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Issue 61 - Adaptive suspension is the 💣
One of the recent additions for the Model S and X is the adaptive suspension. According to Tesla, this new suspension uses a predictive model to anticipate how the damping will need to be adjusted based on the road, speed, and other vehicle and driver inputs. Now that new owners are getting their hands on these new cars, greater information about it is going out. Here is a table of how the new suspension compares in terms of efficiency to the old one.
One of the recent additions for the Model S and X is the adaptive suspension. According to Tesla, this new suspension uses a predictive model to anticipate how the damping will need to be adjusted based on the road, speed, and other vehicle and driver inputs. Now that new owners are getting their hands on these new cars, greater information about it is going out. Here is a table of how the new suspension compares in terms of efficiency to the old one. [Watch the video on Youtube]
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Jeff from PureTesla - Tesletter subscriber - is selling a pre-configured MicroSD card with a USB stick that you can just plug and use for the Tesla dash cam and Sentry features. This setup is actually pretty similar to the one that we use and since I know that people have had problems with crapy USBs and formatting, etc. I think this will be pretty useful to some of you.
Read more: PureTesla
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Michael - aka Teslatunity - went through this feature on his Model 3 running 2018.16.2, definetly worth watching!
Mother Frunker - yeah you read that correctly 🤣- has developed a web app with several useful apps and shortcuts right there on his Model 3. It all started as a way for him to quickly access Reddit while charging, and as he started adding more functionality, he decided to release it so we all can use it. Take a look at the video and check the app by visiting https://motherfrunker.ca/app from the browser in your car.
Most people don’t know that after NoA takes an exit, it’d stop at the first intersection by itselft - no mater if there is a stop sign or a green or red traffic light. This Model 3 owner recorded a video of that and about how AP can then follow the turn if it has good marking by just lightly pressing the accelerator.
CleanTechnica got heir hands on a real Model 3 SR and did an in depth analysis. If you are thinking about getting one we recommend you to read the article. If you are ordering and don’t have a referral code, you can use ours to get $1,000 of free Supercharging http://ts.la/ignacio9266
Read more: CleanTechnica
Nice visualization of the EV sales overtime in the US.
With Supercharging v3 still on just a few places, M3s keep getting better and better charging speeds. This time ben1628 shows us how his car got to 1008km/hr on a v2 Supercharger, amazing!
Read more: TMC Forum
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.
- EV - Electric Vehicle
- SR - Standard Range
- NoA - Navigate on Autopilo
- AP - Autopilot
- M3 - Model 3
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