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Tesla Model X as hotspot?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by sunnyvale, Nov 6, 2016.

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  1. sunnyvale

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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Recent reports of V8 FW state that when moving the WiFi is turned off, so right now it sounds like they are going backwards from this.
     
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    I think all the existing cars have the hardware to make a viable hotspot. As long as Tesla is paying for all network services to the car, it doesn't make sense - a single car with the hotspot turned on and a couple of tablets streaming videos for kids in back probably eats up more cellular data than a dozen cars operating normally.
     
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    ok but at least they can charge a little bit for that service if they want. Just provide us something :)
     
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    I would suspect there are considerable hacking risks associated with a wi-fi hotspot.
     
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    According to knowledgeable sales rep, it's in the works and coming really soon
     
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    The Wi-Fi tech in the Tesla used to connect just at home is seriously outdated already, thanks to the vintage NVIDIA SOC it uses. (802.11g only, 2.4Ghz only... in 2016?!) I don't see this happening, if ever, until after they update the home Wi-Fi support.

    Anyway, as others have said, it really doesn't make much sense for Tesla... there are far higher priorities.
     

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