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  1. Barklikeadog

    Ford requiring owners of F-150 Lightnings to not sell them in first year

    If a band is popular enough, it's not a problem, but they need to work out the variables. Adults buy tickets and drop the kids and friends off at the show. People buy tickets and given them to friends. Radio stations give them away... It's not convenient. If this is the most popular boy...
  2. Barklikeadog

    Ford requiring owners of F-150 Lightnings to not sell them in first year

    Scalpers stay in business because they make life easier for businesses. Take your typical music concert. (I worked in this business) Depending on the performance contract, a box office manager communicates with the promoter and gm and they figure out the prices, seat layout, and revenue...
  3. Barklikeadog

    Phantom braking events with pics

    Been on a few road trips recently, and I think about hands off the wheel and what that might be like... I really enjoy having adaptive cruise control where all I have to do is steer. I think I would be more stressed watching the car do its thing and constantly wondering when I need to jump in.
  4. Barklikeadog

    Phantom braking events with pics

    Got to see my first one today. Driving home around 7pm in the middle of 3 lanes going 60. Little to no traffic. Blue model 3 was coming up about 65mph on the inside lane. Just as it was getting past me... whoosh, gone, slammed on the brakes. No traffic, straight roadway, no overpass. There...
  5. Barklikeadog

    Data likely shows Teslas on Autopilot crash more than rivals

    stupid, drunk, teenager, poor, elderly... can't regulate demographics
  6. Barklikeadog

    Data likely shows Teslas on Autopilot crash more than rivals

    It's easier to dismiss NHTSA as either a room full of fools, or room full of short sellers. NHTSA has been dealing with corner cutting, liability avoiding automakers for decades. They are not the bad guy.
  7. Barklikeadog

    New FSD beta testers (June 2022) - First experiences

    Ha, now that is funny. I grew up in an area where the rail tracks were several feet higher than the road, seen too many bad decisions and unfortunately 1 death for people who couldn't handle them. In icy weather a human knows(usually) to go against their instincts and speed up, or you're in...
  8. Barklikeadog

    Lawsuit over FSD claims allowed to proceed

    From neurotray dot com, referencing a japanese study from a few years back.... "If we could film a second of our lives in slow motion, we would see that the brain takes that time to become abuzz. In a second each neuron connects with another about 200 times, that means that it registers about...
  9. Barklikeadog

    Lawsuit over FSD claims allowed to proceed

    Right, they need a brain too. One greater than any supercomputer ever created.
  10. Barklikeadog

    NTHSA Investigating Tesla over growing Phantom Braking complaints

    I came here to see the expected 'it doesn't happen to me' to dismiss something that happens to others. Gonna need some Lidar
  11. Barklikeadog

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    Can we talk sensibly about this happening once again? Everywhere I go online people are tearing each other's heads off on the subject of gun control. I turn on the news and in between the sadness and emotion, it's all blame and hate for the other side of the aisle. Where are the centrist...
  12. Barklikeadog

    Elon Musk

    No argument here. And well said about the wedge issue situation, that always gets me. I like to bring up sandy hook and the immediate call for some action on gun control, even from conservatives. After the massacre, the Dems created 2 gun control bills that failed. The Repubs created two...
  13. Barklikeadog

    Elon Musk

    Those quirks were intentional. Founders were determined to avoid a democracy because it inevitably leads to tyranny of the majority. The 51% could enslave the 49%. Thus, our two senators and nod towards rural areas. The word democracy does not appear in the constitution or decl of ind. What...
  14. Barklikeadog

    Elon Musk

    In the USA, they believe they are a democracy. Unfortunately not enough educators stress that we are a Representative Republic. The word has lost all meaning in recent generations, it is the political version of "literally"
  15. Barklikeadog

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    You sound like one of those people who throw around words like 'rights' 'democracy' 'innocent until proven guilty' and of course 'free speech' based on incorrect assumptions. Maybe things you've seen on tv.
  16. Barklikeadog

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    I have the feeling Tesla has added much more to Cali than taken away
  17. Barklikeadog

    Elon Musk

    Saw this come up on Business (tabloid) Insider. A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence...
  18. Barklikeadog

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    I've always thought that a couple other items are required... Lidar, and the ability for cars to communicate position and velocity with each other. If you -really- wanted to make it work, cure congestion, etc,... The job might get done right, but it won't be for any autos currently on the...
  19. Barklikeadog

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    Are you most concerned with appearance, or capability?
  20. Barklikeadog

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    The average Tesla buyer is male age 35-65, family and six figure income. There is no flaw. This is the safest driving demographic on the road no matter what they drive, and they spend more for safety features. The general population has millions of teens, early 20s driving, elderly, avg car 12...
  21. Barklikeadog

    The catastrophe of FSD and erosion of trust in Tesla

    because those testers, who are already the best of the best driving demographic, are a human backup safety system for the software. Do you believe there would be some incidents if all 60k get in, set course, and play on their phones?
  22. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    Can't critique the rubber. Drives me nuts the mall crawler tires and 20 22 inch rims on current pickups. Looking cool trumps capability and ride quality I guess
  23. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    Roads are brutal on any car around here (philly area). It's absurd how much money they take for road repairs, far more than neighboring states with similar miles of roads, and the roadways are awful. When you see a Tesla around here, odds are the rims are scraped up. Back when the 3 initially...
  24. Barklikeadog

