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Software Update 2018.50.x

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Videofrank, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Videofrank

    Videofrank 2015 P85D

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    #1 Videofrank, Jan 22, 2019
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    Moderator note: This post was the beginning of a thread regarding software update 2018.50.6.

    Does anyone know what this update has?
     
  2. Tesomega

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    from what i can tell from TeslaFi only Model 3s are getting 2018.50.* updates..
     
  3. Videofrank

    Videofrank 2015 P85D

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    I just got the update. I went out to the car to see what the release notes said but it was the exact ones from the last update with the climate updates, romance mode and emissions test.

    What am I missing?
     
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  4. outdoors

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    Missing nothing. Often the notes don't indicate anything other than minor bug fixes and improvements not mentioned. The other items from the last update might appear more as a reference point for newer things in case one might have forgot them.
     
  5. Videofrank

    Videofrank 2015 P85D

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    Ok well launched the app and I did notice a difference. After the last update, I got individual control of each seat heater and steering wheel heater but lost front and rear defoggers. Now I have the defoggers back! Thank God.

    Other than that, I don't see a difference.
     
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  6. outdoors

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    Both are starting to get this one. Still very early. Seems like cleaning up people on 48.12
     
  7. DeckardsGirl

    DeckardsGirl Deckard my Model 3 owns me

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  8. DeckardsGirl

    DeckardsGirl Deckard my Model 3 owns me

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    I recieved the update as well but see nothing different.
     
  9. P100D_Me

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    I'd love them to list what bugs are fixed so I know if I should update or not, it's not like we don't all know about the ones that exist in each release.
     
  10. mrwuffles

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    That's probably why they don't. If people are deciding when to update or not based on minor bugs, they can't test on as many people.
     
  11. P100D_Me

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    Not every owner wants to be a beta tester!
     
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  12. Firedog7881

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    Don’t buy a Tesla. The business model is MVP (minimally viable product) and then update as you go. Your Tesla vehicle is a rolling beta test. This is why we have bug fixes. You can test till you’re blue in the face but nothing will prepare your software for production, nothing can simulate every scenario, hence “improvements”. Also, thinking about the technology they’re using, machine learning. It is constantly being improved.
    I’m not saying this is good or bad, but it is reality when you drive a Tesla. You don’t want to live like that then don’t get one and don’t expect it either. I would rather have OTA updates constantly and deal with a few issues along the way instead of having to buy a new car to get the improvements.
     
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  13. P100D_Me

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    Find me one Tesla vehicle sales person on the planet that would tell a customer before purchase that advertised functions may or may not work or may be rendered inoperative due to a software update or that they are buying a beta product
    On the forefront of technology is the excuse used, some accept that, I don't, not for basic functions. FSD is obviously on a whole different level of being deemed as working or not, I'm talking mainly about the infotainment part of the MCU. The drive line is perfection, that engineering team can goof around all they like now.
     
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  14. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    Just got this update tonight, probably minor bug fixes. Hopefully it fixes a problem I've experienced a couple of times on the previous 50.x release where I would pull the car out of the garage and LTE would never turn on. After I got out of WiFi range the car would just indicate WiFi was unavailable and there was nothing other than a soft reboot that would get LTE to come back.
     
  15. Firedog7881

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    I agree with your assessment of the drive train. They spent the development $$$ where it counted and where you can’t do OTA updates - battery and motor. They have finally figured out how to put them together, mostly. Now they are fine tuning the digital things and stuff that can be improved after delivery.
    I’m not saying they are selling you a beta technology but don’t expect more than it is. The company is barely a decade old, this car is only a few years old. Don’t expect anything close to perfection from Tesla, it’s all about what is the minimally viable functionality to get the feature out to say you have it. Look at the wipers, look at the browser. These are horribly implemented features - but they’re expected features.
     
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  16. HAWX 12

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    You have a Model S?
    I REALLY want the app to let me turn on rear/mirror defrost, but I dont see it. Model 3 ever have this option?
     
  17. Videofrank

    Videofrank 2015 P85D

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    Yes, I have a P85D. After this update I noticed that my defrost turns on when the temp dropped to a certain level. I can't control it though. Before this update, it wouldn't turn on.
     
  18. Larrygoldberg

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    What nonsense! MVP does NOT mean minimal testing. It means minimal features. In fact, software developed from MVP in incremental releases is generally of significantly higher quality than alternate methods because each release is thoroughly tested before new features are added, significantly reducing risk. In fact Tesla do have a beta test program that people sign up for; ordinary users do not get beta test software, they get thoroughly well rested software. As a 20 year veteran of BMW ownership, I can tell you that the software in my new Model 3 is as robust, if not more robust as the software in my BMWs.
     
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  19. bebbiXpress

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    Well then take a look in the settings menu under "Auto Wipers" or "Navigate on Autopilot" to only mention two places where you actually can read "beta". I would say, the early access program is more an alpha program than a beta.
     
  20. Asterix187

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    so after a very widespread roll out of 50.6 for the M3 I have just received this for my S. not driven yet but will post of anything new appears. Seems to be general tweaks etc though so not expecting to much difference.

    Has anyone else got it yet and have seen/noticed any new things for the MS?
     

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