2024.14 Official Tesla Release Notes – Software Updates – Not a Tesla App

Tee Rasheed
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This is an early look at update 2024.14 and there may be additional features that are not yet listed here.
User Interface v12 elevates your visual experience with the following updates:
– Immersive full-screen vehicle controls when you’re parked
– Large playback controls and quick access to Recents, Favorites, and Up Next in the media player
– Expandable Autopilot driving visualizations, with a smaller map in the top right for trip guidance
– A sleeker and more compact drive mode strip and refined driving readouts
Open your trunk even when your hands are full. Stand still behind your trunk with Phone Key unobstructed, listen for the chimes, and the trunk will open on its own.
To enable this feature, go to your vehicle settings > Locks > Hands-Free Trunk. Ensure your phone settings allow Nearby Interactions for the Tesla app, or open the app and go to Phone Key > Upgrade. Keep people and clothing clear of moving parts.
Requires iPhone 11+ and Tesla app 4.31.0+. A future update will extend this feature to Android users.
When Sentry Mode triggers your vehicle alarm and records an event, you can immediately preview a brief clip of the recording on your phone.
Press and hold the notification to watch the recording. In your vehicle settings, you must have Safety > Dashcam turned on.
Requires a USB with sufficient memory plugged into the vehicle, Tesla app 4.31.5+ on iPhone, and Premium Connectivity. Preview videos are end-to-end encrypted and can’t be accessed by Tesla.
Below the turn-by-turn list in your navigation, you’ll now see a progress bar that changes as you drive closer to your destination or next stop.
The progress bar also reflects live traffic conditions on your route if you have Online Routing turned on.
For real-time traffic and road conditions to appear on your routes, the setting at Navigation > Online Routing must be turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
You can now sync your Spotify queue across vehicles and devices, and adjust playback speed.
Navigation now shows you, at the top of your turn list, if a faster route becomes available. It will reroute unless you decline before the option expires.
To choose how often you see these suggestions, adjust the number of minutes saved.
In your vehicle settings, go to Navigation > Online Routing > Reroute to save. To use this feature, you must have Online Routing turned on.
Scroll Wheel — When you press the wipers button to view wiper controls, you can now adjust wiper speed by moving the left scroll wheel up or down.
Wipers Button — When you have the wipers set to I, II, III, or IIII, you can press the wipers button to cycle through speeds.
– When you’re parked, you can expand the browser to full screen.
– Access Car Wash Mode more quickly in vehicle settings > Controls.
– Rear passengers can now see the current trip details, time, and temperature at the top of the rear touchscreen, except when Entertainment apps are using the full screen.
– You can now swipe to delete Sentry Mode recordings in the Dashcam app on your vehicle touchscreen, or at Security > Sentry Mode Alarm Previews in the Tesla app 4.32.0+.
– When you have Valet Mode on, and your vehicle is unlocked or shifted out of Park, you’ll receive a notification on your phone.
– The Vampire Survivors game in Arcade now has the “Space 54” and “Deeploreble” updates.
– Arcade includes the latest game update for Polytopia “Path of the Ocean.”
– If you have no passengers in the back seat, the rear touchscreen now turns off when you shift out of Park, to reduce unnecessary energy use.
To hear a chime when you’re approaching a speed camera, turn on Navigation > Speed Camera Chime in your vehicle settings.
You must have Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
When driving through an average speed zone, you now see your average speed in the zone and the distance to the end of it.
You must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
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.
Editor’s note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.
Listen to thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. Pick up where you left off and listen seamlessly between your device and Tesla.
Scan the QR code to log in to your Audible account, or try it out with a selection of free audiobooks and podcasts. Requires Premium Connectivity.
Drive your own kart racer in an action-packed race to the finish. Careen through Egyptian pyramids, dragon-infested castles, pirate shipwrecks, and experimental alien bio-labs. Blast your opponents with an arsenal of fun and wacky Powerups.
When you play games, Cybertruck’s steer-by-wire system lets you turn the steering wheel without moving the tires.
To play, go to your vehicle settings > Entertainment > Arcade > Beach Buggy Racing 2.
For hot days or parking in direct sun, Cabin Overheat Protection helps maintain the temperature you set for up to 12 hours after you park. It will turn off at 20% battery to conserve range.
In your vehicle settings, go to Safety > Cabin Overheat Protection. Never leave children or pets unattended.
Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can perform actions like raise or lower ride height, open the glovebox, or save Dashcam footage, and adjust settings like brightness and drive mode.
Press and hold the left scroll button to open the menu and choose a function. Next time, the button will perform the most recent function you chose.
To choose a function any time you use this feature, go to vehicle settings > Display > Scroll Wheel Function, and choose Ask Each Time.
Customize how your Cybertruck appears on the touchscreen and Tesla app.
In your vehicle settings, go to ToyBox > Colorizer.
Your Cybertruck’s turning circle is improved by 1.6 feet, making parking and low-speed maneuvers easier. This is achieved by an increase in the turning angle of the front and rear wheels.
You can now open or close the front passenger air vent separately, with the rest of your vehicle Climate still on.
