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Upcoming feature: ability to request newest software update!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by CameronB, Apr 5, 2018.

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  1. CameronB

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    #1 CameronB, Apr 5, 2018
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    You guys may have seen this already (did a quick search but didn't see another thread on it - mods feel free to merge threads if I am wrong), but Elon has said that they will be implementing a new feature to allow owners to request new software updates.

    So for those of us who don't want to wait around for whatever inscrutable algorithm Tesla uses to move updates through to the fleet, sounds like in the (hopefully) not so distant future we will be able to "pull" the updates rather than always waiting for them to be "pushed" to us.

    Tesla will allow owners to request the latest software update, Elon Musk says
     
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    The irony of waiting for the update to update...:rolleyes:
     
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    As with anything Elon tweets is coming: I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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    It’s in both 2018.12 threads, which is why you didn’t see it.

    Should be interesting to have a self-selected QA pool (on top of whatever else they do).
     
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    Would be interested to see the actual API endpoint for this (I.e. how does it differ from a normal handshake)?
     
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    Ah. I had been reading some of those threads a few days ago but wasn't fully caught up with the latest there.

    I wonder if perhaps this has already been in development and so Elon talking about it might be because it was already scheduled/on the near-term roadmap and he just saw that guy's Twitter post as an opportunity to 'leak' that already-planned for feature.
     
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    ... and test it to see how well it works.
     
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    Looking forward to getting this update to get updates.
     
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    What if the update to get updates fails? Does that mean you no longer get any updates? ;)
     
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    Yeah. DJ touched on this in Tesla Tidbits today and because of the age of his tweet and Elon’s response today and this (requesting software) was mentioned in a thread here on TMC as having been worked on a few months ago, we think sometimes Elon looks for a tweet to ‘answer’ when he has a feature to enable/rollout.

    Makes the company look responsive and doesn’t cost them anything! (That’s the theory, anyway!)
     
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    Oh, you've always been able to request an update.

    GLENDOWER. I can call software updates from the vasty deep.
    HOTSPUR. Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?
     
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    I was told this back in Feb by Corporate so hopefully it happens soon.
     
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    Mine has it!

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    LOL... If Elon tweeted it then you can almost be assured it'll never actually come to fruition...

    Jeff
     
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    It'll be like the CLOSE DOOR button on elevators - just for show and to make people feel like they're accomplishing something.
     
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    Exactly! There will be a button on the MCU: "New Firmware Available! Press to request an update."

    You press it, and it changes to "Firmware Update requested!"

    Then you wait for an update just like we all do now.

    But you feel like you did something to get it.
     
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    PLEASE delete this post!!!! If Tesla reads it that is exactly what they are going to do. Ahhhhhh!!!
     
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    If Elon said it's going to happen, don't hold your breath. Maybe in 3 years.
     
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    Neh, he'll "kinda think about it" in 3 years, like he did about the App SDK, and decide on a new solution for some distant future, like phone mirroring. ;)
     

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