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Issue 40 - Hardware 3 FSD test program

MCU1 Pole Position, Breakout and joystick support

We already reported greentheonly’s findings about Pole Position and Breakout included in MCU1. Some people speculated that they weren’t disabled because it’s “slow” and Tesla wouldn’t do it otherwise. Here is a video proving that it actually plays flawlessly.

Tesla releases a software update to help unfreeze charge port

This seems to be a Model 3 only. From the release notes: “When you set mobile preconditioning to HI, the climate system will better thaw your charge port in freezing conditions”

Read more: Electrek

Hardware 3 FSD test program

Tesla is asking for more employees to sign up for their Full self-driving test program. They are trying to get as many employees as possible with their HW3 running their alpha versions of the FSD software. We aren’t Tesla employees but Elon if you are listening we would love to test it for you!

Read more: Reddit

People who have ordered their M3 in Europe are keeping track of the number of orders on this Google spreadsheet

As it happened a while ago in the USA, people are tracking their invoice numbers and deliveries via a shared spreadhseet.

See Google spreadsheet

Tesla Supercharger locations 2013-2018

From 68 to 1,430 in 5 years, that is impressive!

Read more: Reddit

How to remove your expired California white HOV sticker

California white HOV stickers expired at the end of 2018 and aren’t easy to remove. Thanks to u/bjm00se for the tips!

PS. What we did is to buy some removable vinyl bumper stickers and to put our decals on top. This way it should be pretty easy to remove them.

Read more: Reddit

Tesla registered 1,078 new European Model 3 VINs

Europe, the Model 3 is going to you!

Read more: Twitter

Tesla drops all prices by $2,000

With the tax incentive now reduced to $3,500 Tesla is cutting prices on all of its models by $2,000 to help offset a reduction in federal tax credits for drivers who buy electric vehicles.

Read more: Reddit

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.

  • MCU1 - Media Control Unit. Version 1 has an NVIDIA Tegra-3 chip. All Model S and Model X built before the end of March 2018 have this version.
  • HI - High
  • FSD - Full Self-Drive
  • M3 - Model 3
  • HOV - High Occupancy Vehicle
  • VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

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