Tap the temperature to open Climate controls, touch the front passenger air wave on the touchscreen, and follow the instructions.
You’ll hear new signature sounds from your Cybertruck when you lock and unlock.
You can enable or disable the sounds in your vehicle settings at Locks > Lock Confirmation Sound.
Attend video calls with Zoom using the interior cabin camera.
Open the app directly, or join meetings from your Calendar. Shift to Park 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. Requires Premium Connectivity.
This update includes important security fixes and improvements.
There’s a new media player that’s larger and easier to use. By increasing the size of the media player, Tesla is now able to fit additional options that were hidden previously, such as EQ and audio settings, the search button and shuffle and repeat options.
The new media player appears while the vehicle is parked, driving or while the visualizations are in full-screen mode.
The media player can be minimized as before, but it now remains in the visualization area as a small strip incase of going down into the dock.
While your vehicle is charging, the screen will now display additional information about the vehicle’s charging status.
It includes the charge limit, current power, total energy added, number of phases, and the current amperage and voltage.
There is also a new animation on the left side where the new power meter appears while driving. This vertical line mimics the vertical green lights on Tesla’s Wall Connector that scroll up and down while the vehicle is charging.
In the vehicle’s new visualization, after you tap Open Trunk, you’ll now be given the option to “Pause” the trunk opening so that it remains open to the current height.
This could be useful when opening the trunk where there may not be enough overhead space.
You can always set the maximum height for the trunk to open, limiting how far the trunk lid goes up whenever you’re at that specific location.
The font size of the speedometer has been increased, making it easier to see.
While in full-screen, the regen bar is now placed vertically along the left side of the screen istead of horizontally on top.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.
To see this route information you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
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.
Editor’s note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.
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.
This update includes important security fixes and improvements.
The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.
With this update, the nozzle will now spray the windshield immediately if you’re traveling above 60 mph, regardless of the wiper’s position.
The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:
Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to ‘Save Location.’
Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you’ll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.
Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to ‘Remove Location,” letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.
Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display ‘Unfold Mirrors.’
Tesla’s connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle’s signal strength.
Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.
The vehicle’s turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.
There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).
The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.
The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.
Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.
To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.
The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.
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.
Navigation now includes symbols along your route to show danger zones.
To see this route information you must have Navigation > Online Routing turned on. Requires Premium Connectivity.
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.
Editor’s note: This applies to vehicles with matrix headlights seen on some of the redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the first-gen Model 3 and Model Y. It currently only applies to vehicles in Europe, but Tesla is working on adding support in the U.S.
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.
This update includes important security fixes and improvements.
The nozzle that sprays your windshield when the left stalk or steering wheel button is held down previously only sprayed the windshield when the wipers were in the lower position.
With this update, the nozzle will now spray the windshield immediately if you’re traveling above 60 mph, regardless of the wiper’s position.
The Fold Mirrors button under Controls has been updated to have multiple states. The mirror now has four states:
Fold Mirrors: This button will fold your mirrors and then briefly change to ‘Save Location.’
Save Location: If your mirrors were recently folded, then you’ll be presented with a Save Location button that will cause the vehicle to always fold its mirrors when it arrives near this location.
Remove Location: If your mirrors are set to be folded at the current location, the button will change to ‘Remove Location,” letting you remove the automatic folding of the mirrors at this location.
Unfold Mirrors: If your mirrors are currently folded, but not set to fold automatically based on the location, then the button will simply display ‘Unfold Mirrors.’
Tesla’s connectivity icon is now always displayed in the status bar to give you instant access to the vehicle’s signal strength.
Prior to this update, the cellular connection icon was only displayed if there was low or no coverage, or if you went into the main Controls menu.
The vehicle’s turn signal icons are now easier to see at a glance. Instead of the arrow being inside of a circle, the new turn signals are now simple arrows, which better matches other vehicles.
There is a new WiFi menu that makes it easier to connect your vehicle to WiFi. The new menu can be found under Controls > WLAN (WiFi).
The updated menu replaces the old dialog box that appeared when you tapped the WiFi icon at the top of the Controls menu.
The status icons at the top of the screen are still present to let you quickly view whether the vehicle is connected to WiFi and its signal strength.
Similar to WiFi, the Bluetooth menu is now located under Controls > Bluetooth, instead of an overlay on the screen.
To make additional room for the additional WiFi and Bluetooth options in the left column, you can now scroll the column vertically, with WiFi, Bluetooth and Upgrades being the last options.
The Bluetooth icon will also remain at the top of the screen to quickly let you know whether any Bluetooth devices are conneced.
FSD (Supervised) 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.
Under your supervision, Full Self-Driving (Supervised) can drive your Tesla almost anywhere. It will make lane changes, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. You and anyone you authorize must use additional caution and remain attentive. It does not make your vehicle autonomous. Do not become complacent.
Full Self-Driving (Supervised) is enabled on your vehicle. To use the feature, pull the drive stalk down once (for Model 3 and Model Y) or press the right scroll wheel button once (for Model S and Model X). You can disable Full Self-Driving (Supervised) in Autopilot Settings.
Your vehicle can now automatically park — and parallel park — in designated spaces.
