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Autopilot, firmware as of 10/22/2015, Questions

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by brianman, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Nov 10, 2011
    When new features are coming out, there's always a flurry of discussion about it right before it comes out. Then there's some beta leak stuff. Guesses before and after that. Then the firmware comes out and even more flurry of activity. Then it dies down. A year late people end up asking how stuff works and like 10 people chime in with different ways of phrasing the answer, and it finally settles on one or two really good descriptions.

    This time, I thought it might be fun to try a slightly different tack.

    Step 1: Collate questions about how the new feature works.
    Step 2: Firmware generally available.
    Step 3: Answer questions.
    Step 4: Make wiki, iterate on "Q&A" flavors of #1 and #3.

    We're currently at step 1 (bolded above) and that is the intent of this thread.

    Note that I've chosen tomorrow (10/15, Thursday) as the assumed "Thursday in question" for release of the firmware as per Elon, and then added a weeek (since he said 5d rollout) before we start a new thread to start answering or (more likely) it just becomes mixed into this thread. But anyway, the date is to say "let's focus on the firmware available on 10/22" -- rather than potential revisions between now (10/14) and then.

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    The question that inspired this thread:
  2. MarcG

    MarcG Active Member

    Oct 29, 2014
    San Francisco
    Thanks for starting this. Check out this list for possible questions that may be asked directly to Elon later today:

    Daniel Sparks on Twitter:

    My question was:

  3. msnow

    msnow Active Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    #3 msnow, Oct 14, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
    Good idea brianman. Hopefully the new owners manual will be published either before or, more likely, concurrent to the release. At least then we would have an "official" point of reference and terminology.
  4. hockeythug

    hockeythug Active Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Tesla should produce some sort of instructional video for owners on stuff like this.

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