2021.44.30.13 Release Notes

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Release Date

February 9, 2022

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Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

Optimize your Plaid configuration for dynamic driving exclusively on closed courses and experience the unmatched performance at many different venues. To enable, tap Controls > Pedals & Steering > Track Mode.

- Thermals: The heat pump system cools more aggressively, maximizing powertrain endurance and performance. Enable post-drive cooling to shorten wait times between sessions.

- Drive Systems: Torque vectoring authority is increased across the three motors, elevating the vehicle's agility and cornering capability. The accelerator pedal allows more precise torque control, and regenerative braking power is strengthened to recover more energy.

- Suspension: Adaptive damping reduces vehicle motions, improving handling and promoting driver confidence. Ride height is automatically set to 'Low' upon drive off.

- Display: A track-focused interface includes a lap timer, G-meter (real-time accelerometer), vehicle thermals monitor, Dashcam video capture, vehicle telemetry capture, and offers customization options.

Light Show

Tesla Light Show feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Watch your Tesla dance to a choreographed light show any time of year. Open Toybox, tap Light Show and follow the instructions.

Customizable App Launcher

Tesla Customizable App Launcher feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Drag and drop your favorite apps to any position along the bottom menu bar for easy access. To customize your menu bar, hold any icon and then drag to reorder. To adjust climate controls such as heated seats and defrost, tap on the temperature or swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

Simplified Controls

Tesla Simplified Controls feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

The display has been simplified to focus on navigation, media and the most common primary controls.

- For windshield wipers and status bar information, tap Controls

- For charging controls tap Controls > Charging

- For trip and odometer information tap Controls > Trips

- For tire pressure information tap Controls > Service

Note: Activating the windshield wipers via the stalk will continue to display the wiper card.

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla Blind Spot Camera feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

You can now automatically see a live camera view of your blind spot whenever you activate the turn signal. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Edit Waypoints

Tesla Edit Waypoints feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Easily reorder or add multiple destinations to your route with updated arrival times. To add a stop, or edit a trip, initiate a navigation route, and tap the more options button on the turn list.

Boombox Megaphone

Tesla Boombox Megaphone feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Availability TBD
PWS
Models:
S
3
X
Y
PWS

Project your voice with additional authority using the new Megaphone function. Tap Toybox > Boombox > Megaphone.

Note: Your car must be in park to use Megaphone.

TikTok

Tesla TikTok feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available in specific regions
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

You can now watch TikTok from your touchscreon. To launch, tap the Theater icon from the bottom bar and select TikTok while your car is in park.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Tesla Sonic the Hedgehog feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Availability TBD
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Speed by in a blur using the supersonic spin attack at high speed, defy gravity around loop- the-loops and defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all-time. Gotta Go Fast!

The Battle of Polytopia - Multiplayer Support

Tesla The Battle of Polytopia - Multiplayer Support feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

You can now play The Battle of Polytopia with friends using the multiplayer mode.

Sudoku

Tesla Sudoku feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2

Fill every square and enjoy this classic logic puzzle game, featuring five difficulty levels and a smart hint system for beginners.

Subwoofer

Tesla Subwoofer feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Premium Audio
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Premium Audio
MCU 2

You can now adjust your subwoofer by bringing up your Media Player, and tapping the settings icon > Tone.

Use Comfort Damping Suspension in Autopilot

Tesla Use Comfort Damping Suspension in Autopilot feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Adaptive Suspension
Models:
S
X
Adaptive Suspension

Your vehicle will now automatically transition to Comfort Suspension Damping when Autopilot is engaged. This setting is enabled by default. To disable, tap Controls > Suspension > Use Comfort Damping in Autopilot.

Cold Weather Improvements

Tesla Cold Weather Improvements feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now precondition the cabin from the Tesla app when your battery is at a lower state of charge. Simply turn on the climate from your Tesla app and override the previous setting by tapping "Yes" on the confirmation pop-up window.

Note: To protect your car's battery, climate will remain unavailable under extreme low charge scenarios. This feature requires the Tesla mobile app version 4.4.0 or later.

Automated Seat Heaters

Tesla Automated Seat Heaters feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

First row seat heaters can now automatically regulate seat temperature based on the cabin environment and the climate control set temperature. To access seat heating controls, tap the temperature settings to bring up the HVAC panel.

Note: HVAC system must be in Auto to use automatic seat heating.

Manage Dashcam Clips

Tesla Manage Dashcam Clips feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Dashcam
MCU 2
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Dashcam
MCU 2

Easily delete all dashcam video clips directly from the touchscreen by tapping Controls > Safety > Dashcam > Delete Dashcam Clips

Dark Mode

Tesla Dark Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now change to a dark themed display. Tap Controls > Display > Appearance and select Dark.

Hide Map Details

Tesla Hide Map Details feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Simplify your navigation app and hide map details by tapping the pin button on the map.

Car Wash Mode

Tesla Car Wash Mode feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Car Wash Mode closes all windows, locks the charge port and disables windshield wipers, Sentry Mode, Walk-Away Door Locks and parking sensor chimes. For automatic car washes with conveyor belts, the Free Roll option shifts to Neutral and prevents the parking brake from automatically applying if you leave. To access, tap Controls > Service > Car Wash Mode.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Now available in more regions
MCU 2
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 2

You can now view your car's surroundings from the Tesla app when parked to confirm the safety of your environment before returning to your car. 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 vehicle touchscreen display.

Note: This feature requires mobile app version 4.2.1 or higher, and Premium Connectivity.

New V11 UI

Tesla New V11 UI feature in update 2021.44.30.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
N/A
Undocumented Change

This is an undocumented change in this release.

The car now features an updated UI that is consistent with the redesigned Model S. With it comes new and reorganized menus and options.

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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