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Issue 154 - Download Beta
Both cars make it to the store with zero disengagements. Tesla’s FSD Beta makes the exact same trip in almost 3 minutes less. It would be great to see the same drive during the daytime with some traffic.
Up until now, you could purchase FSD and the price would include the hardware upgrade. However, it looks like the subscription won’t behave the same way and it will require HW3. We’ve also seen folks getting the HW3 upgrade ‘for free’ when purchasing the MCU 2 retrofit so… who knows? We can only wait and see.
New Models (Plaid, Cybertruck, Y 2020)
More Model S Plaid have been spotted near the Fremont Factory in California. Some have the Yoke steering wheel and others don’t. In any case, it’s looking like vehicles are getting ready to be hauled to their owners and deliveries could start soon (they were initially supposed to start in February). Keeping our fingers crossed for those of you who are waiting.
Probably. Said Elon Musk on Twitter. The focus right now is on making progress with the actual Giga Texas, which is where the awaited Cybertruck will be built.
Is the double-paned window Model Y quieter than the 2020 model? I probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference but here’s a great comparison by our friends at EveryAmp and their conclusion is there is actually some noticeable difference. Judge by yourself. In our case, we don’t feel our Y noisier than our previous Model S.
Tesla has managed to hit a bunch of milestones in 2020 despite of the challenges presented. Well done, and of course, we also thank the Tesla team.
Here is a cool list of improvements for Teslas in cold weather, would you like to see other stuff in there?
Tesla is planning a 62 stall V3 urban location in Santa Monica. This will be the largest American Supercharger location with solar, battery storage, lounge, and restrooms. Hope this becomes a reality soon!
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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
- HW3 - Autopilot Hardware version 3
- MCU 2 - Media Control Unit 2. Has a more powerful Intel x86_64 processor. All Model 3 have this version as well as the Model S and Model X built after the end of March 2018.
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