2023.20 Release Notes

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Release Date

May 25, 2023

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Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla Tire Service Mileage feature in update 2023.20
Available Worldwide
Models:
S?
3
X?
Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can enable Full Self-Driving (Beta) by tapping 'Control' > 'Autopilot' > 'Full Self-Driving (Beta)' and following the instructions.

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.

Your vehicle is running on Tesla Vision! Note that Tesla Vision also includes some temporary limitations, follow distance is limited to 2-7 and Autopilot top speed is 85 mph.

FSD Beta v11.3.6

Tesla FSD Beta v11.3.6 feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

- Enabled FSD Beta on highway. This unifies the vision and planning stack on and off-highway and replaces the legacy highway stack, which is over four years old. The legacy highway stack still relies on several single-camera and single-frame networks, and was setup to handle simple lane-specific maneuvers. FSD Beta's multi-camera video networks and next-gen planner, that allows for more complex agent interactions with less reliance on lanes, make way for adding more intelligent behaviors, smoother control and better decision making.

- Improved recall for close-by cut-in cases by 15%, particularly for large trucks and high-yaw rate scenarios, through an additional 30k auto-labeled clips mined from the fleet. Additionally, expanded and tuned dedicated speed control for cut-in objects.

- Improved the position of ego in wide lanes, by biasing in the direction of the upcoming turn to allow other cars to maneuver around ego.

- Improved handling during scenarios with high curvature or large trucks by offsetting in lane to maintain safe distances to other vehicles on the road and increase comfort.

- Improved behavior for path blockage lane changes in dense traffic. Ego will now maintain more headway in blocked lanes to hedge for possible cans in dense traffic.

- Improved lane changes in dense traffic scenarios by allowing higher acceleration during the alignment phase, This results in more natural gap selection to overtake adjacent lane vehicles very close to ego

- Made turns smoother by improving the detection consistency between lanes, lines and road edge predictions. This was accomplished by integrating the latest version of the lane-guidance module into the road edge and lines network.

- Improved accuracy for detecting other vehicles' moving semantics. Improved precision by 23% for cases where other vehicles transition to driving and reduced error by 12% for cases where Autopilot incorrectly detects its lead vehicle as parked. These were achieved by increasing video context in the network, adding more data of these scenarios, and increasing the loss penalty for control-relevant vehicles,

- Extended maximum trajectory optimization horizon, resulting in smoother control for high curvature roads and far away vehicles when driving at highway speeds.

- Improved driving behavior next to row of parked cars in narrow lanes, preferring to offset and staying within lane instead of unnecessarily lane changing away or slowing down.

- Improved back-to-back lane change maneuvers through better fusion between vision-based localization and coarse map lane counts.

- Added text blurbs in the user interface to communicate upcoming maneuvers that FSD Beta plans to make. Also improved the visualization of upcoming slowdowns along the vehicle's path. Chevrons render at varying opacity and speed to indicate the slowdown intensity, and a solid line appears at locations where the car will come to a stop.

- Improved the recall and precision of object detection, notably reducing the position error of semi-trucks by 10%, increasing the recall and precision of crossing vehicles over 100m away by 3% and 7%, respectively, and increasing the recall of motorbikes by 5%. This was accomplished by implementing additional quality checks in our two million video clip autolabeled dataset.

- Reduced false offsetting around objects in wide lanes and near intersections by improving object kinematics modeling in low speed scenarios.

- Adjusted position of Automatic Blind Spot Camera when FSD Beta is active to prioritize the Autopilot visualization. Drag the camera to save custom positions.

Over-the-Air (OTA) Recall

Tesla Over-the-Air (OTA) Recall feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

In accordance with a recent recall (campaign #23V085 for US and #2023-063 for Canada), Tesla is making improvements to the following specific behaviors within FSD Beta:

1. Improved decision logic to proceed through or stop at certain yellow lights by modeling the decision as a tradeoff framework that considers estimated: deceleration required to stop, time to enter and exit the intersection, and the distance traversed across the intersection before the light transitions to red. This should make yellow light handling more natural and human-like.

2. Improved the longitudinal slowdown control profile when leading up to stop sign intersections to make the overall maneuver feel more perceptible and natural.

3. Improved the Tesla's speed adjustment when entering certain speed zones by allowing for earlier control for detected speed limit signs. The assertiveness of the response when slowing down for detected speed limit signs is determined by the current speed and its difference to the speed indicated by the detected sign. Added a visual glow behind the speed limit icon on the user-interface to alert the driver when the vehicle's set speed exceeds the detected speed limit by more than 50%. Finally, the option for an absolute Speed Limit offset in FSD Beta was removed; only the percent-based offset will be available.

4. Updated the behavior for certain scenarios where the Tesla may maneuver from a turn lane to continue traveling straight. These maneuvers will now be treated as a lane change, where the turn indicator is used to alert other drivers of the Tesla's intent.

As a reminder, the driver is responsible for vehicle operation even when FSD Beta is engaged. You must constantly supervise the road, keep your hands on the wheel and be ready to intervene to maintain safety.

