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Earlier this year, Tesla upgraded all vehicles to stop at intersections, stop signs, and traffic lights. The latest Tesla software 2020.24.6.1 for US residents was released on June 24. Today, July 1, Canada Day, Canadian Tesla owners receive a gift from the company, new software 2020.24.6.3, that allows Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (TLSSC) to proceed through green lights.
2020.24.6.3 downloading in 🇨🇦!— Allan Harding (@alharding) July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day!! 💖🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/jzgHb3B61M
TESLA SOFTWARE VERSION 2020.24.6.3 HIGHLIGHTS
- Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta)
- Driving Visualization Improvements
- Backup camera improvements
- Dashcam Improvements
- Supercharger Improvements
- Pay Per Use Supercharging
- TuneIn Improvements
- Walk-Away Door Lock Improvements
- On-Route Battery Warmup
- New language support
- The cabin camera is not included in this release as it was in the US!
Drive Tesla Canada reports that another new feature has been added that is not included in the release notes is the addition of new wheel options in the 'Wheel Configuration' menu - the car's avatar can now display the naked aero wheels (and Zero-G referral wheels ).
Source: Drive Tesla Canada
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta)
The Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature no longer requires explicit driver confirmation of pulling the Autopilot stalk to continue straight through an intersection for green traffic lights when there is a lead vehicle ahead of you and Autopilot is confident that you are not in a turn-only lane. The stop line in the driving visualization will now turn green to indicate that the car will continue through an intersection.
Please continue to pay attention and be ready to take immediate action, including braking because this feature may not stop for all traffic controls. This feature will not attempt to turn through intersections but over time, as we continue to learn from the fleet, the feature will control more naturally.
Your car will now display a slightly higher range to more accurately reflect the capacity of the battery.
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (Beta)
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control is designed to recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, slowing your car to a stop when using Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer. This feature will slow the car for all detected traffic lights, including green, blinking yellow, and off lights. As your car approaches an intersection, your car will indicate the intention to slow down via a notification, slow down, and stop at the red line shown on the driving visualization.
Driving Visualization Improvements
The driving visualization can now display additional objects which include stop lights, stop signs and select road markings. The stop sign and stop light visualizations are not a substitute for an attentive driver and will not stop the car. To see these additional objects in your driving visualization, tap Controls > Autopilot > Full Self-Driving Visualization Preview.
Backup Camera Improvements
You can now view video streams coming from your side repeater cameras for added visibility around the vehicle.
When the backup camera is visible, simply swipe to display the repeater camera video feeds.
When your vehicle is in REVERSE, swipe to display the repeater camera video feeds. Or, simply tap the Application launcher > Camera > Parking Assist button and swipe or tap the arrow.
Your car is now able to charge at V3 Superchargers at up to 225kW peak rates. As usual, when you navigate to a Supercharger, your car will condition its battery during the drive, so it can charge faster.
Dashcam Viewer Improvements
To make Sentry Mode videos easier to review, we have added a red dot along the video scrubber to indicate the moment when a Sentry Mode event was triggered. When playing a Sentry Mode video, the Dashcam Viewer will skip ahead and begin playback right before this point.
Pay Per Use Supercharging
This release supports pay per use Supercharging. As usual, charging status information can be viewed by tapping the Application Launcher > Charging.
With this update, we've improved the usability and discoverability of TuneIn stations and podcasts so that it's easier to browse content. We've also added the ability to adjust playback speed of podcasts (up to 2x). As usual, to use TuneIn, tap on the media icon and select TuneIn on the source selector.
Walk-Away Door Lock Improvements
You now have the option to disable Walk-Away Door Lock when your vehicle is parked at Home. Tap Controls > Locks and select "Exclude Home".
You now have the option to disable Walk-Away Door Lock when your vehicle is parked at Home. Tap Controls > Vehicle and select "Exclude Home".
Note: To save a home location, tap Navigate > Set Home.
On-Route Battery Warmup
Your vehicle will now precondition the battery when navigating to third party fast charging stations, in addition to Superchargers. As usual, you can find a list of nearby third party charging locations by tapping on the lightning bolt icon on the bottom of your touchscreen.
New Language Support
You can now select Portuguese as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.
Note: Your vehicle must be in PARK to change languages.
In case you missed it, #Tesla deployed 2020.24.6.3 late last night as the perfect Canada Day gift packed with new features https://t.co/6KFGKOSOv3— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) July 1, 2020
We noticed a new Tesla software update 2020.24.6.3 on a Model 3 SR+ (2019) in Alberta, Canada. View the rollout of this update here: https://t.co/xIeGVWypTM— Teslascope (@teslascope) July 1, 2020
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