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One Year Later: What's Missing?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by AnOutsider, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    #1 AnOutsider, Jun 25, 2013
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    So, we're coming up on a year with the Model S, and while the Model S has exploded onto the scene and Tesla has done a great job keeping things up to date, there's certainly a few items that are notably absent. So here is a list of some of the things promised or hinted at around launch, but still haven't surfaced:

    Software:
    -- Wifi/hotspot functionality
    -- Access to the HDD (to add music)
    -- "Best iPhone integration"
    --- Reading text messages as they come in
    --- Ability to play ipods over USB

    Hardware wise:
    -- Center Console
    -- Full HPWC (I know some people are getting them, but not sure if it's widespread)
    -- Sunshade for pano rood

    Hoping we get these (and more) in the big 5.0 update rumored. Did I miss any?
     
  2. Bardlebee

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    I find it very cool that software wise some of those can be implemented. One of the advantages of the Model S to be honest. It is not even the LCD panel that does this, but its accessibility through wireless means. Cars today could do this, but I believe very few do or have to.
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Lighted vanity mirrors
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I thought these were being delivered on cars now?
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #5 dsm363, Jun 25, 2013
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    Oh, didn't know that. Weren't they going to offer them to people who didn't have them for free?

    I guess to be fair they weren't promised at launch but it was talked about later after some people complained about it so it was promised.
     
  6. purlah

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    I picked up my P85 2 weeks ago, and have no lighted vanity mirrors... so i don't think they are standard yet.
     
  7. ViperDoc

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    Missing at one Year

    That was supposed to happen, but I haven't heard anything on our Signature. I seem to recall there was another issue that came up about the same time—I think it was LED or some other sort of lighting in the back seats. They had been initially planned then taken out due to a redesign with a promise to install once the new design was done. I will try to look back, but does anyone else remember this?
     
  8. dsm363

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    #8 dsm363, Jun 25, 2013
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    Does your Sig Model S have rear map lights? Mine came without them but they are on all cars now I believe so that only affects a few cars.
     
  9. brianman

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    Was this functionality promised? I've forgotten.
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yes, it was the rear seating lights. My car has them. Guess that's a perk of being one of the last sigs delivered.

    Yes, in the 10/1/2011 factory tour Elon mentioned it while in the car IIRC. Thought it came up in articles since too.
     
  11. mnx

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    I think I'd rather have sleep mode than any of the above! :)
     
  12. scaesare

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    Fog lights for cars in with the tech package in the last couple of months.
     
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    Tesla App Store
     
  14. metafor

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    App store definitely. More specifically Pandora.

    It may have been a better idea to use Android instead of Linux for the center console. Have Google do a lot of the work on UI/Framework for you.
     
  15. teslasguy

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    Lighted vanity mirrors were definitely promised to be retrofitted and installed into new visors. Last email I have from Tesla was a few months back and said that we probably won't see them until at least august.
     
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    Sunshade for pano roof
     
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    Front and rear radar
    Digital tracking on reverse camera when in reverse
     
  18. kevincwelch

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    I think the biggest issues to tackle are the 12V battery issue (people are still having this problem) and the expansion of the tech features. I really believe it is time they activated the hard drive and the wifi. I had a cable buried and an access point set up in my garage specifically for the latter issue. The app functionality should be accelerated now. I would like to see either (or both) a Pandora or Spotify app. We need pricing on 3G as well.
     
  19. ElSupreme

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    Only for some people. Tesla is no longer promising fog lamps.

    Has Tesla ever promised such things?
     
  20. Super Gizmo

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    Vanity mirrors with lights on visors to be retrofitted on all cars were promised by George Blankenship in a post on TMC thread and also on a blog post on TM site. If you scroll down the blogs you will find it. It is hard to believe they are still trying to redesign them.
     

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