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Issue 8 - M3 Dual Motor and Performance production times

TeslaWaze site will no longer be available starting June 2018

TeslaWaze is one of Tesla owner’s favorite apps for navigation, and while we think the tone of their message isn’t the best, we’re all pretty sad that they’re shutting down. Is it dreaming too much to think that maybe Google could do something to help here?

Read more: Reddit

DIY: Tesla Sound Dampening

This DIY was originally posted on the Facebook group Tesla Tips & Tricks by [Nenad Bejat](https://www.facebook.com/nbdjat. Thank you Nenad Bejat for sharing with Tesletter’s readers!

Yes, it works. Yes, music quality increases tenfold. Yes, all rattle noise disappears. Door closing sounds more compact and “expensive”. Lowers wind noise.

Read more: Google Doc

Travel times on Model S cars vs ICE cars

How much more longer are long trips with a Tesla compared to other ICE cars? One extra hour for a five hour trip and three extra hours for an 11 hour trip are some of the times reported by Tesla drivers. If you’re worried about trips getting longer with a Tesla just think about how for an 11 hour trip you’re probably going to stop to eat something at some point anyway.

Read more: TMC Forum

Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance starting production in July 2018

According to Elon Musk’s Twitter account “Tesla will enable orders end of next week for dual motor AWD & performance. Starting production of those in July. Air suspension prob next year.”

Read more: Twitter

Pack sizes and available kWh

wk057’s investigation into the Tesla firmware revealed these as the actual pack sizes:

Pack Total capacity Usable
Original 60 ~61 kWh ~58.5 kWh
85/P85/85D/P85D ~81.5 kWh ~77.5 kWh
90D/P90D ~85.8 kWh ~81.8 kWh
Original 70 ~71.2 kWh ~68.8 kWh
75/75D ~75 kWh ~72.6 kWh
Software limited 60/60D ~62.4 kWh
Software limited 70/70D ~65.9 kWh

Read more: TMC Forum

Are Tesla cars safer than ICE cars?

According to Doctor_McKay ’s estimations (thanks for sharing!) Tesla cars are actually safer than ICE cars. It’s nice to see this hypothesis backed with real data, check out the numbers.

Read more: Reddit

jimmy_d shares more insights about NN on vehicle classification and calibration

If you’ve been following jimmy_d’s posts (and our shares) about Tesla’s Neural Networks (NN), here’s a new entry on vehicle classification and calibration, triggered by software update 2018.18. Enjoy!

Read more: TMC Forum

Model 3 is already available in Canada

First Model 3 owner in Canada. Congratulations Steve!

Read more: Twitter

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.

  • MCU - Media Control Unit (touchscreen)
  • MCU 1 - Has an envidia NVIDIA Tegra-3 chip. All Model S and Model X built before end of March 2018 have this version.
  • MCU 2 - Has a more powerful Intel x86_64 processor. All Model 3 have this version as well as the Model S and Model X built after end of March 2018.
  • AP - Autopilot
  • AP1 - Autopilot hardware released after late September 2014 and before October 2016
  • AP2 - Autopilot hardware released after October 2016 and before August 2017
  • FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out. A.K.A when we read about new software updates that we’re not getting yet!

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