2020.36 Release Notes

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Release Date

August 29, 2020

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Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2020.36
HW 3
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3
MCU 2

The driving visualization can now display additional objects which include stop lights and select road markings. The stop light visualizations are not a substitute for an attentive driver and will not stop the car. To see these additional objects in your driving visualization, tap Controls > Autopilot > Full Self-Driving Visualization Preview.

Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning

Tesla Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning feature in update 2020.36
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Your car may warn you in some cases if it detects that you are about to run a stop sign or stop light while Autosteer is in use. This is not a substitute for an attentive driver and will not stop the car.

Green Traffic Light Chime

Tesla Green Traffic Light Chime feature in update 2020.36
Available Worldwide
Stop Control / HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Stop Control / HW 3

A chime will play when the traffic light you are waiting for turns green. If you are waiting behind another car, the chime will play once the car advances unless Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer is active. When Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control is activated, a chime will play when you can confirm to proceed through a green traffic light. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Green Traffic Light Chime.

Note: This chime is only designed as a notification. It is the driver’s responsibility to observe their environment and make decisions accordingly.

Speed Assist Improvements

Tesla Speed Assist Improvements feature in update 2020.36
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads.

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization and used to set the associated Speed Limit Warning.

As usual, to adjust Speed Assist settings, tap Controls > Autopilot > Speed Limit.

Suspension Instrument Panel Display

Tesla Suspension Instrument Panel Display feature in update 2020.36
Available Worldwide
Adaptive Air
Models:
S
X
Adaptive Air

The real-time visualization shows how the suspension system is dynamically adjusting each wheel’s damping to account for changing road conditions. This can now be displayed on the right or left side of the instrument panel. To view, hold the respective steering wheel scroll button briefly until the available instrument panel options are displayed. Roll the scroll button to choose Suspension.

Cruise Set Speed Improvements

Tesla Cruise Set Speed Improvements feature in update 2020.36
Available Worldwide
TACC
Models:
3
Y
TACC

Quickly adjust the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer set speed to the current speed by simply tapping the cluster speedometer. You can still tap the speed limit sign to adjust the set speed to the speed limit.

Pedestrian Warning

Tesla Pedestrian Warning feature in update 2020.36
Pedestrian Warning
MCU 2
Models:
S
X
Pedestrian Warning
MCU 2

The pedestrian warning sound has been updated due to regulations.

2022.36 Release Notes

This is an early look at this update's release notes. There could be other features included that are not shown below.

Energy App

Tesla Energy App feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Learn more about your vehicle's energy consumption with the updated 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.

Supercharger Additional Details

Tesla Supercharger Additional Details feature in update 2022.36
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

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.

Car Left Open Notifications

Tesla Car Left Open Notifications feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Car Left Open Notifications will now notify you when the doors have been accidentally left unlocked.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2022.36
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

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

2022.28.2 Release Notes

Alternate Routes

Tesla Alternate Routes feature in update 2022.28.2
Select Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Vehicles

View up to three routes when navigating to a destination. Quickly compare the total travel time and traffic information for each route.

Note: Traffic information is only displayed with Premium Connectivity.

Editor's note: Tesla is rolling out Alternate Routes selectively. The feature is enabled by Tesla remotely and not all vehicles will receive it at the same time. Tesla appears to be gathering feedback before rolling out the feature to everyone.

Theater Mode

Tesla Theater Mode feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

Full screen Theater Mode can now be minimized, allowing access to vehicle controls without video playback interruption. Tap the minimize button on the top left corner of the window to toggle full screen mode.

Status Bar

Tesla Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

A status bar with select quick controls has been added to the top of the touchscreen map.

Sonic

Tesla Sonic feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Use the supersonic spin attack or defy gravity to defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. To access Sonic in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cat Quest

Tesla Cat Quest feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats to pursue the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. To access Cat Quest in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cuphead

Tesla Cuphead feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Traverse strange worlds with new weapons and powerful super moves to repay your debt to the Devil with this classic run-and-gun action game. To access Cuphead in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Portuguese Voice Navigation

Tesla Portuguese Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Select Regions
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Regions

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

Smart Summon

Tesla Smart Summon feature in update 2022.28.2
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Smart Summon allows your vehicle to remotely drive to you or a location of your choice, maneuvering around objects and stopping as needed. To activate Smart Summon from the Tesla app, select Summon from the menu and hold "Come to Me," or set a destination on the map and hold "Go to Target."

