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  1. Richk

    Supercharger - Reston, VA

    I like it! It took me 12 minutes to add 120 miles!
  2. Richk

    App Connection down?

    They announced 5 hrs ago that it's back online, but it's now offline again. I have an offline logger application that uses the Tesla API and been getting HTTP 502 (bad gateway) errors. Sounds like a recurring server config error on their side.
  3. Richk

    DC Metro February Meetup

    So everyone can race to Stone Cove and the winner gets to plug in to the charger there. Unfortunately I'll be on vacation this Saturday, won't be able to show up in my M3. Bummer.
  4. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    I saw my first one in the wild this afternoon (apart from my own). A red one going eastbound on Rt 50 just east of Walney. Too far to glimpse the license plate. @FunkyJunk? BTW, Still love mine!!
  5. Richk

    Model 3 App and API

    I'm willing to help too. My own experience: I'd written a small logging script using teslajson.py for our prior MSs. When we took delivery of our M3, the new car became the zeroth index vehicle (self.vehicle = connection.vehicles[0]) and the S became vehicles[1]. It surprised me that the...
  6. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    @DFibRL8R, friendly reminder to update your sig!
  7. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    @jlewisthe3rd, thanks. Yes, still have the S. So far, the M3. Maybe it's just the novelty and that I'm enjoying the attention. Part of it is that I'm partial to smaller cars. While the M3 isn't that much smaller than the S, the front visibility and the steering/handling make it feel much...
  8. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    I'm now a proud Model 3 owner, the 11th in the state of MD! I only drive it back from the Rockville SC to home and after dark, but I'm impressed so far with how solid the car feels, and it seems to freaking amazing. Have to get used to the dark spot where I'm used to seeing a lighted binnacle...
  9. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    OP here. My wife and I are picking up our M3 tomorrow from Rockville. Super excited! That'll make 2 in Bethesda AFAIK. I think this is the week they start regular deliveries at the local service centers here. There were a few deliveries prior to this week, but I'd bet they were one-offs...
  10. Richk

    When does rn change to vin

    Got a phone call yesterday afternoon from a delivery specialist in Las Vegas to schedule delivery for our local (Rockville MD) service center. We're on their schedule to take delivery Thursday the 25th. So that would be 3 weeks from the initial invite. So my experience is consistent with yours...
  11. Richk

    So how many non-employee invite periods have there been?

    My wife took the initiative and time from work and was in line at the Bethesda MD store the first morning.
  12. Richk

    When does rn change to vin

    That's good to know. I also put my order in 9 days ago and no correspondence since, so I've been wondering about how receiving a VIN relates to delivery date. @kbecks13, was all your correspondence for your M3 delivery by email or did you ever talk to a delivery specialist like we have for...
  13. Richk

    So how many non-employee invite periods have there been?

    A whole bunch of invites went out yesterday, 4 Jan, mostly on the East Coast. Data is from the spreadsheet: We got our Invites as well. Delivery estimated in 4 weeks.
  14. Richk

    Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

    So some 3s are getting delivered around DC apparently, production is picking up, and we just got our M3 configuration email yesterday. But I still haven't seen one live yet. Have any of you seen one?
  15. Richk

    So, when is APv2 going to be noticeably better than APv1? Or is it already?

    Oh. I hadn't known that MobilEye owned the AP1 software in addition to the cameras. The way it was told to me at the dealer was they had to collect all new data with the new AP2 hardware, not that they had to start a new codebase. So it no longer surprises me that much that Tesla took this...
  16. Richk

    So, when is APv2 going to be noticeably better than APv1? Or is it already?

    Piling onto this thread. When my wife and I got our first MS (2015 70D AP1), the original Autopilot had just released. And it was pretty shaky in the beginning. But over just a handful of months, the software upgrades made it better and better, through 7.0, 7.1, and 8.0, to the point where it...
  17. Richk

    Heading to South Carolina for the eclipse. Where will you watch from?

    The weather in Santee turned out great. There were clouds all around us and some clouds passed across the sun during the partial phase, but around totality, it was clear above us. I felt that we were lucky to have such great weather, though I'd heard that something about Santee being next to...
  18. Richk

    Heading to South Carolina for the eclipse. Where will you watch from?

    As a follow-up, my wife and I attended the Santee tailgate, organized by Angel (sklancha on the other forum). There were somewhere between 35 and 40 Teslas parked there and the Jacksonville news interviewed Angel, my wife, and niece, and a few other owners. The whole experience was an utter...
  19. Richk

    Heading to South Carolina for the eclipse. Where will you watch from?

