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Issue 271 - Greentheonly taking apart HW4
Another fantastic video by Chuck Cook, whose initial impression was that the drive was exceptionally smooth. It also includes an unprotected left turn where the car maneuvered through a pretty tight gap. Thanks for the videos, Chuck, and keep up the great work.
We’ve heard this before, but Elon reiterated it in response to Whole Mars Catalog, who reported that the auto wipers in FSD Beta 11.4.2 worked flawlessly. Elon assured on Twitter that they would become ‘super good.’ Personally, I’ll reserve judgment until I see them cease turning on randomly or activating during misty conditions.
Whole Mars Catalog has posted a compelling side-by-side video showcasing both Waymo and Tesla vehicles navigating to a destination without any human intervention. It’s an interesting comparison that highlights how each of these frontrunners in autonomous driving technology handles real-world scenarios.
Tesla introduced a simple but nice feature with 2023.20.4.1 for the Model S and X, with a simple icon on the left side, the entire layout of the screen changes, to accommodate the passenger controlling it, instead of just the driver.
Good news for owners with HW4! In the latest software release, they will now receive park assist features, complete with visual and audio alerts of surrounding objects.
Greentheonly recently acquired a new Tesla with HW4, and one of the first things he did was disassemble it. He uploaded a series of high-resolution pictures, citing that the existing FCC images are outdated and of poor quality. Despite many people suggesting that HW4 is vision-only, Green posted pictures of the radar that his car is equipped with, adding that all S and X models come with it.
In a recent leak, new rumors suggest that the updated Model 3 (also known as Model Highland) will feature ventilated seats, ambient lighting, and an upgraded sound system.
A Cybertruck sporting a camo wrap was recently spotted in Palo Alto, sparking excitement in the Tesla community. As the Cybertruck is set to be delivered in stainless steel without a paint option, fans have eagerly explored potential wrap designs. This latest sighting features a wrap seemingly installed by Tesla itself. What do you think?
🤓 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.
- FCC: False Colour Composite
- FSD: Full Self-Driving
- HW4: Hardware 4, or the latest version of the Autopilot hardware.
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