2020.40.8.10 Release Notes

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Release Date

October 21, 2020

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Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) feature in update 2020.40.8.10
FSD Control
Models:
S
3
X
Y
FSD Control

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.

 

Speed Assist Improvements

Tesla Speed Assist Improvements feature in update 2020.40.8.10
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

In addition to local roads, Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data for highways. As usual, to adjust Speed Assist settings, tap Controls > Autopilot > Speed Limit.

 

Speed Assist Improvements

Tesla Speed Assist Improvements feature in update 2020.40.8.10
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. 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.

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads. As usual, to adjust Speed Assist settings, tap Controls > Autopilot > Speed Limit.

 

Priority Bluetooth Device

Tesla Priority Bluetooth Device feature in update 2020.40.8.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

To avoid connecting to the wrong nearby phone, you can now set your priority Bluetooth device. Your car will attempt to connect to the priority device associated with the profile selected before it attempts to connect to other paired phones. To set your priority device, tap the Bluetooth icon on the top of your touchscreen, select your preferred phone and tap Priority Device.

 

Mobile App - Vent Windows

Tesla Mobile App - Vent Windows feature in update 2020.40.8.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S

You can now vent all of your windows from the Tesla mobile app.

Note: this feature requires the Tesla mobile app version 3.10.0 or later.

 

Glovebox PIN

Tesla Glovebox PIN feature in update 2020.40.8.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Protect the valuables in your glovebox with a 4-digit PIN. Tap Controls > Safety & Security > Glovebox PIN on the touchscreen to create your PIN.

 

Charge Port Inlet Heater

Tesla Charge Port Inlet Heater feature in update 2020.40.8.10
Available Worldwide
Chargeport Inlet Heater Supported
Models:
3
Y
Chargeport Inlet Heater Supported

Your car can now use the charge port inlet heater to help defrost the inside of the charge port. The charge port inlet heater can be activated in cold ambient temperatures by enabling preconditioning using the mobile app, activating the rear defrost button on the vehicle's touchscreen, or preconditioning the vehicle using scheduled departure.

 

2024.2.8 Release Notes

Time Until Charging Starts

Tesla Time Until Charging Starts feature in update 2024.2.8
Models:
3
Y

When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.

Estimated Battery Range Update

Tesla Estimated Battery Range Update feature in update 2024.2.8
Models:
3
Y

Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.

Supercharging in Cold Weather

Tesla Supercharging in Cold Weather feature in update 2024.2.8
Models:
3
Y

If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.

Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather

When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.

When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:

In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.

If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.

See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New 3
New X
C
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.29.5+.

Reminder to Plug In at Home

Tesla Reminder to Plug In at Home
 feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.

To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.

Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).

Improved Ride and Handling

Tesla Improved Ride and Handling feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
C

Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.

In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Tesla Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

 feature in update 2024.2.8
Models:
S
3
X
Y

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.

After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.2.8
Models:
New 3

The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.

To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.

Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.

However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.

More Efficient Charging

Tesla More Efficient Charging feature in update 2024.2.8
4680 Battery
Models:
3
Y
C
4680 Battery

Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.

If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.

Trips Menu Redesign

Tesla Trips Menu Redesign feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.

The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.

Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.

Supercharging Tips

Tesla Supercharging Tips feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.

Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.

Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.

PIN to Drive

Tesla PIN to Drive feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.

All Apps Menu

Tesla All Apps Menu feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.

Additional Vehicle Info

Tesla Additional Vehicle Info feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.

It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.

Software Version in App

Tesla Software Version in App feature in update 2024.2.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.

Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.

2024.2.7 Release Notes

Time Until Charging Starts

Tesla Time Until Charging Starts feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.

Estimated Battery Range Update

Tesla Estimated Battery Range Update feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.

Supercharging in Cold Weather

Tesla Supercharging in Cold Weather feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
3
Y

If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.

Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather

When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.

When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:

In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.

If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.

See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New 3
New X
C
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.29.5+.

Reminder to Plug In at Home

Tesla Reminder to Plug In at Home
 feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.

To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.

Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).

Improved Ride and Handling

Tesla Improved Ride and Handling feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
C

Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.

In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Tesla Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

 feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
S
3
X
Y

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.

After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.2.7
Models:
New 3

The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.

To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.

Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.

However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.

More Efficient Charging

Tesla More Efficient Charging feature in update 2024.2.7
4680 Battery
Models:
3
Y
C
4680 Battery

Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.

If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.

Trips Menu Redesign

Tesla Trips Menu Redesign feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.

The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.

Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.

Supercharging Tips

Tesla Supercharging Tips feature in update 2024.2.7
Credit @TeslaNewswire
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.

Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.

Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.

PIN to Drive

Tesla PIN to Drive feature in update 2024.2.7
Credit @TomislavKraljX
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.

All Apps Menu

Tesla All Apps Menu feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.

Additional Vehicle Info

Tesla Additional Vehicle Info feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.

It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.

Software Version in App

Tesla Software Version in App feature in update 2024.2.7
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.

Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.

2024.2.6 Release Notes

Time Until Charging Starts

Tesla Time Until Charging Starts feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.

Estimated Battery Range Update

Tesla Estimated Battery Range Update feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.

Supercharging in Cold Weather

Tesla Supercharging in Cold Weather feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
3
Y

If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.

Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather

When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.

When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:

In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.

If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.

See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Tesla Ultra-Wideband Phone Key feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Requires UWB Support
Models:
New S
New 3
New X
C
Requires UWB Support

Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.

In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.29.5+.

Reminder to Plug In at Home

Tesla Reminder to Plug In at Home
 feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You'll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.

To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.

Your vehicle's location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).

Improved Ride and Handling

Tesla Improved Ride and Handling feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
C

Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.

In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Tesla Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

 feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
S
3
X
Y

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.

After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

Adaptive High Beams

Tesla Adaptive High Beams feature in update 2024.2.6
Models:
New 3

The high beams now adjust to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.

By detecting other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, the high beams can remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night.

To turn it on, go to Lighting > Adaptive High Beam in your vehicle settings.

Editor's note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3 and does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles. This feature's release notes have been translated from German. Thanks to dracon on TFF Forum.

However, new documents in Europe reveal that matrix headlight support is coming in a future update in some regions.

More Efficient Charging

Tesla More Efficient Charging feature in update 2024.2.6
4680 Battery
Models:
3
Y
C
4680 Battery

Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you're navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.

Security Improvements

Tesla Security Improvements feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

Unlock Button

Tesla Unlock Button feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situtations.

If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an 'Unlock Vehicle' button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.

Trips Menu Redesign

Tesla Trips Menu Redesign feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features 'Reset' buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.

The 'Show in Trips Card' is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.

Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.

Supercharging Tips

Tesla Supercharging Tips feature in update 2024.2.6
Credit @TeslaNewswire
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.

Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.

Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.

PIN to Drive

Tesla PIN to Drive feature in update 2024.2.6
Credit @TomislavKraljX
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.

All Apps Menu

Tesla All Apps Menu feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The All Apps menu [...] will now display all apps available, even if they're docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren't pinned as favorites.

Additional Vehicle Info

Tesla Additional Vehicle Info feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.

It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.

Software Version in App

Tesla Software Version in App feature in update 2024.2.6
Available Worldwide
Undocumented
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented

With this update, the vehicle's software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.

Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they're also displaying the vehicle's software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.

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