Tesla Latest Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 28-Jun-2022

Tesla frequently issue a new software update or release to the cars. Not every release is applicable to every car, but many are and provide new features and bug fixes. We list the release notes and allow you to search over time to see how feature areas have changed.

How to get the latest Tesla Software Update?

In a word, you can't force it yourself although you can help the car to download the update once it's been allocated to have an update. To do so, connect the car to wifi, and maybe even consider a wireless hotspot when in use although map updates are pretty big and may hit your data limits on mobile. Make sure the connection is working too by using something like the web browser. Car's not connected to wifi generally do not receive updates quickly.

You can consider requesting an update through the service app although you need a good reason to do so such as a current fault that you believe will be fixed in the next available release.

Why do I not get some of the features or changes mentioned?

There are a number of reasons why a particular feature or change may not be included in your onw update to that version. These include regional restrictions, hardware specific features, model specific updates and some changes are linked to software options purchased such as EAP or FSD.

Not having a listed feature or update for a particular car is therefore quite normal. Some websites try to detail which cars are or are not incldued but this is rarely accurate such as the blended braking update that came out with 2020.16.1 which has been thought to be LFP cars, not LFP cars, hairpin wound motors, not hairpin wound motors etc, basically they're just guesses.

Talk to me about the release notes

Release notes are numbered roughly using the format year.week.release.minor. We suppress duplicate minor level release notes as these are typically duplicates of the release with just bug fixes and corrections, and we only include minor level release notes where they are additional or different to the release to which the release relates. We believe this makes reading the release notes much easier. As an example, release 2021.44.30 included a range of updates including V11, TikTok, Subwoofer tuning and a track mode. This was followed by 2021.44.30.5 which also included FSD 10.8.1 updates, and then a further release 2021.44.30.06 which included improved heating and operation of the heat pump, but 2021.44.30.6 includes all the release notes from 2021.44.30 and onwards, but many owners only want to know whats changed with the incremental releases.

To see all the changes that are likely to be in a new release for your car, you need to read all the updates since the old version or simply select the current release you are on and the new release.


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Software release 2022.16.02

First seen around Jun-2022

Visualizations

This update includes new, more detailed vehicle models that have doors, windows, glass roofs, and wheels. Although the car models are the same ones used in FSD Beta, only the vehicle models are being carried over to production builds right now. It doesn't appear to include anything else the betas are currently detecting and displaying, such as road edges, drivable areas, open doors or blinkers.

TeslaMic

TeslaMic performance has been improved, reducing the latency for a more seamless Caraoke experience.

TeslaMic

Regenerative Braking

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. Note: This feature appears to be in testing and is not available for production vehicles.

Regenerative Braking

Regeneration / Acceleration Line

The line directly above the speedometer reading in a Model 3 and Model Y shows the amount of regenerative braking (green) or acceleration (black) that is occuring. The center of the line is neutral where there is no acceleration or regenerative braking occuring. The further the line grows to the left, the greater the amount of regenerative braking is taking place, and the more it goes to the right, the greater the acceleration. With this update the regeneration line will now also show when physical brakes are being applied. The amount of physical brakes being used will appear as a gray line after the green, regen line. The physical brake line is only show when the vehicle is in Autopilot. The regen/acceleration line is now also thicker, making it easier to see. Image credit: @tesla_adri/Twitter

Powered Trunk

If your vehicle is equipped with a powered trunk, this update addresses an issue that could have caused your trunk from closing completely.

Navigation Energy Prediction

Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.

Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation

Navigate on Autopilot has been updated to require a driver-initiated request before the vehicle will select a motorway exit or interchange. This driver-initiated request can be made by using the turn signal stalk shortly before the lateral maneuver is required. Please remain attentive and ready to initiate these maneuvers to remain on the navigation route. This update serves as a remedy to a noncompliance recall of the prior capability (not requiring a driver-initiated request) and only affects vehicles with the Navigate on Autopilot feature in markets that apply European (ECE) regulation.

Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation

Heat Pump & Low Voltage Battery

You can now view additional information about your car by tapping Controls > Software > Additional vehicle information. The list of information will now include the type of low-voltage battery installed and whether your vehicle has a heat-pump.

Driver Profiles

Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify login) are now linked to your driver profile. Simply log into your media account while your driver profile is selected.

Driver Profiles

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Autopilot's maximum speed has been increased from 80 mph to 85 mph. Please continue to remain attentive and be ready to take over while using Autopilot features.

