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Model S Software/Firmware Updates

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by dsm363, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Babylonfive

    Babylonfive Power12

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    Same question here - couldn't tell if the config setting was required to be a screen selection, or if it's in addition to the fob 'auto-person' select. I'd really like it to be auto.

     
  2. kublai

    kublai Member

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    Does the instrument cluster or console display battery and motor information like temperature?
     
  3. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    This just in. Dave's car was hacked via the 3G connection and the user profile is now "Hello Stephen". No word yet on the perpetrator.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I don't think the profiles are tied to a single keyfob at this point. I believe you have to select the profile when you get in. I'll try and check later today.

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    You car will be named 'Ground Control' then? I like it.

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    There is no place where to driver can check motor, PEM or battery temps yet. Not sure why they don't let us see it like on the Roadster.
     
  5. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    As you should, I'd be disappointed if you didn't, regardless of the fact there's nothing at the other end (yet!).
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I tried the creep. It's very strong actually so even though I like it on the Roadster, I may leave it off. It works though in Drive and Reverse.
     
  7. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & M3

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    Is there an option to have creep in reverse only?
     
  8. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

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    how strong is very strong? I thought mine was strong till I drove a g37. It was actually pretty useful in traffic even going up hill. I mostly want it so I don't roll backwards.
     
  9. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Upgraded to 1.13.16 this evening. It took less than one hour. I started it manually, then came back in an hour and it was all done.

    Two software updates and I've only had the car 3.5 weeks.
     
  10. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    Your first reason and last paragraph are correct.

    As far as your second reason, if they wanted roll them all out at once, it would use up less bandwidth than doing one at a time.
     
  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It's in both drive and reverse it seems.


    It seems stronger than the Roadster but I'll have to check it again. I don't have an ICE to compare it against anymore (cool problem to have). It should be fine, especially for San Francisco. I have never had a car without creep so I'm seeing if I like it since that was the way the car was delivered.
     
  12. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I may be ahead of my time, here. I've used multicast on wired networks before, but I don't think it works yet on 3G.
     
  13. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #93 dsm363, Oct 10, 2012
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    Looks like another software update coming to enable Supercharging access. Really only useful for people in or visiting California at the moment but it is a good start.

    Also, the volume now is in 0.5 increments (it still says a whole number for two clicks but the volume bar/triangle moves up). Much better now.
     
  14. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D;3LR

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    I'm sitting in my S as the software update downloads: it's interesting. Over the course of a minute or so after the update began the car went completely inert, no displays, no fans, etc. At about ten minutes the headlights came on and cycled through various modes. At about 15 minutes I heard some solenoids actuate behind the dash and a fan or pump noise was evident for a minute or so. Then the headlights flashed and went out again and the car went inert once more. The USB ports are not energized but the 12V accessory socket has juice. I can open the driver door and the window drops an inch or so as it always does, and the courtesy lights under the door handle are illuminated. Brake lights work. Rear lift gate opens and closes in response to the key fob. Bluetooth is active and can be used to hold a phone conversation over the car's speakers, when initiated at the iPhone.

    At 25 minutes the dash and touchscreen came alive and the climate control system came on. Then the touchscreen went dark again while the dash stayed on. A few moments later the touchscreen came on again with normal displays. No annunciation that the update is complete, it's just back to business as usual. Oh, wait: the charging popup was hiding the information that the software update succeeded.

    Useless information, I suppose, but it does give some insight into the internal architecture of the car's systems.
     
  15. ckessel

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    Thanks, not useless at all, kind of cool to know. It sounds like it probably goes through an extensive set of systems tests to make sure none of the various systems stopped responding as a result of the update. I wonder if it rolls back if one of those fails, I'd hope so.
     
  16. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Cool to know indeed, but you're brave to be messing with the car during an update
     
  17. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Short of the horn honking on its own, it sounds like your car was "possessed" for a while there :)

    Very cool though. Agree with AO; messing with the car during an update maybe a dicey thing...
     
  18. ckessel

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    Actually, it's probably a good thing if the early adopters screw with things a lot during the updates. Far better to make it fault tolerant now than to hear about a lawsuit where the car updated while a guy was driving at 2am and it caused some problem...

    I'm sure Tesla is incredibly sensitive to that type of case and has all sorts of checks, but having real customers doing real world stuff during updates can only help flush out any issues.
     
  19. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Is this new creep feature Tesla's answer to the "Hill Hold" feature?

    I'm just wondering why you would ever need creep except on an incline?

    Thanks.

    Larry
     
  20. ckessel

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    I don't think it's a case of need. Some people just really like the creep an automatic transmission has.
     

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