Tesla 2022.40 Software Updates and Release Notes

Last updated 28-Nov-2022

This acticle covers release 2022.40. 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 these subversions. 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.


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Software release: 2022.40

Including 2022.40, 2022.40.1, 2022.40.100, 2022.40.4, 2022.40.4.1, 2022.40.4.2, 2022.40.5, 2022.40.50, 2022.40.7, 2022.40.8, first seen around Nov-2022, and on circa 70.7 % of cars

Apple Music

Apple Music

It's coming and thought to be in release 2022.40.50 when it arrives, Tesla are adding Apple Music. There has been a lot of talk about Zoom being added, but other than business users while supercharging, we think the appeal for this is pretty low, whereas Apple Music will be a major plus point for many users who have existing Apple subscriptions. Release notes are below:

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

Bugfix

Bugfix

Bugfix.

See Release Notes 2022.40 for the release notes family

Bugs Introduced in release

Bugs Introduced in release

The following may be hardware or country specific

  • Keys. There seem to be an unusual number of key issues following the update, maybe linked to changes in the Drivers door unlock feature. We suggest checking all keys after the update and doing both a reboot and config reset as explained here.
  • Ryzen screen seem to lock up. This had primarily been reported on later MY cars although we would assume it will apply to the M3 with Ryzen screens as well. The roll out of release 2022.40.1 seems to have been halted as a result. May be fixed in the .4 release
  • Disney+ playback appears broken. You can select a programme to watch, but the resulting screen is blank.
  • Car image does not appear when you first get in the car, it only appears after you drive (primarily 2021+ MS and MX)
  • Various gremlins such as windows not closing correctly, cameras and autopilot failing to respond etc. Most of these can be fixed with a reboot and configuration reset as mentioned above

Dashcam Viewer

Dashcam Viewer

In certain countries, the dashcam viewer has been removed for legislative reasons.

Initially this is thought to only be Hong Kong and China

Daytime Running Lights

Daytime Running Lights

In some countries, the Daytime running lights are now reported to include the rear lights, not just the front. While lighting is generally a legislative requirement, we feel this is a welcome improvement.

Driver Door Unlock Mode

Driver Door Unlock Mode

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 Control > Lock > Driver Door Unlock Mode.

EU Map Update EU-2022.40-14215

EU Map Update EU-2022.40-14215

A new European map has been released, also with a 2022.40 version as it follows the approximate year.week numbering convention.

The map however seems to have a problem with missing speed limits on some major roads which are causing issues with Autopilot enablement.

Extras

Extras

  • Boom box has been enabled in more countries, this is a feture that tends to be heavily regulated, especially when cars are moving and in general these features are only enabled when the car is in park
  • Limited regenerative braking icon now appears when the situation occurs. Tesla Limited regenerative braking
  • Vision parking sensors for cars without USS/parking sensors is now said to be available, although we are still waiting for evidence. This uses the camera suite to understand where surrounding items are and report their distance from the car. We are yet to see how reliable this is when the objects disappear from camera view, or when the camera is obscured, a frequent issue especially with the rear camera in wet and muddy conditions. This may only be available from .5 as part of the FSDb 11 update and single stack integration.
  • Steering wheel holding detection has been tightened to reduce the effectiveness of cheat devices. It’s unclear if this is via the internal camera or an assessment of how uniform the steering wheel turn pressure is, but a welcome improvement to deter abuse
  • Auto High beam operation has been improved. While the "on" can still be slow to react at times, the "off" is now pretty good, although can be fooled by reflections from road signs.
  • Rate your charging session has been enabled on the latest app version for selected supercharger locations. Thought to primarily be the shared sites where non Teslas can charge, Tesla are capturing feedback which will hopefully influence future decision making. Rate your Tesla Supercharging experience

FSD Beta v11

FSD Beta v11

Elon has stated V11 rolled out at 11:11 on 11/11.

The release notes as we understand them are addressing some of the points we've highlighted before. Single Stack is here, which may well also support some of the feature changes such as Ultrasonic sensors being replaced by Tesla Vision. We're also hopeful phantom braking will be a thing of the past, and regular autopilot will be much more stable. We're yet to see if there are any changes to max speeds, distance setting to the car in front or other restrictions. The predicted notes:

