Tesla releases new software update that finally adds waypoints to navigation

Tesla today started offering a new software update to its fleet that adds waypoints to its navigation system, which was in high demand among owners.

Over the years, Tesla has become known for its over-the-air software updates adding functionality to its vehicles.

This is something that was not standard before in the auto industry, but Tesla’s software approach has made it obvious. Today, many car manufacturers are following suit.

The automaker has used its live software capability to improve the user interface and features like navigation. But there is one navigation feature that Tesla owners have been asking for, apparently all along, that hasn’t been released yet: the ability to add waypoints to a destination.

Today, Tesla finally released the feature as part of its 2021.40.5 software update that it has started offering to the fleet. The automaker wrote about the feature it calls “add a stop” in the release notes:

“Add a new stop to your route by tapping the ‘+’ icon on the navigation search button and looking for a destination, or by selecting a pin on the map.”

Now Tesla owners will be able to use native in-car navigation to enter a destination and add waypoints.

The same update also includes some of the same features Tesla started offering last week, like tide and cold weather improvements.

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