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Software release 2022.16.01.02

First seen around Jun-2022

Visualizations

This update includes new, more detailed vehicle models that have doors, windows, glass roofs, and wheels. Although the car models are the same ones used in FSD Beta, only the vehicle models are being carried over to production builds right now. It doesn't appear to include anything else the betas are currently detecting and displaying, such as road edges, drivable areas, open doors or blinkers.

Regeneration / Acceleration Line

The line directly above the speedometer reading in a Model 3 and Model Y shows the amount of regenerative braking (green) or acceleration (black) that is occuring. The center of the line is neutral where there is no acceleration or regenerative braking occuring. The further the line grows to the left, the greater the amount of regenerative braking is taking place, and the more it goes to the right, the greater the acceleration. With this update the line has been made thicker, making it a little more obvious and easier to see for the driver. Image credit: Brock26/Reddit

Powered Trunk

If your vehicle is equipped with a powered trunk, this update addresses an issue that could have caused your trunk from closing completely.

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Autopilot's maximum speed has been increased from 80 mph to 85 mph. Please continue to remain attentive and be ready to take over while using Autopilot features.

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Software release 2022.16.01.01

First seen around Jun-2022

Regenerative Braking

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. No cars seem to actually have this feature so far.

Regenerative Braking

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Autopilot's maximum speed has been increased from 80 mph to 85 mph. Please continue to remain attentive and be ready to take over while using Autopilot features.

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Software release 2022.16.01

First seen around Jun-2022

Visualizations

This update includes new, more detailed vehicle models that have doors, windows, glass roofs, and wheels.

TeslaMic

TeslaMic performance has been improved, reducing the latency for a more seamless Caraoke experience.

TeslaMic

Regenerative Braking

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. No cars seem to actually have this feature so far.

Regenerative Braking

Navigation Energy Prediction

Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.

Navigation Energy Prediction

Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation

Navigate on Autopilot has been updated to require a driver-initiated request before the vehicle will select a motorway exit or interchange. This driver-initiated request can be made by using the turn signal stalk shortly before the lateral maneuver is required. Please remain attentive and ready to initiate these maneuvers to remain on the navigation route. This update serves as a remedy to a noncompliance recall of the prior capability (not requiring a driver-initiated request) and only affects vehicles with the Navigate on Autopilot feature in markets that apply European (ECE) regulation.

Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation

Energy Line

A thicker line is now used for the energy flow across the screen on M3 and MY. This also appears thicker when charging the car and is annimated, the speed of which relates the charging speed.

Driver Profiles

Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify login) are now linked to your driver profile. Simply log into your media account while your driver profile is selected.

Driver Profiles

Software release 2022.16.00.03

First seen around May-2022

Bugfix

Bugfix

Bugfix

Software release 2022.16.00.02

First seen around May-2022

TeslaMic

TeslaMic performance has been improved, reducing the latency for a more seamless Caraoke experience.

TeslaMic

Regenerative Braking

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.

Regenerative Braking

Navigation Energy Prediction

Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.

Navigation Energy Prediction

Driver Profiles

Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify login) are now linked to your driver profile. Simply log into your media account while your driver profile is selected.

Driver Profiles

Software release 2022.16

First seen around May-2022

TeslaMic

TeslaMic performance has been improved, reducing the latency for a more seamless Caraoke experience.

TeslaMic

Regenerative Braking

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.

Regenerative Braking

Regeneration / Acceleration Line

The amount of power use or regen level is indicated by a bar on the M3 and MY. This has become thicker making it easier to see.

Powered Trunk

If your vehicle is equipped with a powered trunk, this update addresses an issue that could have caused your trunk from closing completely.

Navigation Energy Prediction

Energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.

Navigation Energy Prediction

Driver Profiles

Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify login) are now linked to your driver profile. Simply log into your media account while your driver profile is selected.

Driver Profiles

Software release 2022.12.22

First seen around Apr-2022

Bugfix

Bugfix

Bugfix

Software release 2022.12.03.20

First seen around May-2022

Visualizations

This beta includes more detailed vehicle models that have doors, windows and wheels. In addition to the improved models, this update will also display if a surrounding vehicle has an open door or an active turn signal.

Vehicle Preconditioning

Vehicle preconditioning accessed via the Tesla app will now remain active up to 30 minutes after a door is opened, making it easier load your vehicle without affecting climate control.

Vehicle Preconditioning

Superchargings List

When viewing details about a Supercharger, the diaglog box will no longer be obscured by the list of nearby chargers.

