Shrink13
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Location: Palo Alto, CA

November software update-observations

Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:42 pm

I had my BEV software updated this week and I noticed two changes. The GOM range has increased, and the A/C- climate control no longer comes on when I start the car. Both good things.

alohart
Posts: 769
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:36 pm
Location: Honolulu, HI, US and Uppsala, SE

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:11 am

Every software update appears to increase the GOM range predictions because one's recent driving history is erased and a "default" range is reported. After a bit of driving, the GOM seems to revert to previous behavior. That doesn't mean that the November 2015 update didn't tweak the GOM algorithm resulting in higher range estimates, but I haven't noticed any change with our BEV.
Aloha,
Art

Honolulu, HI, US: 2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE
Uppsala, SE: FOR SALE: 2000 Honda Insight hybrid

Shrink13
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:02 am
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:29 am

Interesting observation Art. Thank you.

davidviolin
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Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:48 pm

Re: November software update-observations

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:06 pm

I like the fact that it now alerts me if the charging door is open. iDrive feels quicker as well.

SSi3
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: November software update-observations

Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:02 am

One of the bug fixes in this update was for low-cost charging issues... mine is still having issues. Anyone else?

The car only starts charging by itself at 7pm sometimes, other times it just sits there and i have to wake it up by hitting the lock button (or sending a lock signal via the app), then it starts charging. :x
2015 i3 REx - born electric 4/25/15

Apial
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:20 am

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:29 am

I used to get this issue, but the November update has fixed this completely. It will only charge peak if sufficient charge is unavailable during off-peak charging, assuming that is what you asked for.

justanotherdrunk
Posts: 240
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:56 am
Location: Silicon Valley, CA 1-16-1992

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:16 pm

I'm unclear on software upgrades .....



Is this done only at the dealer?

Can I download the code and upgrade myself thru the usb?

Is it done wirelessly since it's a (very) connected vehicle?

or otherwise?

Thanks

:oops:
2014 i3 REx
Solar Orange/ Mega
born 10/2014
2 year lease ends 2/18/2017

SSi3
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:51 pm

Dealer only for the whole vehicle software (operating system?)

You can do nav system updates yourself thru the usb.

No over the air updating at this point.
2015 i3 REx - born electric 4/25/15

Jeffj
Posts: 251
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:32 pm
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:38 pm

Infotainment software (primarily Bluetooth) can be updated via USB

jadnashuanh
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Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: November software update-observations

Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:32 pm

Early last year, BMW announced that OTA nav updates would become available as new models had LTE connections verses their current 3G ones. Not sure which vehicles may have that. Given the sizes of some of the programs...the current network connections are not timely or reliable due to their huge sizes.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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