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2.5 Upgraded Electronics (Alpine) Bluetooth

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Anyone hear about when the Alpine map update was coming out? I tried a search for it and looked on Alpine's website and don't see it. It must still not be out.
 

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Ok...found this
NVD-W901 Map Update

Alpine's website is horrible. I couldn't find this link from the INA-W900's support page. Google found it. I'm trying to see if this is a newer version that what's on the current Alpine.
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
I'm not close to my Roadster. Does anyone know the map version number of non-updated IVA-NAV-10? The website says nothing about release date. Trying to see if this is actually new version before I spend $100. I doubt Tesla updates the maps for free but that might be worth asking too before buying the update.

I e-mailed someone at the Chicago store (service) so we'll see what they say.
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Thanks. Alpine's website should list a version number or release date but it doesn't. I'll post when I hear back from Tesla if map updates are free or if this is indeed a new version.
 

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
I heard back from Tesla. They said there is a new software update and that they think it is a new map but that he would contact their service person and let me know. It looks like new map above is included in the annual service so will save you $100 if you can wait.
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Really ??!!!
I e-mailed one of the Chicago Tesla people and that's what he said. He said he wasn't sure if it was just a software update (he might be confusing it with the new firmware update that's out) or if it included new maps (I sent him the link about with the maps for $99) but that he would check with a service person tomorrow. I'd be surprised if it was included with annual service but figured it couldn't hurt to wait and find out.
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Yeah. The map updates are not included. The rep got the firmware update confused with the map update. I'll buy the map update and see if it works.
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
I called Alpine tech support. The map update below is newer than the one installed on the unit.
I went ahead and ordered it. They send you a DVD instead of letting you download it. Companies still do that?=)

I confirmed it with Tesla. They won't install the map update during the service (think it takes a long time) and it's also not free. I just ordered it so will report back.
 
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kgb

Member
Sep 22, 2009
605
9
Houston, TX
HOLD THE PRESSES!!!!! Check out what Bybyte.com has!!!

Or MP3CAR has!!!

I'm intrigued. Why don't you try it out and let us know how it works. Specifically check into an iPad/iPhone solution. As for the Android tablet solution, who even has one of those? I heard they sold about 10 Android tablets before taking them off the market.

EDIT: Oh and before TEG or someone quotes me actual sales figures, I said "about 10," so it might have been a couple more, like 12 or so. :wink:
 
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dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,278
151
Nevada
Any update? Is this only a map upgrade? What I really want is a firmware upgrade, maybe something to prevent my screen from blanking out, or keep the radio from locking up after I listen to sat.
There is a firmware update on Alpine's website for free. The map update includes the map update and also an update of the interface as well. It seems like a minor update but does include one nice feature. To cancel a route, you only need to tap the screen twice instead of 5-6 times with the prior version.
 
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Ajetsprt

New Member
Jan 25, 2012
1
0
Hi,
I downloaded the firmware update from Alpine. Can someone tell me how to actually do the update?

I have the Alpine INA-W900

Thanks!
 

speedy99

Model 3 (2018, LR)
Aug 15, 2011
57
5
Santa Cruz, California
Hi,
I downloaded the firmware update from Alpine. Can someone tell me how to actually do the update?

I have the Alpine INA-W900

Thanks!

When I downloaded the firmware, there was also a PDF file with instructions. Then I looked at the info screen on my radio and the update had already been applied! So check first, you might not need it.
 

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