Parallel parking? ACC? No, my question had nothing to do with those things. I'm aware it's not possible. But you keep answering the question with things like "not much" or "basically fixes" or "I don't think" and I'm trying to find out what OTA updates can improve. Just looking for a clear answer instead of speculation.If you are asking what could be added to the Bolt by an update, the answer is not much. The Bolt was designed to have certain functions and adding something by an update won't happen. The only thing we can get by updates are basically fixes and maybe an updated display to show things nicer. Adding something like parallel parking or adaptive cruise control is not possible with our Bolt. The self driving Bolts they have in San Fran are equipped with different cameras and sensors that we have. There can basically be no added functionality to our car. Even adding different levels of regen braking would be impossible because of our gear shifter which was designed for only D, P, R, L.
Well, in theory an over the air update could add something to the settings menu that would let you specify the degree of regen you'd get in "L" mode. But I certainly don't expect that to actually happen.Even adding different levels of regen braking would be impossible because of our gear shifter which was designed for only D, P, R, L.
The problem with our car is it is a blended computer and switch driven car. I am pretty sure that the only way that we control our seat warmers or heated steering wheel is through the buttons they give us. 100% of Tesla's controls are by the computer. We are very limited to what can be added to the Bolt because of this.
This is why I asked the question because these 4 items you mentioned are something I'd like to change as well. I've done a lot of work on CAN networks in transportation vehicles and it's generally the same on passenger cars. I'd like to start with the hilltop reserve (being able to turn it on or off when not in the car) and was curious what network it's on.Would be nice to be able to configure the maximum charge level instead of just having to use hilltop reserve to keep it from charging to 100%.
I'd really like to be able to disable the automatic headlights on by default every time you start the car.
Would also be able to be nice to change the behavior of preconditioning, like to turn off rear window defrost.
One things I'd like to have is kind of an "eco mode" where you could set the limit for power/acceleration with the accelerator pedal below a certain value (basically I'd like to limit acceleration to 20kW unless I push the accelerator more than 50%.