Tesla OTA software update adds media profiles and better range calculation


Tesla is rolling out its latest over-the-air software update 2022.16.0.2, with some new features and some improvements.

New media player accounts can now be linked to driver profiles, allowing users to automatically access their personal Spotify account while driving and for quick changes when someone else is driving.

The most impressive new addition is Navigation Energy Prediction, which can more accurately predict the vehicle’s remaining range by analyzing weather forecasts. According to the release notes:

“Energy forecasting for your route has been improved by incorporating crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature forecasts when using online navigation.”

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The technology has been tested for a while, but this is the first time it’s been implemented for a wider audience of owners. Hopefully it manages to ease driver anxiety, along with a new feature that shows wait times at Superchargers along a given route and can change navigation accordingly.

A small but important update for some, the TeslaMic gets performance improvements to reduce latency when using Caraoke.

Finally, as Teslascope discovered, the update introduces the option for mixed brakes, which uses regular braking in combination with regenerative braking to deliver more consistent deceleration. The system can also take over when battery level or temperature limits regenerative braking capability.