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OTA Software Updates - Competitor Developments

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  1. Spidy

    Spidy Active Member

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    This seems to be a big factor for many people when buying a Tesla so I thought it would be interesting to keep track of the competition.

    Just found a interview with a Mercedes developer...

    So it seem like Mercedes plans to offer a update for the E-Class around every 3 months.
     
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    I have the impression that OTA updates is not really a difficult thing to do technically. It is just hard "politically" with existing automakers to chance it. They would prefer to have techs do it on site so if something goes wrong they can reboot that extra time to make sure its working. Tesla takes a big chance downloading new firmware and having the car reflash itself and reboot at 2am. I think other auto companies just veto this sort of thing.
     
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    I think security is the biggest issue. Requiring physical access reduces the risk significantly.
     
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    Isn't there a financial issue? Money "earned" by the dealerships for doing this "work"? I've heard that it costs $500 for a firmware update for a Mercedes owner.
     
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    if you don't think that the other auto makers aren't watching and trying to emulate Tesla's innovations you're just being foolish. Tesla is the one that they all have to catch up to in the realm of technology.
     
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    In Germany we don't really have this dealership system and manufacturers just have their owns stores like Tesla so I doubt that. Will be interesting to see how Mercedes does that in the US.
     
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