I also appreciate the change to Easy Entry with the seat belt removal, instead of Park. I found with using it that less was more: I have the seat move forward just a bit — I sit behind the B pillar — and the steering wheel move forward and up a bit. Helps with getting out but it doesn't take very long for the movements to happen. Like you I, too, wish the steering wheel would move first or at the same time as the seat.One subtle change is the Easy Entry mode now triggers when you unclick your seatbelt vs before when it triggered upon putting the vehicle in park. If I go to a store, and the passenger runs in while I stay in the car, the seat stays in it's driving position as long as I leave my seatbelt on.
For those of us with early cars the order of movement for easy entry is still frustrating though. The seat still moves first, then the steering wheel. (Vs newer cars where everything moves at once).
I'd prefer the steering wheel move up first, then in, then have all the seat movement happen.
Totally agree. The steering wheel should move first. I wonder why in older cars you can't move the seats and wheel at the same time?
Like you I, too, wish the steering wheel would move first or at the same time as the seat.
Also, my understanding is that you would need new sensors in the tires and a new receiver (or receivers?) in the car to get the dashboard readings.
If that's the case, it's odd that we have in the settings the ability to change the reading from bars to PSI. Why give us that if the car doesn't even have the ability to read the new sensors?
Agreed, but I reckon they thought that it would cause more complaints than not showing. The correctness of that idea is open to question in my opinion.They really should just display the tire pressures in random order with vehicles that have the old Baolong type. Certainly more useful than not having anything displayed.
I have a classic (pre-AP) MS 85 kWh. Installed the firmware update (2018.12) on Saturday (3/31) night. The map update pop up appeared today - Wednesday (4/4) morning. I have strong WiFi signal at home, and a 100 Mbps internet subscription - pretty sure neither WiFi nor ISP were the bottleneck here. Surely it is Tesla that is taking this long to download, validate, install (and whatever else) the map update.
About the map update:
About Elon's comment saying the new nav is light years ahead: It has happened in the past that when a big software update is announced, we actually get it in two parts. The first one does the aesthetic overhaul, with little functional improvement, is often buggy, and has missing functionality that existed before. Everyone (including me) starts screaming - complaining that this is just a change of skin, not really a big update etc. etc. And then an incremental update comes which turns out to be actually the real deal including big functional changes. Of course nothing will satisfy us completely, but this has happened often enough, that I would hold my judgement for a month or two this time. I expect the next incremental update will bring a bunch of new functionality like way-points, route preferences, and even route editing.
- I do not see any change in center console maps. Still Google Maps. Cannot say if it is vector maps - hard to tell. (Will report here if I figure it out). Someone posted change in colors etc, but I don't see it. The greens look still the same to me.
- Got the new interface for navigation on instrument cluster. At first glance, looks like it could potentially be better than what we had - UI-wise - but no big improvement for me yet. Labels for the exits are good, but at the same time, irrelevant exit labels do not need to be this prominent, if you ask me. Also, I thought the old UI was more sleek. The new one is a little too flashy. I may change my opinion with more usage.
- New navigation voice. I think I liked the old voice better. Again, may be judging too soon, and no big deal really.
- New navigation voice instructions. Clear improvement for my use case. More concise and precise.
- No comments on improved routing accuracy, and/or time saving re-routing. Haven't used it enough to judge.
Release notes for 2018.26:
I don't really "get" this one. The nav update in April was a huge improvement. Is this one a real change or just bug fixes?
Edit: the nav update is "previous release notes" so this is just "minor improvements and bug fixes."
I also always leave my map on sat view, in part because it is lovely to look at where I live.I (finally) bumped yesterday from 18.12 to 18.26 and my notes said the same, but what was odd was I thought I already had the maps/navigation update. The maps on the dash had certainly changed with my last update at the end of March, but this time I noticed a significant change on my main MCU maps. They are much more responsive overall. Rather impressive update, more so because I thought I had already gotten it.
Most (all) of the time I leave my maps on Sat view though so perhaps the speed of regular compared to that was what I thought was the update. Now with the proper vector compared to the sluggish sat view the speed is actually impressive.