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Issue 178 - Autopilot HW4?

AI Day

Great tweet thread summary about Tesla AI Day

If you weren’t able to watch it or you just want to see a concise cool summary, check out the thread.

Autopilot HW4 will be coming next year in the Cybertruck

As someone who has driven on the hills of Berkeley, it is amazing to see the car handling these situations!

FSD Beta

FSD BETA 9.2 takes on narrow streets in the Berkeley hills

As someone who has driven on the hills of Berkeley, it is amazing to see the car handling these situations!

Batteries & Energy

Impact Report: Tesla compares vehicle fires between its fleet and the US average

As a Tesla owner, I’m tired of keep seeing random people on the internet pointing out how likely is a Tesla to catch fire. This is mainly driven by the media covering every single time a Tesla catches fire, but not when it happens to cars of other brands. In this data published by Tesla, we can see that Tesla’s (and EVs in general) are 10 times less likely to catch fire. I love data 🤓

How Tesla Powerwall saves you during a power outage

Dirty Tesla explains how his two power walls are still powering up his house after many days without power.

Tesla files for a near 400-mile Model Y in China

Although this would translate into 351 miles if using the EPA’s calculation, it is still a good improvement from the current 326 miles.

Plaid & Roadster

More updates on the timeline for the new Roadster

According to Elon, they are finishing the engineering work this year and starting production next year (2022). Tesla is aiming to release a drivable candidate design in late summer. I can’t wait to see what the final product looks like.

Doug Demuro & Marques Brownlee discuss Model S Plaid

We have included each of their videos reviewing the Plaid, this time they discuss their impressions together, take a look!

💡 Tip of the week

In the US, when you’re in Autopilot and your car asks you to touch the steering wheel, you can just use the scroll wheel for the notification to go away.

🤓 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.

  • AI - Artificial Intelligence
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • EV - Electric Vehicle
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • HW3 - Autopilot hardware manufactured in/after February 2019 for Model S / Model X, and in/after April 2019 for Model 3
  • HW4 - Next version of the Autopilot hardware. The version carried by Teslas being manufactured right now is the HW3.
  • US - United States

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