Software updates on my Tesla Model 3: Few improvements & a few gimmicks

Tesla has extra a new fart to Emissions Tests Manner. The new fart name is called ‘Verified’ and attributes a Twitter checkmark.

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The car has accomplished about 59,000 km so considerably and still heading robust besides I am hearing some moment rattles all over the rear ideal C pillar though driving. I am not sure if it is the frozen home windows on cold mornings or a thing else. Have to check out when the cold freezing days are about.

The photograph with Ioniq 5 at a community charging stage:

Program Updates

The very last pair of weeks I was chaotic and could not submit listed here. In the meantime, there have been 5 software package updates due to the fact my last SW update put up.

So permit me stroll you by the critical functions/enhancements in them. I will club some variations alongside one another as they are just bug-mounted above their past minimal version.

2022.40.4, 2022.40.4.1 & 2022.40.4.2

  • Sentry manner and pet dog method can be activated at the identical time. Earlier these 2 were mutually exceptional for the reason that the pet will activate sentry alarms. Now the Sentry method data movies when it detects intruders outside the house the automobile, but does not activate the alarms when puppy mode is activated.
  • The Media Player now displays radio station logos for enhanced discoverability when browsing for favorite stations.
  • All through DC rapidly charging, the thermal process controls have been optimized for each charging station’s energy ability, enhancing each charging and on-route battery preconditioning effectiveness. This effects in quick demand time and lessened strength expenses.
  • A new driver door unlock method toggle is extra. When Driver Door Unlock Mode is enabled, long pressing the inside driver doorway change will unlock all doorways and the trunk. I like these toggles where by the consumer can enable or disable characteristics relying on requirements, alternatively of forcing persons to use it in any case.
  • A single far more toggle-ready attribute is that now we can allow usual brakes alongside regenerative braking to be applied when regenerative braking is restricted. Typically through chilly days or if the battery is billed to whole, then regenerative braking is limited.
  • Following switching to new tires or tire rotation, the outdated figured out conduct of the tire can be reset. This allows in the improved driving working experience.
  • ‘Auto’ headlights will now illuminate taillights in addition to the daytime managing lights. This is particularly valuable in these cold and dark winter mornings and evenings.
  • Tesla will now display hyperlinks to related tutorials inside of car menus. For instance, the Navigate on Autopilot possibility in the Autopilot menu will have a backlink that reads ‘Learn extra in Tesla Tutorials.

  • With this update, Tesla has included a new indicator light-weight that appears in the vicinity of the other indicator icons. This new indicator seems to signal that regenerative braking is limited and that brakes will be used in order to deliver a consistent encounter when slowing down.


  • Sentry Manner now permits for even higher customization, such as:
  1. Camera-Centered Detection, which lets people to disable the use of cameras to detect threats.
  2. Sentry Manner Clip Length, which lets end users to specify the size of the clip when a prospective threat is detected
  • Motor vehicle will now screen additional details about the battery in selected situations. An details icon will look at the major of the show up coming to the charging specifics. Tapping the icon will acquire a person to the charging information screen which will deliver supplemental details, this kind of as the charge amount getting confined because of to the battery’s temperature.

  • Auto seat heating even in Handbook local weather command method. When Tesla’s climate procedure is established to Auto, it provides you the means to permit the vehicle handle the temperature of your seats as very well. On the other hand, if you changed the HVAC program to the handbook, then you’d reduce the ability to preserve your seat heaters on Auto. With this update, you now have the capability to have the local weather program on manually even though holding the seat heaters established to Auto.
  • Tesla has historically provided a physical button around the vehicle’s hazard mild swap. More recent vehicles changed the actual physical SOS button with an on-monitor-only button. Earlier, the on-monitor button was not exhibited on motor vehicles that incorporated the bodily button, on the other hand, with this update, it truly is now shown on all automobiles where Tesla supports motor vehicle SOS from the display.


This 1 is what Tesla calls a Holiday getaway update, the place there are some goodies and visual improvements.

  • Apple Music is now included. Nevertheless I am an avid Spotify person, usually very good to have selections.
  • 1 can look at inside camera visuals from the cellular phone app when canine manner and sentry mode both equally are active.
  • Media controls are now closer to the driver. Before it utilized to be in the centre of the display screen, but it is now near to the driver’s aspect. (pic resource:

  • The previously mentioned pic also has visual advancements to the navigation UI. They redesigned elements of the navigation UI to boost the layout of the next convert and offered alternatives. Formerly there was a module at the top rated of the monitor that shown your up coming turn, your ETA, desired destination identify or tackle, and battery stage on arrival. It also integrated controls to terminate navigation, toggle Navigate on Autopilot and a ‘more’ button. This appears a lot more cluttered and was filling up the middle element of the display from prime to bottom. With this update, Tesla is splitting this UI into two items. The first remains at the top rated of the screen and will consist of crucial details about your route, these as your following convert. The rest of the information and facts is moved to the bottom of the monitor. This will involve your journey time, location details, as nicely as solutions to change or cancel your navigation.
  • This is a extended pending attribute. Last but not least, I can regulate supporter pace intensity whilst remaining in Vehicle local weather by deciding upon concerning ‘LO’, ‘MED’, and ‘HI’ from the fan intensity selector on the climate command popup. Before it was so troublesome when in auto weather handle mode, the enthusiast blows incredibly difficult in your face as shortly as you enter (on a incredibly heat or quite cold working day).
  • Tesla has reintroduced playing cards for the Model 3 and Product Y. Tesla employed to have playing cards for these designs in the decrease left corner of the monitor prior to last year’s Holiday getaway Update.
    These playing cards enable you to swipe involving the newly intended media player, your odometer and trip meters and your tire pressure. This is a much-welcome go. I skipped these playing cards to just take a quick glance at usage or tire pressure when I start out for the working day.

Gimmicks in the most up-to-date updates:

  • Now comes a gimmick to make some entertaining. You can make the car or truck fart from the mobile application. Previously this was possible only from inside of the auto (eg. say when you honk or convert on indicator lights)
  • This is the future gimmick. Driving visualization can exhibit Rainbow Highway when Autopilot is energetic. This function is toggleable.

  • The next gimmick is that you can now routine a light display (up to 10 minutes in progress) or synchronise the mild clearly show with multiple automobiles.
  • Energetic cell phone phone calls from a cellular device connected to the motor vehicle by using Bluetooth will now request confirmation prior to transferring audio to the vehicle. Before this made use of to be automatic, but in some cases it is not useful to have the car decide it for you. Now it is a great deal greater this way.
  • The most worthless feature advancement award goes to this one particular. Tesla has extra a new fart to Emissions Testing Method. The new fart title is referred to as ‘Verified,’ and options a Twitter checkmark.

Total, Tesla is giving me a lot more and a lot more explanations not to go back to indigenous OEMs.

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