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Issue 217 - Tesla service manuals are now free
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If you are one of those people who like tinkering with their Teslas, this is great news. Last week Tesla made their service manuals, body repair, and other service-related content free of charge. For reference, this kind of service usually costs over $3k a year and now you can do it yourself.
When Tesla first announced their ‘structural’ pack there was a lot of chatting about if it wouldn’t be replaceable or repairable. Well, the now free-to-access service manuals confirm that (of course) it is.
The project includes 29 Superchargers, approximately 3,800 square feet enclosed lower level, and a 5,500 square feet outdoor seating and enclosed food preparation area. The plans also state that the movies to be shown will be features lasting ~30 min, approximately the same amount of time as it takes to charge a vehicle.
Elon just announced the date for the next Tesla AI Day on Twitter and he said there will be many cool updates. These events are mainly to attract talent to Tesla, and they always show some cool stuff. What do you expect Tesla to showcase?
Tesla is offering reservation holders near Giga Austin to change their order to the AWD with 4680 cells Made in Giga Texas and take delivery sooner.
Finally, FSD Beta 10.12 is here, and with it a long list of improvements. A few highlights:
- Increased safety of turns with crossing traffic by improving the architecture of the lanes neural network which greatly boosted recall and geometric accuracy of crossing lanes.
- Added 180k video clips to the training set to improve the recall and geometric accuracy of lane predictions.
- Solved 48% of failure ‘is parked’ cases captured by our telemetry of 10.11.
- The car will now render vehicles with open doors and it has improved its behaviors when maneuvering around them.
Finally, the max speed of Autopilot for cars without radar to 85mph.
Greentheonly is bringing us the release notes of this new version, some of the updates are:
- Media Player accounts (e.g. Spotify) are now linked to your driver profile
- Remote camera view for legacy S/X (not sure if activated yet)
- New ‘congestion at Supercharger’, trip reroute and ‘wind on route’ icons
🤓 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 Intelligent
- AWD - All-Wheel Drive
- FSD - Full Self-Driving
- mph - Miles per hour
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