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2020.20.5 has improvements to GPS

diplomat33

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2017
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9,044
Terre Haute, IN USA
Here is partial screenshot of release notes for 2020.20.5:

Screen_Shot_2020-06-05_at_7.21.39_PM_1024x1024.png


"Based on the information from the release notes and the fact that the update is seemingly being rolled out to older vehicles, it appears that 2020.20.5 is designed to level out the performance of Tesla’s fleet, at least to some degree. GPS improvements may seem pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, but they go a long way in contributing to a vehicle’s key functions, such as navigation.

This is especially true when one considers that navigation is key to the rollout of the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. Tesla is currently pushing hard to roll out more features for its FSD suite, which would put the system closer to a feature-complete version. CEO Elon Musk is optimistic about FSD, previously stating that its feature-complete iteration is poised to be released in the near future."
Tesla Rolls Out GPS Update Improvements In 2020.20.5 OTA Update
 

Silicon Desert

Active Member
Oct 1, 2018
3,482
3,330
Sparks Nevada / GF 1
Nice, yet I wonder specifically what is being improved. The stability of my X100 (4 years old now) have been perfect all the time. I've never seen an issue. Maybe others have not been so fortunate ? Inquiring minds want to know. :) Factory folks up here seem to not have answers yet. Guess I am taking to the wrong people. o_O
 

tmueller64

Member
Aug 11, 2016
19
18
Omaha, NE
My 2016 S70D has been at the SC since Wednesday for a flakey GPS issue. Several weeks ago the GPS would periodically start drifting to the left of where I was actually driving, sometimes by a block or two and sometimes up to 20 miles. After a few hours or as much as a day later it would reset. The SC looked at the antenna but found no problem. Today they turned data over to engineering. I’m hoping this update will fix the problem.

Has anyone else seen this type of flakiness with GPS in and older S or X?
 

g1000x

Member
Mar 25, 2018
180
161
Denver
Installing this right now on my 2018 Model S. Curious if the GPS update applies to my car.

Edit: It did have the GPS update. Wonder what it changed, never had GPS issues.
 
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ptsagcy

Member
Nov 4, 2013
528
176
NJ
Here is partial screenshot of release notes for 2020.20.5:

Screen_Shot_2020-06-05_at_7.21.39_PM_1024x1024.png


"Based on the information from the release notes and the fact that the update is seemingly being rolled out to older vehicles, it appears that 2020.20.5 is designed to level out the performance of Tesla’s fleet, at least to some degree. GPS improvements may seem pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, but they go a long way in contributing to a vehicle’s key functions, such as navigation.

This is especially true when one considers that navigation is key to the rollout of the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. Tesla is currently pushing hard to roll out more features for its FSD suite, which would put the system closer to a feature-complete version. CEO Elon Musk is optimistic about FSD, previously stating that its feature-complete iteration is poised to be released in the near future."
Tesla Rolls Out GPS Update Improvements In 2020.20.5 OTA Update
Not sure that’s accurate as I just got the update and my 2018 MX was upgraded to the newest computer hardware (3)
 

Armee_1

Member
Jan 12, 2018
53
183
Virginia
Took a quick drive today. On this update I’ve noticed better stop light color detection range. I’m referring to the traffic light icon alert that pops up for an upcoming stop. Previously it wouldn’t detect light color until around 300ft or so. It’s now showing that it knows what color it is right around the 5-600ft range alert.
 
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sperkin

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Mar 23, 2017
878
889
Los Angeles, CA
No real difference to me after a couple of days driving. AP and Nav on AP still behaves the same when 1 lane marking disappears. I was hoping this update fixes it with better GPS data.

There is still issues with the car in the HOV/carpool lane. Still turns on left blinker trying to change lanes into a barrier wall (it dont change lane because there is a wall but looks dumb as it keeps the left blinker On) or leaving a carpool lane for no reason and then get back in.

Also, this GPS update didn't trigger a new Navigation Map update so hope a new map can fix these issues soon.
 

Bill Price

Member
Sep 23, 2018
503
606
Indianapolis
No real difference to me after a couple of days driving. AP and Nav on AP still behaves the same when 1 lane marking disappears. I was hoping this update fixes it with better GPS data.

There is still issues with the car in the HOV/carpool lane. Still turns on left blinker trying to change lanes into a barrier wall (it dont change lane because there is a wall but looks dumb as it keeps the left blinker On) or leaving a carpool lane for no reason and then get back in.

Also, this GPS update didn't trigger a new Navigation Map update so hope a new map can fix these issues soon.

Yep.......same here......no real difference perceived, no GPS calibration seen and no Navigation update.
 

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