Software Version 5.8 (1.49.22)

Software Version 5.8 (1.49.22)

Just did the software update, and surprise, version 5.8. I see a thread on TMC already, so I'll provide the link:

chrisdl | 15. November 2013

Thanks for posting this, Chuck.

And tadah!...
* A wipers service mode. Who would've know? :)
* A reset TPMS button. Nice.
* MAC Address display in Wifi settings. Who was it again asking for this to setup their router's MAC filter?
+ all the goodies which were already in 5.6, of course.

Did I miss anything or were any of these already in 5.6? (I just quickly scanned the change list.)

Conclusion: Tesla reads the forums ;-)

talbryn | 16. November 2013

Yes, I was also surprised by this update notice last night. The update to 5.8 seemed to proceed faster which I attribute to being tethered to my wifi.

Question: While the car is on wifi, is there any way to make it go back to cellular? I couldn't find a way to make it happen. Sometimes the wifi in some locations is weaker than the cellular.

Most of these enhancements were already in 5.6 but it's always nice to receive some refinements. The windshield wiper service mode is a nice touch.

Thanks, Tesla

rdalcanto | 16. November 2013

Does it show the individual tire pressures yet? Having to check each tire with a pressure gauge is so 1990....

chrisdl | 16. November 2013

No individual tire pressure display yet. Maybe next time?

mrrjm | 16. November 2013

I have version 5.0. How do I get this update.

Dramsey | 16. November 2013

Man, I'm still running 5.0 (since the car was delivered 7 weeks ago), and it's been tethered to wifi the entire time it's been parked in my garage. Someday...

darian | 16. November 2013

I was surprised that it doesn't show individual tires pressures. Just caused my to have a side-wall blowout on freeway. TPM light came on and showed low pressure. No tire was obviously low, so I figured I had some time to get a tire pressure gauge. It came on again while driving, but without a pressure number, I had no way of knowing that it was really low and losing air fast. Result: destroyed tire and an hour and a half of wasted time. Simple thing that ALL luxury cars have is individual tire pressures. At bare minimum, they let you know which tire needs air! Disappointing.

stevenmaifert | 16. November 2013

Went from 4.5 to 5.8 last night. Noticed the media center display arrangement very slightly altered. Most notable with the channel number display on XM. Also noticed the echo was gone when the radio switches from analog to HD.

Prasad B | 16. November 2013

Me too - went from 4.5 to 5.8 today, after a long long patient wait :-) VIN 5288, bought in Feb 2013, 10,500 miles. Have the whole weekend to explore the features!

Sanjuro88 | 16. November 2013

updated from 4.5 to 5.8 last night.

12 hours later, I lost ONE MILE of the range. I'm impressed. 5.8 mostly killed the vampire loss.

My wish list... individual tire pressure... shuffle function on the USB-stored songs!

negarholger | 16. November 2013

Also 4.5 to 5.8 last night. The very low speed slight modulation is gone, I thought the car was precise before but now is even better. ( release notes said creep mode improvements, but I don't use creep mode ).

p1SL | 16. November 2013

How does one access the onscreen manual?

jai9001 | 16. November 2013

5.6 last week.

5.8 today.

When it rain it pours!!

tezzla.SoCal | 16. November 2013

Also 4.5 to 5.8 this morning! Is the main screen font is bigger? It seems like I can read the date/miles/temp better!

I think the manual is on the controls/settings (lower left side).

doutt | 16. November 2013

Did the latest update this morning and now notice that the car will not stay in the LOW position when droning. Even on the freeway. Is this how they are preventing damage to the batteries?

DouglasR | 16. November 2013

I wasn't aware that you could drone the Model S, much less that you could use "drone" as a verb! ;)

tesown | 16. November 2013

I got 5.8 this morning as well. Other than the fact that it takes about 40 or so seconds to come out of sleep (and the mobile app takes as much time to connect to the car), the update is great! Feels like a big upgrade from 4.5 (which I was in earlier).

