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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sir Guacamolaf, Jul 7, 2017.
Is it just me?
If I was one, I bet I'd feel the same way...
Haha, yes and no. Do I wish I had AP2? Sure. Do I wish I had waited instead of getting my car four months before it came out? Not really.
Everyone with AP2 will also wish they had AP3 or whatever it's called when it gets refreshed next. Welcome to technology!
Just imagine how someone in a 20 year old ICE feels!
Not sure if it will make you feel any better, but soon AP2 owners will feel like you when AP3 is released.
I really like driving with AP1 and feel lucky to have AP at all. I could have bought my S75 (June 2016) before AP1 became available. With a little good luck, I will be driving Joules until 2028 and just cannot imagine how great the Tesla will be when I buy a new one at that time.
That feeling made me switch to AP2. I guess it's because I joined at a decent time (17.4), but I'm actually really liking the journey and watching AP2 improve.
I guess I'm a pathologically ADHD person who gets bored when things stay still, regardless of how relatively good it is.
This is the sort of thing that tilts me towards leasing... <sigh>.
AP1. No regrets. I have 3 years of total bliss that would not have had if I waited. And AP1 is as far as I am willing to go right now. Autonomous will change 10 times over before it goes live. I'm good for now!
I have AP0. Wish I had waited two weeks for AP1.
I have AP 0.5 and I bought new fall 2016.
I just did a 24 hour test drive of a Model X with hardware 2 and, as a Model S owner with hardware 1, I can say that HW2 still has a way to go before it reaches parity with HW1... So, no, I don't share the sentiment. That said, I also don't expect much more out of hardware 1 due to it's very limited sensor suite.
@Petra do you think that is because Tesla cannot improve it, or won't improve it?
Well, there are certainly some small refinements that I think they'll likely make eventually. However, we're talking about a system that only has a single camera, single radar, and a few nearly worthless ultrasonics... the mere fact that it works as well as it does is pretty impressive.
According to Mobileye, there is quite a bit more that AP1 cars can expect PROVIDED Tesla is prepared to activate them for us. Not sure if they have an agreement with Mobileye regarding existing hardware, but I would be VERY miffed if they don't!!
Stop sign and red light recognition are just two of them.
Tessie 1 - P85 (2012)
Tessie 2 - 90D (2016) - AP1, 2 months before AP2
When AP2 was announced I had extreme buyers remorse for ... about 3 or 4 minutes, I cannot remember ... then I sat back and simply enjoyed the better fit and finish, new nose, all wheel drive, autosteer, funky clock, and even saying the words "engage biodefense mode" (try doing that with a passenger and see the reaction - fun!)
Owning a Tesla is a journey - enjoy it the ride.
I had a loaner with AP2 a couple of weeks back. Honestly AP1 is still better.... although not by much. I'm sure that will change, but any envy that I dissipated.