2:00 AM in the morning. Got the notification that the update was here. From bed, ok'd the update from my phone. Got a ding about 35 minutes later that it was done. Tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't do it. Had to drag my ass out of bed to check it out.
Of course I couldn't just check it out from inside the car, so drove down the street to a parking lot to check out the Advanced Summon feature as that was the feature I was most anticipating. Although, from the videos I had seen, figured it was just going to be a cool party trick with little real world use. I do love party tricks though. But wow, car hauls ass (relatively speaking). Was shocked actually. All the videos showed it crawling along. But, the car fired up, no hesitation, took off and came right to me. Guessing it was at least 4-5 MPH. Given, it was an empty parking lot at 2:00 AM. Still drives on the wrong side of the driveway aisle. But loved the fact that it got there quickly. Possibly alleviates the worry I had that it would piss off other people behind it from being too tentative. At that speed, it might just pass other cars! LOL.
Got home and parked at the end of the driveway by the street. Walked up to the garage and tried the Advanced summon there. Sure enough, it worked around the circular driveway, about 75 feet it came right to me standing at the garage. Didn't quite position itself to squeeze into the garage between the other cars. But now that we have what we have, would assume this is something that Tesla could easily add to have the car go park itself in the garage. Park the car, set its location in the car, save and then the car knows where to go each time, what angle and position. With what it can already do, seems like an easy addition for them? That would be REALLY useful.
Haven't had a chance to check out all of the features yet, but did check Netflix and Youtube. Both work great. Also noticed that some videos on ESPN.COM also played, which was a pleasant surprise. Assuming that means other videos from other websites will play as well.
The new Cups game apparently requires a game controller to be plugged in. Never heard of the game before, so no idea what it is. Tesla should comment on which game controller is recommended now that it's required on some games. I know people of done their own trial and error with various controllers, but would be nice to know which one Tesla feels is best suited for their specific system. Will save people time and hassle dealing with ones that don't work so well. Heck, could be another revenue stream for Tesla if they just started selling them on their website?
Saw Spotify was there. Don't have an account, but will consider setting one up now. The regular steaming radio on Tesla's account still works.
The video worked on LTE, but I guess that's going to be short-lived. Understandably so as it will suck A LOT of data from Tesla's account. Sooner rather than later, I would assume it will require a Wifi connection. Which brings me to another point. Tesla, like MANY other manufacturers are doing now, should offer a paid subscription for in-car WIFI using the LTE system already built-in. That seems like a no-brainer and another revenue stream for Tesla. If the Chevy Volt can do it, why can't the most technologically advanced car in the world do it?
Couldn't figure out or find the "vent window" option. Maybe the app isn't fully updated? But enhanced summon worked from the app, so don't know yet, at least in the short time I explored it.
Didn't drive far enough to try the other Nav on Autopilot options, but will get a better ideal of those when I get out on the highway with it.
I was most excited about the video feature and Advanced Summon. Any other features will just be a bonus.
Love it. Thank you Tesla for the coolest car in the world.
Wish list still includes:
1. Multi-destination Navigation entry
2. Ability to view Sentry mode warnings from your cell phone. Really useful if you're away from the car (airport) and can't get to it.
3. In-car Wifi Account / connectivity though Tesla.
4. Self-parking, first at home at least. Understand that sending the car off to find a parking spot may take more time, but the consistency of the same garage spot should be doable?
One weird thing happened in my one mile drive. As I got about 1/4 mile from home, there was a ding and the dome lights turned on all of sudden? No clue what that was about. Had to turn them off manually. Will see if that repeats or not?
OK, back to bed, have to be up in the morning. But like a kid on Christmas Eve, just couldn't wait. Happy I didn't as it met all expectations and exceeded them. Everyone knows, I'm not a Tesla fanboi and am not one to come on here a gush about the cars in an over the top manner, but, Tesla knocked this one out of the park, so it deserved such an update from me!
Update: Just realized that apparently the Model S is the one of three cars that doesn't get the window vent feature??? Very strange that the 3 and X would get it, but not the S? Puzzling.
Also noticed that my phone app doesn't have a homelink button as noted in the release notes. My phone app is updated. Maybe that's another non S feature?