A glimpse of changes made to our platform in 2021.
Added a full screen toggle/option on individual driving session, trip, and lifetime driving pages.
Improvements made to ensure emails are sent out under all circumstances when we detect Tesla Account tokens have been invalidated.
New Feature: Split A Driving Session
We've implemented a new feature that allows you to effortlessly split a driving session at any specific location and time. Splitting a drive will create a new driving session with the chosen data points / "progress" and automatically recalculate the metrics for each.
This is useful for scenarios such as:
- Separating a round trip drive into two parts.
- Tracking drive efficiency for each trip while driving for Lyft/Uber or delivery services.
- Excluding/Removing the start or end of a drive for privacy when sharing with others.
Note: All driving sessions must have at least two progress points to be considered valid.
Improved Experience When Connecting Your Tesla Account
We've redesigned and improved the experience when connecting your Tesla Account both when you've first signed up but also via the Tesla Account page.
Charging Session Page Improvements
We've refreshed the design of charging sessions to improve how summarized data is displayed in preparation of upcoming changes.
Other Changes and Fixes
- Several Help Center articles have been updated to include new information about token generation and Tesla Account authentication.
- We've added additional fixes to prevent duplicate software update records from occurring.
- The changelog now supports videos, as can be seen above!
Self-Generated Refresh Tokens Are Back!
We're pleased to share that support for generating and providing your own refresh tokens utilizing the new Tesla OAuth SSO authentication system is now available on Teslascope.
The "How to generate your own tokens" documentation has been updated to provide new information about the recent changes in addition to open-source code for generating a refresh token. In the following weeks, we'll add other methods for different programming languages and other community projects.
We've updated the authentication process for UnlockMyTesla.com to utilize the new Tesla OAuth SSO.
Redesigned Login and Sign Up
New Beta Feature: Electricity Usage
As requested by one of our community members, we're currently experimenting with a build out of an electricity usage / quick glance page which will show you how much you've paid at your non-Supercharging locations for your current and previous billing period.
You can adjust your Billing Period (Start Day) via the "Charging" tab of Vehicle Settings.
This feature will receive many updates and improvements prior to its public launch. As always, you can gain early access to beta features and support the service's development via our premium membership.
Tesla OAuth SSO Support + Breaking Changes
On January 29th, Tesla finalized the transition to their new OAuth authentication system and deprecated an endpoint used by third-party services for refreshing tokens. Developers within the Tesla community worked together diligently, and we're pleased to have officially added support for both Tesla's new OAuth SSO authentication in addition to new token refresh flow a single day later.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of these changes, all Tesla accounts connected prior to January 30, 2021 will eventually fail to refresh. If this occurs, you will just need to reconnect your Tesla account, which should take under a minute.
Note: We have temporarily removed support for authentication via refresh tokens due to the significantly increased complexity of generating your own tokens, although we are currently working on an easy, no hassle, open source method of doing so. We expect for this to be completed by mid-February.
Improvements for International Vehicle Owners
Teslascope's community is made up of individuals from every region of the world and thus inclusivity is paramount to providing a quality experience for each and every vehicle owner.
Today we're pleased to share we've implemented a new exclusive and highly requested feature for all members; matching your account's preferences when sharing your vehicle's page or content! You can now toggle this under the "Advanced" tab of vehicle settings.
What does this mean?
Instead of defaulting to English and the Imperial system, you can now toggle "Matching" so your shared content (driving/charging sessions and trips) along with your vehicle's public page will now reflect your own account's preferences.
- Improvements were made to the onboarding process by ensuring the manual vehicle wake up process is more consistent.
- Resolved an issue causing some locations on the knowledge base (Teslapedia) to be inaccessible.
The following translations have been updated thanks to wonderful volunteers within the community.
The following translations are now available:
- Updated disclaimers on the premium subscription page to make the upgrade process clearer.
- Added support for 2021 to the Calendar and Day View.
- Improvements were made to software update pages to reduce page load times due to uncached data.
- The color of some buttons on the Developer area were changed from green to blue.