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Issue 93 - And now we dance 🕺

Greentheonly performed the first MCU1 to MCU2 retrofit ever

After swapping his AP board a couple of weeks ago, now Greentheonly has replaced his MCU1 with an MCU2. According to his tweets, he only needed the MCU2 (~$1,600 from a junkyard), IC2, and the new tuner; no wiring harness changes were needed. Of course, Greentheonly noticed how MCU2 is much more responsive than MCU1.

Read more: Twitter

Giveaway Alert: Scent Wedge’s air freshener, new ‘Big Sur’ scent

We’re partnering with Scent Wedge to give away 3 Model 3 air fresheners of their newest scent, Big Sur. Check out pinned tweet to participate! We’ll announce the winners next Wednesday, Jan. 15th.

Check out this cool video, you can almost smell it!

4 Easy fixes for rattling/creaking noises for Tesla Model 3

Great compilation of tricks and fixes in case your Model 3 isn’t as quiet as you’d like.

Tesla battery longevity

The creator of the Stats App has written an article about battery longevity, here are some interesting bits:

  • The degradation is typically more pronounced when the car is new and it levels off as the car gets older
  • Battery capacity measurement is inherently noisy
  • Fluctuations in max rated range are normal

Read more: Medium

My Tesla Garage

Some folks have really dope garages, after posting a nice picture on Reddit, I got this video from TeslaQuadCities:

Tesla has new glass technology for noise reduction, temperature control, and more

This is how Tesla describes the patent application:

“In some embodiments, a glass structure for a vehicle includes an outer layer of glass and an inner layer of glass, wherein the inner layer of glass is perforated by a plurality of holes and wherein the outer layer of glass and the inner layer of glass are separated by a gap disposed between opposing surfaces of the outer layer of glass and the inner layer of glass. The perforations, layers of glass, and gap between the inner and outer layer may further be tuned for desired noise reduction characteristics, insulation properties, visual appearance, and the like.”

Read more: Electrek

Model 3 light wiring guide and review

I love seeing these DIY posts, the result is nice with the exception of some wires sticking out of the center console:

Read more: Reddit

Tesla voice commands web app

Trevor from Tesla Owners Online has released an app to aggregate all the Tesla voice commands, here is a video introducing the app. Trevor is using Glide, which is the same technology that we use to provide a mobile app to our Patrons.

Hidden source code shows a new 'Tesla credit' section on the referral program page

It’s unclear what this hidden section is, maybe they extended the referral program to give folks credit to expend on Tesla services, maybe something else.

Read more: Reddit

Tesla vehicle deliveries and Autopilot mileage statistics

Interesting stats by Lex Fridman:

  • 737,570 Tesla vehicles delivered with Autopilot hardware 2/3.
  • Estimated Autopilot miles to-date: 2.2 billion miles
  • Estimated miles in all Tesla vehicles: 19.1 billion miles
  • He projects that in the year they will nearly double the number Autopilot miles

Read more: Blog

Model Y MIC announced

Elon flew to China for the first Model 3 deliveries to public customers but before that he announced the beginning of the Model Y project in China. What we understand is that Tesla is now going to start building the production lines and all the stuff needed to produce Model Y MIC as they do with Model 3s right now.

Read more: Teslarati

Last week to get our ‘Tesla on Tour 2019’ t-shirt!

This is the last week to get our ‘Tesla on Tour 2019’ t-shirt showcasing all the awesomeness released by Tesla in 2019. We ship worldwide :)

Grab your ‘Tesla on Tour t-shirt 2019’ here

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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.

  • AP - Autopilot
  • MCU - Media Control Unit
  • MCU1 - Has an NVIDIA Tegra-3 chip. All Model S and Model X built before the end of March 2018 have this version.
  • MCU2 - 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 the end of March 2018.
  • MIC - Made in China

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