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What I like best about V6.0...

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ericallyn, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. ericallyn

    ericallyn Member

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    Version 6.0 was pushed to my car OTA a few nights ago. Before that, I had been reading all about the new version on this site - and of course I was envious as could be as I read the comments. So I was very excited when it arrived.

    But as much attention as the primary features have received (Traffic-Nav; new Maps; Calendar; Location based Suspension; etc) both on the Forums and on Tesla's own blog, I have found BY FAR the best new feature to be a vastly improved smoothness of the drive, particularly noticeable in regen mode, and also while in cruise control. Specifically:
    • Taking one's foot of the accelerator no longer yields a sharp deceleration, but rather a very smooth slowing-down. Passengers had complained about this in the past.
    • Cruise control seems much smoother as well; particularly when touching the breaks to get OUT of Cruise Control mode...this no longer creates a sudden deceleration.
    • And I have noticed absolutely no change in the brilliant responsiveness of stepping on the accelerator.
    Again, I find these changes substantially more impactful than the other (perhaps cuter?) improvements.

    Most importantly, THANK YOU TESLA for doing the unthinkable - making my S/85 an even BETTER driving experience!
     
  2. William13

    William13 Member

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    +1

    I also like the improved handles and dash look.
     
  3. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    Cool; I haven't noticed the first one (I'll check it out), and I haven't been on a trip yet, but hopefully will soon (which should showcase the second one). I haven't noticed any change in the awesomeness of the accelerator, either. ;-)

    I like the charging-completed alert--just got my first one tonight. Okay, I'll prob turn it off, but on trips, I feel like this (and charging interrupted alerts) will be helpful.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hmm, "Supercharging notifications are always ON" sez the app. Maybe I can just leave it off; when I'm travelling, I'm either supercharging or else my charging is time-limited (e.g., a stop at a mall or whatever, so I charge till I split, usually not to full).
     
  4. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I use Cruise Control on a daily basis and have noticed absolutely no difference in performance from before. I specifically went looking for any kind of difference and cannot see that anything has changed - - at least on my car.
     
  5. Perfect_Flaw

    Perfect_Flaw Banned

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    I noticed no changes since my car was delivered with 6.0 already.
     

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