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Tesla 2020.16.2.1 (Software Update)

I have two other articles that go over how to install this application on BuyVM OR Vultr, which I use to track how often I receive Tesla Software Updates like 2020.16.2.1.

TeslaMate: Updates

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It has been 3-weeks since I received Software Update, ‘2020.12.11.1’.

What’s New in This Update

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Tesla Toybox

The Tesla Toybox has been redesigned to make it easier to view and play. Simply scroll through the toys and adjust the associated controls. As before, to access the Tesla Toybox, tap the Toybox icon from the Application Launcher.

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Nearby Charging Sites

The charging list has been improved to easily filter nearby charging sites based on max power. Simply tap the charging icon on the map and filter by selecting the associated lighting bolt icons.

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Three (***) Chargers Only

So, basically only show Tesla Superchargers in the list.

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Two (**) AND Three (***) Chargers Only

Same… but I’m not sure if they consider 72kW (3) star or (2) star?

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All charge option enabled

I found the new filters change the list provided however don’t remove places you have spent time charging at prior, as you can see in my screen shot.

Dashcam Improvements

Dashcam is now easier to setup or erase. After plugging in a USB drive, tap Controls > Safety & Security > FORMAT USB DEVICE to format and create the associated folders for Dashcam. Note: Formatting the USB drive will also delete any existing clips.

Backgammon Improvements

Playing Backgammon against your Tesla has now become more difficult. The most difficult level has now been trained with 20+ million games. Challenge your Tesla to a game by tapping the Application Launcher, then tap Entertainment > Arcade > Backgammon. Note: As usual, the Tesla Arcade is only available when your car is in PARK.

By Graydon Schwartz

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