  • 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 Occupancy Network's recall for close by obstacles and precision in severe weather conditions with 4x increase in transformer spatial resolution, 20% increase in image featurizer capacity, improved side camera calibration, and 260k more video training clips (real-world and simulation).
  • Reduced the predicted velocity error of very close-by motorcycles, scooters, wheelchairs, and pedestrians by 63.6%. To do this, we introduced a new dataset of simulated adversarial high speed VRU interactions. This update improves autopilot control around fast-moving and cutting-in VRUs.
  • Improved creeping profile with higher jerk when creeping starts and ends.
  • Improved control for nearby obstacles by predicting continuous distance to static geometry with the general static obstacle network.
  • Reduced vehicle "parked" attribute error rate by 17%, achieved by increasing the dataset size by 14%. Also improved brake light accuracy.
  • Improved clear-to-go scenario velocity error by 5% and highway scenario velocity error by 10%, achieved by tuning loss function targeted at improving performance in difficult scenarios.
  • Improved detection and control for open car doors.
  • Improved smoothness through turns by using an optimization-based approach to decide which road lines are irrelevant for calculating given lateral and longitudinal acceleration and jerk limits as we calculate vehicle kinematics.
  • Improved stability of the FSD UI visualizations by optimizing ethernet data transfer pipeline by 15%.
  • Improved recall for vehicles directly behind self, and improved precision for vehicle detection network.

It is also worth noting the changes in FSD Beta v10.69.3 which will have also been incorporated but with few cars receiving the update, it may have been overlooked.

While the release is now appearing, it may well be limited to Tesla staff cars and some hand picked others for a period of time.

Improved Charging Efficiency

Improved Charging Efficiency

During DC fast charging, the thermal system controls have been optimized for each charging stations power capability, improving both charging and on-route battery preconditioning efficiency. This results in faster charge times and reduced energy costs.

This change was actually first reported as an undocumented extra in 2022.36. The release notes now formalise the change.

Language

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

Radio Station logos

Radio Station logos

The Media Player now displays radio station logos for improved discoverability when searching for favourite stations.

DAB Icons

Regenerative Braking

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.

Under Extras, we show the new icon that shows when this is active.

This has been talked about before in previous releases, when features are announced in multiple releases over time it usually means it’s being applied to more models and/or more countries.

Sentry Mode and Dog mode

Sentry Mode and Dog mode

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.

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

Sentry Mode Live Camera Access

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. 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.
This has been talked about before in previous releases, when features are announced in multiple releases notes over time, it usually means it’s being applied to more models and/or more countries.

Supercharger Additional Details

Supercharger Additional Details

The redesigned Supercharger map pop-up 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.

Pricing information can still only be seen from the car. To find supercharger locations on the app, look at the cars current position and then zoom out. In countries where 3rd parties are allowed to use supercharges, pricing can be found on that section of the app, but only for superchargers which are part of the scheme.

This is another subject which has been previously mentioned and is simply being rolled out to more countries and/or models.

Tire Configuration

Tire Configuration

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.

This is a country specific update with the feature first announced in 2022.24. A common pattern with Tesla is to release a feature in a number of countries in one release, and then to release the same capability in other countries over subsequent releases.

User guides

User guides

The Tesla Guides or Manuals have been updated although the changes seem to be relatively cosmetic. The link above takes you to a list for each model. Changes noticed include:

  • Advice that the brake pedal makes no difference to the reboot. It might however be useful to stop the car rolling away.
  • Adds details of the new driver door unlock mode and car left open notifications
  • Adds details for calibrating the seats
  • The Park Button on the drive mode strip (2021+ MS and MX) is now visible at all times and can be used as an emergency brake
  • Details of the limited regen Icon
  • If dog and sentry are enabled at the same time, Disable Sentry Sounds activates automatically
  • Cabin overheat now has the option to only run the fan or the full A/C when activated

Video Highlights

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.

You may find the car sticks at 50% for a while. We've seen reports that keeping the car awake will help speed past past this point as the car will try and sleep and halt the process. Even keeping the mobile phone app open may help to prevent the car sleeping.

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.

I thought I already had a listed feature?

Just as a feature may not land in every car, the feature may be mentioned in later releases when your car already has it. The release notes in the car are tuned to your car so, and while in general the car will only report a new feature once, that is not a rule that always holds true. Some websites say the feature is not available in your country whereas the reality is the feature has been there for some time

I'm on the FSD City Streets Beta

The FSD City Streets Beta is usually 2 to 3 releases behind the general software releases. This is normal.

Reboot after an update

Lot's of people have random issues after a software install, many of them curing themselves after a reboot. As a general rule, we'd suggest always doing a scroll wheel reboot after a software update, simply press the two steering wheel scroll wheels until the screen turns off and then let go. The screen will come back within a minute or so, depending on hardware. It's certainly worth doing this is you notice any unusual behaviour, but prevention is better than cure. There's a second reset option which is to change the car configuration slightly, either the language, or wheel type. This also causes the car to do a soft reset and this has returned missing features such as Tidal. Our Guide to rebooting your Tesla provides more details.

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