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Issue 243 - Free Supercharging for the Holidays

Best BFCM Deals for Tesla Owners

New Tesla owner? Ready to treat your Tesla? Time to finally buy that accessory you’ve been meaning to get but you couldn’t decide on? No matter why you’re here, we have gathered the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for you. Shop away!

Software Updates

Apple Music integration confirmed

The Model S Long Range at the Petersen Museum running 2022.40.50 comes with Apple Music. Those of you who’ve been waiting for it should expect it as part of the holiday release around the end of the year.

Transfer audio to vehicle

It’s annoying when calls transfer to the car when you might not want that, maybe you are still not getting into the car, maybe your significant other is taking the car somewhere, etc. In a future software update, Tesla is adding a feature that will show a prompt on the screen so you can choose to transfer the audio from your phone to your car.

Supercharging & Safety score

Experience Free Supercharging

The Thanksgiving holiday traveling can cause big lines at certain Supercharger routes in the USA, to try to avoid that, Tesla is incentivizing free Supercharging by giving free Supercharging at several locations (complete list in the article) if you charge after 8 pm and before 9 am from November 23 to November 27.

Safety Score 1.2 and Late Night Driving

Tesla is launching a new version of their Safety Score, what they are calling Safety Score 1.2, and as part of it there is a new category called Late Night Driving, now driving between 10 pm and 4 am will also affect your safety score and, in some states, determine the cost of your Tesla Insurance.

Model S Receives 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S was, in 2014, one of the first few vehicles to achieve a 5-star Euro NCAP rating and 5 stars in every NHTSA category. The latest Model S, received a 5-star safety rating and the highest overall score from Euro NCAP among any vehicle tested under the current protocol again. You can read a more detailed list of the scores in the article.

Referral Program

New Referral program

The new referral program gives owner points that then can be exchanged for merchandising and other accessories at the Tesla store. To see the new referral program, you would need to update your Tesla app if you haven’t done it recently.


Tesla FSD

Really nice drive by FSD, including an unprotected left that it handles perfectly. Good video by Dirty Tesla.

FSD Computer Farm

In this presentation by Tesla’s Autopilot Engineers, we can see that Tesla’s FSD farm produces now 2M simulations a week from 90k different builds. Tesla is rapidly ramping up their server side to be able to train and test more and more networks rapidly and keep evolving FSD.

Tesla FSD Beta V11 full release notes are publicly shared

Some interesting notes that we haven’t seen before:

  • Added highway behavior to offset away from blocked lanes and generic obstacles like road debris while also adding a smooth hand-off between in-lane offsetting and lane changing.
  • Improved smoothness at highway lane splits by being less strict about centering between lane lines and allowing lower jerk maneuvers, where safe to do so.
  • Reduced sensitivity for speed-based lane changes in CHILL mode.

🤓 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.

  • BFCM - Black Friday and Cyber Monday
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs
  • NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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