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Firmware 5.8

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Lloyd, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    I could see this becoming quite annoying.

    So, when you're at a public charger in a mall or parking garage, do you have to check the area for other Model S's whose charge port you may have inadvertently triggered?

    I know if I returned to my car to find the charge port open I would wonder what was going on.

    So you have to manually connect your car to the hotspot every time you put the car in DRIVE? You'd think the car would prioritize WIFI over 3G, even if you have a connectivity package. Or at least have a checkbox to do so.
     
  2. jomo25

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    Actually, I specifically tested for this today. It didn't switch to 3G when I engaged Drive. Multiple times it worked as I would like (stuck with my hotspot). Not sure why it didn't earlier (it right after my first connection to the hotspot, so perhaps it wasn't "fully" set). But on my way home it worked perfectly. Will try again tomorrow.
     
  3. NigelM

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    No, because only the Tesla connectors trigger the charge port door to open.

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    That was my experience in a car with v5.6 and I tried it a couple of times. Jomo25 found differently (see his post above).
     
  4. mknox

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    Unless you have your UMC plugged in to a 120v outlet at, say, the airport and there's other Teslas around when you press the button...
     
  5. ModelS1079

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    Fell like I am using eight track tapes and floppy disks...

    Can I create a hot spot/ tether from my iPhone? (4S)
     
  6. NigelM

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    Go to settings/general/cellular/hotspot on your phone, then tap the 3G icon in your car and it should search and find your hotspot as WiFi. Your phone will give you the access password and Model S remembers the password for future use.
     
  7. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    @mknox: Beat me to it! :tongue:

    Still didn't get an answer to my original query, just a deflection. What is the range of the transmitter?
     
  8. NigelM

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    The OP asked about public chargers.
     
  9. xhawk101

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    Jesus people just put the pedal to the metal! I love the smooth transition and happy to push it all the way when I need it!
     
  10. mknox

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    Not to put too fine a point on it, but a lot of the public charging stations around here have both J1772 cables and NEMA 5-20 outlets. I've seen stations where a car may be using the J1772 and the next guy is using the "better than nothing" 120v outlet. (Have not seen a Tesla doing this, however!)
     
  11. Monto

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    I use a 120V outlet at the airport. It takes about 36 hours to top off, but I am gone at least that long. Since I am plugged in, my charge port is open, so it wouldn't matter if someone pushed their button.
     
  12. mknox

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    Hopefully you won't have 120 volt charging issues on 5.8 like this guy.
     
  13. contaygious

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    I wrote emails and they won't acknowledge that it changed in ownership or service. It is clearly different so not sure why I'm the only crazy one aho noticed. If I need to pass someone quickly the slower response hurts a lot.

    For the tether thing isn't it annoying to always pull out your phone and turn on hot spot. Then turn it off when you get out of the car? Otherwise wouldn't your phone batter die quickly if you left it on?
     
  14. ACDriveMotor

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    I am actually a little less convinced there is a real change to the accel mapping after a few more days. Maybe I am adapting. Alternatively I've since rebooted the driver and center consoles a bunch of times. Maybe there was something there that is now cleared up.
     
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    Rebooting changed my regen back, but the car is still slower accelerating. I never had to floor it before driving around sf ever until i upgraded from 5.6 to 5.8
     
  16. Doug_G

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    FWIW I went from 4.5 to 5.8 and didn't notice any change in accelerator mapping.
     
  17. hans

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    On Android it's very easy to setup an automated task that turns on the hotspot when the phone is connected to the car's bluetooth and turns it back off as soon as you walk away from the car.
     
  18. ACDriveMotor

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    If it is there (and not saying it isn't) it seems subtle. There are times I think I feel the difference and times that I don't. When I do think I feel it there seems less sensitivity to small movements than before.
     
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    Please spell that out for the rest of us! Thanks.
     
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