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Firmware Update 2018.12

Veritas1980

Electric Viking
Nov 6, 2016
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Malmö, Sweden
So, new firmware out:

Software version 2018.12 5eadc71 was just detected on a Tesla Model S 75D with Autopilot 1 hardware. The highest previous version was 2018.11.3 7ae26b4. You were alerted per your settings on TeslaFi.com.

Would that be the new navigation perhaps?
 

wdolson

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Jul 24, 2015
7,645
10,284
Clark Co, WA
I got the update about 2 1/2 hours ago. Just warning, it takes longer to load than most updates. They normally take about 1/2 hour over wifi, but with this one the car was still down an hour later. I called Tesla support concerned the update had failed. The guy I talked to said he got 2018.12 early as an employee. He said the big thing in this is a major update to AP, both AP1 and AP2. He said he had AP1 and the update was a big improvement.

I haven't driven anywhere yet (it's 3 AM here), but I'll be out on the highway tomorrow.

I guess I'm one of the first customers to get it. I was the first one on the firmware tracker website.
 

Veritas1980

Electric Viking
Nov 6, 2016
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514
Malmö, Sweden
Not sure if the no reporting of location of the car is a good or bad omen o_O

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Jul 4, 2017
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United Kingdom
I got the update about 2 1/2 hours ago. Just warning, it takes longer to load than most updates. They normally take about 1/2 hour over wifi, but with this one the car was still down an hour later. I called Tesla support concerned the update had failed. The guy I talked to said he got 2018.12 early as an employee. He said the big thing in this is a major update to AP, both AP1 and AP2. He said he had AP1 and the update was a big improvement.

I haven't driven anywhere yet (it's 3 AM here), but I'll be out on the highway tomorrow.

I guess I'm one of the first customers to get it. I was the first one on the firmware tracker website.

Interesting that they are saying AP1 has improved. I find that hard to believe, but hopefully! It would be pretty amazing if Tesla are now using Tesla Vision on the AP1 camera instead, but i doubt that is the case.

New maps?

They normally take about 1/2 hour over wifi

Just to note, once the update option is available, it has already downloaded so the fact you are on wifi makes no difference.
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Northern Virginia, USA
I always wait until the app tells me it’s done. 10.4 took about an hour on my X. This extended install/restart may be a result of the larger image size, who knows, and may be a permanent change going forward?
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Be interesting to see if he is on TeslaFi or if that is someone else. Also of interest will be how they handle the versions for the 3 and MCU2. Make .1/.2? Gonna be firmware tracking hell around here!
 

ytwytw

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Oct 2, 2017
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Canada
I got the update about 2 1/2 hours ago. Just warning, it takes longer to load than most updates. They normally take about 1/2 hour over wifi, but with this one the car was still down an hour later. I called Tesla support concerned the update had failed. The guy I talked to said he got 2018.12 early as an employee. He said the big thing in this is a major update to AP, both AP1 and AP2. He said he had AP1 and the update was a big improvement.

I haven't driven anywhere yet (it's 3 AM here), but I'll be out on the highway tomorrow.

I guess I'm one of the first customers to get it. I was the first one on the firmware tracker website.


Can’t wait for changelog from ya!
 

fasteddie7

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Aug 12, 2016
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uniontown PA
Interesting that they are saying AP1 has improved. I find that hard to believe, but hopefully! It would be pretty amazing if Tesla are now using Tesla Vision on the AP1 camera instead, but i doubt that is the case.
AP1 has been getting substantial improvements since 6.1 which was the first update I saw ap1 and ap2 start to change drastically. Ap1 on 6.1 jumped ahead of ap2, then 10.4 came out and ap2 caught up, but ap1 still has fewer disengagements. Can’t wat to see what this new update brings.
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Northern Virginia, USA
May just be finetuning from 10.4 since that had the same 'nothing' in the notes... Love to see if it does better on wide lanes, perhaps some intelligence as to which side (left, right, middle) it hugs!
 

arcus

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Aug 11, 2017
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Denton, TX
Love to see if it does better on wide lanes, perhaps some intelligence as to which side (left, right, middle) it hugs!
Ditto - I am very pleased with the changes to AP in 10.4, but the wide lane handling leaves a bit to desire. From the perspective of a person joining the highway from the on-ramp it might appear we are a jerk trying to block the whole width of the lane, just in case they decide to join and immediately overtake us ;)
 
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