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Issue 105 - Contactless delivery 🚘

The Tesla community mosaic poster is here

5 issues and 400 pictures later, our Tesla community mosaic poster is here. The poster is available to purchase online starting today. Profits will be donated to @teslaownersSV and @TeslaOwnersEBay.

Thank you to everyone who has participated submitting their pictures (I hope we haven’t missed anyone in the credits list, but if we have, please let us know!).

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Giveaway Alert: Win a SnapPlate for your Model 3, Model X, or Model Y

This week we’re partnering with LivingTesla to give away a SnapPlate removable front license plate mount, now available for the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. SnapPlate installs and completely removes in seconds with nothing left behind. 3D printing magic (learn all about it). Check pinned tweet to participate, good luck!


Experience with Tesla 'contactless delivery'

Model Y delivered at your house in an enclosed trailer instead of driving 3 hours to pick it up. Paperwork mailed and returned both digitally and physically by mail. One phone call, text and email communication for everything else.

Thank you u/ClarksonianPause for sharing your experience, I’m sure it’s going to be very helpful to others in a similar situation right now.

Autopilot & FSD

Autopilot stopping is GPS based with vision assist πŸ“·

Greentheonly got access to the manual from one of the betas which contains a section called ‘Stopping at Traffic Lights and Stop Signs’. Currently, Teslas with HW3 and FSD-preview display stop signs, traffic lights, and other road marking. However, in this new beta, when you are using Auto Steering or Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, the car actually stops for them too.

Taking another step towards complete FSD, Tesla has decided to release it in a way that still needs the user input to go through the intersection. When approaching the signal the car slows down, even if the traffic light is green, and for it to continue through the intersection you must press down on the gear lever, Autopilot stalk (S and X), or the accelerator. The notes from the manual also highlight that if you are in a turning lane you need to perform that maneuver yourself

First look at Autopilot stopping at red lights πŸ“Ή

This is the beta that we just mentioned in the previous article, in action. Check out this Model 3 stopping at traffic lights and take a look at the message when approaching an intersection. Only available to a really small group folks in the Early Access program for now.

Model Y

Model Y Performance 1/4 mile run πŸ“Ή

Brian from i1Tesla puts a Model Y Performance against a Model 3 Performance and a Model X Performance and here’s what he has found out.

Infographic with main differences between Model 3 and Model Y πŸ“·

Very nice and clean infographic showing the main differences between the performance versions of the Model 3 and the Model Y.

Why you need PPF in your Model Y πŸ“Ή

Joe Torbati from OCDetailing is probably one of the people in the world with more experience detailing Teslas. In this video, Joe shares how they did their first Model Y Paint Protection Film custom installation. PPF may seem pricey but it gives you so much peace of mind. Also, that blue matte look 🀀🀀🀀


MicroHUD showing battery power and motor torque πŸ“Ή

TechTesla shares their microHUD showing battery power and motor torque directly from the bus. This HUD is wireless and it can be programmed to show other signals too. Pretty cool!

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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
  • PPF - Paint Protection Film
  • HUD - Head Up Displays

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