    My wife and I will be heading to Orangeburg SC (South Carolina) tomorrow, about 15 mins from Santee SC (Supercharger). The NWS weather report for Santee is currently showing mostly cloudy, so may move if weather satellite shows its clear nearby. If the weather holds, the Santee Supercharger...
  20. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    OK, thanks. I hadn't read Tesla's AP page-- I see the Autosteer+ description. The only problem I still have is that the full self driving section talks about the final use-case. Level 5, Park seek mode, etc. It does talk about increasing the number of cameras in use, which would be required...
  21. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    Thanks wesley888. Can you please explain the source of your understanding? As Elon had said, all new Teslas will have all the hardware for full autonomy, including cameras and the new processor. You get that even if you don't order autonomy or EAP.
  22. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    I've asked several Tesla reps over the past couple weeks and have gotten basically shrugs. Finally, at a local showroom this past Sunday, I was told by one of the Tesla folks that the Full Autonomy version will be reserved for the ultimate end point, "don't have to pay attention", "drop you off...
  23. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    I agree and I hope for those things as well. It's frustrating that they haven't made it clear what you'll be getting for EAP vs FSD. If they made it clear that EAP is only for highway driving and FSD is for incrementally-more assist city driving starting in about x months, that would be a great...
  24. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    Exactly. What are we getting for our money besides a vague promise that may depend on regulatory approval?
  25. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    Well, AP isn't the main reason I have a Tesla, but it sure was a nice enticement. I agree, it'd all be better if we all lived near where we worked, though as a practical matter, "live near work" (the outer suburbs) or "shift careers" and work near home, are both distasteful to me. As it is...
  26. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    Does anybody know what's the dividing line between EAP and Full self-driving? Specifically, if you check the "Full Self-Driving Capability" box on the order form, when will you start getting features that EAP-only cars won't get? Will self-driving features will roll out incrementally under...
  27. Richk

    How many are going to pass on the Enhanced Autopilot and Full Service Driving

    Well, I do. AP turns my horrific near-daily commute on the DC beltway into a stress-free experience. Even though I'm paying attention to the road, not having to operate the gas, brake, and steering continuously is absolutely worthwhile. I don't know about people in general, but more AP on the...
  28. Richk

    My outdated 2016 Model S

    I've always thought of Tesla like Apple, not just in design/tech focus and their stores, but their products get outdated quickly through constant evolution. So when my wife and I bought our S70D last December, I thought that it'd be best to sell quickly. Car performance will always be...
  29. Richk

    The world after the Model 3

    Yes, we have competing electricity providers, but after doing the research, they weren't really much better of a deal (savings of $10-$15/month) and many of them are not very reputable-- they have lots of BBB complaints. I figured better the devil I know. Update: That research was almost a...
  30. Richk

    The world after the Model 3

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing. It seems pretty optimistic, what with autonomy regulations, PV/battery installation costs, etc., but if it's 10 or 15 years instead of 5, it's still amazing. Personally, I'd need a new house and a a different power company to be a near term adopter. His...
  31. Richk

    8.0 Autopilot rollout

    Thanks @msnow, false alarm. I see they're still rolling out 7.1 updates.
  32. Richk

    8.0 Autopilot rollout

    Good news=I got my Software Update notification this morning. Good news=I'm in the Caribbean on vacation. Bad news=I have to wait a whole week to check out 8.0!!
  33. Richk

    Official "what's your drink" Model 3 reveal thread

    My nightcap of choice is green Chartrueuse on the rocks; my wife is having a "root beer float". Just a few minutes more...
  34. Richk

    Firmware 7.1

    I received my in-car notification about 3 pm EST today. I'm wondering when the iPhone app update will be available? Doesn't show up in the app store yet.
  35. Richk

    PEPCO electrical rates - MD

    Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you have a pretty big system, but very cool that it generates that much electricity. Awesome that you net out about zero. Sounds like it might be worth pursuing, even with my south-facing-but-smaller roof. --Rich MS 70D, #116403, dlvy 12/12/15, Midnight Blue...
  36. Richk

    PEPCO electrical rates - MD

    Thanks. 15 years isn't too bad, though the lack of incentives in VA is disappointing. Can you share info on your electricity generation? Size/area of your array for 13 kW? How many kWh per day you end up generating on average? And do I have it right- your PV system is pretty much offsetting...
  37. Richk

    PEPCO electrical rates - MD

    I thought I'd bump this thread. At this point, the Pepco pilot program referred to above is done. Pepco did (at least until the end of 2015) have an R-PIV rate. It's was a whole house rate. The information I got from them was: "If you enroll in the R-PIV rate offering (whole house, including...
  38. Richk

    Anyone in Mid-Atlantic receive Firmware 7.1 yet?

    Thanks all for the feedback. I received the email on Wednesday evening and had the in-car notification at about 6:45 am Thursday morning. I started the update process at 6 pm and it took 1 hr. I love the new capabilities and the improved AP behavior, and relieved that the AP speed limitations...
  39. Richk

    Summon Parking Experiences?

    I've been having partial success yet it's still very exciting. I have a level driveway but my challenge is the tight fit through the garage door frame-- I have only about 5" on each side with the mirrors folded. I line up the car, about centered across the garage door and had it back in. Has...
  40. Richk

    Anyone in Mid-Atlantic receive Firmware 7.1 yet?

    Thanks everyone. I got my ready notification at 6:46 this morning, started the update at 6:04 and was finished at 7:07. Thanks @jacobp for your thoughts; yeah, after scouring the main 7.1 update thread, it really seems random (or driven by unknown algorithm). Can't wait to try out the new...
  41. Richk

    Anyone in Mid-Atlantic receive Firmware 7.1 yet?

    I received an email from Tesla at 4:48 this afternoon about 7.1 and am wondering how long until I get the update pending message. I'm a month long owner, so no experience with FW updates yet. Has anyone/everyone else received the email notification? Also, does anyone know the order in which...
  42. Richk

    Bethesda Maryland Tesla Owners "Club" I know you're out there

    Hi all, I'm a new MS owner (my wife and I picked up our car on 12/12). We live behind Suburban Hosp and I work in VA. I'd be up for any local gatherings. I'm still in disbelief at how cool this car is. I still giggle every time I engage autopilot. -- Rich MS 70D, #116403, Midnight Blue...

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