New Software Update 2018.28.1

The release notes don’t include anything exciting but according to dennis_d - who is famous for seeing release notes that people can’t see - it includes the AP trial that Elon mentioned a couple of months ago, fixes traffic rendering on MCU1 as well, and seems to be unlocking the new navigation for all remaning MCU1 cars.

We assume Tesla is keeping the big guns for v9 we don’t expect the versions between now and the release of v9 to have many big improvements but even the small updates are welcome!

Read more: TMC Forum


Updates on the new Hardware 3 chip

Elon has shared some updates about the new Hardware 3 chip and FSD features:

  • The new chip will be ready in 4-6 months
  • Tesla owners who bought FSD will get the upgrade at no cost
  • At the same time, they will start releasing FSD features
  • The new Hardware 3 is not needed for EAP

Read more: Twitter


First Look under a Performance AWD (P3D)


CPO cars will have to be picked up locally from now on

According to this thread published in the TMC Forum, CPO cars will no longer be transported. Transportation would be ending mid August.

Read more: TMC Forum


Cost of ownership of buying Model 3 vs keeping my M235i

Oyinko has created a spreadsheet to compare the cost of buying a Model 3 vs keeping his M235i.

Comparing the cost of ownership of a Model 3 AWD ($19,280) and P3D ($23,920) vs the M235i ($22,650), the numbers are very close. Although the price of the Model 3 (both of them) is higher than the M235i, the total cost of ownership is only 3k of difference for the AWD and 9k for the P3D.

Thanks for sharing Oyinko!

Read more: Google spreadsheet


There are a few wireless phone chargers for the Model 3 already in the market but doing it yourself is always cool. Great job reflexiveblue documenting the process!

Read more: imgur Gallery


Fixing a nail in the tire at Costco

It turns out at Costco they can patch your tire after removing a nail for just $11. But, will they know what they’re doing? Do they touch a lot of Telas?

Read more: TMC Forum


How does Tesla paint compare to other car manufacturers?


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.

  • AWD - All-Wheel Drive
  • P3D - Performance Model 3 Dual Motor
  • CPO - Car Pre-Owned
  • AP - Autopilot
  • MCU - Media Control Unit
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • EAP - Enhanced AutoPilot
  • TMC - Tesla Motors Club

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