Tesla has started deploying a new software update, 2021.40.5, and finally added the highly anticipated waypoints feature. Although Tesla went with a different name – ‘Add Stop’.
According to the release notes, you can now easily add a stop on your navigation route by tapping a new ‘+’ icon on the navigation search button.
The feature has been been promised to be coming since September 2020, when Elon Musk reluctantly agreed to add it after being persuaded by fellow Canadian and Tesla enthusiast Trev Page (@Model3Owners).
Fine, we’ll do it already 😀
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2020
Apparently Musk put his developers to work immediately, as evidence of the feature was found just a few months later by hacker @greentheonly.
The update also adds Sentry Mode Live Camera Access, Cold Weather Improvements, TIDAL, Rear Display Improvements, and the recent Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime for those vehicles that didn’t already have these features.
There have been no reports of 2021.40.5 in Canada, so we don’t know yet if we will finally get access to Sentry Mode Live with this update.
Here is a copy of the release notes courtesy of TMC forum user Spyderman09, who owns a Model S Plaid in Colorado.
2021.40.5 Release Notes
Sentry Mode Live Camera Access – You can now remotely view your car’s surroundings when parked to confirm the safety of your environment before returning to your car. Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed by Tesla. To enable or disable, tap Controls > Safety & Security.
Note: This feature requires iOS mobile app version 4.2.1 or higher, and Premium Connectivity.
Add Stop – Add a new stop to your route by tapping the “+” icon on the navigation search button and searching for a destination, or selecting a pin on the map.
Cold Weather Improvements – You can now enable front defrost and maintain your climate settings when clearing ice and snow. As usual, tap the fan icon and select Keep Climate On when parked.
TIDAL – TIDAL streaming is now available from the Media menu with a TIDAL account. You can listen to TIDAL playlists or albums in high-quality audio by connecting to Wi-Fi and pressing Download on the selected content.
Rear Display Improvements – You can now lock access to the rear screen by tapping Controls > Display > Lock Rear Display.
Traffic Aware Cruise Control Chime – You will now receive an audio alert when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is enabled. To disable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Traffic-Aware Cruise Control Chime.
New Language Support – You can now select British English as your language. To update your language setting, tap Controls > Display and select the desired option from the Language drop down menu.