Now we are getting indications that Tesla might be updating the connectivity capacity inside its vehicles, based on new info found by “green” in the latest 2020.44 software update.
Green, who has a great track record with finding unreleased features by snooping in Tesla’s software updates, released his findings on Twitter:
Here’s what Cypress has to say about its CYW89359 system for the automotive industry:
The new Cypress CYW89359 combo solution is the industry’s first to implement Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) technology, which enables two unique data streams to run at full throughput simultaneously, by integrating two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single chip. The solution’s advanced 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence engine delivers optimal performance for 2.4- and 5-GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) simultaneously.
The company unveiled the chip in 2018:
Green also found hints at a possible hotspot capability coming to Tesla vehicles:
And then there’s additional bandwidth usage monitoring added and a curious mothership option to ask cars to ‘collect hotspot info’ – hotspot might really appear in foreseeable future?
That has been something that has been rumored for years, but it has yet to be confirmed.
For the longest time, all of Tesla’s vehicles came with internet connectivity included (first 3G and later 4G LTE) — something that is often a premium option in the industry.
The automaker made extensive use of that connectivity in many of its features — including driver assist features to help develop its Autopilot system.