When you’re driving at low speed, your display highlights potential parking spaces. Autopark shows a circular P symbol to suggest a space, but you can choose any highlighted space.
To start parking, stop the vehicle, press Start, and release the steering wheel so it can move freely. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for more detail.
As with all Autopilot features, you must continue to pay attention and be ready to take immediate action including canceling Autopark.
The on-screen driving visualization has improved and includes more detail.
This visual representation of the vehicle and surroundings is for reference and orientation only, and isn’t intended to represent all objects, road markings, and other variables. Drivers should continue to remain alert at all times.
When you arrive and plug in, if your vehicle battery has not warmed up enough, you’ll now see how long it will be until DC fast charging starts.
Your estimated battery range now incorporates additional characteristics related to battery aging over time.
If you’re heading to a charger in colder conditions, use the vehicle Navigation to route there. In addition to preparing the battery, this now automatically starts warming the charge port inlet.
Other Tips for Charging in Cold Weather
When You Plug In — Clear away ice and other debris from your charging cable connector and charge port, and check that they’re fully connected.
When You Unplug — After charging in frozen conditions, if you can’t unplug, try warming the charge port inlet:
In the Tesla app, you can turn on Defrost Car, or in the vehicle, turn on the Rear Defrost. Alternatively you can prepare ahead of time: In the Tesla app, go to Schedule > Departure, or in your vehicle settings, go to Charging > Schedule > Settings > Preconditioning.
If warming alone is unsuccessful, you can pull the manual release (in the trunk) to disengage the charge port latch.
See your Owner’s Manual sections on Cold Weather Best Practices and Charging.
Ultrawide band (UWB) technology is now available for Phone Key. So your vehicle and Phone Key can communicate with greater accuracy to more responsively lock, unlock, and open Automatic Doors.
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 4.29.5+.
You’ll now receive a reminder on your phone to plug in your vehicle when you park at home with less than half of your Charge Limit.
To receive this notification, you must have your Home location set and have charged there previously.
Your vehicle’s location is not shared with Tesla (see tesla.com/privacy).
Get a more consistent response on different road surfaces and greater comfort on rough winding pavement in Sport Mode or when Custom Ride & Handling is set to Focused. Also expect reduced pitch and body roll in Off-Road Mode.
In your vehicle settings, go to Dynamics to choose your Drive Mode.
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.
Editor’s note: This addition is currently only for the new Model 3. It does not add support for matrix headlights on other vehicles, but that is planned in a future update.
Your vehicle now adjusts to the power level of each DC charging station. So battery preconditioning when you’re navigating to a charger, and then charging, can be more efficient.
This update includes important security fixes and improvements.
To make it easier to unlock the vehicle for others, Tesla has added a contextual unlock button that appears in certain situations.
If the vehicle is locked and there is someone inside the vehicle, an ‘Unlock Vehicle’ button will now appear when someone tries to open the vehicle from the outside.
Tesla has redesigned the Trips menu under Controls > Trips. The new design features ‘Reset’ buttons directly next to the trip meter instead of all the way at the bottom.
The ‘Show in Trips Card’ is now aligned right on the same row, allowing all trip meters fit on the screen without having to scroll.
Each trip meter is now easier to read at a glance as well. The details for each trip meter are now grouped in a darker gray color.
In the Charging menu, Tesla provides various tips when Supercharging such as not taking up adjacent stalls since some Superchargers share power between neighboring stalls.
Another tip has been added. Tesla states that water vapor coming out of the car while Supercharging in cold conditions is normal. Recently some owners have been confusing the steam that is emitted from the vehicle for smoke.
Supercharging Tips can be accessed by going to Controls > Charging and tapping on Supercharging Tips.
The PIN to Drive keypad that apears when you enter the car has seen some minor design changes.
The All Apps menu […] will now display all apps available, even if they’re docked at the bottom of the display. Previously, the menu would only display apps that weren’t pinned as favorites.
The Additional Vehicle Information menu under Controls > Software will now display if your vehicle is capable of 3rd-party NACS DC charging.
It sounds like not all vehicles may not be capable at charging at all future 3rd party NACS DC chargers.
With this update, the vehicle’s software version displayed in the app will also display additional information.
Tesla recently added the software version hash to the software version at the bottom of the app, and with this update they’re also displaying the vehicle’s software version number, such as v11.1 as part of the version field.
TeslaFi logs your drives and charging sessions, letting you keep a log of your vehice’s activity. We highly recommend checking them out if you use your car for business trips and would like to keep track of reimbursements, if you like to see how much you spend on charging or if you just love statistics. Visit their site and see everything they have to offer!
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The official Tesla app only notifies you if your car is broken into. By installing Sentry Pro on your phone, you will be notified for all Sentry Mode events. Stay connected and avoid potential surprises by receiving notifications. Stop constantly checking the cameras to ensure safety. Check only when necessary, save battery and get peace of mind. Get a 7 day free trial here!
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TeslaDisplay can mirror your phone screen or cast video to your Tesla without extra internet traffic. So you can use Waze and Google Maps on Tesla’s screen. You can play videos from YouTube or TikTok for passengers to eliminate boredom during long trips.
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