Tesla v8.1 is here: Updated Autopilot 2.0, Model X Falcon Wing door settings, voice control

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  1. gene

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    Tesla has begun the roll out of Firmware 8.1 through an over-the-air software update to select Model S and Model X owners. The highly anticipated next iteration of version 8.0, which first introduced a complete user interface overhaul and arguably the company’s most significant Autopilot update since version 7.1, is being made available as v8.1 build 17.11.3 to all generations of Model S and Model X.

    Tesla Firmware 8.1 Release Notes

    Model S, Model X with Autopilot 2.0 hardware

    Vehicles equipped with Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 feature and self-driving sensors, also commonly referred to as “hardware 2” (HW2), will see improvements to Autosteer, lifting a previous speed cap set at 55 mph (88 mkh) to 80 mph (129 kmh). The update also adds the Auto Lane Change feature and Tesla Summon, which until now was only available on first-generation Autopilot cars. Tesla’s Lane Departure Warning feature has also been added to Autopilot 2.0 which will vibrate the steering wheel if the vehicle veers from its intended driving lane when speeds reach above 36 mph (58 kmh).

    Update: Watch a Tesla Model S drive at 80 mph using v8.1 Autosteer

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    Amid complaints from Model S and Model X owners who said that Autopilot 2.0 was unreliable - this later prompted Tesla to make Autopilot camera adjustments - the latest Firmware 8.1 aims to bring Autopilot 2.0 to feature parity with Autopilot 1.0.

    A new Headrests Adjustments feature allows a driver to make headrest and lumbar seat adjustments directly from the touchscreen. “Simply press the button you use to adjust lower back support and a pop-up appears on the touchscreen with an image of the seat,” reads the release note. “Tap the headrest area and then make the adjustments. Your settings are then saved to your driver profile.”

    The feature extends upon driver profile pairing that allows individual car preferences to remain with a driver’s profile.

    Model X

    Model X vehicles are equipped with a motorized and automatic-adjusting headrest which presumably can be manually set in Firmware 8.1.



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    Model X owners have also been given finer control of the vehicle’s Falcon Wing doors. A new setting allows the dual-hinged and often times “showy” doors open to a lower height. According to the release notes,

    “When set to LOW, the Falcon Wing doors always open to a lower height. If the vehicle is outside in bad weather, the lower height shields the interior and passengers as they get in and out. It’s also useful if you want to make a less showy arrival.”

    An Easy Entry feature in v8.1 allows a driver to disable the one-press automatic seat adjustment of the second row. The back of the Model X seat has a toggle button that will fully incline and decline the second row seat in order to allow for ease of entry into the third row.

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    All Model X, Model S (including Classic)

    Tesla also added the ability to initiate a map search of one’s favorite location using voice command. “Take me to the nearest Starbucks” will reveal a list of businesses by that name directly on the map. A rating of that business along with its hours of operation is now being made available directly on the vehicle’s onboard Navigation system.

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  2. janla

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    Any software fix to remove that imbecile falcon doors with normal chepaer, faster and safer doors with pockets and a possiblity to have a roof box??
     
  3. Brandler

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    Not into the autopilot quite yet - but Falcon Wing Door update sounds good. Mine have bonked a few people in the 3 months I've had the car. One change that I think would really help is - reverse the button/lever switch (on the pillar) - so that pushing the switch *opens* the door and *pulling* the switch closes it. I've found riders have a tendency to accidentally push the switch with their hand as they're under the door looking in - or just steadying themselves getting in or out - and the door begins to close "unexpectedly".
    Don't know if there's any traction here for ideas so I'll post this around everywhere I can.
     
  4. Kevin Gallagher

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    My doors will hit a person or wall that is at the rear of the door - both sides
     

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