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Firmware 7.1

tinm

2020 Model S LR+ Owner
May 3, 2015
2,463
11,890
New Mexico, USA
First thing I noticed today since installing 2.16.17 yesterday is I got the best Wh/mi ever on a routine daily drive this morning. Normally I get around 290-295 Wh/mi for a particular 10-mi drive; this morning I got 255 Wh/mi. No difference in driving, temperature, weather, traffic, etc., but a markedly different result on a very routine drive. No idea if this change is at all related to 2.16.17, but it's a good change and I'll take it thank you :)

Now I'm curious if my 90% charge level has increased.

As for a worsening of vampire drain, no idea yet. I try to time the charging of the car to be just early and just late enough into the pre-dawn hours so that when I walk out to the garage the car is either just finishing charging or just finished a couple minutes earlier -- so I don't see the vampire drain. Of course, it was prolly draining all night until the charge started... sigh...
 
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MarcG

Active Member
Oct 29, 2014
3,039
1,998
San Francisco
Interesting, I record my daily drives and have noticed no improvement in efficiency with 2.16.17.

Note: It's easy to say "there was no difference in weather, traffic, temperature, etc." but once you start to log this stuff closely you will realize that there are wild variations that you never thought of before.

For example, driving at average 70mph will yield a significantly worse efficiency than an average 65mph. And guess what, it's really hard to know the difference in average speed without taking precise measurement of time driven and distance driven (hint: always drive the same distance over the same stretch of road for consistency, and measure time precisely down to the seconds).
 

tinm

2020 Model S LR+ Owner
May 3, 2015
2,463
11,890
New Mexico, USA
Interesting, I record my daily drives and have noticed no improvement in efficiency with 2.16.17.

Note: It's easy to say "there was no difference in weather, traffic, temperature, etc." but once you start to log this stuff closely you will realize that there are wild variations that you never thought of before.

For example, driving at average 70mph will yield a significantly worse efficiency than an average 65mph. And guess what, it's really hard to know the difference in average speed without taking precise measurement of time driven and distance driven (hint: always drive the same distance over the same stretch of road for consistency, and measure time precisely down to the seconds).

Understood, but when I say I frequently do this same drive, it really is the same drive, on rural roads with 35 and 50mph speed limits and occasional hills. I watch the Wh/mi like a hawk, and today was really surprised at the drop considering no material change versus yesterday in terms of drive, weather, etc.
 

AWDtsla

Active Member
Mar 3, 2013
4,265
3,959
NE
First thing I noticed today since installing 2.16.17 yesterday is I got the best Wh/mi ever on a routine daily drive this morning. Normally I get around 290-295 Wh/mi for a particular 10-mi drive; this morning I got 255 Wh/mi. No difference in driving, temperature, weather, traffic, etc., but a markedly different result on a very routine drive. No idea if this change is at all related to 2.16.17, but it's a good change and I'll take it thank you :)

Now I'm curious if my 90% charge level has increased.

As for a worsening of vampire drain, no idea yet. I try to time the charging of the car to be just early and just late enough into the pre-dawn hours so that when I walk out to the garage the car is either just finishing charging or just finished a couple minutes earlier -- so I don't see the vampire drain. Of course, it was prolly draining all night until the charge started... sigh...

Range mode on/off?
 

msnow

Active Member
Jul 14, 2015
4,951
2,236
SoCal
Has the 90D range increased to 294 with this update? I'm seeing the increased range posted on the DS webpage. Can anyone verify the 294 mile range?

Not for me. It's still about 278 here. I'm hoping the promised update that brings the 2015 90D's to the current numbers happens very soon.
 

jmsurpri

Member
Feb 5, 2016
360
189
Beaverton, OR
Lost all my slacker favorites as well as the default list of slacker stations with this update. I can search, add new stations, and listen to them though, so Slacker at least is working.
 

BertL

Active Member
Aug 19, 2015
2,018
1,573
Carlsbad, CA
Lost all my slacker favorites as well as the default list of slacker stations with this update. I can search, add new stations, and listen to them though, so Slacker at least is working.
That's odd. I just went out and checked mine. SLacker and TuneIn are still signed-in and favorites are all there. Even still have my EQ settings after this update.
 

