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  1. WhiteStar

    Navigate On Autopilot in Australia

    Never say never. This precursor gull wing was bought new in 1955 for $7,295 & sold in 2012 for $4.62m.
  2. WhiteStar

    Current rates of atmospheric CO2 increase are not “natural”

    One of the fundamental issues is the low relative proportion of the population that are scientifically literate. An education revolution is urgently needed but even substantive discussion on mere curriculum becomes mired in partisan politics. Indifference to academic principles and complete...
  3. WhiteStar

    Don’t get locked out without the app!

    Or if you’ve got an Apple Watch get Remote S. Great app either way - you can Siri shortcuts with it too.
  4. WhiteStar

    Living in constant fear of v9....

    Maybe I’m the template of how they’re going to force updates then? My IC has gone all kandinsky. So I called service & a few hours later they called back after diagnostics & said I have an ancient version 2018.18.2 - (no nags) - and that I need to update. Nag apocalypse lol
  5. WhiteStar

    Australia government supports for EVs

    I believe you know what you’re talking about, in contrast to those who believe that academia must have collectively got this all wrong or has perpetrated the grandest of all frauds.
  6. WhiteStar

    'Supercharging' cheaper than fuel...

    Also not truth in advertising - there’s fairly recent research into the social cost including the environmental cost - at least another $1.00 per litre. So figure the real total is more than $2.50 per litre. Thinking about it logically it’s much more than that when you consider the value of a...
  7. WhiteStar

    Australia government supports for EVs

    Speaking not just EV’s but in the wider area of future transport & energy, I know what you mean and as a phrase quite accurate although jokes are meant to be funny. And these clowns aren’t. Politicians left or right that don’t govern for the benefit of future generations are - in reality -...
  8. WhiteStar

    Superchargers in Australia

    Ray forgot to mention he’s a 6 foot 3 inch black belt :)
  9. WhiteStar

    Wall Connector not charging car

    I suspect it’s more to do with the size of the car which wouldn’t fit in the convict era garage. So the HPWC went on an exterior wall under a carport in the driveway - exposed to harbourside corrosion normally experienced by yachts. Yet still allegedly suitable for outdoor use.
  10. WhiteStar

    Wall Connector not charging car

    At some point the warranty became 12 months regardless. I had 2 replaced under the original warranty but they’re certainly not built for long life apparently. I’m currently building a garage and am considering just a simple 3 phase outlet so I can use my Juice Booster 2 instead of a HPWC.
  11. WhiteStar

    3 Phase HPWC vs Juice Buster2/Maxi Charger, etc. for traveling?

    3 phase yes absolutely no doubt about it and will still be the case, for many remote places, for years to come. For example, I’d like to return to Quilpie and Birdsville more than a decade after my last visit, this time by road and it’s not looking too hopeful right now for anything apart from...
  12. WhiteStar

    Somethings I dont like about the "S"

    You could buy a Porsche Taycan...in 2020...maybe...despite All Our Patent Are Belong To You
  13. WhiteStar

    Telsa puts Australia last...

    In Aus, it’s likely it’s all that new fandangled voodoo magic that’ll make them balk. I had a very well known ‘regulator’ walk in front of my car looking at it in totally visible, obvious & unmistakable disgust.
  14. WhiteStar

    Browser on V9 in Australia

    Not sure but - for me on AP1 - the update’s main feature is Missile Command? I’m sure there was something else. Missile Command vs No Nags...gee I dunno lol
  15. WhiteStar

    Model S Navigation

    Yes it’s all about taking in the backroads sometimes. If you’re committed to the experience, then I suggest Waze, then go to Settings, Navigation - Avoid toll roads, Avoid motorways & Allow Unpaved roads. A sure way to find the scenic route. Tesla nav needs a simple Scenic Route button.
  16. WhiteStar

    Car camping North NSW

    Despite the PM saying the Big Banana “is not solving the problem,” I disagree. Head straight to the top, roll out that extremely comfortable looking bed & enjoy the view!
  17. WhiteStar

