Tesla 2023.44.1 Release Notes

Last updated 03-Mar-2024

This article covers Tesla 2023.44.1 Release notes including Minor Fixes 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.

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Release 2023.44.1

Including 2023.44.1, (0.91 % of cars)

Regional availability of 2023.44.1 by model

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A more detailed heat map and release statistics are available.

2023.44.1 Minor Fixes

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor fixes and improvements

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Other release notes for the family: 2023.44

2023.44 Alternative Routes While Driving

Alternative Routes While Driving

See alternative routes in Navigation and switch routes, even after you've started driving.
While driving, choose the map mode button at top right, or tap the next turn, to switch to the Navigation overview, and choose which route you want.

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2023.44 Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts

Listen to millions of the world’s most popular podcasts. Apple Podcasts for Tesla syncs with your favorite Apple devices, so you can seamlessly follow shows, save episodes, and pick up right where you left off. Browse new and noteworthy podcasts or explore what’s trending on Top Charts.
From the Application Launcher, open the Apple Podcasts app, scan the QR code, and log in with your Apple ID. Premium Connectivity required.

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2023.44 Automatic 911 Calls

Automatic 911 Calls

Your vehicle will call 911 if an accident triggers the airbags.
A countdown timer allows you to cancel the call before it's placed if you don't need 911.
This feature works automatically when your mobile phone is connected to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

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2023.44 Automatic Blind Spot Camera

Automatic Blind Spot Camera

The blind spot camera view now alerts you with red shading along the edge when your turn signal is on and your vehicle detects an object or another vehicle in your blind spot.
Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

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2023.44 Autopilot Suspension

Autopilot Suspension

For maximum safety and accountability, use of Autopilot features 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.
Autopilot features can only be removed per this suspension method and they will be unavailable for approximately one week.

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2023.44 Cabin Camera

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

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2023.44 Castle Doombad Game

Castle Doombad Game

You are the villain. It's up to you to destroy the goody-two-shoed heroes invading your castle.
Defend your evil lair solo or in two-player co-op with terrible traps, monstrous minions, and wicked weapons. This trap-based puzzler game is like Cartoony Tower Defense meets Dungeon Keeping.
To play, shift into Park (P), and go to Arcade > Castle Doombad.

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2023.44 Custom Lock Sounds

Custom Lock Sounds

Replace the horn sound of your vehicle locking with another sound, like a screaming goat, a round of applause, or a random fart.
Choose from the options at Toybox > Boombox > Lock Sound, or save your own sound as "LockChime.wav" (< 1 MB) onto a USB flash drive.

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2023.44 Destination Charging Availability

Destination Charging Availability

Destination Charging sites that charge on a pay-per-use basis now show how many stalls are available.

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2023.44 Detailed Energy Usage

Detailed Energy Usage

Use the Energy app to track how much energy your vehicle consumes across different systems, environments, and driving behavior. With personalized recommendations, you can even improve efficiency.
While driving, see how your actual mileage compares to the battery indicator, Trip Planner estimate, or efficiency rating for your vehicle. When parked, see how different features consume energy.

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2023.44 Driving Visualization Improvements

Driving Visualization Improvements

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

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2023.44 Extras

Extras

As with all updates, release family 2023.44 includes some undocumented features that many owners report. These include:

  • For drivers who travel between LHD and RHD regions (mainly Europe) the headlights now adapt and a message is displayed to the driver. Tesla have always said no adjustment was necessary althought hat was thought to be because they adopted a flat beam.
  • Auto wipers seem to have improved (although we've seen this reported before) and can now be turned off when Autopilot is activated. What's also new is when you engage AP they turn on to Auto as before, but when you disengage they return to the previous state which may be off.
  • The radio display has been updated.
  • Messages and Calendar access has been moved out of Phone area and into standalone apps.

2023.44 Fold Mirrors at a Location

Fold Mirrors at a Location

You can now set mirrors to fold automatically whenever you arrive at a saved location.
Drive to the location and slow down to 3 mph (6 km/h) or less. Go to Controls > Fold Mirrors, and choose Save Location when it appears. Or go to Locks > myQ Connected Garage to sync with your garage door opener.

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2023.44 FSD Beta v11.4.9

FSD Beta v11.4.9

- Added option to activate Autopilot features with a single stalk depression, instead of two, to help simplify activation and disengagement.
- Introduced a new efficient video module to the vehicle detection, semantics, velocity, and attributes networks that allowed for increased performance at lower latency. This was achieved by creating a multi-layered, hierarchical video module that caches intermediate computations to dramatically reduce the amount of compute that happens at any particular time.
- Improved distant crossing object detections by an additional 6%, and improved the precision of vehicle detection by refreshing old datasets with better autolabeling and introducing the new video module.
- Improved the precision of cut-in vehicle detection by 15%, with additional data and the changes to the video architecture that improve performance and latency.
- Reduced vehicle velocity error by 3%, and reduced vehicle acceleration error by 10%, by improving autolabeled datasets, introducing the new video module, and aligning model training and inference more closely.
- Reduced the latency of the vehicle semantics network by 15% with the new video module architecture, at no cost to performance.
- Reduced the error of pedestrian and bicycle rotation by over 8% by leveraging object kinematics more extensively when jointly optimizing pedestrian and bicycle tracks in autolabeled datasets.
- Improved geometric accuracy of Vision Park Assist predictions by 16%, by leveraging 10x more HW4 data, tripling resolution, and increasing overall stability of measurements.
- Improved path blockage lane change accuracy by 10% due to updates to static object detection networks.
- Introduced Automatic Emergency Braking on general obstacles detected by Occupancy Network.

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2023.44 FSD Beta v12.1

FSD Beta v12.1

FSD Beta v12 upgrades the city-streets driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300k lines of explicit C++ code.

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2023.44 FSD Beta v12.1.1

FSD Beta v12.1.1

FSD Beta v12 upgrades the city-streets driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300k lines of explicit C++ code.

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2023.44 FSD Beta v12.1.2

FSD Beta v12.1.2

FSD Beta v12 upgrades the city-streets driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300k lines of explicit C++ code.

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2023.44 FSD Beta v12.2.1

FSD Beta v12.2.1

FSD Beta v12 upgrades the city-streets driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300k lines of explicit C++ code.

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2023.44 Full Self-Driving (Beta)

Full Self-Driving (Beta)

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.

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2023.44 Light Show

Light Show

Time to celebrate with the latest Light Show to the tune of The Arrival by Irving Victoria.
Play it right away, or schedule the show up to 10 minutes in advance, with one vehicle or synced with friends. Go to Toybox > Light Show.
Light Show enthusiasts can now play multiple custom Light Shows from the same USB flash drive. Simply save the show files to a directory named "LightShow" on your flash drive, connect, and choose.

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2023.44 Live Camera Access

Live Camera Access

View your vehicle surroundings from the Tesla app. You can check on your vehicle while you're away or take a look around before returning to your car. Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla.
From your vehicle touchscreen, go to Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App. Requires Tesla app 4.22.5+ and Premium Connectivity.

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2023.44 Minor Fixes

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor fixes and improvements

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2023.44 Minor Updates

Minor Updates

- Shuffle your TIDAL playlists and albums.
- In Apple Music and Spotify, you can show your account profile image to indicate which account you're using for each. Availability varies by model and location.
- When you use Controls > Search on the touchscreen, your results now include links to entries in the Owner's Manual, in addition to results with vehicle settings. So you can find the setting you want or learn more about it.
- When you search the vehicle map for charging locations, you can now filter between two charging speeds: Three lightning bolts shows locations with more than 70 kW. One lightning bolt shows locations with 70 kW or less.

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2023.44 More Cameras in Live Camera View

More Cameras in Live Camera View

When you view your vehicle surroundings from the Tesla app, now you'll have access to the left and right pillar cameras.
On your vehicle touchscreen, go to Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App. Then you can view from the app on your phone.
Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and can't be accessed by Tesla. Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ and Premium Connectivity.

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New Release

New release spotted being downloaded to a Model Y. Release notes will be added when we have them. If you have this version and wish to share the release notes with us, we would be happy to receive them.