Driving Visualization Improvements

Tesla Driving Visualization Improvements feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
3
Y

To view an expanded driving visualization when in drive with Full Self-Driving enabled, drag the light gray visualization bar to the right.

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Tesla Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

For maximum safety and accountability, use of Full Self-Driving (Beta) will be suspended if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive five 'Forced Autopilot Disengagements'. A disengagement is when the Autopilot system disengages for the remainder of a trip after the driver receives several audio and visual warnings for inattentiveness. Driver-initiated disengagements do not count as improper usage and are expected from the driver. Keep your hands on the wheel and remain attentive at all times. Use of any hand-held devices while using Autopilot is not allowed.

The FSD Beta feature can only be removed per this suspension method and it will be unavailable for approximately two weeks.

Park Assist

Tesla Park Assist feature in update 2023.12.10
No USS
HW 3
Models:
3
Y
No USS
HW 3

Tesla Vision Park Assist provides visual and audio alerts of surrounding objects. This feature uses the occupancy network to predict high-definition outlines of objects 360 degrees around the car.

Note: Tesla Vision Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for an aware driver. Please be attentive and avoid obstacles as required.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla Phone Call Controls feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla Scroll Wheel Customization feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla Controls Search feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla Gear Chimes feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla Passenger Seat Controls feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla Points of Interest feature in update 2023.12.10
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla Voice Recognition Language feature in update 2023.12.10
Models:
S
3
X
Y

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla Get to Know Your Tesla feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla Rename Vehicle in App feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Photo by Twitter/Walgermo

Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking

Tesla Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for vehicles traveling in a perpendicular path to your vehicle, such as a vehicle running a red light at an intersection.

Automatic Emergency Braking has also been improved to support higher speeds. It will can now be automatically activated at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h), up from a previous maximum of 90 mph (150 km/h).

In addition to these improvements, Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for threats while traveling in reverse, although the functionality is limited.

Parked Visualization

Tesla Parked Visualization feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla Speedometer Font feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Photo: KyleCoolky

Nav Improvements

Tesla Nav Improvements feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla Favoriting Songs feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Photo: StianWalgermo

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla Adjust Wiper Speed feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Photo: LexBarker

Air Suspension

Tesla Air Suspension feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension
Models:
S
X
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension

You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Photo: LuizFl

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla Tesla Theater Icons feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater

Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

Photo: StianWalgermo

App Drawer

Tesla App Drawer feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla New Labels feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla Charging Screen feature in update 2023.12.10
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Photo: Drill on TFF Forum

2023.12.9 Release Notes

Autopilot Features

Tesla Autopilot Features feature in update 2023.12.9
HW4
Models:
New S
New X
HW4

Your vehicle is now equipped with Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, Autosteer (Beta), and Navigate on Autopilot (Beta).

Go to Controls > Autopilot to enable/disable Autopilot features and customize your preferences.

Remember to keep your hands on the wheel and be attentive at all times.

Stopping Mode

Tesla Stopping Mode feature in update 2023.12.9
Specific Cars
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Specific Cars

Stopping Mode is now set to "Creep" by default after performing a factory reset.

When Stopping Mode is set to "Creep", your car continues to move slowly forward (in Drive) or backwards (in Reverse) when close to a complete stop.

To change the Stopping Mode, go to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Stopping Mode.

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Tesla Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Enable or disable data sharing and learn more about how Tesla uses anonymous data to improve existing safety and convenience features and create new ones.

Go to Controls > Software > Data Sharing. For more information on how we protect your data, go to www.tesla.com/privacy.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2023.12.9
Specific Cars
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Specific Cars

Choose the amount of regenerative braking applied when you release the accelerator pedal.

Standard: Provides the maximum amount of regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will slow down.

Low: Limits regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will take longer to slow down and coast farther than if set to "Standard".

Go to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Regenerative Braking. See Owner's Manual for more information.

Power Meter

Tesla Power Meter feature in update 2023.12.9
Models:
3
Y

The power meter is a thin horizontal line above the car status area of the touchscreen that shows real-time power usage.

The right side of the power meter represents power that is used to accelerate the vehicle. Now, when you press the accelerator pedal farther, the line is thicker.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

With Track Mode, you can now:

- Reach a top speed of 200 mph when the optional Track Pack is installed.

- Monitor vehicle health at a glance with updated visuals on the instrument panel and touchscreen.

- Extract maximum track performance using adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and traction control systems, which have been updated to improve consistency and driver confidence.

Please refer to the Owner's Manual for more details.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla Phone Call Controls feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla Scroll Wheel Customization feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla Controls Search feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla Gear Chimes feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla Passenger Seat Controls feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla Points of Interest feature in update 2023.12.9
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla Voice Recognition Language feature in update 2023.12.9
Models:
S
3
X
Y

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.12.9
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs. This improves the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads and highways in select countries. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.12.9
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Make video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.

If you have a Zoom meeting in your Calendar, tap the link to automatically start or join your meeting. Participant video and screen sharing is only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. It is the driver's sole responsibility to consult and comply with all local regulations while using Zoom.

