Model S and Model X will automatically adjust their suspension for rough roads in update 2022.20

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By Lennon Cihak

Tesla Model X and Model S vehicles with adaptive air suspension will soon get a smoother ride.

Many Tesla owners have demanded that their vehicles learn and adapt to rough roads.

CEO Elon Musk said adaptive air suspension will remain a luxury feature and will remain exclusive to Model S and Model X.

In November 2020, @JohnEG78 tweeted at Musk stating, “I would like voice commands for air suspension height.”

Musk replied, “Okay. The overall air suspension height and damping algorithm is getting a lot of attention. Will be tied to FSD, so [it] acts automatically.

Update 2022.20 has just started rolling out to select vehicles and one of the main features of the update is “Tesla Adaptive Suspension”.

This feature will allow your Tesla with adaptive suspension to automatically lower or raise depending on the type of road. So if you are driving and encounter a gravel or dirt road, your vehicle will now automatically adjust its suspension for a smoother ride.

As Tesla ramps up its FSD rollout, the amount of actual data Tesla has collected is likely more than any other auto company.

Tesla may use this data collected by the Tesla fleet to automatically adjust ride height.

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If more data is needed or something is inaccurate, an on-screen button or voice command would be a nice addition to report it to Tesla, similar to Tesla’s FSD Beta report button.

Although we don’t have pothole detection and avoidance yet, this could be the start of such a feature.

“Tesla Adaptive Suspension will now adjust the ride height for an upcoming section of rough road. This adjustment may occur in various locations, subject to availability, as the vehicle downloads rough road map data generated by Tesla cars. The group The instrument cluster will continue to indicate when the suspension is raised for added comfort. To activate this feature, touch Controls > Suspension > Adaptive Suspension Damping, and select the Comfort or Auto setting.

Although potholes can be more difficult for the vehicle to detect, it could be useful to have an integrated system similar to Waze where users can report where the pothole is. With Waze, users can report a number of issues on the road, including police presence, objects on the road, construction, accidents, and more.

If a pothole is fixed, Tesla could use metrics that compare the number of times the pothole is reported by the driver or vehicle before it is fixed. If there are no more reports of this pothole in the road, Tesla’s AI could mark this pothole as fixed and remove it from the notification system or the adaptive air suspension.

Tesla Air Suspension Tuning

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison

The green light chime is coming to all owners

With the release of 2022.20, Green Traffic Light Chime is coming to owners with FSD 3.0 hardware.

When activated, the green traffic light chime will sound when a traffic light turns green.

The chime will sound one second after the light changes in case the driver is not paying attention. The chime will also sound when you are behind someone, once the vehicle has moved forward.

The feature is disabled by default and will only work when enabled in controls. The chime will also only occur when driving manually and not on autopilot.

To enable the feature, go to Controls > Autopilot and scroll all the way down until you see “Green Light Chime”.

The ability for the car to ring when a light turns green has been available for some time. However, previously the feature was only available to users with FSD.

Green Traffic Light Chime was first released almost two years ago in update 2020.36, but it was exclusively available to users with FSD.

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It could be argued that the feature should be available to everyone from the start, but it’s a nice addition for those who don’t have the FSD package.

While the feature works well, it’s worth noting that the chime should be used as an alert to check the traffic light, rather than an alert to continue.

In some cases, the chime will trigger incorrectly when it misreads a traffic light or misunderstands the traffic pattern.

By Alex Jones

Tesla lets you connect your Wall Connector to the app

Tesla, which continues to develop its ecosystem of interconnected products, seems to have set its sights on the initial forgetfulness of leaving Wall Connectors to fend for themselves on the Internet.

While Gen 1 and Gen 2 Wall Connectors lacked WiFi connectivity, Gen 3 Wall Connectors were designed with 2.4 Ghz WiFi (unfortunately they do not support 5 Ghz networks), which allowed over-the-air (OTA) and Ad-Hoc firmware upgrades with devices to configure and troubleshoot the device.

Curiously, the chargers didn’t exchange data with the Tesla app (keeping owners in the dark about all data, updates, usage, etc.).

However, it looks like that could soon change.

According Tesla_Adri Twitter’s latest app update, 4.10.0, contains new in-code string references for Wall Connector connectivity.

Tesla may be preparing to allow owners to fine-tune Wall Connector settings.

These settings may include the ability to control which cars can use the Wall Connector and the ability to choose to install updates through the Tesla app.

It could also allow owners to select “allowed” Teslas and non-Teslas to charge through their phone. Additionally, there are references to a “garage manager”. Although details are scarce, it is conceivable that Tesla could also allow the integration of a Wifi garage door opener as part of this goal of improving the home charging experience.

Now it looks like Tesla is testing this feature with some users who have the latest Tesla app.

You can see if you have access by tapping your profile icon in the top right corner, then choosing Add/Remove Products. If you have access to it, you will see the option to add a Wall Connector in addition to the usual Vehicle and Powerwall options.

Tesla lets you connect your Wall Connector to the app

Needless to say, for many Tesla owners who appreciate the ability to view live data and easily change settings on their solar roofs, solar panels, Poweralls, and cars, this small change to wall connectors will be a welcome one.

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