Tesla 2024.8 Release Notes

Last updated 23-Apr-2024

This article covers Tesla 2024.8 Release notes including Adaptive High Beams, Auto Wipers, Control Zones on Your Route, Extras, One-Time Charge Limit, Rear Passenger Headphones, Security Improvements, Speed Cameras on Your Route, Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer, View or Reset Tire Mileage, Minor Fixes, Minor Fixes, Minor Fixes, Adaptive High Beams - Compared, Security Improvements, Ultra-Wideband Phone Key, Minor Fixes, 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.

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 2024.8

Including 2024.8, (no cars) 2024.8.12, (0.15 % of cars) 2024.8.3, (<0.1% of cars) 2024.8.4, (0.23 % of cars) 2024.8.7, (3.33 % of cars) 2024.8.8, (<0.1% of cars) 2024.8.9, (56.92 % of cars)

Regional availability of 2024.8 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.

2024.8 Adaptive High Beams

Adaptive High Beams

High beams now adapt to reduce glare for other drivers and cyclists.
By detecting other road users, and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlight, your high beams stay on more often for greater visibility at night.
To turn them on, in your vehicle settings go to Lights > Adaptive High Beams.

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Adaptive High Beams - Compared

2024.8 Auto Wipers

Auto Wipers

Wipers now have an Auto setting that detects precipitation and adjusts the wiping speed and intensity.
Turning on Autopilot features automatically sets wipers to Auto.

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2024.8 Control Zones on Your Route

Control Zones on Your Route

Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show control zones.
To see this route information, you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
This is the French way to report areas of speed monitoring as they can’t report individual speed camera locations.

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2024.8 Extras

Extras

As with all updates, release family 2024.8 includes some undocumented features that many owners report. These include:

  • Changes to the connectivity section in the car, now having individual areas for WiFi and Bluetooth. Some report the connectivity strength is now always shown, we thing this has been there for some time.
  • Turn signals have now changed to be a solid arrow which toggles its colour when flashing
  • Fold Mirrors has been updated including a location aware option
  • The windscreen washer jet will not squirt in any position of wipers, not just when the wipers are in the lowest position.. seems a strange detail to change, but it has
  • Regular Autopilot uses outside North America are getting a longer period of time between nags.

2024.8 Minor Fixes

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor fixes and improvements

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2024.8 One-Time Charge Limit

One-Time Charge Limit

If you're planning a road trip, you can choose the One-Time Charge option.
This option appears when you increase the Charge Limit above the daily driving recommendation. Afterward your vehicle will automatically revert back to your previous daily driving Charge Limit.

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2024.8 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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2024.8 Security Improvements

Security Improvements

This update includes important security fixes and improvements.

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2024.8 Speed Cameras on Your Route

Speed Cameras on Your Route

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

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2024.8 Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Ultra-Wideband Phone Key

Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. Your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and extend Auto-Present Handles.
In the Tesla app, choose Phone Key > Upgrade and follow the instructions. After setup, keep your iPhone Settings for Nearby Interactions on for Tesla. Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.31.0+.

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2024.8 Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Vehicle Alarm Includes Trailer

Your vehicle alarm now also monitors whether your trailer is plugged in to the hitch.
The trailer alarm sets and turns off along with your vehicle alarm. You can disable this security feature in your vehicle settings at Towing and Hauling > Trailer Alarm.

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2024.8 View or Reset Tire Mileage

View or Reset Tire Mileage

To see the number of miles traveled since your last tire service, in your vehicle settings go to Service and look in the upper right corner. When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, choose Reset to zero out the counter.

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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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