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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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OTA Software updates - Only the Battery Control Module?

In the Fully Charged interview with the I-Pace Vehicle Line Director Ian Hoban my attention was grabbed when Ian said at around 11:45:

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The Battery Control Module is one of the first modules to be enabled for Software Over The Air.
The Jaguar promotional videos claim the entire car can be updated over the air, but my software engineering associates and I often use this this kind of phrasing when we have implemented some but not all aspects of a feature, suggesting there are other computer-based components that will still require a visit to the dealership to get a software update.

Am I reading too much into this statement?


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Even a Tesla needs to be taken into the shop to do some software work. I don't expect the entire car to be on a network, and I just think it's a matter of time until somebody hacks a Tesla to commit murder.
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Jaguar wrote their own battery management software, they did not outsource it. Outsourcing software is common. Without control of the software source code, creating update files would be a problem.

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In the newly published HowTo Videos, the 'rep' says that only the Infotainment system and the Battery control module will support Software Over the Air (SOTA). Other systems will be added in the future. (I take to mean the 2020 model year and beyond.)

Those two do seem to be the systems most important and visible to the end user, so there's at least that.

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"in the future" to me just means software, and would apply to the 2019s... but that's Tesla way of thinking...

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So when I use the OTA interface and I check for both Battery and System updates, should I expect either to update?
It claims it has the latest in System, and then just spins the 4 green rectangles for the Battery forever.

What is the expected behavior and has anyone been successful with OTA updates for either?
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So when I use the OTA interface and I check for both Battery and System updates, should I expect either to update?
It claims it has the latest in System, and then just spins the 4 green rectangles for the Battery forever.

What is the expected behavior and has anyone been successful with OTA updates for either?
No reports of OTA in the US. The only way to get an update is to visit what seem to be a select few dealers...
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So, do we need some kind of class action lawsuit to get money back from JLR for not having the advertised feature that we "paid for" of SOTA updates on the 2019 car?
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So, do we need some kind of class action lawsuit to get money back from JLR for not having the advertised feature that we "paid for" of SOTA updates on the 2019 car?
JLR has a set of alpha customers in Europe that are taking OTA updates and using their feedback to tune the capability. JLR never stated the frequency of OTA, so I doubt that a class action suite would work. According to the UK user group, JLR is planning OTA release for April 8 in Europe. It's not clear if we will have the updates here in North America on that schedule.

I'm not sure if anyone knows what will be in the first OTA that goes out. It might just be 19A and not necessarily the charging update. Personally, I don't need 19A and only want the ability to charge at full 100kw when under 80% SOC.

Let's see what we hear from the UK forum after April 8.
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