Tesla 2022.28 Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 04-Oct-2022

Tesla issue a new sigificant software update or release to the cars typically every 4-6 weeks. For each of these significant releases there may be many permutations, but the release notes rarely change between the versions. Rather than list the same content multiple times, we aggregate the release notes into a release family. You can select the more specific changes for a minor release by clicking on it's number although these are often just bug fixes.

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. Car's not connected to wifi generally do not receive updates quickly.

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 when your car upgrades. These include regional restrictions, hardware specific features, model specific updates and some changes are linked to software options purchased such as EAP or FSD. There are also times when software release notes are provided but only Tesla test engineers get the updates.


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Software release family: 2022.28

Including 2022.28, 2022.28.1, 2022.28.100, 2022.28.2, first seen around Sep-2022

Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

View up to three routes when navigating to a destination. Quickly compare the total travel time and traffic information for each route.

Premium Connectivity or a WiFi connection is required for it to work.

This is a natural progression of the Traffic along route we saw mentioned in 2022.4, 2022.4 and 2022.24 and the Alternate Navigation Routes seen in China in release 2021.40. This feature may not appear immediately, but usually does after either a reboot and/or a period of deep sleep.

Bugfix

Bugfix

Bugfix.

See Release Notes 2022.28 for the release notes family

Bugfix - FSD Beta?

Bugfix - FSD Beta?

Release notes ending x.x.100 are usually linked to cars running the FSD City Streets Beta trial although that trial is still on 2022.20. Given the very limited roll out, this may be a release for Tesla engineers.

More notes will be published when we have them

Cat Quest

Cat Quest

Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats to pursue the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. To access Cat Quest in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before. The key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

Cuphead

Cuphead

Traverse strange worlds with new weapons and powerful super moves to repay your debt to the Devil with this classic run-and-gun action game. To access Cuphead in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before, this version includes a few game updates including new weapons. Otherwise, the key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

Extras

Extras

Charging screen has been updated slightly saying "Calibrating" rather than "Calculating" at 100%. Our guide to calibrating the BMS goes into more details on BMS calibration and cell balancing.
Home link "erase all" locations option now possible
Dashcam and sentry clips, a "Delete all" clips now deletes from both USB and the internal storage when appropriate on new MS and MX
Driving warnings now include "Hot brakes" and "aquaplaning" detection
Phone Icon remains visible when on a call
Radio Icon has been updated
Dark Display Mode now has a darker, almost black background for the car and traffic graphic
Frunk opening. Whilst not directly linked to the car update, the associated app update allows one touch opening when the car is within range of a bluetooth key.
Hungry and Lucky buttons now show a list of 10 places, rather than just a single entry
User guide dymanic links have been added to some alerts making trouble shooting easier

Language Support

Language Support

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

Smart Summon

Smart Summon

Smart Summon allows your vehicle to remotely drive to you or a location of your choice, maneuvering around objects and stopping as needed. To activate Smart Summon from the Tesla app, select Summon from the menu and hold "Come to Me," or set a destination on the map and hold "Go to Target."

Smart Summon is now available in more countries, currently thought to include Japan. although the text "please stand within six meters of the vehicle" has been added to these release notes.

Sonic

Sonic

Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Use the supersonic spin attack or defy gravity to defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. To access Sonic in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before. The key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

Status Bar

Status Bar

A status bar with select quick controls has been added to the top of the touchscreen map.

Only for the new Model S and Model X

Theater Mode

Theater Mode

Full screen Theater Mode can now be minimized, allowing access to vehicle controls without video playback interruption. Tap the minimize button on the top left corner of the window to toggle full screen mode.

User guides

User guides

The Tesla Guides or Manuals have been updated. The link takes you to a list for each model.

We have not noticed any significant change other than details to reflect the other changes we know about, e.g. Alternate Routes.

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