A couple of other things:

- Noticed that the range changed by about 3% (lower) after the update
- Fonts are a bit smaller on the map
- Got a service required alert that disappeared about an hour later

MS60, VIN 84XX

negarholger | 16. November 2013

If eliminating the low position changes the risk from 150 ppm to 15 ppm or lower then it is a good move.

mallynb | 16. November 2013

Still have V4.5. Car delivered last May. A couple of months ago an update started while the car was parked in the garage. The next A.M. there was a download failure message on the display. I wonder why Tesla never tried again.

studiojon | 16. November 2013

I just went straight from 5.0 to 5.8 this morning. Another nice thing is that the map street names are no longer upside down in heading up view. They are now rendered as a separate layer from the raw tiles. Looks awesome - can't wait to get a bunch of miles with this version. I assume my constant wifi connection was a factor in getting this so early. My car always has wifi when parked up at home.

rdalcanto | 16. November 2013

I have an older version of the software, and no wifi. I found a software update this morning too. Maybe they are really pushing 5.8 out fast in order to lower the risk of battery damage on the highway. Tesla can't afford another fire in the next 6 months....

nickjhowe | 16. November 2013

@chrisdl - mac address view is in 5.6; not new in 5.8

Thrak | 16. November 2013

I updated last night as well, and I suddenly have footwell lighting.

Before the update there were not led lights in the rear footwells (leds located under the back edge of the front seats), and I am pretty sure there were no front seat footwell lights under the dash either. But now they are all on.

I suppose there was some bug with those lights before that was resolved. Anybody else notice this too?

I got my Model S end of July when the tech package included the led interior lighting. Not sure if that is a factor.

lolachampcar | 16. November 2013

Several owners over on TMC have confirmed that the active air suspension no longer lowers at speed and will not allow manual lowering at speed.

This "feature" is not included in the release notes and there does not appear to be any official acknowledgement that engineering has made this change.

Chunky Jr. | 16. November 2013

@ lolachampcar : "Several owners over on TMC have confirmed that the active air suspension no longer lowers at speed and will not allow manual lowering at speed."

Will this have any noticeable effect on range? | 16. November 2013

@Chunky Jr. "Will this have any noticeable effect on range?"

Likely not. While it was stated that lowering increased range, I've never seen Tesla state either miles or percent range improvement due to the auto-lowering feature. Many other items (tires, rear-spoiler) have had Tesla statements to the amount of range effect. I think if it was significant, they would have specified the actual improvement.

Just checked and Smart Air Suspension still states: "Automatically lowers and levels Model S at highway speeds for optimum aerodynamics and rises to increase clearance in town.". | 16. November 2013

The prior description for the air suspension referred to increasing range. Someone on the TMC site posted a screen grab of the prior verbiage.


inverts | 16. November 2013

MAC address is great. I has tires replaced and asked the guys whether they can provide the MAC address via some service mode, but they could not. Great to see that now it is displayed in 5.8. Still on 5.6 unfortunately, and was one day early with my tires to get the upgrade done right at the SC. Oh well ...

wg | 16. November 2013

How long do these updates ususlly take?
I'm sitting in the car now and the update just started.

studiojon | 16. November 2013

It took about 40 minutes for me

ColonyGolfer | 16. November 2013

You would think that the early adopters, the thousand Model S Signature owners like me who put up $40,000 deposits and have had their cars for over a year would be getting these updates first. I am still on v4.5. I think this is a big Tesla "miss".

studiojon | 16. November 2013

I agree. I don't feel I have any right to have it before you. Also jealous of sig guys - just couldn't make it happen at the time. Also until you get at least 5.0 then the wifi priority doesn't help. My car shipped with 5.0 so I expect that helped.

hsadler | 16. November 2013

Wow!! We had the latest update for three days. SC gave us 5.6 on Tuesday with our annual service (car 6 months old). Now we're 'obsolete' again!!

