Past Tesletter articles
Greentheonly has been tinkering with a Model Y computer and shared on Twitter that it’s actually different than the Model 3. For example, the autopilot-infotainment link got upgraded to 1GB from 100mbps. Some pretty in-depth details being discussed in this Reddit thread.From issue #108
Tesla Engineering has published an update on the Tesla ventilator to help hospitals taking care of patients with COVID-19. Amazing to see the Model 3 center display touchscreen, infotainment computer, and vehicle controllers, powering a ventilator. By utilizing car parts Tesla is aiming to not take away from medical supplies. Way to go, Tesla!From issue #106
Although we don’t know what it really refers to, we got really excited with this tweet by Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Director of AI. I guess we’re that kind of nerd.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #5
A few days ago Elon Musk said on Twitter that Cybertruck’s cold-rolled steel body could be heated to get different colors. It’s probably a long shot and most likely Tesla won’t be offering the Cybertruck in colors (at least initially, we think), but it’s good to know the option is there and maybe at some point or someone will come up with an aftermarket solution.From issue #122
[Nerd post alert] Have you ever asked yourself how the NFC cards for the Model 3 actually work? This Reddit user has reversed-engineered his Tesla NFC card and discovered a bunch of information about it. First and most importantly, these cards are pretty secure; the other finding that I think is interesting is that the author believes he can use the Tesla key card to authenticate in other devices, like building access.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #84
Marc Benton shared that the same radio that he was listening to in his Model 3 was saved when driving his wife’s Y. If this is Tesla linking profiles to accounts maybe they do it based on the phone key paired, maybe in a different way? I have to say this is the first time I’ve heard about this, and it’s great that Tesla is starting some synchronization between cars.From issue #156
High level explanation of how new software releases are handled by greentheonly. Pretty cool thread (for us dorks :P).
Read more: RedditFrom issue #14
Tesla definitely needs a SpaceX app to watch the live streams, view information, and watch past videos
Just a shortcut into Spacex’s YouTube channel, but I like it!From issue #158
Tesla is looking for testers for its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Toronto, Barcelona, Paris, and Milan, which seems to be an effort to spend their testing in cities with heavy traffic and a variety of new situations.From issue #168
Elon tweeted that Tesla is actually porting Unity and seems it’s in the plans to port the Unreal Engine too. Unity is a popular game engine, a piece of software that game creators use to build their games on top of it. Some of the most popular games built on Unity are Kerbal Space Program, Wasteland 2, and Assassin’s Creed: Identity. This would open the door to many more games to reach our cars - assuming that Tesla lets other people release games - or at least would make it easier for Tesla to develop or port many more games.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #60
The FCC granted Tesla permission to install these radars in its cars. They could be used to know if a child is left in the car and in general, for much more detailed passenger monitoring.From issue #161
I use 2FA in all the accounts whenever it’s available, and you should too (at least on most important accounts like email). Security is important and even more when it can reveal your location, turn on your car, etc. Let’s hope Tesla adds 2FA soon!
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #59
It seems to me that Tesla is getting ready to enhance their security infrastructure and support 2FA. Back in November, Elon said on Twitter they were making changes to their core operating system so they could introduce 2FA. Now, they have been sending in-car notifications to owners running very old versions of the firmware so they update by May 2020. The in-car notification specifically mentions security enhancements “The Tesla network is undergoing enhancements for increased security.”#99