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Does Autopilot work better with LTE than 3G?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by musicious, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. musicious

    musicious Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Wheeling, IL
    #1 musicious, Oct 23, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
    Since there may be some additional data downloaded by Autopilot such as their high precision maps, does anyone know if the faster speed of LTE improves Autopilot performance with regard to proper paths and/or quicker reaction time?
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

    Jan 29, 2010
    Redwood Shores, CA
    Even if there's such additional data downloaded for the sake of Autopilot, it's not going to happen, in all likelihood, in real-time for a specific area as you actually drive through there. Any such data downloads will most likely happen - preferably over WiFi - while your car's snoring in your garage.

    If you are on 3G and are considering an upgrade to LTE, there are many other reasons to fork out the $500. Coverage is better, Slacker loads much faster, maps are a bit better and so on. Just got the upgrade myself today and am loving it.
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

    Mar 8, 2012
    If you are only going to get one upgrade, this is the one to get--at least until a much longer range battery comes out.
  4. invisik

    invisik Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    I would be shocked if you had to have cell signal to use autopilot. And almost as shocked if it relied on any transferring through the cell signal for real time processing of autopilot decisions. It must be all internal to the car.

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