2022.16.0.2 Tesla Update Release Notes: New Features Here and Coming Soon

With each new Tesla update, the automaker’s cars gain new software features with improved functionality, and a recent update shows new logos to help tell drivers when road or charging conditions aren’t ideal.

Yesterday, Tesla released its 2022.16.0.2 software update, as noted by @Teslascope, detected on a variety of vehicles including legacy Model S and Model X.

2022.16.0.2 release notes indicate new features to Driver Profiles and Navigation Energy Prediction, as detailed by @gummatt.

Driver Profiles: Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify login) are now linked to your driver profile. Simply log into your media account while your driver profile is selected.

Navigation Energy Prediction: energy prediction for your route has been improved by incorporating forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature when using online navigation.

According to @greentheonly, 2022.16.0.2 also brings ‘Blended Brakes’ to the Model 3 and Model Y. “Your vehicle can now automatically apply regular brakes for consistent deceleration when regenerative braking.”

For China, there are new Tesla mic improvements.

Also new for legacy Model S and Model X vehicles (those with vertical displays)? Live Sentry Mode for viewing car cameras from the Tesla app, while Bluetooth controller support is also apparently coming soon. These vehicles will also get a new visualization when parked, as seen below:

The developer also notes coming soon are new “congestion at Supercharger” and “wind on route” icons.

“Oh, look at that, Tesla is preparing to show projected wait time when there’s a congested supercharger on the route (hence the new icon). Something about offering reroutes to less congested is above the threshold too?”, said @greentheonly yesterday.

Tesla’s 2022.16 software update began rolling out earlier this month, and the primary improvements were made to the power liftgate, media player accounts syncing with driver profiles, energy predictions and more.

Additionally, Tesla showed off its two-story diner and drive-in movie theater at a Hollywood, California Supercharger this week.