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Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Lump, Mar 15, 2015.
Elon Musk on Twitter:
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Must be related to limiting rate of supercharger to 60 kW? Jk
Hm. I don't see more range ending range anxiety -- perhaps a huge upgrade to the navigation and energy projection system that is more accurate and incorporates 3rd party chargers (and charging times).
Or maybe Tesla is announcing they've acquired EV Trip Planner
Not for the event, but for the rampant speculation that's about to commence on TMC...
Interesting. Scheduling a press conference hints more towards range expansion than navigation. Perhaps partnering with BMW to unify the high speed charging network?
The entire fleet doesn't have navigation.
I noticed that when I start navigation to a destination that the battery icon briefly appears, and disappears, in the eta/distance box. . My guess is that this upgrade will now warn you if you have less than the required miles available and suggest a route that allows you to make it with enough miles left.
Let the guessing begin!
Maybe it will show the exact kW left in the pack instead of percentage/range with reserve/zero mile protection.
Or: enables to enter a far away destination where it calculates the optimal supercharger stops.
Or: shows the number of active/free stalls at a supercharger location.
Or: allows to manually enter your personal average Wh/mi(or km) for range calculations without using the factory dictated rated/ideal/typical values.
Maybe making superchargers free......Wait, they already did that :biggrin:. However, the entire fleet doesn't have Supercharging.
All cars can now travel 400 miles on a charge, our engineers have solved this by limiting driving speeds to 25mph :biggrin:.
I'm thinking this is an upgrade to the Nav system that uses the energy projections and supercharger locations (and status?) to automatically route you through supercharger waypoints as required.
Maybe it also works through the Google Maps interface for non-Nav cars?
The entire fleet doesn't have Supercharging enabled. An OTA update can enable it though.
But it could -- navigation is just a firmware update away... Perhaps at a price.
"Ending" range anxiety is an extremely high bar. I look forward to seeing what they've got in store.
The secret is out.
Goodyear: Charging Your EV Through Its Tires - HybridCars.com
If true, that's very interesting...
But it's not an OTA update that affects the entire fleet...
Its got nothing to do with increasing the range, but removing the anxiety. The software update will cause a tune to play in the car when the range gets to 20km, this tune will cause you to calm down.
Here is a sample of it
Car will have an Uber driver waiting at the point you run out of charge?
Could it be battery swapping stations?
Not in-line with an OTA software update.