    ChargeFox EV charging Network

    Can’t be certain but I have this uneasy feeling they accidentally forgot some place in the south :\
  18. WhiteStar

    Browser on V9 in Australia

    The Tesla browser isn’t capable of showing anything much let alone video. I gather most people use it for Waze to display an accurate view of traffic.
  19. WhiteStar

    Driving to Bathurst

    It’s EV Trip Optimizer for Tesla Also available for Android ‎EV Trip Optimizer for Tesla
  20. WhiteStar

    Driving to Bathurst

    Based on P100D, 400 kg & en route weather forecast...no problem!
  21. WhiteStar

    Driving to Bathurst

    Yes 15 m/s headwind is ~55 km/h possible in storms but highly unlikely all the way to Bathurst & if calculated as all headwind component then that will skew the calculation unrealistically. A 15 km/h headwind is more realistic I think. Heavy weight will contribute. I think this graph is...
  22. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    Yeah he couldn’t have been more clear and relevant to future living standards in Australia. That particular unholy alliance between governments & big mining interests represented by the Minerals Council will resonate into the future if we realise that we have been left behind with large scale...
  23. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    I'll quote somebody who is...as Wilbur mentioned above...Origin Energy’s head of energy trading and operations Greg Jarvis. Jarvis puts the cost of solar in the mid $40s/MWh and the cost of wind at the low $50s/MWh. That cost of solar is around half the average price of wholesale electricity...
  24. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    There are currently no less than 6, probably several more large scale battery storage facilities being built around the country. This is an excellent article that details them and is based in reality as in factual not spin. Tesla big battery defies skeptics, sends industry bananas over performance
  25. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    That is the most important consideration and there is no doubt that fraction will reveal the depths of wrongness of building nuclear power. The cost of building, maintaining & decommissioning nuclear power will bewilder future generations when they count the costs that spiralled vs the...
  26. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    That really does reflect the reality of it. Decentralised energy generation via linked micro-grids will certainly challenge traditional corporate income streams but this is next huge disruption that if governments & the old world won’t embrace, their descendants will suffer the results of the...
  27. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    Exactly yet most people continue to believe the myth that you cannot power industry with renewables. Sanjeev & other visionaries will prove them wrong.
  28. WhiteStar

    Autopilot 1 - Reads and Adjusts Automatically

    Anybody who shorted TSLA shares - Elon knows who you are - no update for you lol Only realistic possibility that I can think of - degree of confidence in precise location. I’ve now noticed the precision required for operation many times. I’ve also noticed those incredibly annoying TACC...
  29. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    Yes apparently it’s been rebranded LENR (Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions)...kind of like HELE (High Efficiency, Low Emissions) coal plants. Gotta wonder who thought that one up.
  30. WhiteStar

    How Green is EV ownership

    Yeah. What could possibly go wrong?
  31. WhiteStar

    Autopilot 1 - Reads and Adjusts Automatically

    Makes sense since the US has had the required positioning precision via WAAS since 1997 from what I’ve read (on WikiPedia fwiw). I also realised that I cannot recall seeing any satellite fix dance on any GPS device for a while - probably about 12 months actually - I’m guessing since the AUSNZ...
  32. WhiteStar

    Autopilot 1 - Reads and Adjusts Automatically

    I must correct myself. It appears the SBAS Testbed has been live & operational for a year. So 2nd Gen SBAS & Precise Point Positioning...GNSS location based auto speed zone adherence seems very likely. But only on AP1. Why would that be? From Satellite Based Augmentation System test-bed project...
  33. WhiteStar

    Autopilot 1 - Reads and Adjusts Automatically

    I’m still on 18.2 and noticed auto speed zone adherence a while ago. What strikes me is the location accuracy & close to exact rate of deceleration. I think that is an improvement...but how? Australia is still without WAAS or SBAS; augmentation systems which would have explained the location...
  34. WhiteStar