Note: To use Smart Summon in this region, please stand within six meters of the vehicle.

Radio Icon

Tesla Radio Icon feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The radio icon has also been updated to be more ambiguous with this update. The traditional analog radio markers have been flipped so that they now run vertically instead of horizontally.

The letters 'FM' have also been replaced with a generic circular icon so that it's more inclusive of other supported bands such as DAB, which is supported in many parts of the world.

Spotted by @roslan3d

HomeLink Buttons

Tesla HomeLink Buttons feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The HomeLink buttons have once again been relabeled. When pulling up to your garage door, the buttons will once again be labeled with the name you've given your garage doors (top photo). However, if you have auto-open or auto-close enabled, then you will see the 'Cancel' text inside of the button for the specific door that will be opened or closed. The rest of the buttons will still show their given labels (bottom photo).

Photo by daniel454/Not a Tesla App forums

Safety Menu Reorganized

Tesla Safety Menu Reorganized feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle options under Controls > Safety have been slightly rearranged. Sentry Mode, PIN to Drive and Glovebox PIN have moved up. This allows you to quickly enable or disable them without needing to scroll.

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The dark mode color scheme has been adjusted so that various screens now use lighter gray tones. For example, prior to this update the car visualization and apps like the media player both used the same dark gray color for the background.

However, with this update Tesla has changed the background color of apps from a dark gray to a much lighter gray so that they stand out from the vehicle visualizations.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Tesla Theater Status Bar

Tesla Tesla Theater Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update Tesla introduces the ability to minimize Tesla Theater, allowing you to access vehicle menus and settings without leaving your streaming video.

Previously while streaming video in full screen, there was a quick access bar at the top of the video that could be revealed by tapping near the top of the screen. This status bar lets you access some vehicle controls without leaving the video. Video controls such as cabin temperature, screen brightness and volume could easily be changed.

Since you can now minimize a full-screen video without leaving the video app, Tesla has mostly removed the options that once appeared at the top of a video.

When tapping near the top of the screen, the number of options has been reduced to minimize theater, a back button and the state of charge of your battery.

A gray line has also been added to the top of the screen to let you know that you can now swipe down on the full-screen video to access other car functions.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Phone Icon

Tesla Phone Icon feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

When you're on a call in the vehicle, the green phone icon will now always remain visible in the status bar, regardless if the phone card is hidden or not. The icon in the status bar has also changed shape slightly, going from a pill shape to a square.

Photo by Corey2002 in the Not a Tesla App forums.

Vehicle Alerts

Tesla Vehicle Alerts feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Some vehicle alerts will now contain an arrow that could be tapped for additional information.

Tapping the arrow will open the vehicle's manual to the appropriate section and display additional details regarding the alert.

Photo by @StianWalgermo

Battery Calibration

Tesla Battery Calibration feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Your vehicle will now display 'Calibrating,' when charging is nearing completion. This will be displayed for all vehicles, regardless of their battery type.

Photo by @roslan3d

2022.28.1 Release Notes

Alternate Routes

Tesla Alternate Routes feature in update 2022.28.1
Select Vehicles
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Vehicles

View up to three routes when navigating to a destination. Quickly compare the total travel time and traffic information for each route.

Note: Traffic information is only displayed with Premium Connectivity.

Editor's note: Tesla is rolling out Alternate Routes selectively. The feature is enabled by Tesla remotely and not all vehicles will receive it at the same time. Tesla appears to be gathering feedback before rolling out the feature to everyone.

Theater Mode

Tesla Theater Mode feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

Full screen Theater Mode can now be minimized, allowing access to vehicle controls without video playback interruption. Tap the minimize button on the top left corner of the window to toggle full screen mode.

