2021.40 Release Notes

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Release Date

November 2, 2021

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TIDAL

Tesla TIDAL feature in update 2021.40
Available in specific regions
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

TIDAL streaming is now available from the Media menu with a TIDAL account. You can listen to TIDAL playlists or albums in high-quality audio by connecting to Wi-Fi and pressing Download on the selected content.

Active Road Noise Reduction

Tesla Active Road Noise Reduction feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Your vehicle now has the ability to actively reduce low-frequency road noise while driving on rough surfaces. To accomplish this, the system uses the seat microphones to measure the noise in the cabin, then generates anti-noise through the speakers to create quiet zones around the occupants.

To access, tap Audio Settings > Options > Active Road Noise Reduction.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow. As usual, tap the fan icon and select Keep Climate On when parked.

Additionally, when using climate controls on the Tesla App, automatic battery pre-conditioning has been optimized to consume less energy.

Rear Display Improvements

Tesla Rear Display Improvements feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

You can now lock access to the rear screen by tapping Controls > Display > Lock Rear Display.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
N/A

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

Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime

Tesla Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You will now receive an audio alert when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is enabled. To disable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime.

Range Display

Tesla Range Display feature in update 2021.40
Available Worldwide
Models:
2021 Model 3 Long Range

Your vehicle's range estimation has been modified to better represent real-world conditions.

Navigation Language Selection

Tesla Navigation Language Selection feature in update 2021.40
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now hear your navigation instructions in different languages. To access, tap Controls > Display > Languages > Navigation.

Additional Information

Tesla Additional Information feature in update 2021.40
Availability TBD
Models:
N/A

This is an undocumented change in this release.

Additonal details are now displayed in your car's Software menu. Your car will now display supported cellular networks under Modem capabilities. It will also show whether your vehicle is compatible with Tesla's CCS adapter.

To view this information go to Controls > Software and tap on 'Additional Vehicle Information'.

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.

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.

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.

2022.40.8 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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