How long to drive until autopilot calibration is completed?

How long to drive until autopilot calibration is completed?

I received my M3 on Friday and have driven it for about 200 miles and on the display above the vehicle image it says "Calibration in progress" while driving.
I assume this is for the AI/learning and camera tuning. How many miles are normal to have to drive before the calibration completes and you can use AP? Is it some setting that you need to invoke?
Any feedback is appreciated!

rkalbiarEV | 08/05/2019

Both my cars happened in more like 20 miles, max. You may have a problem...

rchau28 | 08/05/2019

Mine took 10 miles or so. I've seen others say up to 50 miles.

ODWms | 08/05/2019

Mine was easily 10, 20 miles. No more.

EVRider | 08/05/2019

It depends on where you drive. Here's what the manual says:

"Calibration typically completes after driving 20-25 miles (32-40 km), but the distance varies depending on road and environmental conditions. Driving on a straight road with highly-visible lane lines allows Model 3 to calibrate quicker. When calibration is complete, the features are available for use. Contact Tesla if your Model 3 has not completed the calibration process after driving 100 miles (160 km)."

Since you've already driven 200 miles, using your mobile app to make a service appointment.

Go Sailing | 08/05/2019

I had the same problem when I picked up M3 a couple of weeks ago and it has HW3.0 and 2019.7.102 version. Calibration would not work with that version until I got it upgrade to 2019.7.105 or above. Right now you should have 2019.12.1.2. If you have 2019.7.105 or more and still wont calibrating, call customer support.

EVRider | 08/05/2019

@Go Sailing: That's right, I forgot about the HW3 factor -- that's unknown territory.

p_dahlgren | 08/05/2019

Thanks for all your replies. Mine came with 2019.7.105. Maybe, I should just upgrade the firmware to the latest and test it out before scheduling service. If 2019.12.1.2 is the latest, weird that they provided such an old revision on a car that was ordered just 3 weeks ago. I received it on Friday.

EVRider | 09/05/2019

@p_dahlgren: 2019.7.105 isn’t that old, but that release is only going to cars with HW3. I don’t know if HW3 cars are getting the newer updates (they might be).

hokiegir1 | 09/05/2019

2019.12.1.2 only started pushing to cars last week. Many people are still on older versions (I'm on 2019.8.5 still -- which is the parallel release to your 7.105, but I have HW2.5).

jenni | 09/05/2019

I am having the same issue and I am currently updated to the 2019.12.1.2. I called and was told that there is a firmware update coming out to fix this issue.

Ⓣⓘⓖⓖⓔⓡ Ⓤⓟⓟⓔⓡⓒⓤⓣ | 11/05/2019

Just picked up my M3 on 05/08/19. Came with v. 2019.7.106. Car was built this month. I believe this version I have is a February revision.

Just hit 109 miles today. Calibration still hasn't completed. The steering wheel icon has a little blue bar, but it hasn't moved one bit.

(off topic: No Sentry Mode in this fw version either )

john | 11/05/2019

Picked up my m3 yesterday with 2019.12.1.2 and calibration was done in about 10 miles.

Coloradofun | 14/05/2019

I picked up my may 2019 build HW3 model3 AWD LR FSD on Saturday and at 178 miles 0% calibration - tried the reboot too at ~50 miles. Software was 7.106 from factory. Today I sent a note in and within hours was pushed to 12.1.2 so will see if this fixes it.

whisky7 | 15/05/2019

I had same experience when I picked mine up 1 week ago. It had. 7 version from factory and received .12 update next day and it calibrated just fine in less than 20 miles. Does anyone know how I can verify that I have HW 3 ?

Goose66 | 15/05/2019

Frankly I am a bit surprised that HW3 and HW2/2.5 can run the same firmware releases. Seems like the code would be completely different for the neural net.

EVRider | 15/05/2019

@Goose66: It’s not that surprising, since HW1, HW2, and HW2.5 can all run the same firmware. HW1 and HW2+ are very different platforms. That doesn’t mean all versions run on all hardware — for example, I think the 2019.7.x releases were only for HW3.

kcheng | 15/05/2019

Mine never said it was calibrating when I got it, and it only had 6 miles or so on the odometer.