    Plan to drive a Model 3 Performance across Canada and the US

    I’ll add my commiserations to you both…although being an eternal optimist, the best news is that you’re both okay and once everything is restored to new, the same or other amazing journeys await.
  35. WhiteStar

    Plan to drive a Model 3 Performance across Canada and the US

    Sounds fantastic! I hope you & Ray have a great trip. All of great interest to me but especially the electric aircraft part & the scenery of course. I fly a Pipistrel Virus, an ICE tail-dragger version of the Alpha Electro. Please shoot some video of the Electro in flight & post. I cannot wait...
  36. WhiteStar

    Senate select committee on Electric vehicles

    Spot on & even more importantly, 4.2 million deaths per year globally from air pollution and yet somehow, in most parts, it’s thought of as an acceptable cost.
  37. WhiteStar

    3 Phase HPWC vs Juice Buster2/Maxi Charger, etc. for traveling?

    Well according to the manufacturer, the Juice Booster will survive being driven over...downside your Tesla won’t !!
  38. WhiteStar

    Tesla adventure in Outback Queensland and North-QLD

    32A is a lot more common in my experience although I’m thankful to have had a 20A plug at least once on my travels. That was Gin Gin Showgrounds but now CHAdeMO would be way more useful with the QLD Electric Superhighway all the way to Cairns. If you’re planning remote trips, get the lot...
  39. WhiteStar

    Vector maps for AU/NZ? Anyone got the yet?

    Gah so you need both hands to stop the nags? I thought it was the one hand technique that was supposed to work :D I might have to take an updated car for a drive to see what I’m missing.
  40. WhiteStar

    Vector maps for AU/NZ? Anyone got the yet?

    I prefer no-nags on 2018.18.2. Vector maps won’t entice me. Not sure which will finally make me update: • Dashcam mode - maybe • Fully functioning Navigation that recognises new motorways which doesn’t make autopilot & even regular cruise control unusable - that would be really good • Cross...
  41. WhiteStar

    Why are they allowed to publish lies?

    I find it ironic that the publication in question is referred to as a ‘newspaper’. You don’t need to visit the website (I did & I’m sorry I did) to understand that there is no news in it...it’s 100% pure guff to put it politely.
  42. WhiteStar

    What’s your 90% in Rated Range on an 85KWH Model S

    I think the simple, most correct answer is yes. If you limit your SOC to 50% or 60% for everyday running & increase it as required, you’ll see even less degradation, over several years the difference will be considerable, depending on your point of view & how many kilometres you actually travel...
  43. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    So, so true but it seems very possible that this was all ‘suggested’ by the NHTSA.
  44. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    I’m on 2018.18.2 and don’t have full map and/or navigation but great to know thanks!
  45. WhiteStar

    Roadster anyone

    Low mileage, no nags. I’m seriously tempted.
  46. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Wondering how long I can stay on 2018.18.2...some time in the 2020’s? Or will I get a forced update OTA or during my next service? I read one post that was certain of a forced OTA update. I’m not so sure about that.
  47. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Yes pretty stupid to make the warning a single white line at the top of the IC instead of the the obvious white border as it was...not that I’ve seen it because I haven’t updated but why?
  48. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    Well I do know you drive a lot more than I do so maybe I'm not so bothered by the nag :) For me I don't think I’d find a series of rubber bands or an orange more convenient than resting a hand on the wheel. Also, statistically, that slightly increased risk applied across an entire fleet could...
  49. WhiteStar

    Defeating the Autopilot Nag

    It’s easier & safer to rest a hand on the bottom of the steering wheel. Until we get to a higher level of autonomy, anything that has even the slightest chance of prompting distraction or reducing vigilance is an unnecessary risk.
  50. WhiteStar

    Did Tesla finally fix the speed limit reading issue?

    I've only just realised AP slows the car now...110 to 80 in about a second grabs your attention.

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