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Issue 183 - Safety Score Beta

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FSD, Beta, & Autopilot

Safety Score Beta

Last Saturday, Tesla introduced their new Safety Score (Beta) and it is now using it to judge how much of a save driver people who opt-in are and in that way slowly but steadily extend the FSD Beta program (more info below). To calculate this score, Tesla is using 5 factors:

  • Forward Collision Warnings per 1,000 Miles
  • Hard Braking
  • Aggressive Turning
  • Unsafe Following
  • Forced Autopilot Disengagement

You can see your Safety Score in the Tesla app (version 4.1.), and you can also see there your daily and per trip breakdowns. It even tells you which profile was selected during the drive which is very nice if you share your car with your significant other.

Extending the FSD Beta program using the safety rating

As we said above, Tesla released the safety score almost a week ago. Elon tweeted this week that they will start adding around 1,000 people/day to the FSD Beta and they will start with the ones with the highest scores.

'Autopilot speed limited for emergency lights' in 2021.24.12

It looks much better and includes a couple of improvements that I think are really well received: being able to send commands to the car without having to wait for your car to wake you (e.g. turning on the AC when leaving the store), and for folks with 2+ Teslas, now the phone-as-key works without having to select the appropriate car on the app beforehand. Have you updated yet? Anything else that you like? Something that you are missing?


Cybertruck spotted again in the wild

A couple of videos of what appears to be the Fremont factory. This seems a newer prototype of the Cybertuck 😮I can’t see any handles, but maybe they are there and I just can’t see them because of the quality of the video.

Software updates

Future NN to control the HVAC

Have you been in traffic and get the fumes of the ICE cars around you? This Twitter user suggested that Tesla could create a NN to learn about some of the air around us and automatically switch modes. Elon replied ‘Ok’.

Tesla App 4.1

This version introduces some new cool features:

  • Adjust Charge Current, scheduled departure, or scheduled charging.
  • You can now enable Bioweapon Defense Mode from the app.
  • Access the owner manual directly from the app. I have to admit I thought it was going to be something more sophisticated but for now, it just opens the pdf.
  • View Solar troubleshooting and videos.

The first two features required a version of the firmware that isn’t out yet. This new version seems to not be out for Android just yet.

💡 Tip of the week

See many more steaming services in fullscreen in your car, just go to http://www.abettertheater.com/ and tap on ‘Go fullscreen’.

🤓 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
  • HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
  • NN - Neural Network

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