Submitted by mizunosan on Tue, 2019-04-09 21:49
I got the firmware 2019.12 a few days ago. After dinner this evening, when I got back into the car the dash indicated that there were 2 Sentry Events. This was the first that I've seen the alerts in the car after receiving Sentry Mode a few updates ago. No alert was sent to my phone though, and the files are convoluted in the USB but I was able to see people walking to their cars parked next to me and get into their cars -- everyone was careful to not hit my car with their doors. It would be nice if the alerts are pushed to our phones in the future and a way to view the videos in the vehicle at some point -- I've heard that this may be coming at some point.
NOA seems to be behaving better and requires only a slight tug on the steering wheel. I rest my hand on the bottom of the wheel and this is enough for Autopilot but the NOA auto lane change requires a little tug. The only issue I've had with that is that I tugged on the wheel a bit too hard a few times and kicked out of Autopilot. Other than that, the behavior is much better than it has been in the past.
Someone complained in this forum about Model S owners not getting the updates before Model 3 owners, but with me getting the 2019.12 update (2018 Model S 100D) before my wife's Model 3 (she still doesn't have that update) is a sign that the roll out is more random across the models at this stage than not.
Does anyone have any other observations regarding 2019.12 that I may have missed? I didn't realize that you can do a lane change like the Model 3 on Autopilot with just a slight push/pull on the turn signal stalk until recently.