2020.40.0.1 Release Notes

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Release Date

September 30, 2020

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Priority Bluetooth Device

Tesla Priority Bluetooth Device feature in update 2020.40.0.1
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 at the top of your touchscreen, select your preferred phone and tap Priority Device.

Glovebox PIN

Tesla Glovebox PIN feature in update 2020.40.0.1
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.

Speed Assist Improvements

Tesla Speed Assist Improvements feature in update 2020.40.0.1
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.

Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta)

Tesla Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta) feature in update 2020.40.0.1
Availability TBD
Stop Control / HW 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Stop Control / HW 3

As you approach a green traffic light, in some situations where there is a straight path through the intersection, the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature may no longer require explicit driver confirmation. If this occurs, the stop line in the driving visualization will turn green to indicate that the car will continue through an intersection. Confirmation is still required if your car is already stopped at the light when it turns green.

Note: this feature will not turn or attempt to turn through intersections, although over time, as we continue to learn from the fleet, we expect that it will control more naturally. For more information, please refer to the Owner's Manual.

2023.6.8 Release Notes

Steering Wheel Heat

Tesla Steering Wheel Heat feature in update 2023.6.8
Available Worldwide
Certain Heater Types
Models:
New S
New X
Certain Heater Types

Automatically heat the steering wheel based on the climate control set temperature. To access the heating controls, tap the temperature settings.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2023.6.8
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Icelandic as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

Dog Mode

Tesla Dog Mode feature in update 2023.6.8
HW 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
HW 3

View the interior camera from the mobile app while using Dog Mode or Sentry Mode. To enable Live Camera, tap Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

Note: This feature requires Mobile App version 4.15.0+ and Premium Connectivity.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2023.6.8
HW 2.5+
MCU 2+
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
HW 2.5+
MCU 2+

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 touchscreen display.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity."

Trip Planner

Tesla Trip Planner feature in update 2023.6.8
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Trip Planner will add stops at Superchargers if charging is needed to reach your destination.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.6.8
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 are only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity.

Apple Music

Tesla Apple Music feature in update 2023.6.8
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Stream over 100 million songs and 30,000 playlists ad-free. Listen to your entire library, discover new music, and tune into live radio stations. To access Apple Music, tap the Apple Music icon in the Application Launcher, scan the QR code with your mobile device, and login with your Apple ID.\n\nNote: A Premium Connectivity subscription is required to stream Apple Music over a cellular connection.

Improvements to Apple Music

Tesla Improvements to Apple Music feature in update 2023.6.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update, Tesla has made improvements to Apple Music. When playing a playlist or album, Apple Music will now display upcoming songs in the 'Up Next' section like other music services.

Tesla appears to also have made various improvements to improve the playback and speed when streaming Apple Music. Users are reporting a smoother and faster experience when streaming music.

Photos: Luiz Carvalho

Welcome Screen

Tesla Welcome Screen feature in update 2023.6.8
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented Change

The new Model S and Model X will now display a visualization of the vehicle on the center screen. Similarly to the Model 3 and Model Y, this gives owners easy access to open the frunk and trunk, as well as lock or unlock the vehicle.

This prevents owners from having to go to Controls every time they need to open the frunk/trunk from inside the vehicle.

The visualization goes away once you tap any other area of the screen.

Photos: Luiz Carvalho

2023.6.1 Release Notes

Steering Wheel Heat

Tesla Steering Wheel Heat feature in update 2023.6.1
Available Worldwide
Certain Heater Types
Models:
New S
New X
Certain Heater Types

Automatically heat the steering wheel based on the climate control set temperature. To access the heating controls, tap the temperature settings.

New Language Support

Tesla New Language Support feature in update 2023.6.1
Available Worldwide
Models:
S
3
X
Y

You can now select Icelandic as your touchscreen language. To update your language settings, tap Controls > Display and select your preferred language from the 'Touchscreen Language' drop-down menu.

Dog Mode

Tesla Dog Mode feature in update 2023.6.1
HW 3
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
HW 3

View the interior camera from the mobile app while using Dog Mode or Sentry Mode. To enable Live Camera, tap Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

Note: This feature requires Mobile App version 4.15.0+ and Premium Connectivity.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Tesla Sentry Mode Live Camera Access feature in update 2023.6.1
HW 2.5+
MCU 2+
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
HW 2.5+
MCU 2+

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 touchscreen display.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity."

Trip Planner

Tesla Trip Planner feature in update 2023.6.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Trip Planner will add stops at Superchargers if charging is needed to reach your destination.

Zoom Meetings

Tesla Zoom Meetings feature in update 2023.6.1
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 are only visible while parked and will switch to audio-only if you drive. To access Zoom, tap Application Launcher > Zoom.

Note: This feature requires Premium Connectivity.

Apple Music

Tesla Apple Music feature in update 2023.6.1
Models:
S
3
X
Y

Stream over 100 million songs and 30,000 playlists ad-free. Listen to your entire library, discover new music, and tune into live radio stations. To access Apple Music, tap the Apple Music icon in the Application Launcher, scan the QR code with your mobile device, and login with your Apple ID.\n\nNote: A Premium Connectivity subscription is required to stream Apple Music over a cellular connection.

