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Firmware 6.2 press release info

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by invisik, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. invisik

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    from an investors thread

    http://www.teslamotors.com/presskit



    Model S Software Update 6.2

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    Model S is the only car on the road that improves with time, thanks to Tesla’s free, over-the-air software updates. With each new update, Tesla adds functionality, enhanced performance, and improved user experience to every Model S.
    Today’s announcement of software update 6.2 introduces new features that expand the car’s intelligence which eliminate range anxiety entirely, enhance Model S’s active safety features, and bring Model S closer to having autonomous capabilities.

    Energy and Range

    software-6-2-la-to-bay.jpg Our energy and range functions eliminate “range anxiety” and remove the hassle of planning road trips before you embark. By introducing Range Assurance and Trip Planner into Model S’s navigation, long distance travel is now foolproof.
    Navigation automatically routes Model S through Tesla’s charging network. Currently 90% of the US population is within 175 miles of a Tesla Supercharger; finding quick and convenient charging has never been easier. Include Tesla Destination Chargers and 95% of the US Population is now within ample range of Tesla’s charging network.
    software-6-2-la-to-ny.jpg Trip Planner
    Model S owners can now take road trips with confidence. Simply select a destination, and Navigation will now automatically route through the appropriate superchargers if charging is needed for your trip. Trip Planner will select a route to minimize driving and charging time. At each supercharger stop, Trip Planner will notify you via the iPhone app when you’ve charged enough to continue on your trip. Android app users can monitor charging needed for the trip via the Charging screen.
    Automatic routing along Tesla’s Charging Network
    Drivers can choose a final destination and Model S will route them through charging locations automatically. Navigation will display the fastest route to the destination and break the route into legs between Superchargers, displaying anticipated charge times at each station in a simplified list view.

    Push Notifications at Superchargers
    Model S will notify drivers via the App when they have enough juice to depart for the next Supercharger or their final destination.
    software-6-2-chargers.jpg Range Assurance
    Model S does the thinking for you. By continually monitoring and advising owners when they are at risk of driving beyond the range of reliable charging locations, “range anxiety” is gone. When the warning is triggered, Model S provides a list of Superchargers, Tesla Destination Chargers, and locations where the vehicle has previously charged that are within current range. Drivers then select a charging destination from the list and Navigation will provide turn-by-turn guidance along with the predicted battery energy when you get there.

    Driver Assistance Features

    The new Driver Assistance features in 6.2 are designed to intelligently anticipate and react to potentially dangerous situations. Since the unveiling of autopilot in fall 2014, Tesla has pushed a number of active safety features to Model S via wireless software updates that enhance the safety of Model S and bring Tesla closer to rolling out full autopilot capabilities to vehicles on the road.
    Automatic Emergency Braking
    This new Collision Avoidance Assist feature automatically engages the brakes to reduce the impact of an unavoidable frontal collision. Automatic Emergency Braking will stop applying the brakes when the driver presses the accelerator pedal, the brake pedal, or sharply turns the steering wheel.
    Blind Spot Warning
    Blind Spot Warning assists the driver to change lanes safely. When Model S is travelling between 20 mph (30 km/h) and 85 mph (140 km/h) and detects a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot, a white arc will appear on the instrument panel near the bottom of the speedometer. If a collision with the vehicle becomes likely, two red arcs will appear, the steering wheel will vibrate, and the driver will hear a chime.

    Valet Mode

    Valet Mode conveniently and discreetly limits Model S’s driving performance and restricts access to certain settings and personal information. With the touch of a button, owners can place a limit on speed, lock the glove box and frunk, and disable personal information like driver profiles and homelink settings.

    P85D Top Speed

    The top speed for P85D is now 155 mph (250 km/h).
     
  2. FlasherZ

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

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    I considered starting a "OFFICIAL disappointed my feature <x> wasn't announced in 6.2" thread, but that would just be... duplicative to many other threads. :)
     
  3. SabrToothSqrl

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    I find it interesting they didn't have more battery in the screen shots... you'd think a company would have photo-shopped them to a full battery at the time... similar to how clocks are usually 10:10.

    But hey, good update! I can finally use the car vs. evtrip planner while I'm IN the car.
     
  4. DJung

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    I think it's intentional. For the screenshot where the battery is in the red, I think it's trying to show a scenario where there are no superchargers on your route and the vehicle is making an attempt to find destination chargers and visited chargers that are within your range
     
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    Wow, have they picked a terrible example for the screenshot!

    That "B Charger" listed above at 48123 California 1 is at the "Ventana Inn & Spa".

    That is a Hotel Guests Only charger. It's not actually useful to most people.

    If the car is trying to keep you safe by routing you to chargers that you can't actually use, the entire feature becomes pointless.


    I'm sure it won't actually do that (or if it does, I'm sure it will QUICKLY stop doing it after a Broder incident), but geez... whoever does the press releases for Tesla should think these things through. It's obvious that person doesn't own a Model S, or this would be the very first thing they'd look out for.
     
  6. Mjc123

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    I know few companies can execute like Apple, but it would have been nice if he ended with "and you can download and install 6.2 today".
     
  7. liuping

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    The 'B' charger is probably not usually listed as it's not a publicly accessible HPWC, but since the car had charged there before it's listed as a "Visited Charger", much like a home, work or friends house would be listed.
     
  8. LetsGoFast

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    I believe that the B charger is only listed because the driver has used it previously.
     
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    so when does 6.2 come out? 3 months? or is the 3 months another update with the steering control?
     
  10. liuping

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    Elon said it's in beta now, and could be out in 10 days if it does well there
     
  11. steve841

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    While everyone likes icing ....

    Sometimes meat and potatoes are just as exciting.

    Tesla's still missing the meat and potatoes.
     
  12. fiksegts

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    is the quicker 0-60 MPH update included in the top speed 155 MPH update?
     
  13. LetsGoFast

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    Which would be what, in your opinion?

    - - - Updated - - -

    It was not mentioned in the press conference on in the printed release.
     
  14. ScepticMatt

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    they didn't mention it, so I assume not
     
  15. steve841

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    Well for one.. The phone interface has a placeholder for a photo, but the photos dont show (which my GM truck does).
    Also, the media interface needs a major overhaul as it is still the stripped unit from the beta days.
    TPMS - the upgrade now shows which tire, but you cant see the pressure reading. Really Tesla?

    There's a few more that are nit picks .. but, I personally feel some of the basics needed tending to before the fluff. I was speaking to a developer who on the X waiting list, and he was laughing as he said we (developers) always want to show off the icing and often forget about the basics ...
     
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    Limited to 140 kph?!? So on the Autobahn it will warn me if I go 139 kph but not if I go 141 kph? That actually is worse than no warning at all.
     
  17. FlasherZ

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    10 days Tesla time. So 21-30 is my guess. :)
     
  18. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    I always thought that for a car meat and potatoes was about getting you to your destination.
     
  19. liuping

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    I read somewhere is has to do with the range of the sensors.
     
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    You forgot to add the "months" part afer 21-30 when you converted to Tesla time. :wink:
     

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