Tesla could have to offer computer retrofits to all AP 2.0 and 2.5 cars

Several comments made by CEO Elon Musk since the launch of its AP 2.0 hardware suite in all Tesla vehicles made since October 2016 indicate that the company might have to update its onboard computer in order to achieve the fully self-driving capability that it has been promising to customers.

Now it looks like Tesla might have to also offer computer retrofits for AP 2.5 cars.

Read more: Electrek.com


Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Fee

California owners of Zero Emission Vehicles (like Tesla) will be required to pay the DMV a $100 annual fee which will increase annually, beginning 2020.

Read more: Alternative Fuel Data Center


All Model X and Model S will soon work with no key if your phone pairs with Bluetooth

It seems like the actual key fob also uses Bluetooth since September 2016 (see Electrek’s post about this), so I assume both the S and the X have the appropriate antennas to power using the phone as the key.

Read more: Twitter


2018.18.1 brings auto-dimming headlights and audio UI changes to Model 3

No WiFi for Model 3 yet, though :-/

Read more: Reddit


Tesla Model S 2018.18 - Quick Switch to Phone Media


Non-refurbished CPO Tesla, yay or nay?

bluhorshue explains his experience with the recently delivered (in a week or so) CPO Tesla. «While I could have been happier, I was still very happy with the car at the price I paid, and wouldn’t hesitate to still recommend the CPO program. The people I dealt with were all very pleasant and responsive.»

Read more: TMC Forums


Tesla quarterly all-hands video


Humor: Conan O’Brien parodies Tesla’s ‘TBD’ product


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
  • AP1 - Autopilot hardware released after late September 2014 and before October 2016
  • AP2 - Autopilot hardware released after October 2016 and before August 201
  • BLE - Bluetooth Low Energy
  • ZEV - Zero Emition Vehicles
  • CPO - Certified Pre-Owned
  • TBD - To be determined
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