Electric Vehicles: Tesla specific talk, current firmware, purchasing, modifications

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Model Ys outside the US are getting two new color options (saw some additional colors coming here as well, just not verified when/what)

Dark Cherry Red

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This is pretty neat, this is part of the newest Tesla Gigapress (specifically for the upcoming Cybertruck):

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Frames for vehicles are usually a number of components that are put onto a framing/alignment jig, using holes/tabs on the components and welded. Because of the slight deviations in components, the resulting frame can have notable inconsistency, meaning all the parts that bolt up to it: body, doors, etc., can be misaligned, suspensions can - for example - have enough deviation to cause long term alignment/tire wear issues.

So what this does is to basically press a single piece frame using 9000 ___tons___ of pressure. They're using this in some factories for the Model Y as well, and it's being used/implemented by other manufacturers as well.

Very cool.
 

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And geez, 3 weeks later for x.40, though I got 40.4.1, so 3 revisions after the initial release (i.e., a few tweaks a buggy first release).

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Improved charging efficiency, some new control in the status bar, radio icons, concurrent use of Sentry + Dog Mode, cabin overheat selectable temps, all sort of really slick improvements.
 

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Is that actually an option? I know there were talks of it being a thing but that was like two years ago.
 

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Is that actually an option? I know there were talks of it being a thing but that was like two years ago.
I just downloaded a software update and at least for my ancient car it’s not an option (though i have Tidal, spotify, tunein, etc.).
 

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I just downloaded a software update and at least for my ancient car it’s not an option (though i have Tidal, spotify, tunein, etc.).
Yeah I won't know of these new fruits until FSDb is updated to have them (still on 2022.20 branch).
 

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It's apparently on deck, that's from a dev system, and some people found some icons/graphic assets. I mean, with Tesla, it might be announced, and never released, but this is more tangible evidence than previous hearsay.
 

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Between this and Tesla finally opening up the Tesla plug, I think Musk‘s being occupied running a bird company has been a good thing for Tesla. ;)
 

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Between this and Tesla finally opening up the Tesla plug, I think Musk‘s being occupied running a bird company has been a good thing for Tesla. ;)

I know, I hope that rumor about the former CEO of VW, Herbert Diess, taking over as the Tesla CEO is true.

The core offerings, powertrain, charging, and a lot of the tech is stellar, get Musk's nutty shit out of the equation, I might buy another one :ROFLMAO:

(I kind of want a Plaid ...)
 

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So no one has any commentary on last nights Semi event?
Right now it's safe to say most people around here are having a hard time with the owner of the company. Lots of talk about Tesla over at TMC though.

 

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Right now it's safe to say most people around here are having a hard time with the owner of the company. Lots of talk about Tesla over at TMC though.

That is fair, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised with that response from the audience here. 500 miles, fully loaded is a big deal for electrification of trucking. I guess folks here will be happy when it is Mercedes (or Volvo) doing it (assuming they don't have a 500 mile electric Semi truck in the wings).
 

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