Service Mode

Service Mode has been completely revamped with a new, more intuitive user interface. Information has been reorganized to make it easier to access and more detail is now displayed for any vehicle alerts. Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians to view specific information about a vehicle such as battery voltage, battery temperature and vehicle fault codes. It also allows technicians to access certain options for testing that are not normally available for owners.

Rear Display

The seat heater visualization for the rear display has been updated. The vehicle seats are now displayed in a horizontal orientation, similar to the main display. If your vehicle is equipped with a third row, you can now adjust the heated seats for the third row from the rear display as well.

Language Support

Your touchscreen is now available in Czech. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Touchscreen Language.

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

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.

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

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 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 80mph.

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

FSD Beta v10.12.2 Release Notes

- Upgraded decision making framework for unprotected left turns with better modeling of objects' response to ego's actions by adding more features that shape the go/no-go decision. This increases robustness to noisy measurements while being more sticky to decisions within a safety margin. The framework also leverages median safe regions when necessary to maneuver across large turns and accelerating harder through maneuvers when required to safely exit the intersection. - Improved creeping for visibility using more accurate lane geometry and higher resolution occlusion detection. - Reduced instances of attempting uncomfortable turns through better integration with object future predictions during lane selection. - Upgraded planner to rely less on lanes to enable maneuvering smoothly out of restricted space. - Increased safety of turns with crossing traffic by improving the architecture of the lanes neural network which greatly boosted recall and geometric accuracy of crossing lanes. - Improved the recall and geometric accuracy of all lane predictions by adding 180k video clips to the training set. - Reduced traffic control related false slowdowns through better integration with lane structure and improved behavior with respect to yellow lights. - Improved the geometric accuracy of road edge and line predictions by adding a mixing/coupling layer with the generalized static obstacle network. - Improved geometric accuracy and understanding of visibility by retraining the generalized static obstacle network with improved data from the autolabeler and by adding 30k more videos clips. - Improved recall of motorcycles, reduced velocity error of close-by pedestrians and bicyclists, and reduced heading error of pedestrians by adding new sim and autolabeled data to the training set. - Improved precision of the "is parked" attribute on vehicles by adding 41k clips to the training set. Solved 48% of failure cases captured by our telemetry of 10.11. - Improved detection recall of far-away crossing objects by regenerating the dataset with improved versions of the neural networks used in the autolabeler which increased data quality. - Improved offsetting behavior when maneuvering around cars with open doors. - Improved angular velocity and lane-centric velocity for non-VRU objects by upgrading it into network predicted tasks. - Improved comfort when lane changing behind vehicles with harsh deceleration by tighter integration between lead vehicles future motion estimate and planned lane change profile. - Increased reliance on network-predicted acceleration for all moving objects, previously only longitudinally relevant objects. - Updated nearby vehicle assets with visualization indicating when a vehicle has a door open. - Improved system frame rate +1.8 frames per second by removing three legacy neural networks. Press the "Video Record" button on the top bar UI to share your feedback. When pressed, your vehicle's external cameras will share a short VIN-associated Autopilot Snapshot with the Tesla engineering team to help make improvements to FSD. You will not be able to view the clip.

FSD Beta v10.12.2 Release Notes

Driving Visualization

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

Cloud Profiles

Tesla continues the development of 'Cloud Profiles'. Cloud Profiles will let you sync select vehicle profiles across various vehicles. New code related to Cloud Profiles has been found in 2022.8.2 that reveals details on how the feature will work.

Cloud Profiles

Cabin Camera

The cabin camera above your rearview mirror can now determine driver inattentiveness and provide you with audible alerts, to remind you to keep your eyes on the road when Autopilot is engaged. Camera images do not leave the vehicle itself, which means the system cannot save or transmit information unless you enable data sharing. To change your data settings, tap Controls > Safety & Security > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen.

Cabin Camera

Autopilot Speed Indicator

When adjusting the vehicle's maximum speed with Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autopilot, a downward or upward arrow will now be shown to indicate that the maximum speed has been adjusted with the scroll wheel.

Autopilot Speed Indicator

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Autopilot's maximum speed has been increased from 80 mph to 85 mph. Please continue to remain attentive and be ready to take over while using Autopilot features.

Autopilot Maximum Speed

Active Phone Calls

You can now hide your phone call card, allowing you to see the next turn when the navigation turn list is covered. Tap the phone icon on the status bar to show the card again.

Active Phone Calls

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