Shhhh. We have to keep this America's best kept automotive secret.I like Tesla. If it weren't for them, no one would know GM even made an electric car.
OTA has been used on GM products with OnStar and also specifically reprogramming the Cadillac ATS headlight system, which is a safety system.The California Car Dealers need to go pound sand! They are why we also can't get over the air updates!
Cost would depend on location but in countries with well-developed networks, the cost of data is in pennies per GB. Cost per car would be minimal. Owner pays for a bunch of the cost. My Volt and Prius have both had software updates under warranty that meant the manufacturer had to pay a dealer employee to do the work. My colleague's C-Max Energi needed warranty-covered software updates to fix a 12V problem and it took multiple tries.Do you think Tesla could afford to set up a system to reflash 100,000,000 cars globally at a $30k ATP?