Status Bar

Tesla Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

A status bar with select quick controls has been added to the top of the touchscreen map.

Sonic

Tesla Sonic feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Use the supersonic spin attack or defy gravity to defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. To access Sonic in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cat Quest

Tesla Cat Quest feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats to pursue the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. To access Cat Quest in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Cuphead

Tesla Cuphead feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
No Data Front USB Ports
Models:
3
Y
No Data Front USB Ports

Traverse strange worlds with new weapons and powerful super moves to repay your debt to the Devil with this classic run-and-gun action game. To access Cuphead in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

Portuguese Voice Navigation

Tesla Portuguese Voice Navigation feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Select Regions
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Select Regions

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

Smart Summon

Tesla Smart Summon feature in update 2022.28.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Smart Summon allows your vehicle to remotely drive to you or a location of your choice, maneuvering around objects and stopping as needed. To activate Smart Summon from the Tesla app, select Summon from the menu and hold "Come to Me," or set a destination on the map and hold "Go to Target."

Note: To use Smart Summon in this region, please stand within six meters of the vehicle.

Radio Icon

Tesla Radio Icon feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The radio icon has also been updated to be more ambiguous with this update. The traditional analog radio markers have been flipped so that they now run vertically instead of horizontally.

The letters 'FM' have also been replaced with a generic circular icon so that it's more inclusive of other supported bands such as DAB, which is supported in many parts of the world.

Spotted by @roslan3d

HomeLink Buttons

Tesla HomeLink Buttons feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The HomeLink buttons have once again been relabeled. When pulling up to your garage door, the buttons will once again be labeled with the name you've given your garage doors (top photo). However, if you have auto-open or auto-close enabled, then you will see the 'Cancel' text inside of the button for the specific door that will be opened or closed. The rest of the buttons will still show their given labels (bottom photo).

Photo by daniel454/Not a Tesla App forums

Safety Menu Reorganized

Tesla Safety Menu Reorganized feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle options under Controls > Safety have been slightly rearranged. Sentry Mode, PIN to Drive and Glovebox PIN have moved up. This allows you to quickly enable or disable them without needing to scroll.

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The dark mode color scheme has been adjusted so that various screens now use lighter gray tones. For example, prior to this update the car visualization and apps like the media player both used the same dark gray color for the background.

However, with this update Tesla has changed the background color of apps from a dark gray to a much lighter gray so that they stand out from the vehicle visualizations.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Tesla Theater Status Bar

Tesla Tesla Theater Status Bar feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update Tesla introduces the ability to minimize Tesla Theater, allowing you to access vehicle menus and settings without leaving your streaming video.

Previously while streaming video in full screen, there was a quick access bar at the top of the video that could be revealed by tapping near the top of the screen. This status bar lets you access some vehicle controls without leaving the video. Video controls such as cabin temperature, screen brightness and volume could easily be changed.

Since you can now minimize a full-screen video without leaving the video app, Tesla has mostly removed the options that once appeared at the top of a video.

When tapping near the top of the screen, the number of options has been reduced to minimize theater, a back button and the state of charge of your battery.

A gray line has also been added to the top of the screen to let you know that you can now swipe down on the full-screen video to access other car functions.

Photo by @ ClemensBecher

Phone Icon

Tesla Phone Icon feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

When you're on a call in the vehicle, the green phone icon will now always remain visible in the status bar, regardless if the phone card is hidden or not. The icon in the status bar has also changed shape slightly, going from a pill shape to a square.

Photo by Corey2002 in the Not a Tesla App forums.

Vehicle Alerts

Tesla Vehicle Alerts feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Some vehicle alerts will now contain an arrow that could be tapped for additional information.

Tapping the arrow will open the vehicle's manual to the appropriate section and display additional details regarding the alert.

Photo by @StianWalgermo

Battery Calibration

Tesla Battery Calibration feature in update 2022.28.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

Your vehicle will now display 'Calibrating,' when charging is nearing completion. This will be displayed for all vehicles, regardless of their battery type.

Photo by @roslan3d

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