2022.16.1 Tesla Update and Release Notes

Tesla today started rolling out its 2022.16.1 software update, as noted by @TeslaFi, detected on a Model X Long Range in Finland.

The 2022.16.1 release notes indicate an update to Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation, to comply with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). This update means Navigate On Autopilot will no longer be able to exit by itself and require user action.

Navigate On Autopilot Fork Initiation

“Navigate on Autopilot has been updated to require a driver-initiated request before the vehicle will select a motorway exit or interchange. This driver-initiated request can be made by using the turn signal stalk shortly before the lateral maneuver is required. Please remain attentive and ready to initiate these maneuvers to remain on the navigation route. This update serves as a remedy to a non-compliance recall of the prior capability (not requiring a driver-initiated request) and only affects vehicles with the Navigate on Autopilot feature in markets that apply European (ECE) regulation,” explains the release notes (via Tesla Updates).

The issue has caused European deliveries to be delayed, pending the 2022.16.1 software update, which removes the automatic exit and fork taking without driver action.

The move is seen as European lawmakers getting in the way of autonomous driving features, especially for Tesla owners. The feature to automatically enter freeways and to exit remains in North America.