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Issue 88 - City Streets Behavior

What's in Tesla's software update 2019.40.1.1

2019.40.1.1 started rolling out on November 27th, here are the highlights:

  • Model 3 Standard Range and Standard Range Plus have now a charging rate of up to 170 kW, while the Mid Range can go up to 200 kW
  • Automatic wiper improvements
  • Automatic lane change improvements

As of today, it seems Tesla has stopped the rollout of this version. We’ll keep updating this article as we get new information.

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Teslarati’s ‘Safe Jack’ for Model 3, S, X

Not carrying a spare tire is not a reason not to own a car jack, they’re great for tire rotations and winter wheel swaps, but also for DIY red brake caliper painting, cleaning the wheel wells, and even swapping suspension components (Model 3 especially - lowering springs, coil-overs).

Teslarati is bringing you an exclusive Racing Red Edition of the popular 3-TON jack stand used by Tesla owners worldwide. A Tesla-specific jack pad is included with each stand. Fits Tesla’s official lifting point for Model S, Model 3, and Model X.

Yes, you heard right, Teslarati has its own online shop and it’s great, check it out!

Read more: Teslarati Shop


'CityStreetsBehavior' found in the firmware

With 2019.40.1.1 Tesla pushed code to our cars that they are not currently using for the public. According to @greentheonly, there’s code tagged as “CityStreetsBehavior” which is brand new. In a follow-up tweet, he mentioned that most of its logic is missing and some comments indicate it’s targeting HW3, which isn’t a surprise since city streets will be only for folks who purchased FSD, all of which should get the AP processor swapped in the next few months.

Read more: Twitter

Giveaway alert: Win a Jeda Wireless Pad

We’re stoked to be partnering with Jeda for our next giveaway for which we’re giving away one Jeda Wireless Pad for the Model 3. We’ll announce the winner on Twitter next Wednesday, check out pinned tweet to participate. Good luck!

Check out our pinned tweet to participate

Tesla Autopilot avoids construction barrel in my lane

DirtyTesla (hi Chris!) posted this awesome video of his car (Model 3 with HW2.5 running 2019.40.1.1) avoiding a construction barrel that is literally in his lane. The screen doesn’t reflect the cone but as greentheonly tweeted this week, “cones are obviously detected on HW2+ just as a bunch of other stuff like traffic signs, traffic signals and so on, on HW2 none of this information is currently being sent to infotainment for visualization (there it used to do it in v9), on HW3 they send the cones info”

Managing contacts, drivers and other users on My Tesla account

I’m not sure when Tesla released this but you can now add a secondary user from the “My Tesla” page. From there you can also grant them access to one or more of the cars via the app.

Read more: Tesla

Blue Tesla Model Y walks around, glimpse at the 3rd-row seats

The 3rd row in the video looks tiny, we’ve reserved a Model Y with a 3rd row this would work for us since we only need it to occasionally transport a kid or two. From the video it doesn’t seem like the 3rd-row seats would be able to comfortably fit an adult. What do you think?

TeslaMate – Tesla logger (step-by-step Docker installation guide – DigitalOcean)

Last week we talked about TeslaMate. This week we’re sharing a step-by-step guide put together by Satheesh (one of our subscribers) to help you get it up and running. If you are interested but don’t know how to start, give it a try!

Read more: Step-by-step guide

What is does really set Tesla apart from the competition?

As the article says “You don’t buy a Tesla: you buy a software platform that is constantly updated, further improving the driver experience”.

Read more: Forbes

Want a Model 3 this year? Order before Dec 8th

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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.

  • HW2+ - Autopilot Hardware version 2 and after
  • HW3 - Autopilot Hardware 3, needed for Full Self-Driving
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • AP - Autopilot

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