To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom. For more information about Zoom, see the Owner's Manual.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla Get to Know Your Tesla feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Handwriting

Tesla Handwriting feature in update 2023.12.9
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X
MCU 2

Enter text by writing characters with your fingers, then selecting from the candidates shown above the handwriting pad.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla Rename Vehicle in App feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Photo by Twitter/Walgermo

Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking

Tesla Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for vehicles traveling in a perpendicular path to your vehicle, such as a vehicle running a red light at an intersection.

Automatic Emergency Braking has also been improved to support higher speeds. It will can now be automatically activated at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h), up from a previous maximum of 90 mph (150 km/h).

In addition to these improvements, Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for threats while traveling in reverse, although the functionality is limited.

Parked Visualization

Tesla Parked Visualization feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla Speedometer Font feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Photo: KyleCoolky

Nav Improvements

Tesla Nav Improvements feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla Favoriting Songs feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Photo: StianWalgermo

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla Adjust Wiper Speed feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Photo: LexBarker

Air Suspension

Tesla Air Suspension feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension
Models:
S
X
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension

You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Photo: LuizFl

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla Tesla Theater Icons feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater

Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

Photo: StianWalgermo

App Drawer

Tesla App Drawer feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla New Labels feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla Charging Screen feature in update 2023.12.9
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Photo: Drill on TFF Forum

2023.12.8 Release Notes

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Tesla Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Enable or disable data sharing and learn more about how Tesla uses anonymous data to improve existing safety and convenience features and create new ones.

Go to Controls > Software > Data Sharing. For more information on how we protect your data, go to www.tesla.com/privacy.

Regenerative Braking

Tesla Regenerative Braking feature in update 2023.12.8
Specific Cars
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Specific Cars

Choose the amount of regenerative braking applied when you release the accelerator pedal.

Standard: Provides the maximum amount of regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will slow down.

Low: Limits regenerative braking. When you release the accelerator pedal, your vehicle will take longer to slow down and coast farther than if set to "Standard".

Go to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Regenerative Braking. See Owner's Manual for more information.

Power Meter

Tesla Power Meter feature in update 2023.12.8
Models:
3
Y

The power meter is a thin horizontal line above the car status area of the touchscreen that shows real-time power usage.

The right side of the power meter represents power that is used to accelerate the vehicle. Now, when you press the accelerator pedal farther, the line is thicker.

Track Mode

Tesla Track Mode feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Plaid
Models:
New S
Plaid

With Track Mode, you can now:

- Reach a top speed of 200 mph when the optional Track Pack is installed.

- Monitor vehicle health at a glance with updated visuals on the instrument panel and touchscreen.

- Extract maximum track performance using adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and traction control systems, which have been updated to improve consistency and driver confidence.

Please refer to the Owner's Manual for more details.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla Phone Call Controls feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla Text Size feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla Scroll Wheel Customization feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla Controls Search feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla Gear Chimes feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
3
Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla Passenger Seat Controls feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
New S
New X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla Points of Interest feature in update 2023.12.8
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla Voice Recognition Language feature in update 2023.12.8
Models:
S
3
X
Y

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.12.8
HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
HW 3

Speed Assist now leverages your car's cameras to detect speed limit signs. This improves the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads and highways in select countries. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.12.8
MCU 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
MCU 3

Make video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.

If you have a Zoom meeting in your Calendar, tap the link to automatically start or join your meeting. Participant video and screen sharing is only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. It is the driver's sole responsibility to consult and comply with all local regulations while using Zoom.

To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom. For more information about Zoom, see the Owner's Manual.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla Get to Know Your Tesla feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Handwriting

Tesla Handwriting feature in update 2023.12.8
MCU 2
Models:
Legacy S
Legacy X
MCU 2

Enter text by writing characters with your fingers, then selecting from the candidates shown above the handwriting pad.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla Rename Vehicle in App feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Photo by Twitter/Walgermo

Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking

Tesla Improvements to Automatic Emergency Braking feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for vehicles traveling in a perpendicular path to your vehicle, such as a vehicle running a red light at an intersection.

Automatic Emergency Braking has also been improved to support higher speeds. It will can now be automatically activated at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h), up from a previous maximum of 90 mph (150 km/h).

In addition to these improvements, Automatic Emergency Braking can now stop for threats while traveling in reverse, although the functionality is limited.

Parked Visualization

Tesla Parked Visualization feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
3
Y
Undocumented Change

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla Speedometer Font feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Photo: KyleCoolky

Nav Improvements

Tesla Nav Improvements feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla Favoriting Songs feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Photo: StianWalgermo

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla Adjust Wiper Speed feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Photo: LexBarker

Air Suspension

Tesla Air Suspension feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension
Models:
S
X
Undocumented Change
Air Suspension

You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Photo: LuizFl

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla Tesla Theater Icons feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change
Tesla Theater

Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

Photo: StianWalgermo

App Drawer

Tesla App Drawer feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla New Labels feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla Charging Screen feature in update 2023.12.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Photo: Drill on TFF Forum

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