver temperatures, simply unsync to reveal two temperature settings.

You can now turn Climate off without needing to open the Climate menu: simply press and hold on the Climate button from the bottom bar.

Climate Control

Tesla Climate Control feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
X

Climate has been redesigned to be more compact and easier to use.

Tapping the power button will open your Climate menu and turn Climate on. You can turn Climate off from this menu, or by pressing and holding on the climate button from the bottom bar.

Cold Weather

Tesla Cold Weather feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Heated Steering Wheel
Models:
S
X
Heated Steering Wheel

All of your controls for cold weather have been moved to one place as part of Climate. Touch the fan icon to open the Climate menu, then tap on the heating icon to access controls for all seat heaters, steering wheel heater, and wiper heater.

Navigation

Tesla Navigation feature in update 2018.42.3
Models:
3

Directions have been moved to the left side of the screen, and simplified to display relevant upcoming information—including highway exits, when applicable. Tap or pull down to see additional details in the full Trip Overview. Navigation settings including voice guidance volume can easily be adjusted by tapping the settings icon on the touchscreen map.

Navigation

Tesla Navigation feature in update 2018.42.3
Available Worldwide
Nav
Models:
S
X
Nav

Navigation on your touchscreen now provides more information about upcoming turns—including highway exit information, when applicable. Tap or pull down the turn-by-turn list to see additional details in the full Trip Overview. Navigation settings, including voice guidance volume, can be quickly accessed by tapping the settings icon directly in the Navigation turn list.

Note: Before this feature can be enabled, the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi.

Routing and Maps

Tesla Routing and Maps feature in update 2018.42.3
Without MCU Transition
Nav
Models:
S
X
Without MCU Transition
Nav

Navigation now provides improved routes, more accurate arrival times, and a more responsive instrument cluster view to better display upcoming maneuvers. This release also includes new Maps on the touchscreen. You can now view the maps in satellite view and see nearby points of interest.

Note: Before this feature can be enabled, the latest version of Navigation maps must be downloaded via WiFi.

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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