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Issue 104 - The frunk is safe ๐Ÿ”’

FSD retrofits and timelines

We’ve been waiting to get the FSD upgrade for a while (Model S, Dec 2017). Tesla recently released a support page that throws some light to frequently asked questions such as, ‘when’s my FSD upgrade going to be available?’.

Also, a very cool video on the enhanced Driving Visualizations that come with FSD.

Read more: Tesla

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Learn about Tesla's Solar Roof

Great resource to learn about Tesla’s Sola Roof, Powerwall, and sustainable energy systems, from the perspective of an owner.

Read more: Resource

Video of AP avoiding a tire on the road by itself

Check out Autopilot avoiding a tire in the road all by itself! Thank you @TeslaTested for sharing.

Why the frunk is the safest place in your Tesla

Remember that trick to open the frunk with the 12V power supply? After a recent update of the owner’s manual, it seems that Tesla fixed this problem and now is only possible if the 12V battery is dead- at least for the Model 3 and the Model Y. This is great news since it makes our frunkโ€™s a really safe place. I always try not to leave valuables in the car, but if I have to, I’m definitely going to store them in the frunk.

Read more: Model Y Owner’s Manual

Tesla Model 3 Lithium Ion 21700 / '2170' cells put to the test

Testing the internal resistance, rapid charging rate, and discharge capacity of Tesla Model 3 lithium ion cells (batteries) “2170” / 21700 made by Panasonic.

Another great experience at a Service Center

Great to see more and more cases of owners happy with their experience at a Service Center. Our experiences have always been pretty good, but we know the waiting times in some places are less than ideal so it’s good to see things are improving one service appointment at a time.

Read more: Twitter

Tesla is going to use factory shutdowns to do upgrades and improve production

Shutting down the Fremont and New York factories due to the Coronavirus outbreak is for sure going to affect Tesla’s Q1 and most likely also Q2 production and sales numbers. However, they are still allowed to use a small workforce at the Fremont factory and Tesla is planning on making upgrades to the production lines which would increase the Model Y production capacity.

Read more: Electrek

Tesla innovating on vehicle deliveries

Itโ€™s well known that Tesla has been trying to improve the vehicle delivery experience, especially at the end of the quarter when things get crazy. That is why Tesla has started two new ways of delivering cars, Express Delivery and Tesla Direct Drop. Tesla Direct Drop is completely touchless which is convenient given the current state of affairs.

Read more: Tesla

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What the acronym?

As Tesla fan I find myself sometimes having to remember what are all those acronyms, here is a list of the ones you can find in this issue.

  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • SSD - Solid State Drive
  • AP - Autopilot

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