2020.4 Release Notes

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Release Date

January 23, 2020

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Dou DiZhu

Tesla Dou DiZhu feature in update 2020.4
MCU 2
Arcade
Models:
S
3
X
MCU 2
Arcade

Play "Dou DiZhu" with 900 million players in Classic Mode, the exciting Match Mode, and a variety of other entertaining modes. Play with the person you match with online, get to the end of the game with Zhisheng AI, or enjoy easy and casual stand-alone battles. There's bound to be something you'll love.

Happy Mahjong

Tesla Happy Mahjong feature in update 2020.4
MCU 2
Arcade
Models:
S
3
X
MCU 2
Arcade

A mahjong game that 400 million people love to play, including "Bloody River", "Battle to the End", Guangdong mahjong, crowd mahjong and other variations popular all over China! A real-time multiplayer game, diverse tournament rewards, and team play supporting group formation at any time. Authentic tiles, Chinese culture at your fingertips, unlimited play!

Shengji

Tesla Shengji feature in update 2020.4
MCU 2
Arcade
Models:
S
3
X
MCU 2
Arcade

A fresh visual experience, cheerful background music, and millions of real-time matches you are certain to enjoy. In addition to original rules, there are Chaodipi games, which can continuously multiply your winnings during the process of "Against the House" and "Anti-Bottom", making for more exciting and interesting games. You can select modes like classic, flipped, casual, and more.

Tesla Theater

Tesla Tesla Theater feature in update 2020.4
Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Theater

You can now watch BiliBili and Youku in the Tesla Theater app. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Entertainment icon in the Application Launcher and select the Theater tab while your car is in PARK.

Air Quality Index and Weather

Tesla Air Quality Index and Weather feature in update 2020.4
Models:
S
3
X

Air quality and weather information can now be found on the top of your touchscreen display. Tap the temperature to view additional local weather information which includes a weekly forecast, chance of rain, humidity, wind, UV Index, and air quality measurements.

Maps Improvements

Tesla Maps Improvements feature in update 2020.4
Tesla Maps
Has Baidu Maps
Models:
S
3
X
Tesla Maps
Has Baidu Maps

Maps have been improved to be more responsive and easier to read even as the map rotates.

QR Code for Tesla Service

Tesla QR Code for Tesla Service feature in update 2020.4
Models:
S
3
X

You can now easily access Tesla Service WeChat by simply scanning a QR code found on the touchscreen display. Tap Controls > Service > WECHAT WITH SERVICE and scan the QR code with WeChat.

Additional Vehicle Information

Tesla Additional Vehicle Information feature in update 2020.4
Models:
S
3
X

View additional information regarding the configuration of your car by tapping Controls > Software > Additional vehicle information.

Smart Summon (Beta)

Tesla Smart Summon (Beta) feature in update 2020.4
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Smart Summon
Models:
S
3
X
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Smart Summon

Smart Summon is designed to allow your car to drive to you (using your phone's GPS as a target destination) or a location of your choosing, maneuvering around and stopping for objects as necessary. Like Summon, Smart Summon is only intended for use in private parking lots and driveways. You are still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles. Be especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles, and cars.

To access the feature in your Tesla mobile app, tap Summon then tap the Smart Summon icon. To activate Smart Summon, press and hold the COME TO ME button. Alternatively, tap the target icon, set the target destination of your choice by adjusting the map, and then press and hold the GO TO TARGET button. You can stop your car from driving at any time by releasing the button.

Note: Smart Summon requires the Tesla mobile app version 3.10.2 or later. Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for additional details about this feature.

Smart Summon (Beta)

Tesla Smart Summon (Beta) feature in update 2020.4
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Smart Summon
Models:
S
3
X
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Smart Summon

Smart Summon is designed to allow your car to drive to you (using your phone's GPS as a target destination) or a location of your choosing, maneuvering around and stopping for objects as necessary. Like Summon, Smart Summon is only intended for use in private parking lots and driveways. You are still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles. Be especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles, and cars.

