Tesla 2023.12 Release Notes

Last updated 21-Sep-2023

This article covers Tesla 2023.12 Release notes including Controls Search, Gear Chimes, Get to Know Your Tesla, Passenger Seat Controls, Phone Call Controls, Points of Interest, Scroll Wheel Customization, Speed Assist, Text Size, Voice Recognition Language, Zoom Meetings, Extras, Minor Fixes, Video Highlights, Cabin Camera, Driving Visualization Improvements, FSD Beta v11.3.6, Full Self-Driving (Beta), Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension, Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings, Park Assist, Range Display, Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings and generated by real cars. Tesla frequently issue a new software update release to the cars and while not every release includes new features, they do often include undocumented bug fixes. We list the release notes and allow you to search to see how feature areas have changed. We also list counties and car models where the particular feature has been seen.

For information on which versions are on specific models and years, see our Trending Tesla releases and statistics for more information.

Select the Release Family (which will include all sub versions) or enter the search term. You can also search for a version by entering its full number. If you wish to filter by country, use the 2 letter international code e.g. GB for Great Britain, US for United States or AU for Australia. Our results are now based on the release notes actually seen in cars and countries, it is possible we don't have a suitable match in your country although we current monitor cars in approx 50 counties, in which case look at the wider release notes for nearby countries.

Release 2023.12

Including 2023.12, (no cars) 2023.12.1, (no cars) 2023.12.1.1, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.10, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.100, (0.15 % of cars) 2023.12.11, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.200, (no cars) 2023.12.300, (no cars) 2023.12.300.1, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.400, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.400.4, (no cars) 2023.12.5, (0.3 % of cars) 2023.12.5.3, (no cars) 2023.12.5.4, (no cars) 2023.12.8, (no cars) 2023.12.9, (<0.1% of cars) 2023.12.9.1, (<0.1% of cars)

Regional availability of 2023.12 by model

North America
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Europe
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RoW
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A more detailed heat map and release statistics are available.

2023.12 Cabin Camera

Cabin Camera

Autopilot Improvements

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 > Software > Data Sharing on your car's touchscreen.

Seen in CA US

Seen on MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Driving Visualization Improvements

Driving Visualization Improvements

Autopilot Improvements

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

Seen in CA US

Seen on MSX M3Y

2023.12 Extras

Extras

The release is one of the biggest user interface updates since the controversial v11 at the end of 2021 and where a number of changes were slowly reversed or reimplemented. In addition to the published release notes, a number of extra features have been spotted:

  • The charging screen has been updated making it easier to move the battery level slider
  • On a similar theme, the audio track slider has been updated and shows the track time when scrubbing.
  • The small sub menu that pops up when certain features are activated, like wipers, can be controlled via the scroll wheel. This is an extension of the new dynamic nature of the scroll wheels and the ability to mute and end calls.
  • The app draw (accessible by clicking the three dots) has been updated and provides more options and quick controls, although it otherwise looks very similar.
  • The hidden service mode has had a few more tweaks including the ability to see the camera pitch details. In general, we advise against using the hidden service menu unless you are confident of the consequences.
  • The Tesla app is also being updated. One undocumented feature is the ability to enter a destination and send it to the car. You've been able to send destinations to the car for many years, the only notable difference here is the car will show you potnetial charge stops if the route is long. We wouldnt really class is as a route planner like some have suggested given its very limited feature set.
  • If you enter a text box such as enter detination in the car, and then use the voice controls, the car will insert the spoken text into the search box.
Many of these are simply consequence of the other UI changes, although not immediately obvious from the other release notes.

2023.12 FSD Beta v11.3.6

FSD Beta v11.3.6

Autopilot Improvements

  • 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 gaps 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.

Seen in CA US

Seen on MSX MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Autopilot Improvements

You can enable Full Self-Driving (Beta) by tapping 'Controls' > '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.

Seen in CA US

Seen on MSX MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Full Self-Driving (Beta) Suspension

Autopilot Improvements

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.

Seen in CA US

Seen on MSX MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Gear Chimes

Gear Chimes

New Feature

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

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2023.12 Get to Know Your Tesla

Get to Know Your Tesla

New Feature

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.

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2023.12 Minor Fixes

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor improvements and bug fixes.

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2023.12 Park Assist

Park Assist

Autopilot Improvements

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.

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Seen on MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Passenger Seat Controls

Passenger Seat Controls

Vehicle Improvements

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 touch screen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward of backward. The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving.
To access the same controls from the front touchscreens, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

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2023.12 Phone Call Controls

Phone Call Controls

Phone App Improvements

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

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2023.12 Points of Interest

Points of Interest

Maps Improvements

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

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2023.12 Range Display

Range Display

Range Display Improvements

Your vehicle's range estimation has been modified to better represent real-world conditions.

Seen in CA

Seen on M3Y

2023.12 Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

User Interface Improvements

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.

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2023.12 Scroll Wheel Customization

Scroll Wheel Customization

New Feature

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 the functions and scroll through the list.
To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

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2023.12 Speed Assist

Speed Assist

Autopilot Improvements

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.

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Seen on MSX MSX2021+ M3Y

2023.12 Text Size

Text Size

User Interface Improvements

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.
Go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

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Video Highlights

2023.12 Voice Recognition Language

Voice Recognition Language

Voice Recognition Improvements

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.

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2023.12 Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings

New Feature

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.

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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.

How to get the latest Tesla Software Update?

In a word, you can't really 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.

If you visit the software screen and see the car hasn't checked for a few days, perform a scroll wheel reset. The car typically checks as soon as it reboots and we've had a software update immediately afterwards as a result.

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.

Not having a listed feature or update for a particular car is therefore quite normal. Some websites try to detail which cars get which features but this is often inaccurate, such as the blended braking update that came out with 2022.16 and the alternate routes option in 2022.28.

Against each release note we now list the car models and countries where a particular release note has been seen.

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.

Numbering convention

Release notes are numbered roughly using the a year.family.major.minor format. The year is self explanatory, the family release typically increments in 4's and is roughly the week of the year when the release family is launched, although these tend to slip over the course of the year. The major and minor release numbers of much debated, we personally believe these rarely contain new features not included in the family, and if there are differences it is linked to hardware specific versions.

When reviewing release notes, you may be interested in how a feature has evolved. To enable this we have also included a keyword search where you can search for a word or phrase and we will filter the results accordingly.

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