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AP2 hardware with AP1-like software

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kirky, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. kirky

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    So, I think I might have a limbo car with AP2 hardware. I got it as an inventory car, and it had the Enhanced Autopilot steering wheel icon in the listing, and the same text in the actual ad. I did not take a screenshot so I cannot say the exact phrasings in the ad. Its a 2017 model 60D now a 75D. The thing is I was really careful getting an AP2 car (with auto pilot enabled) - all the signals were there, the EAP icon in the listing, the text and they even confirmed AP2 hardware, auto pilot enabled on the phone.

    What I do think I have now is an AP2 car, but the "buyer" designed it as an AP1 car with Auto Pilot and then the shift came to AP2 before production. Also the "buyer" (it was a totally new car when I got it), did likely not choose to pay Tesla a smaller upgrade sum to get complete EAP, and so I am in theoretically limited EAP mode (supposed to emulate AP1 features).

    First of all I think they miscommunicated this, on purpose?, as a first time buyer how could I be aware of a limbo state AP/EAP mode. I wanted AP2 and EAP, and all the signs were there..

    Anyyhow, I do have EAP-like features and I believe I have just the same software as a true EAP car at least for now.
    So for now its quite okay, except maybe for resale value. Also, I do not have the option to buy FSD in My Tesla.

    The delivery specialist did not answer my email about my AP questions...

    Anyone else the same boat, deliberately or not, do you think the software will become different at a later stage? Or do you think its even already?

    Do I have a case to get true EAP status from Tesla?
     
  2. Tam

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    I think Tesla can supply you the status but whether it can supply you EAP function for no additional charge depends on what Tesla's receipt says.
     
  3. whitex

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    You didn't explain, why exactly do you think that? What do you see that makes you think you don't have full EAP?
     
  4. kirky

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    The reason I think that is two folded. One, I don't have the FSD upgrade in My Tesla. Which I was intrigued about. Actually I was initially hoping somehow they had done something wrong and enabled FSD as well for the car. :)

    Two - after looking at the invoices more in details, I see now that the Auto Pilot line has "Auto Pilot - with convenience features" on it. Which I hardly had a change to understand what it meant initially. I saw AP2 hardware and a spec line for Enhanced Auto Pilot.

    I did lock the car with the deposit sum after having talked with the sales guy and he certainly confirmed AP2 and Auto Pilot.
     
  5. kirky

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    Also, since it was a new 2017 AP2 car, there was no other way to configure it with auto pilot than with EAP, so that something else existed was quite difficult to know.
     
  6. sakimano

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    Crazy idea... Maybe ask tesla?
     
  7. kirky

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    Yeah, I did but not answer on email. I will call them.

    Was also wondering whether there was any others in the same situation.
     
  8. Tam

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    My receipt says "Enhanced Autopilot $5,000".

    It sounds like you can pay extra fee to update to Enhanced Autopilot, and then Full Self-Driving.
     

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