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How (and when) does AutoPilot data get uploaded?

OConnorStP

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Oct 25, 2014
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Praag, WI, USA
Hello from cell-phone hell. I'm curious -- does autopilot data get uploaded in real time, or does it wait until back at the ranch when it can use WiFi? I'm hoping the latter.
 

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
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Herne & Leuven, BE
When autopilot was announced (launched), Elon answered some questions and one of those was what happens if the car does not have a live Internet connection. He explained that in that case the data is buffered until the connection is reestablished. This way the system can also capture detailed info on roads/areas with poor Internet coverage. So based on this answer, I assume autopilot data is being sent to the mothership continuously.

After I upgraded to V7, I also had the impression that the bandwidth of the connection improved. In areas where I always had problems listening to streaming audio, there are much less interruptions compared to V6.2.
 

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