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Issue 110 - The most impressive Model 3 interior you have ever seen 👾
For a while now, the language about data sharing when it comes to Sentry Mode said that Tesla uploaded footage to its servers when the ‘Alarm state’ is triggered. There has been a lot of controversy until just now because there wasn’t any proof of that. Finally, @greentheonly has been able to find evidence that Tesla is indeed sending clips from Sentry Mode and Dashcam to save them in the cloud. Great news!
The Model 3 and the Model Y don’t come with Bioweapon Defense Mode, but you can easily get a HEPA cabin filter and have the same high quality and odor-free filtered air in your Tesla. Useful in Covid-19 times but also if you have allergies, for example.
Check out the process of installing 40 individually controlled LEDs on to side glow fiber optics of a (Purple) Model 3. Incredible work by Nate Mccomb 👏 Thanks for sharing!
Tesla has started rolling a out a new version, 2020.16. This is not the update of the Traffic lights and stop sign detection, but a newer one which has barely started getting to people just yet. The main changes introduced in this version are:
- Dashcam Viewer improvements: ability to format a USB drive in the car
- Redesigned UI of the toy box (see video below)
- Ability to filter charging stations by power
- Improvements to Backgammon Game
See 2020.16 release notes
We’re in awe with all the progress that Tesla is making and although we’re still far from the final solution, seeing videos like with critique the good and the bad is really educational. In this 15 minute video you can see the real Full Self-Driving experience with the new auto stop feature and Navigate on Autopilot in action.
This version fixes the bug that would let you override a stop in a red light. It’s also getting pretty good at ignoring lanes and green lights which are in other sections.
Bad news for folks that did the FSD upgrade, MCU2 retrofit, MCU1 EMMC fix, or any other fix requiring computer swap. According to @greentheonly, Tesla doesn’t erase personal data so consider all accounts that you logged in your Tesla compromised and change your passwords ASAP. Tesla has said they’ll reach out to affected customers to inform about this.
Tesla has started sending emails twice a week with updates on parts status for repairs which require part replacements. Way to go!
Interesting news about Tesla’s Autobidder, “a real-time trading and control platform that provides value-based asset management and portfolio optimization” which apparently has been in use for a while but we’re just learning about it now. Tesla has said in the past they want to become a massive distributed electric utility, and this would be one of the key pieces that would allow them to achieve it.
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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.
- HEPA - High-Efficiency Particulate Air
- FSD - Full Self-Driving
- NoAP - Navigate on Autopilot
- MCU2 - Media Control Unit. Version 2 has a more powerful Intel x86_64 processor than version 1. All Model 3 and Y have this version as well as the Model S and Model X built after the end of March 2018.
- EMMC - Embedded Multimedia Card
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