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Updated autopilot hardware?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Kesler, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Kesler

    Kesler Member

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    I got a email from my service center.

    Good afternoon ____,

    Your Tesla was built with the world’s most sophisticated software which includes Tesla auto-pilot hardware. One feature of our auto-pilot will allow your vehicle to brake autonomously. There is an updated part to this feature we would like to install on your vehicle as soon as possible. Tesla is proactively installing this part on all applicable vehicle with the auto-pilot hardware. We would like to schedule this as our earliest availability will allow. Please contact us via any means below so we can schedule you in.


    I already have the current model s autopilot sensors and software, what could this be?
     
  2. Cyclone

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    Many have felt the existing Autopilot sensors would need to be augmented with rear radar or an improvement to side-views eventually. Not to say Tesla is doing this, but Elon made the commitment that all cars coming off the line would support Autopilot and it would work well. Perhaps they have determined that something needs to change to meet that level of quality/expectation and they are biting the bullet and retrofitting it to the Autopilot cars produced thus far?
     
  3. thebishop

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    That sounds like it might as well have to do with the ebrake, not necessarily a sensor.
     
  4. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    Interesting. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread and I'll ask service about this.
     
  5. J1mbo

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    Sounds more like a limited recall to me.
     
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    Heresy! Tesla doesn't do recalls. They do "Government Mandated Feature Improvements".
     
  7. Rockster

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    When was your vehicle built?
     
  8. Kesler

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    Delivered 9/31 204

    the first week cars with autopilot features were rolling out
     
  9. JPP

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    Might be the eBrake booster mod/TSB for those early builds....
     
  10. anxman

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    My P85D went in last week for next-gen seats and they applied 2 hardware updates but none had to do with the autopilot. One was a steering column wire and another was a bolt that changed spec.
     
  11. bigdomer

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    Any update on this? My service center has no idea what it is.
     
  12. cgiGuy

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    Did you ever figure this out? Was it just because yours was built on the cusp of autopilot/non-autopilot point?
     

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