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news on re-release of autopilot in HK?

invisiblekid

Member
Jan 2, 2016
11
0
Hong Kong
2 weeks ago when I took delivery of my MS, my DS told me that their boss is gonna come to Hong Kong (some time in Feb?) and talk to HKTD about autopilot. He said he's already arranged a face to face meeting with him. Well, yeah, I asked "You mean THE boss?", and his answer was "Yes!".

Not going to happen, trust me.....at least not until everyone at Africa can drive an autopilot car
 

jsiu

Member
Mar 28, 2015
164
12
Hong Kong
Then this should be very eye catching in the media, Elon is coming
2 weeks ago when I took delivery of my MS, my DS told me that their boss is gonna come to Hong Kong (some time in Feb?) and talk to HKTD about autopilot. He said he's already arranged a face to face meeting with him. Well, yeah, I asked "You mean THE boss?", and his answer was "Yes!".
 

Jim.MS

Member
Aug 28, 2015
49
0
Hong Kong
That actually means no 7.0 until Feb or later, not good. Even if Elon really is coming where I kinda doubt, our government has a "I know all you dunno jack" mentality, not easy to convince.
 

wongsters

Member
Dec 28, 2015
21
2
Hong Kong
Apology, a bit off topic here. I took delivery less than 2 months ago so I have no experience with a version update. How long does it take to complete the upgrade? The service guy I spoke to didn't seem to have a good idea (he said a few hours but all depends on 3G traffic). Where I park there is no wifi and the 3G reception is only so so (2 to 3 out of 5). I wonder if I need to take the car to somewhere with good reception and then activate the upgrade.

Thanks.
 

markwj

Moderator, Asia Pacific
Apr 10, 2011
4,604
1,219
Hong Kong
Apology, a bit off topic here. I took delivery less than 2 months ago so I have no experience with a version update. How long does it take to complete the upgrade? The service guy I spoke to didn't seem to have a good idea (he said a few hours but all depends on 3G traffic). Where I park there is no wifi and the 3G reception is only so so (2 to 3 out of 5). I wonder if I need to take the car to somewhere with good reception and then activate the upgrade.

Thanks.

As you drive the car around, normally, the car will download the update over 3G (even if no wifi). When the download is complete, then it will tell you to schedule a time to apply the update. Perhaps you drive to and park at a shopping centre, etc...

The time to download really depends on so many things - signal strength, bandwidth, size of update, etc.

Don't worry about it. The car will tell you when it is ready.
 

wongsters

Member
Dec 28, 2015
21
2
Hong Kong
As you drive the car around, normally, the car will download the update over 3G (even if no wifi). When the download is complete, then it will tell you to schedule a time to apply the update. Perhaps you drive to and park at a shopping centre, etc...

The time to download really depends on so many things - signal strength, bandwidth, size of update, etc.

Don't worry about it. The car will tell you when it is ready.

Hope it's not too long a wait for the upgrade to arrive HK. Thanks Mark!
 

samleemc

Member
Dec 30, 2015
58
1
London
1st I don't think Elon is coming...he is too busy to care this small issue
2nd Even if he is coming, Even if what he present to the TD make prefect sense to everyone, TD will still not approve the function as long as 0.0001% chance of being abused by some idiot...just look at E-banking and technologies like those, How many years do you think HK is behind everyone else? If you want to function earlier, go to Africa :)
 

invisiblekid

Member
Jan 2, 2016
11
0
Hong Kong
Maybe because of his OCD to perfection (AP only got banned in HK around the globe?) :cool:

More than one guys in HKDiscuss said their latest MS delivery has V7.0 (Mine was delivered on XMas Eve, V6.2 only :( ), and some DS told them update will come in late Jan. We can only hope for the best...

1st I don't think Elon is coming...he is too busy to care this small issue
2nd Even if he is coming, Even if what he present to the TD make prefect sense to everyone, TD will still not approve the function as long as 0.0001% chance of being abused by some idiot...just look at E-banking and technologies like those, How many years do you think HK is behind everyone else? If you want to function earlier, go to Africa :)
 

beewalker

Member
Aug 7, 2015
28
0
HK
Just learn that 2.9.154 with Spotify is released today in Brussels. Tesla account of HK seems is down now. Maybe they are preparing the updates for HK users and make the release very soon.
 

Jim.MS

Member
Aug 28, 2015
49
0
Hong Kong
Maybe there are local testers, otherwise I don't think anyone has 7.0. I got my car back only few days ago and it was 6.2. When Tesla started diagnosing my car 2 weeks ago they actually upgraded my software, I know because the app notified me software has been upgraded, but then they probably downgraded back to 6.2 before handing me back my car, why bother really?
 

AppleFan

Member
Mar 1, 2014
233
2
Hong Kong
Maybe there are local testers, otherwise I don't think anyone has 7.0. I got my car back only few days ago and it was 6.2. When Tesla started diagnosing my car 2 weeks ago they actually upgraded my software, I know because the app notified me software has been upgraded, but then they probably downgraded back to 6.2 before handing me back my car, why bother really?

I have a pre-autopilot car and I do have 7.0. There was a small window of time between when Tesla rolling out 7.0 and TD stopping the rollout. Tesla was made to downgrade autopilot cars but for pre-autopilot cars, there was no need or reason to do so.
 

Jim.MS

Member
Aug 28, 2015
49
0
Hong Kong
I have a pre-autopilot car and I do have 7.0. There was a small window of time between when Tesla rolling out 7.0 and TD stopping the rollout. Tesla was made to downgrade autopilot cars but for pre-autopilot cars, there was no need or reason to do so.

If that's the case, then there's really no reason for them to downgrade my software. I've opted for almost all options, except cold weather package and, autopilot. My car doesn't have autopilot. I honestly don't care about autopilot, I just want the bug fixes and hill assist from 7.0.
 

AppleFan

Member
Mar 1, 2014
233
2
Hong Kong
If that's the case, then there's really no reason for them to downgrade my software. I've opted for almost all options, except cold weather package and, autopilot. My car doesn't have autopilot. I honestly don't care about autopilot, I just want the bug fixes and hill assist from 7.0.

When I say my car is pre-autopilot, I mean my car doesn't even have the hardware sensors. My car was delivered in Sept 2014.
 

Jim.MS

Member
Aug 28, 2015
49
0
Hong Kong
When I say my car is pre-autopilot, I mean my car doesn't even have the hardware sensors. My car was delivered in Sept 2014.
You're right, but I honestly don't see the different, there are 7.0 non auto pilot cars all over the world, it's not like the API is mature enough for us to hack the car and install auto pilot ourselves, the UI in the instrument panel are different too.
 

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