Today, Tesla started pushing a new 2020.40 software update with two new minor features including Priority Bluetooth Device and Glovebox PIN.
The new Priority Bluetooth Device feature allows owners to assign a “preferred device” to their driver profile. Tesla wrote in the release notes: “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.”
Tesla’s new “Glovebox PIN” feature is reminiscent of the company’s “PIN to Drive” which was developed for the event that the drivers keys were stolen. Now, with the “Glovebox PIN” feature, access to the vehicles glovebox is not limited to only the touchscreen inside the vehicle but can be accessed by providing the drivers personal identification number. To activate this feature Tesla writes: “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.”
Additionally, the update provides “minor improvements and bug fixes” but those were not expanded on in the release notes.