CharleyBC | 15/05/2019

@whisky7: two pieces of evidence that you have HW3:

1. Newness of car. Everything built after 12 April has HW3

2. Original software. 2019.7 was exclusively for HW3.

suchang | 20/05/2019

I run 250mile, still calibration is in progress
set schedule service, but I got this message in stead

Hi, I am in the process of diagnosing your vehicle for your upcoming service appointment. I looked into your concern and there are no faults stored for the autopilot system. Your vehicle has the latest autopilot hardware that requires more driving than previous hardware versions. Please continue to drive your Tesla and the autopilot calibration will continue to progress. There is no need to bring your vehicle to the service center so I am going to cancel your schedule appointment for you.

Coloradofun | 20/05/2019

My AP 3.0 model 3 was delivered with 2019.7 9 days ago, no calibration after 178 miles. Sent note into support and next day upgraded to 2019.12.1.2. Calibration completed in under 10 miles. Two days latter upgraded to 2019.16 everything is working great now.

suchang | 25/05/2019

337miles run.. Autopilot is not activated and GPS doesn't say it is from software error.
I returned it before 7 days of purchasing and dealer promised me to fix this issue in 1-2 days, gave loaner car for 2 days
I need to return this loaner car and get refund back
It was not good experience for me
ver 2019.12.1.2

suchang | 25/05/2019

337miles run.. Autopilot is not activated and GPS doesn't say it is from software error.
I returned it before 7 days of purchasing and dealer promised me to fix this issue in 1-2 days, gave loaner car for 2 days
I need to return this loaner car and get refund back
It was not good experience for me
ver 2019.12.1.2

lmorda2 | 28/05/2019

Yes I don't think I ever saw that and I definitely started using Autopilot after 20 miles

p_dahlgren | 30/05/2019

Sorry for the late update on the resolution of my issue but I just returned from a trip abroad.
Thanks for the comments. Interestingly, I see there are other new M3 owners with similar problems.

Some background: My model is an M3 AWD Perf. model, which was was delivered on May 3 and came with firmware version 2019.7.105. I assume this is HW 3.0.
The symptom was AP not working and a "Calibration in progress" message at the car icon on the display continuously while driving and never any surrounding vehicle objects popping up around my car icon.

I took it to the service center in Fremont on 5/13 and they kept it for two days.
Firmware was upgraded from 2019.7.105 to 2019.12.1.2 but that upgrade alone was not enough to resolve the AP failure to calibrate.
According to what they said, the first attempt of diagnosis indicated that the radar and cameras did not properly connect to the computer so they checked these hardware components and communication individually but there was nothing wrong there. Finally, they needed to do some type of software initialization procedure in diagnosis mode (they did not explain more details) in addition to the upgrade. This special procedure was a bit new to the staff at the service center. At the end it was only software.
I know it's hard to develop efficient tools for software diagnosis that cover all possible corner cases. Anyway, everything works fine now so I'm happy with my M3.

I would suggest for those of you with similar issues of failures to calibrate after ~100 miles to book SC appointments as soon as possible.

As a loaner I got a Model S P85, so at least I got the opportunity to try out the S for two days.


smar737 | 31/05/2019

Just another data point...M3 LR with FSD. Delivered @ 1pm, 29 May.
Drove 110 miles (70% highway) with calibration icon frozen at around 5%. Stopped by service/delivery center after 75 miles, and they patted me on the head and said "Be patient. I've heard of it taking 300 to 500 miles." Of course, they'd also told me when DIRECTLY ASKED at delivery that software was up to date with the most recent update. It was not. I had version 2019.7.
I emailed to inquire at about 7pm.
That night (9pm) the update (2019.16...) came available to schedule, so I requested it immediately.
I drove it after the update and the calibration was finished withing 10 miles of driving on roads with good lane markings.
Tesla deliveries called the next day to check up.
All's well!
Steve M.