2023.44 Over-the-Air (OTA) Recall

Over-the-Air (OTA) Recall

In accordance with a recent recall (campaign #23V-838 for US and #2023-657 for Canada), Tesla is making the following improvements to Autosteer:
• Improved visibility of driver monitoring warning alerts on the touchscreen by increasing the text size and moving the notifications to a more prominent position (Model 3 and Model Y only).
• Added option to activate Autopilot features with a single stalk depression, instead of two, to help simplify activation and disengagement.
• Increased the strictness of driver attentiveness requirements when using Autosteer and approaching traffic lights and stops signs off-highway.
• Introduced a Suspension Policy that will restrict Autosteer usage for one week if improper usage is detected. Improper usage is when you, or another driver of your vehicle, receive five "Forced Autopilot Disengagements."
You are the driver. As the driver, you must be vigilant to the road, keep your hands on the wheel, and be ready to intervene to maintain safety.

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2023.44 Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

Over-the-Air Recall: Telltale Text Size

As the remedy for US Recall 24V-051, this update to your vehicle software increases the text size of three telltales.
After installing this vehicle software update, you don't need to take any further action for this recall.

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2023.44 Park Assist Upgrade

Park Assist Upgrade

Tesla Vision Park Assist now displays a high fidelity 3D representation of the world around your vehicle, including the proximity and shape of nearby objects, barriers, vehicles, and painted road markings.
You can use Park Assist with or without audible feedback. To turn chimes on or off, go to Controls > Safety > Park Assist Chimes.
Note that Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for an alert driver. Remain attentive and avoid obstacles as required.

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2023.44 Play Games on Rear Screen

Play Games on Rear Screen

Play games from the backseat.
To start a game on the rear touchscreen, open the Arcade app. You can also join a game that started on the front touchscreen.
Extend the experience for some games with a paired Bluetooth controller.

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2023.44 Rear Passenger Headphones

Rear Passenger Headphones

Passengers in the back seat can listen on wireless Bluetooth headphones when watching shows or playing games on the rear touchscreen. The rest of the vehicle can continue to listen to other audio from the front.
Pair your headphones at App Launcher > Rear Display > Settings > Add New Device. To listen, turn on the headphones (up to two), open an app in Theater or Arcade on the rear screen, and hit play.

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2023.44 Single Pull to Start Autopilot

Single Pull to Start Autopilot

You can set Autopilot to start when you pull down the right stalk once, rather than twice. To choose this setting, go to Controls > Autopilot > Autopilot Activation > Single Pull.
Be aware that with Single Pull, when Autopilot Features is set to Autosteer (Beta), you'll bypass Traffic-Aware Cruise Control. Similarly when Autopilot Features is set to Full Self-Driving (Beta), you'll bypass Autosteer (Beta) and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control.
With Single Pull, when you cancel Autosteer (Beta) or Full Self-Driving (Beta), whether you take over the steering or push up the stalk one time — you'll immediately return to manual driving.
As with all Autopilot features, you must continue to pay attention and be ready to take immediate action including canceling the feature and returning to manual driving.

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2023.44 Speed Assist

Speed Assist

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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2023.44 Speed Cameras on Your Route

Speed Cameras on Your Route

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show speed cameras, stop signs, and traffic lights.
To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.

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2023.44 Steering Improvements

Steering Improvements

Turning feels smoother when driving at lower speeds.

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2023.44 Tesla Arcade Updates

Tesla Arcade Updates

- Beach Buggy Racing — Unlock new vehicles and tracks. Your racing vehicle now matches the color you've set in Toybox > Colorizer.
- Polytopia Diplomacy Update — Explore new options for peaceful and hostile interactions, from peace treaties and embassies to stealth infiltration and guerrilla warfare.
- Vampire Survivors Chilling Update — Melt hordes of snowmen and defend against ice monsters in the new wintry Whiteout map, along with a new character, achievements, and items to collect.
- PS4, PS5, and Xbox Controllers — Feel more immersed in the action with rumble effects in select Tesla Arcade games. To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.
Availability varies by model and location.

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2023.44 Trip Planner on Mobile App

Trip Planner on Mobile App

Use the Tesla mobile app to plan a trip.
Go to Location > Navigate and enter a destination. For multiple stops or to make changes, simply Edit Trip > Add Stop. If needed, Trip Planner will also include charging stops along the way. Then choose Send to Car to share it with your vehicle.
Requires Tesla app 4.27.5+ to add multiple stops to a trip.

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2023.44 Zoom Video Meetings

Zoom Video Meetings

Attend video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.
Open the app directly, or join meetings from your Calendar. Shift to Park (P) to use participant video and screen sharing. If you drive, then meetings switch to audio only.
Driver has sole responsibility to consult and comply with all local regulations while using Zoom.

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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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