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Current status of Firmware 6.0 ?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by dyoreo, May 14, 2014.

  1. dyoreo

    dyoreo Member

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    What is the status of Firmware Ver. 6.0 ??
     
  2. pbleic

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    Q1 Conference Call (a bit garbled transcription). I assume 6.0 is what he was talking about

    Elon R. Musk
    Software (indiscernible) I think there are some very exciting software updates that are going to come out in the next few months that certainly will improve the experience of the whole suite of customers out there and if anyone ask me about that I’m looking to say what they are, so just broader information as it is, but I think customers can certainly look forward to some really awesome functionality improvements in their exi(s)ting car.

    Translation: Amazing stuff is coming in "the next few months" (my read on Tesla time: by the end of the year).
     
  3. smartypnz

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    No - he nailed it down to a specific time several months ago - "Should be out in February"

    Just didn't mention year.
     
  4. Chickenlittle

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    firmware version 6.0

    promised really neat does anyone know when released or new items.

    no inside info but i am betting navigation since i have no imagination. maybe real time traffic with cars communicating or directions on long trips including the needed super charger stops.

    any ideas
     
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    Don't forget, they hired that software security guru from Apple earlier in the year so she may have found some flaws that's keeping the software from being released. IMO, let them go over it with a fine tooth comb and get all of the "bugs" out first before releasing this major version.
     
  6. apacheguy

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    Not sure how much sense that makes. Security patches are reasons to prioritize a software release, not further delay it.
     
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    Version 6 has a lot of new code, include a major update to the browser (one of the most likely entry points of malware). It is possible security issues were found in that portion.
     
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    Apple's WWDC (World-Wide Developers Conference) is at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 2nd-6th. Apple is expected to reveal iOS 8.0 for the first time. New features for mapping and contact integration are expected along with a refined API for CarPlay.

    Pure speculation on my part
    , but I wonder if some of the (perceived) delay in releasing TeslaOS 6.0 (is there an actual name for the MS firmware?) might be coordination with other important software partners?
     
  9. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Or, just perhaps it's just not ready yet? :)
     
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    Says the beta tester...
     
  11. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Erstwhile? Don't think Flasher got 5.9 early?! I may be wrong though.
     
  12. apacheguy

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    Agh, you're probably right. Once they gave him that fancy new D pack he probably didn't meet their beta testing criteria.
     
  13. FlasherZ

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    #13 FlasherZ, May 21, 2014
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    I have absolutely no idea as to the current status of 6.0. I was just pointing out that there is an awful lot of speculation, and the answer could be as simple as "it's still in development and isn't ready for any customer vehicles yet".

    And it wasn't "fancy new". It was "fancy refurbished"... service center had 1 refurbished D and 1 new D on hand, I got the refurb. :)
     
  14. AlMc

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    When Elon talked about 6.0 he indicated it would have a lot of improvements/new functions. Given that TM appears to be pushing out more updates to 5.9 series still and that from beta testing to general release appears (speculation) to take months, not weeks, I would be surprised to see general release before August/September.
     
  15. joshua.MA

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    I've been wondering which will come first - the first Model X delivery or 6.0.
     
  16. AlMc

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    I place my bet on 6.0. I think they would like the X to come out with many of the promised features of 6.0. So August/September for 6.0 and finalized version/Model X 'party' in Oct/Nov.
     
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    It makes sense. Most issues are only a potential for mischief. One can either band-aid patch against specific known problems, or one can fix the underlying key assumptions that ultimately made a vulnerability possible. Fixing the fundamentals is harder but more robust.
     
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    Oh, I don't know. Remember: February is a mere 8 and a half months away from when I post this.....
     
  19. apacheguy

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    Granted, but what's your point? We're talking about the timing of a release, not the philosophy of patching security holes. We'd need a whole new thread for that.
     
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    Occam and his razor agree.
     

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