Tesla 2023.38.4 Release Notes

Tesla has started rolling out its 2023.38.4 software update, introducing a range of new features aimed at enhancing safety, convenience, and entertainment for owners of Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y vehicles.

The update includes a “Faster Hazard Lights After a Crash” feature, designed to make hazard lights flash more rapidly following a collision to increase visibility. This feature is not applicable to all types of vehicle incidents, according to the 2023.38.4 release notes shared by Tesla Software Updates.

Another notable addition is the “Predictive Charger Availability” feature. Superchargers will now forecast availability and wait times by considering the travel time for Tesla vehicles en route and past activity at the charging station.

The update also brings a minor adjustment to windows during software updates. The windows will minimally adjust to allow doors to open and close more easily and will return to their original position after the update is complete.

For entertainment, the update introduces “Multiplayer Vampire Survivors,” a co-op gameplay feature that allows up to four passengers to team up and combat swarms of the undead. To access this game, users must shift their vehicle to Park and navigate to the App Launcher, then select Arcade and Vampire Survivors. The game requires one controller per player.

Lastly, the update includes a “Location Sharing” feature. An icon will appear at the top of the vehicle’s touchscreen when an app requests the vehicle’s live location data. Owners have the option to turn off this feature at Controls > Safety > Allow Mobile Access, which also disables Tesla app access.

Tesla has clarified that when location sharing is enabled, the vehicle communicates directly with the Tesla app and other apps, but Tesla itself does not track the vehicle’s location. For more information, users can visit Tesla’s privacy policy on their website.