Tesla 2020.40.0.1 Software Update Released: What’s New [Update]

Tesla has started rolling out its 2020.40.0.1 software update to the fleet. Here’s what’s new in this update below, available in the United States, Canada and beyond…

Priority Bluetooth Device is available worldwide for Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y. Tesla says, “to avoid connecting to the wrong nearby phone, you can now set your priority Bluetooth device. Your car will attempt to connect to the priority device associated with the profile selected before it attempts to connect to other paired phones.

“To set your priority device, tap the Bluetooth icon at the top of your touchscreen, select your preferred phone and tap Priority Device,” explains the release notes.

Another feature is Glovebox PIN, available to all cars worldwide. “Protect the valuables in your glovebox with a 4-digit PIN. Tap Controls > Safety & Security > Glovebox PIN on the touchscreen to create your PIN,” says the update, according to NotATeslaApp.

Most likely there are other bug fixes and improvements as well. Let us know if you’re seeing this 2020.40.0.1 software update on your Tesla yet.

Update: Also new is Speed Assist for highways.

“In addition to local roads, Speed Assist now leverages your car’s cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data for highways. As usual, to adjust Speed Assist settings, tap Controls > Autopilot > Speed Limit.”

Update 2: Also is an update to Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control, to no longer require driver confirmation at green lights:

As you approach a green traffic light, in some situations where there is a straight path through the intersection, the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature may no longer require explicit driver confirmation. If this occurs, the stop line in the driving visualization will turn green to indicate that the car will continue through an intersection. Confirmation is still required if your car is already stopped at the light when it turns green.

Note: this feature will not turn or attempt to turn through intersections, although over time, as we continue to learn from the fleet, we expect that it will control more naturally. For more information, please refer to the Owner’s Manual.