Tesla has rolled out the latest software update for its vehicles, with Australian-delivered examples gaining new features.
This software update is called 2023.12.1.1 and can be downloaded now.
This new feature utilises the car’s cameras to detect speed signs. It’s understood this was previously provided from GPS data only in Australia.
Detected speed signs are displayed in the driving visualisation panel.
By using the car’s camera system to detect speed signs this will likely improve the accuracy of the data.
Tesla has rolled out the ability to change the size of the font on the Model 3 and Model Y’s 15-inch touchscreen display.
Owners can now choose between Standard and Large font sizes.
The Model 3 and Model Y’s left scroll wheel on the steering wheel can now be used to perform different functions.
By long-pressing the left scroll button this brings up a list of functions on the touchscreen that you select from. Owners need to tilt the scroll button to the right to select the desired function.
These functions include opening the glovebox, switching acceleration modes, saving dashcam video, triggering the camera system, climate temperature, fan speed, heated steering wheel, display brightness, and interior lights.
Owners can customise the list of functions in the Controls menu to personalise what can pops up on the touchscreen.
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y owners now receive a new chime that goes off when you shift gears.
By default this chime is switched off and you’ll need to turn it on in the Controls menu.
This new feature is essentially a owner’s manual that’s built into the vehicle’s touchscreen display.
Owners can learn more about their Tesla by watching tutorial videos or reading the on-screen manual.
According to Not a Tesla App, there is a visual on each topic and a link to the relevant feature if applicable.
Tesla owners can now use a search function in the Controls menu to find particular settings quicker.
The searched settings can be changed directly from the results page, or when tapped it goes to that panel in the Controls menu.
When owners select a point of interest on the map it now brings up photos and reviews of that location.
This feature is now available on current Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, as well as older pre-update Model S and Model X vehicles with the company’s MCU 2 hardware.
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y owners can now use the left scroll button on the steering wheel to answer or decline incoming phone calls.
While on a call, owners can use the left scroll button to mute/unmute, as well as hang up.
Tesla vehicles are now able to recognise British English when doing voice prompts.
In order to change the vehicle’s voice recognition language to British English you need to go into the Controls menu.
This latest software update brought a range of undocumented changes, as published by Not a Tesla App, including the ability to rename the vehicle in the Tesla mobile app, bolder speedometer font, adjusting the windscreen wiper speed using the left scroll button, and distance markers when searching using navigation, among others.
One particular undocumented change is the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system can now stop for vehicles travelling perpendicular to your vehicle. It can now also reduce the impact of reverse collisions with “limited functionality”.
The AEB system now also works at speeds between 5km/h and 200km/h. The previous limit was 150km/h.