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Tesla does video production in-house

Tesla built a custom camera car utilizing an engineering Model S and a Motocrane V1 + Movi Pro. The crane, wireless video, and 4x Small HD monitors are fully powered by the Model S battery pack.


Human side of Tesla Autopilot

Professor Lex Fridman -we published one of his surveys a while ago- just released his paper on driver functional vigilance during Tesla Autopilot.

Read paper


2019.12 - Updated browser, software on demand, new games and more

2019.12 has been released to a few cars - surprisingly 2018.8.X is still releasing - and it brings a new browser, more Atari games, and the highly expected feature to download new software on demand. Honestly, reading the release notes we can’t tell if going forward we are going to be able to ask our car to download the newest software or if it would need Tesla to stage it as they do now. If is the later, I guess this is useful for folks not always on wifi or to know if something is wrong with your car and you should call your SC, but if is the former, we are really looking forward to it!

Read more: TMC Forum


Convert Tesla dash cam movie files into one movie

Really handy scripts to stitch together the Tesla dash cam files into one. Thanks ehendrix23!

See code


2018.8.4 shows all climate control options in one screen


New chromium based browser is only for MCU2 in 19.12

As we said above, 2019.12 brings an improved browser to our Teslas. However, it turns out it is not for all Teslas -at least for now- but only the ones running MCU2 :(

Read more: Twitter


First look at Tesla’s highly anticipated CCS adapter

Read more: Electrek


Tesla is upgrading Model S/X with new, more efficient electric motors

Hopefully, this is one of the few steps to refresh the tech in the Model S and X and to bring it to par with the Model 3. The new electric motors, codenamed ‘Raven’, are permanent magnet reluctance motors, like the ones found in the Model 3.

Read more: Electrek


2019.12 tells you how many Sentry mode alerts were triggered

Read more: Twitter


First look at Model X with Autopilot 3 Hardware


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.

  • HD - High Definition
  • SC - Service Center
  • 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 end of March 2018.
  • CCS - Combined Charging System

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