ArtInCT

Always Learning
Sep 2, 2014
1,713
433
Southern Connecticut
Hi,

I would very much like to contribute to the tracker data. But I just don't get it: How can I log on to the tracker? What is the "forum handle", where do I get the Pin?

Confused regards
Keith

Keith:
Go to post #32 on this thread and Private Message user HankLloydWright. Hank built the firmware tracker and I am sure he can help you out with some instructions. I did that so long ago I rightly cannot remember what the exact steps were. Glad to have another tracker on board!
ARTinCT
 

Cyclone

Cyclonic Member ((.oO))
Jan 12, 2015
5,058
1,143
Charlotte, NC
Lost all my slacker favorites as well as the default list of slacker stations with this update. I can search, add new stations, and listen to them though, so Slacker at least is working.
By chance, were you using your own login account for Slacker and with the update, you got signed out of your account and signed into the car's default account?
 

Todd Burch

Voltage makes me tingle.
Nov 3, 2009
7,980
30,395
Smithfield, VA
I have had my rated miles not drop for the first couple of miles driven, especially if a charge finished just as I unplugged, but I have never seen it go up (unless going downhill enough to add 3 rated miles). Very odd.

Occasionally I'll park somewhere for about 10-15 minutes, and when I come back to the car I have one more rated mile than when I parked. I think it's just voltage settling, or something like that. I've only noticed it if I park soon after I start driving at the start of the day, after the completion of a 90% or 100% charge.
 

AWDtsla

Active Member
Mar 3, 2013
4,265
3,959
NE
Has the 90D range increased to 294 with this update? I'm seeing the increased range posted on the DS webpage. Can anyone verify the 294 mile range?

I just 90% charged to 238.8, which maybe the highest I've seen it.

edit - and the 90D range may have more to do with the default wheel changing than software.
 

jmsurpri

Member
Feb 5, 2016
360
189
Beaverton, OR
By chance, were you using your own login account for Slacker and with the update, you got signed out of your account and signed into the car's default account?

I've just been using the Tesla account. The thing that is most concerning is not only did I lose favorites, but all the standard channels are missing as well. It's an empty page. I'll try reboot later today.
 

BertL

Active Member
Aug 19, 2015
2,018
1,573
Carlsbad, CA
Hi,

I would very much like to contribute to the tracker data. But I just don't get it: How can I log on to the tracker? What is the "forum handle", where do I get the Pin?

Confused regards
Keith
  1. Go to the login screen
  2. Find your TMC User Name "Keith Sauvant" in the drop down
  3. Put in a 4-digit PIN and remember it
  4. Click the sign-in/login button

Then in the future, sign on by selecting your same TMC User Name and the PIN. Fill out the specifics on your MS one time, then when you come back, you can just add firmware details where it says that at the bottom of your summary screen.

As was suggested, if that does not do it, Hank is a really responsive guy to assist.
 
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tmoz

S85D, Prius PiP
Aug 16, 2015
875
480
Gilbert, Arizona
Understood, but when I say I frequently do this same drive, it really is the same drive, on rural roads with 35 and 50mph speed limits and occasional hills. I watch the Wh/mi like a hawk, and today was really surprised at the drop considering no material change versus yesterday in terms of drive, weather, etc.
Wind is hard to guage - even a 5 mph difference can affect m/kwh
 

Keith Sauvant

saumobil
Jun 4, 2015
7
0
Aachen, Germany
  1. Go to the login screen
  2. Find your TMC User Name "Keith Sauvant" in the drop down
  3. Put in a 4-digit PIN and remember it
  4. Click the sign-in/login button
Then in the future, sign on by selecting your same TMC User Name and the PIN. Fill out the specifics on your MS one time, then when you come back, you can just add firmware details where it says that at the bottom of your summary screen.

As was suggested, if that does not do it, Hank is a really responsive guy to assist.

Thank you, that worked. Not very intuitive, though
 

BertL

Active Member
Aug 19, 2015
2,018
1,573
Carlsbad, CA
I just 90% charged to 238.8, which maybe the highest I've seen it.

edit - and the 90D range may have more to do with the default wheel changing than software.
Sorry, what am I missing here? DId you change from 21" to 19" and have Tesla change that in your profile or ???
 

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