Tesla 2020.48.26 Software Update Rolling Out: What’s New

Tesla owners in North America have just found another present under their Christmas trees this morning — software update 2020.48.26 for their Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). This update has new features that goes beyond 2020.48.25 spotted yesterday.

This update includes three new games: The Battle of Polytopia, Cat Quest and Solitaire.

There’s also a new Boombox feature that is described as:

Turn your car into boombox and entertain a crowd with your media player when parked. You can also customize the sound your car makes when you press the horn, drive the car, or when your car is moving with Summon. Select an option from the dropdown menu or insert your own USB device and save up to five custom sounds.

Here’s the new Boombox feature in action–you can play music, plus a bunch of other sounds:


Check out the release notes for 2020.48.26 below shared by @Model3Owners:

There’s also new:

  • Driving visualization improvements

“The driving visualization has been refreshed and now offers a larger visualization to allow drivers to view more details of the road surroundings. The next turn will now appear above the visualization if the navigation turn list is covered by another app,” explains the release notes.

“Additionally, select items have slightly moved but will continue to look and behave the same. Some notable differences include following…”

  • Quick access to the backup camera and wipers has moved to the bottom bar
  • Indicator lights have been moved to the side of the touchscreen
  • Autopilot set speed, Autopilot availability and detected speed limit are now displayed next to the driving speed

Other new changes in 2020.48.26 (via NotATeslaApp):

  • Scheduled departure improvements: “Scheduled Departure can now precondition your battery and cabin even when your car is unplugged. To account for different utility rate plans, you can now set the time when your off-peak rates end to save on charging costs. To access, tap SCHEDULE from the climate control or charging panel when parked.”
  • Emissions testing mode improvements (new Toybox feature): “Emissions Testing Mode can now be used outside the car. To setup, select your desired sound and place the cushion on the external speaker. When ready, play selected sound by pressing the left scroll wheel button or using the turn signal. To access, tao the Application Launcher > Toybox > Emissions Testing Mode”
  • Supercharger display improvements: “Supercharger pins on your touchscreen will now display the number of available stalls at charging sites. Quickly search for nearby amenities by tapping an amenity icon on the Supercharger popup display.”
  • Release notes improvements: “Release notes now include improved browsing and access. To view current and previous release notes, tap Controls > Software > Release Notes.”
  • Vehicle information: “The Tesla “T” has been removed from the top status bar. Tap Controls > Software for the same information.”

Here’s a quick test of Autopilot in 2020.48.26, via @spkaine:


Elon Musk this morning wished a Merry Christmas to everyone on Twitter:


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