Blueshift | 16. November 2013

Someone on TMC is saying:

"...They also told me that 5.8 upgrade supposed to be pushed to all cars by the end of today."

Where today is refering to Nov 16th.


Low CG | 16. November 2013

Downloaded 5.8 today. Map graphics are beautiful! Cool new features I wouldn't have thought of. Never had a car before that keeps getting better and better and better . . .

bobgriswold | 16. November 2013

WTF, Tesla! I have VIN 1982, got my S last December, and I'm still on 4.5? What sort of logic does Tesla use to push out updates?? Seems to me it's Last In, First Out!

Jewsh | 16. November 2013

Got 5.8 today. I am #352 in Canada.

Great update - runs very smoothly and vampire loss is very much improved vs. 4.5.

Thank you Tesla. Great job.

chrisdl | 17. November 2013

nickjhow: Where's that edit button? ;-) ... Thanks for the correction, Nick.

Car t man | 17. November 2013

Lowered suspensions adds a few % points in range in any car with ride height changing suspension. More curious as to why they changed it. I don't think that it is necessarily beneficial in case of read debris since bore height might also mean more momentum for levering effects with elongated pieces of
debris. I would almost prefer a lower setting, to have the front end hit an object out of the way. If it gets below and has vertical room, it can pick up more momentum by time hitting the floor.

Other than that, it seems Tesla is listening to driver requests and implementing them gradually. I hope they add drive pedal and other tweak
options in the future. Updating cars via FW really adds value.

AlMc | 17. November 2013

Just an FYI. Lively discussion about this on TMC. Many people with air suspension are choosing NOT to upgrade to 5.8 as they lose the 'low' setting for the suspension at highway speeds.
Not advocating this. Just adding to the discussion.

AlMc | 17. November 2013

Full disclosure: I have 5.8 and have lost the ability to have the car go into the low setting at highway speeds. I accept this as a temporary change while TM is working through any 'fix' that might help prevent future high speed collisions between road debris and the battery pack.

lolachampcar | 17. November 2013

Paid for feature.
Removed without consent of owner.
Removed purposefully without documentation in the release notes.

shop | 17. November 2013

@lolachamper, it may very well be a mandated fix by the NTSHA. Give Tesla the benefit of the doubt for a few days...

tes-s | 17. November 2013

Got 5.8 yesterday, and went to a supercharger. MUCH faster charging. Used to start charging at 89kW, now it charges at 117kW, and is also faster at all levels if charge.

Went from 35 miles range to 210 miles in 45 minutes.

robert | 17. November 2013

I have to side with lolachampcar. in Sweden we have VERY clean roads (touch wood) and the change should be made optional and voluntary. The NTHSA have no say here, and the car is typed as is with the Swedish authorities. I have driven extensively for 50+ years, and I have never seen a trailer hitch or anything equivalent on our roads. I want the rest of the update, but I don't want to lose the low setting.

RanjitC | 17. November 2013

If it was mandated why hide the fact? why is it not shown in the release notes?

Renegade | 17. November 2013

I picked up my car 20 Sep with 5.0, a week or so later got 5.6, and I'm updating to 5.8 now. Not a lot of diff from 5.6, but still nice to have the latest update!

rbgliny | 17. November 2013

Called ownership last night. I was told that for the first time they are updating the entire fleet in a span of a couple of days. Everyone should be updated by Monday AM. I am still on 5.6 at the moment. My wife got 5.8 two days ago. Not sure I like the low position air suspension setting gone. Should be the owners choice as a setting.

tranhv68 | 17. November 2013

VIN US P2991. Finally got the OTA update notification. Updating right now as I am typing this. Going from 4.5 to hopefully 5.8. It's been a long, long, wait.

tomkist | 17. November 2013

I remember the good ol' days when everyone was clamoring for v5.0, with its buggy Nav and not waking from sleep mode issues.