To access the feature in your Tesla mobile app, tap Summon then tap the Smart Summon icon. To activate Smart Summon, press and hold the COME TO ME button. Alternatively, tap the target icon, set the target destination of your choice by adjusting the map, and then press and hold the GO TO TARGET button. You can stop your car from driving at any time by releasing the button.

Due to requirements local regulators have chosen to impose, Smart Summon in some countries is limited in functionality. Your phone must be within six meters of the vehicle at all times and your car will only travel up to 20 meters for each summon drive. If the maximum travelling distance is reached, Smart Summon will become unavailable and require the vehicle be driven manually to reset.

Also, your phone must be actively connected to your car via Bluetooth to use Smart Summon — similar to how you would connect to make phone calls or stream media from your phone. To pair your phone, tap the Bluetooth icon on the status bar at the top of your touchscreen.

Note: Smart Summon requires the Tesla mobile app version 3.10.3 or later. Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for additional details about this feature.

Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot (Beta) feature in update 2020.4
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Navigate on AutoPilot
Models:
S
3
X
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
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. You can also enable Navigate on Autopilot at the start of each route where the feature is available by setting ENABLE AT START OF EVERY TRIP to YES

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.

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.

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Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2020.4
HW 3
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
HW 3
MCU 2

The driving visualization can now display additional objects which include stop lights, stop signs and select road markings. The stop sign and 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.

Adjacent Lane Speeds

Tesla Adjacent Lane Speeds feature in update 2020.4
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher
Models:
S
3
X
AutoPilot HW 2 or Higher

When your vehicle is moving at a significantly faster speed than vehicles in neighboring lanes, Autopilot now automatically reduces your driving speed. This is helpful in heavy traffic situations or when there is a long line of vehicles merging into a different lane or exiting onto an off-ramp. When your vehicle detects that adjacent lane traffic is significantly slower, the lane is highlighted with arrows and its vehicles are highlighted gray in the driving visualization. This speed adjustment can be temporarily overridden by pressing the accelerator pedal.

Voice Commands

Tesla Voice Commands feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X

Voice commands have been rebuilt to understand natural language. For this initial release, we focused on commands that minimize having to touch the screen so you can keep your eyes on the road. A few areas and examples of what you can say are:

  • Climate: "Set the temperature to 70", "Turn on the passenger seat heater"
  • Vehicle: "Adjust my right mirror", "Open the glovebox"
  • Navigation: "Let's go to work", "Where are the nearby supercharging stations"
  • Media: "Play the Beatles", "Search for Joe Rogan podcast"
  • Media: "Play the Beatles""
  • Communication: "Call David Lewis", "Send a text message to Evan"
  • Other: "Show me the rear camera", "Open Autopilot settings"
 

Anonymized voice commands will be captured to further train and improve the system in future software updates.

Phone Improvements

Tesla Phone Improvements feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
MCU 2

You can now read and respond to text messages using your right scroll wheel button. When a new message is received press the right scroll wheel button to have your text message read out loud and press again to respond by speaking out loud. You will also be able to view messages as they come in via the "Cards" section of the touchscreen.

To view messages that have been received while your phone is connected via Bluetooth, tap the Application Launcher > Call > Messages. You can read and reply to a message by tapping an entry in the Messages list. To enable this feature, tap the Bluetooth icon on the top of the display, and enable "Sync Messages". Once enabled you can also choose to play a chime whenever a new text message is received by enabling "Chime on New Message".

Additionally, if you have favorite phone contacts on your device, you can now easily access them from the Favorites tab of the Phone app.

Note: Notifications need to be enabled on your device from the phone's Bluetooth settings to send and receive text messages. Due to the limitations of Bluetooth support from your device, you will not be able to send group messages. As usual, Bluetooth behavior may depend on make and model of your device.

