Tesla Model 3 OTA 2021.16.2 Software Update Starting to Roll Out

Less than a week after coming out with the 2020.16 update, Tesla has just rolled out a patch software update with its version 2020.16.2.



According to Teslascope, there was a Model 3 in Oregon that received the 2020.16.2 patch software update.

And according to Teslafi twitter account, there was another Model 3 in Georgia that was just upgraded to this latest software.

After a flurry of updates in the last few weeks to roll out the latest and greatest Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control and Dashcam Viewer features, tesla is starting to roll out some smaller features.

In the latest 2020.16 release, new features included these minor ones below. Personally, the most useful feature would be the charging station filter function, helps searching for nearest charger based on max power. Helps if you are on the road and looking to get a quick charge and keep going.

  • tesla Toybox
  • Nearby Charging Stations
  • Minor improvements to maps
  • Dashcam Improvements
  • Backgammon Improvements

The official tesla software update version is the 2020.16.2 a0c3c853bd.

We should note that most of the updates that have been rolling out have been the 2020.12.11.5 and 2020.12.11.1 updates. There has been very few vehicles with the latest 2020.16 update. So be patient if you are still on the 2020.12 version.

Tesla 2020.16 Release Note

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.

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.

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.

This release contains minor improvements and bug fixes.