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Issue 265 - Tesla update improves AEB


Three original Tesla Roadsters with 0 miles found

Three original Tesla Roadsters, each with 0 miles, were recently found in shipping containers in China after being abandoned by their original buyer in 2010. The vehicles are being sold as a collection through Gruber Motors. It’s incredible to think that these vehicles have been untouched for over a decade, and we’re eager to see where they end up.

Charging & Energy

Tesla's virtual power plant can now generate 100MWh in a single event

With a total of 6,691 homes in the VPP network, Tesla owners can generate ~100 MWh per event. Cool!

How it started vs. How it's going

It’s amazing to think that when Tesla first announced its Supercharging network, it had only 8 stations. Today, Tesla operates more than 5,000 Supercharging sites across the world.

Model Y AWD is the most efficient electric SUV on the market

When it comes to small SUVs, the Tesla Model Y reigns supreme as the most efficient electric SUV with 4 miles per kWh. The Volkswagen ID.4 comes in second with 3.2 miles per kWh. Efficiency is a key factor in electric cars as it allows for smaller batteries, cheaper cars, and greater range.

Software Updates

Tesla update improves Automatic Emergency Braking safety

Tesla has released a new software update that improves the safety of the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system in its vehicles. The update adds the ability for the vehicle to stop when backing up and by increasing the top speed it can operate. Tesla owners can now benefit from an even safer driving experience with this new update.

Tesla updated the backend navigation data in the last 48-72 hours

In the videos linked by this Redditor, you can observe how their car altered its behavior without a new software update, potentially due to an update in the maps downloaded as the car drives.


Tesla's FSD Beta could be unleashed in Europe sooner than expected

The European Commission plans to prioritize the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulation on Driver Control Assistance Systems (DCAS), potentially speeding up the arrival of Tesla’s FSD Beta in Europe and enabling the reactivation of some Autopilot features.

Hardware Updates

Tesla’s controversial yoke steering wheel Is now a paid option

Tesla has recently updated their online configurator, and the round steering wheel is now the default option. If you prefer the Yoke, you’ll need to pay an additional $250. It’s interesting to note that opinions on the Yoke are quite polarizing, with some people loving it while others hate it. However, many users who have tried the Yoke for a bit eventually get used to it and swear to never go back to a traditional steering wheel.

πŸ€“ 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.

  • AEB - Automatic Emergency Breaking
  • AAWD - All-Wheel Drive
  • AFSD - Full Self-Driving
  • ASUV - Sports Utility Vehicle
  • AVPP - Virtual Power Plant

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