You can now read and respond to text messages using your right scroll wheel. When a new message is received it will be displayed in the cluster. Select READ and press the right scroll wheel button to have your text message read out loud. Once read, select REPLY to respond to the sender by speaking out loud.

To view messages that have been received while your phone is connected via Bluetooth, tap the Application Launcher > Call > Messages. You can read and reply to a message by tapping an entry in the Messages list. To enable this feature , tap the Bluetooth icon

Camp Mode

Tesla Camp Mode feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X

Your car can now maintain air flow, temperature, interior lighting, as well as play music, and power devices when Camp Mode is enabled. To enable Camp Mode, tap the fan icon at the bottom of the touchscreen and set "Keep Climate On" to CAMP while your car is in PARK. Big batteries rock.

Tesla Theater

Tesla Tesla Theater feature in update 2020.4
Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Theater

You can now watch Twitch in the Tesla Theater app. To launch Tesla Theater, tap the Entertainment icon in the Application Launcher and select the Theater tab while your car is in PARK.

Note: Premium Connectivity is required to stream videos over cell. To subscribe to Premium Connectivity, please visit your Tesla Account online.

Stardew Valley

Tesla Stardew Valley feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Arcade
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Arcade
MCU 2

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

Backgammon

Tesla Backgammon feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Arcade
Models:
S
3
X
Arcade

Two players, two sides, one is light, one is dark. Play Backgammon against your passenger or challenge your Tesla to a game. Move by dragging and dropping the checker pieces during your turn. As with all Tesla Arcade games, you can play when your car is in PARK by tapping the Application Launcher, then tap Entertainment > Arcade and select your desired game from the menu.

Voice Keyboard

Tesla Voice Keyboard feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X

You can now use dictation to input text in your car. Simply tap the microphone icon on the keyboard to input text via voice control.

TRAX v0.1

Tesla TRAX v0.1 feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
MCU 2

In addition to creating a visual masterpiece with the Tesla Sketchpad, you can now make audio masterpieces with TRAX. Simply add some instruments, adjust the tempo, and record multiple tracks to start creating original music right in your car. Once you are done, SAVE your music and LOAD it for future playback. To access TRAX, tap on the Application Launcher > Toybox > TRAX icon.

Adaptive Suspension Damping

Tesla Adaptive Suspension Damping feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Raven Drive Unit
Adaptive Air
Models:
S
X
Raven Drive Unit
Adaptive Air

Adaptive Suspension Damping now has three tailored modes: COMFORT, AUTO, SPORT. COMFORT is a new mode to provide a gentler ride and a more relaxed driving experience. AUTO replaces STANDARD to be more responsive to dynamic driving. SPORT continues to provide a firmer, more controlled ride that increases driver engagement and connection to the road.

All modes benefit from enhancements to improve ride quality at low speeds and across loading conditions (more passengers or cargo). To adjust Adaptive Suspension Damping, tap Controls > Suspension.

Save Dashcam Clips on Honk

Tesla Save Dashcam Clips on Honk feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
Models:
S
3
X
Dashcam

Dashcam can now automatically save clips whenever you honk your car horn. To enable, tap Controls > Safety & Security > Save Clips on Honk. To learn more about how to setup and use Dashcam, please refer to the Owner's Manual.

Driver Profiles

Tesla Driver Profiles feature in update 2020.4
Available Worldwide
Driver Profiles
Models:
S
3
X
Driver Profiles

Additional navigation settings are now saved to your driver profile such as volume levels for navigation voice guidance as well as traffic display settings.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2020.4
Models:
S
3
X

You can now select Danish as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.

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.

Suggested Destinations

Tesla Suggested Destinations feature in update 2022.28.2
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When tapping on the 'Navigate' button, you will now be presented with various suggested destinations. You will receive up to three suggested destinations that will appear at the top of recent destinations. These suggestions will automatically change depending on various factors.

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

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