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The latest Tesla software update has been released in 2020.40. It’s a minor release but includes two useful features, the Priority Bluetooth Device and Glovebox PIN.
The Priority Bluetooth Device enables you to assign a preferred device to the driver profile. This prevents the vehicle from connecting to an incorrect smartphone that is in close proximity. The release notes describe this feature as:
To avoid connecting to the wrong nearby phone, you can now set your priority Bluetooth device. Your car will attempt to connect to the priority device associated with the profile selected before it attempts to connect to other paired phones. To activate Priority Bluetooth, tap the Bluetooth icon on the top of your touchscreen, select your preferred phone and tap Priority Device.
The second new feature is the Glovebox PIN. Tesla vehicles already have the PIN to Drive feature to secure the car in the event that the keys are lost or stolen. And because the glovebox in the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles can only be accessed via the touchscreen, Tesla has now added a PIN that too:
Protect the valuables in your glove box with a 4-digit PIN. Tap Controls > Safety and Security > Glovebox PIN on the touchscreen to create your PIN.
These new features are available for models worldwide and it can take a few days or weeks for the update to rollout to the entire Tesla fleet.
NEW FEATURES COMING TO A TESLA NEAR YOU
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has used his Twitter platform to give an indication of new features that are in development. While these haven’t been released yet, it gives Tesla owners an idea of what to look forward to in the future: