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Issue 190 - Waypoints!

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Hardware and Software updates


New version 2021.40.5 comes with waypoints. I haven’t seen them in action but I’m excited, this has been one of the most requested features and Tesla finally delivered. Now, it would be amazing if they can do some predetermined routes with them, e.g. in the morning I do drop off of my two kids in two different schools, it would be great to get to my car and get the route with both stops already punched in. What do you think Tesla?

New M3s are coming without center console USB-C and wireless charging due to shortage of chips

Sadly, given the current chip shortage, Tesla had to deliver at least a few cars without USB-C ports or wireless charging (no cables). Other owners have reported Tesla proactively saying that, of course, they will retrofit that when there is stock free of charge.

MIC Tesla Model Y now comes standard with cargo cover

As an owner of a Model Y, I have to say I really like Tesla adding that. If you have a Model Y and want a cargo cover our friends at Evannex sell one, use the code TESLETTER to get a $10 discount.

Tesla begins remotely activating heated steering wheels and rear seats in (new?) SR+ Model 3s

Great news for SR+ owners, Tesla started activating the heated steering wheel and the heated rear seats for some. More exactly, it appears that only owners with cars delivered after November 1, 2021, have so far reported receiving the upgrade.

FSD Beta

FSD Beta Canada in about a month?

Elon said “no guarantees” but he mentioned that FSD Beta Canada might be available in a month or so. He expects v10.5 to go out around 11/21 and to include those with a Safety Score of 98.

Tesla FSD 10.4 vs. Waymo

Nice to see the side-by-side comparison and, in my opinion, to see how far away Tesla has come.


We know the plan is for all Supercharger stations to have wifi available. Tesla has started to deploy Starlink Antennas (A.K.A. Dishy McFlatface) at Supercharger stations.

💡 Tip of the week

Get your Tesla ready for the winter: We wrote an article with winter tips a couple of years ago that is still relevant, check it out. Also, Tesla has now their own page with winter tips.

🤓 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
  • M3 - Model 3
  • MIC - Made In China
  • SR - Standard Range

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