Improvements to Apple Music

Tesla Improvements to Apple Music feature in update 2023.6.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

With this update, Tesla has made improvements to Apple Music. When playing a playlist or album, Apple Music will now display upcoming songs in the 'Up Next' section like other music services.

Tesla appears to also have made various improvements to improve the playback and speed when streaming Apple Music. Users are reporting a smoother and faster experience when streaming music.

Photos: Luiz Carvalho

Welcome Screen

Tesla Welcome Screen feature in update 2023.6.1
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
New X
Undocumented Change

The new Model S and Model X will now display a visualization of the vehicle on the center screen. Similarly to the Model 3 and Model Y, this gives owners easy access to open the frunk and trunk, as well as lock or unlock the vehicle.

This prevents owners from having to go to Controls every time they need to open the frunk/trunk from inside the vehicle.

The visualization goes away once you tap any other area of the screen.

Photos: Luiz Carvalho

2023.2.13 Release Notes

Auto Steering Wheel Heat

Tesla Auto Steering Wheel Heat feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Certain Heater Types
Models:
3
Y
Certain Heater Types

Set your steering wheel heater to regulate its temperature automatically based on the climate control set temperature. To access steering wheel heating controls, tap the temperature settings to bring up the climate control panel.

Sentry Mode Lighting

Tesla Sentry Mode Lighting feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
3
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

When a threat is detected, Sentry Mode will softly pulse the headlights to indicate that your vehicle is recording video. The pulsing stops after 60 seconds or when the vehicle is unlocked.

Speed Assist

Tesla Speed Assist feature in update 2023.2.13
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.

Mahjong

Tesla Mahjong feature in update 2023.2.13
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y

The relaxing tile match game has been elevated with a clean, modern design, smooth animations, and calming sounds. Match identical tiles. A tile is playable if it is open on the left or right and isn’t covered by another tile. Continue pairing tiles to clear the board and your mind! To access Mahjong, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade.

Mahjong has been added to a new region with this update. It's now available in South Korea, as well.

Thai Voice Navigation

Tesla Thai Voice Navigation feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Southeast Asia
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Southeast Asia

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Thai. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Thai Voice Navigation

Tesla Thai Voice Navigation feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Southeast Asia
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Southeast Asia

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Thai. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Handwriting Keyboard

Tesla Handwriting Keyboard feature in update 2023.2.13
Models:
3
Y

Enter text by writing characters with your finger. To use handwriting recognition, tap the handwriting icon from the keyboard, then write characters in the blank input field.

WeChat Mini Programs

Tesla WeChat Mini Programs feature in update 2023.2.13
MCU 3
Models:
3
Y
MCU 3

Use the variety of services provided by WeChat Mini Programs. To launch WeChat Mini Programs, tap Application Launcher > WeChat Mini Programs, then choose a Mini Programs from the list.

Mango TV

Tesla Mango TV feature in update 2023.2.13
MCU 2
MCU 3
Models:
S
3
X
Y
MCU 2
MCU 3

Mango TV is now available, allowing you to watch videos and livestreams from the center display while parked. To launch Mango TV, tap Application Launcher > Theater Mode > Mango TV.

Improvements to Service Mode

Tesla Improvements to Service Mode feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

Tesla has added a new option to its Service Mode. Under the 'High Voltage' menu, there is now a Charging menu in addition to the HV System option. You'll now be able to see information regarding your vehicle's charging system.

The charge port section will display whether there's a cable connected, whether it's latched, or if the button on the cable is being pressed.

The battery section will display the state of the vehicle's battery management system as well as the minimum and maximum coolant temperatures detected.

Note: Tesla's Service Mode is meant to only be accessible by certified service technicians.

Supercharger Prices

Tesla Supercharger Prices feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

When viewing Superchargers nearby, the vehicle will now display the cost per kWh in addition the location, distance, speed and number of stalls available at the Supercharger.

The cost per kWh displayed may be time-based and could change depending on when you arrive. To preview your cabin camera feed go to Controls > Service and tap on Preview Camera.

Photo by Luiz Carvalho

View Cabin Camera

Tesla View Cabin Camera feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
New S
3
New X
Y
Undocumented Change

You can now see a live view of your vehicle's cabin camera while within the vehicle.

You can now view your vehicle's cabin camera feed while in the vehicle. This is useful to see what the cabin camera captures, as well as being able to preview your video feed before beginning a Zoom meeting.

To preview your cabin camera feed go to Controls > Service and tap on Preview Camera.

Seat Heater Icons

Tesla Seat Heater Icons feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
3
X
Y
Undocumented Change

If you set your seat heaters to be in the vehicle's launcher, they will now display gray heat 'waves,' even when they're turned off.

Suspension Menu

Tesla Suspension Menu feature in update 2023.2.13
Available Worldwide
Undocumented Change
Models:
S
X
Undocumented Change

The 'Suspension' menu for vehicles equipped with an air suspension has been redesigned. The adjustment for ride height is now at the top of the menu, next to the vehicle's image.

Photo by Luiz Carvalho.

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