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Retrofit for Pre-Autopilot Teslas

Discussion in 'Model S' started by BlackMambaCoil, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. BlackMambaCoil

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    Hey all,

    I'm brand new to the community - I just picked up a 2014 S85 Uncorked and I am so excited about this car! Everything about it is so fun and exciting - except - I don't have autopilot. It's never been a break-it or make-it item for me, so when I could find a seriously good priced S, I didn't even consider that it didn't have autopilot because I wanted one so badly.

    But I'm really curious - how difficult would it be to retrofit the pre-autopilot S to have autopilot?
     
  2. jayman

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    In a word, it can’t be done
     
  3. kev1n

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    it can be done but is it worth it? probably not
     
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  4. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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  5. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Well, perhaps AP1. AP2.x would need all the other hardware (added cameras and sensors). I think the consensus in general is it's tons easier to get a more-recent CPO.

    Unless you want to start wk057 and Rich Rebuilds level of tinkering. <shudder> :D
     
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  6. demundus

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    WK said it wasnt worth it, after doing it.
     
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    describe what you mean by ”uncorked S85”. RWD s85 can’t be uncorked, To the Best of my knowledge.
     
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  9. robby

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    @BlackMambaCoil You may want to check out comma.ai, which is much easier to add to a Pre-AP Tesla than an Autopilot retrofit. You will need to install Bosch iBoosters at each wheel, but the rest is mostly plug and play. There is a Tesla room in Slack if you have specific questions.
     
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  10. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    'Uncorked' is now in the eye of the beholder
     
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  11. Chaserr

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    The person that already upgraded a Tesla to Ap1 will upgrade yours for ~$20,000. You can also upgrade it yourself for about $1000 with a Comma-Ai system, but right now that will only steer - it doesn't brake or throttle currently.
     
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  12. tpham07

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    It cannot be done officially. It can be done unofficially through massive workarounds and non-approved modifications to the car. But then think about it, do you want something not approved by Tesla controlling your car and basically determining if you crash or not? No you do not :)
     
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  13. scottycs

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    i wanna know about the uncorked S85....
     
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  15. BlackMambaCoil

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    Not sure what to tell those wondering about the uncorking. . . I will told about it briefly when I picked it up
     
  16. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Weee!

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    Hi, and welcome to the club! Always great to see a new member!!

    Where did you pick it up at? Was this a Tesla CPO, or other dealer sale, or private sale?
     
  17. demundus

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    I wouldn't put comma.ai in YOUR car LOL (play on "wouldnt touch it with your ____")

    Seriously, don't do that to yourself...
     
  18. BlackMambaCoil

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    It was a specialty car dealership!
     
  19. BlackMambaCoil

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    Why's that?
     
  20. demundus

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    Because George Hotz has admitted defeat openly, and I can't find the video but I'll keep looking. It also appears hes come back around for funding this year AGAIN, so we'll see lots more youtube of it "working well" on super straight highways on civics and priuses.

    I'm all for capitalism and competition, and I hope someone gives Tesla a run for their money (google technically has more miles driven and less accidents blah blah blah), but this tech is not shocking, adaptive cruise control on a ford focus does more things than the current comma.ai setup.

    I guess I wouldn't risk my already technically complex and very expensive car testing a self-driving module from someone who has a deep hatred for Tesla already lol.
     

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