2020.48.10 Release Notes

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Release Date

December 5, 2020

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Navigation Improvements

Tesla Navigation Improvements feature in update 2020.48.10
Nav Junction Views
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Nav Junction Views

To improve navigation guidance through complicated highway junctions and city intersections, an image of the intersection with the highlighted lane guidance will now be displayed in the instrument cluster.

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To improve navigation guidance through complicated highway junctions and city intersections, an image of the intersection with the highlighted lane guidance will now be displayed in the turn-by-turn instructions on the touchscreen.

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

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Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning

Tesla Autosteer Stop Sign and Stop Light Warning feature in update 2020.48.10
Without HW 3
No Driver Assistance
All HW
Stop Light Warning
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Without HW 3
No Driver Assistance
All HW
Stop Light Warning

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.

 

Dynamic Brake Lights

Tesla Dynamic Brake Lights feature in update 2020.48.10
Models:
3
Y

If you are driving over 50 km/h (31 mph) and brake forcefully, the brake lights will now flash quickly to warn other drivers that your car is rapidly slowing down. If your car stops completely, the hazard warning lights will flash until you press the accelerator or manually press the hazard warning lights button to turn them off.

 

Text Messaging Improvements

Tesla Text Messaging Improvements feature in update 2020.48.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Consecutive messages from the same sender will now be displayed and dictated together for an improved viewing and listening experience. To view conversations, open the Application Launcher and tap Call > Messages.

You can also now double press the right scroll wheel button to easily dismiss an incoming text message, or re-record an outgoing text message.

As usual, to enable text messaging, tap the Bluetooth icon on the top of the display, and enable "Sync Messages".

Note: Due to the limitations of Bluetooth support from your device, you will not be able to send group messages.

 

Unlatching Charge Cable

Tesla Unlatching Charge Cable feature in update 2020.48.10
Available Worldwide
Has Chargeport Door Button Cable Unlatch
Models:
S
X
Has Chargeport Door Button Cable Unlatch

You can now press the small black button to the left of the charge port inlet to unlatch the charge cable when your car is unlocked. This may be particularly useful when charging with charge cables that do not have a release button on the connector handle.

Note: You still have the ability to unlatch a charge cable by using other methods, such as from the vehicle touchscreen, the Mobile App, the connector handle button, or by pressing and holding the rear trunk button on the key fob.

 

QQ Music Improvements

Tesla QQ Music Improvements feature in update 2020.48.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

We have added the support for shuffling tracks in a playlist.

 

TRAX v0.2

Tesla TRAX v0.2 feature in update 2020.48.10
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Toybox
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
Toybox

TRAX is now redesigned to help you create audio masterpieces with just a few taps. Quickly preview and mix sounds with a new drum machine and instrument selector, or use new tools and volume controls to reorder, loop and mix tracks. To access, open the Application Launcher and tap Toybox > TRAX > Let's JAM.

 

Sentry Mode Improvements

Tesla Sentry Mode Improvements feature in update 2020.48.10
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2 and HW 2.5+

Sentry Mode footage of the last panic event will now be saved to onboard memory. To view or save this clip, plug in a USB device, launch the Dashcam Viewer, and tap the save icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.

 

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.

Battery Temperature

Tesla Battery Temperature feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Your vehicle will now display additional information about the battery in certain situations. An (i) icon will appear at the top of the display next to your charging details.

Tapping the icon will take you to the charging screen which will provide additional information, such as the charge rate being limited due to the battery's temperature.

Photo by Adam Belamri

Service Mode Enhancement

Tesla Service Mode Enhancement feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Service Mode, a dedicated area for service centers and technicans to troubleshoot and make changes to the vehicle, has a new mode to view information about the heat pump its various components.

You can now view detailed information about the heat pump's refrigerant, its flow, suction and the mechanical parts involved such as the compressor and valves.

Photo by Ricardo Sanchez

Manual Climate, Auto Seats

Tesla Manual Climate, Auto Seats feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

When Tesla's climate system is set to Auto, it gives you the ability to let the vehicle control the temperature of your seats as well.

However, if you changed the HVAC system to manual, then you'd lose the ability to keep your seat heaters on Auto.

With this update you now have the ability to have the climate system on manual while keeping the seat heaters set to Auto.

Photo by Max Bracco

SOS Button

Tesla SOS Button feature in update 2022.44.2
Available Worldwide
Has SOS Button
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Has SOS Button

In regions where Teslas supports vehicle emergency services through the SOS standard, Tesla has historically provided a physical button near the vehicle's hazard light switch.

Newer vehicles replaced the physical SOS button with an on-screen-only button. Previously, the on-screen button was not displayed on vehicles that included the physical button, however with this update it's now displayed on all vehicles where Tesla supports vehicle SOS.

Photo by: fel_iix

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.

2022.40.300.1 Release Notes

Sentry Mode and Dog Mode

Tesla Sentry Mode and Dog Mode feature in update 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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 2022.40.300.1
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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