    Roadster 2024

    There are other discussions around here, articles on Electrek, etc about a Tesla bike. Most tend to agree... unnecessary, too much competition, no reason to do this.
  25. Barklikeadog

    Roadster 2024

    SpaceX will land something on Mars before then
  26. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    That sounds like a Tesla problem. GM has 61m autos on the road and 4500 dealers.(in the US) that's about 13,500 autos per dealer. Course you have the right to repair elsewhere. Tesla has sold about 1.5m in the US and has about 150 service centers. That's 10k autos per center. Then you have...
  27. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    This is what I see when I drive by. Customer cars double, triple, quadruple parked. Parked in random areas. Parked in the grass. I worry about that stuff. I ask sales depts about service wait times. When I test drove an S many years ago I asked the wait time for service. I like talking to...
  28. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    Sounds like you are getting robbed. Pay $50 per year for the Ford works package for an F150. Oil, fluids, tires, etc. Drive a lot... $100 per year. I negotiated 10 freebies when I bought. That's 5-7 years of service for $0. What I have a hard time comprehending, is how EV have so few issues...
  29. Barklikeadog

    Cybertruck design/features

    Cost is pretty simple... ASSUMING they can sell it for the previously advertised price, then it's a better bet. But if people are paying 80-100k like the F150E... then you are better off buying a $50k truck and driving the wheels off of it. Autos on the other hard are not so simple...
  30. Barklikeadog

    I am now planning to get the full self-driving option and here is why

    How do we not laugh at that second paragraph?
  31. Barklikeadog

    I am now planning to get the full self-driving option and here is why

    Well, eLon would say that a Tesla using FSD/autopilot is 10x or whatever safer than the average car on the road... But... the average car on the road is 12 years old and driven by a much more dangerous driving demographic. And most accidents occur in your neighborhood, not on the highway. The...
  32. Barklikeadog

    I am now planning to get the full self-driving option and here is why

    I've always felt that true FSD won't be a reality until all autos on the road can communicate with each other (position, velocity). Course that's waaay in the future. I think it's better to put the effort behind making the current vehicles as safe as possible, able to drive for many tasks with...
  33. Barklikeadog

    Tesla runs into a PLANE while summoned

    What we don't know is that the car stopped because of the shadow of the pole on the ground, not the pole
  34. Barklikeadog

    Tesla runs into a PLANE while summoned

    don't experiment with a good pole saw!
  35. Barklikeadog

    I am now planning to get the full self-driving option and here is why

    I was a jerk in some of these old posts. It drives me nuts when I see a company doing something where customers get scrooed. I was pretty convinced that FSD and all of these promises were going to fleece a lot of people out of money and they would never see the product they paid for. I like...
  36. Barklikeadog

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    Some deal when you know every new car out there can go for sticker price. As for ford credit, hold it for a month to get whatever discount, then move it to your credit union at a low rate. car dealers can be sleazy, but it's hard to beat the service dept compared to tesla. Ford lives or dies...
  37. Barklikeadog

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    They show everything except what actually matters, the window sticker. 100k on a lariat... lol
  38. Barklikeadog

    Tesla runs into a PLANE while summoned

    Tesla released the second by second logs of the incident. It was how I described it. We argued this extensively 6 years ago. Anyway, the question was, do newer Tesla's still have the summon issue of not seeing over the bumper or skinny objects?
  39. Barklikeadog

    Tesla runs into a PLANE while summoned

    Ok... Remember when that guy apparently hit summon by accident, didn't realize it, got out of his car, walked into a store, while his car started going and he didn't know it, Tesla blamed him, but then later on changed summon so it requires an acknowledgement before it officially activates...
  40. Barklikeadog

    Tesla runs into a PLANE while summoned

    Remember when that Tesla summoned itself into a trailer while the owner was in a store? Tesla (while blaming the driver) admitted that the car is limited, cannot see above the bumper and cannot see thin items, like a bicycle or post. (Course that was in 2016, assuming this car is newer, do some...
  41. Barklikeadog

    Elon Musk

    Here we go
  42. Barklikeadog

    Disappointing how electric car owners are being bashed lately in the news…

    If they changed it for production, that's great.
  43. Barklikeadog

    Disappointing how electric car owners are being bashed lately in the news…

    In response to the earlier poster, I understand the -reason- for its appearance... but if they toned it down just slightly, it would make a big difference. What I noticed at the reveal, the people blogging and going on test drives and loving the truck, looked like coffee shop hipsters. They...
  44. Barklikeadog

    Roadster 2024

    Heh, that's how so many scams, scandals and frauds snowballed and turned into out of control disasters.
  45. Barklikeadog

    Disappointing how electric car owners are being bashed lately in the news…

    Same here. Drove an S many years ago. Impressive car. They had an X in the showroom, I sat in it for a few seconds, Looked at the endless windshield... thought 'nope!' Not for me. Was interested in the cybertruck, watched the reveal (only reveal I watched) and then it pulled out.... ugh. Why????
  46. Barklikeadog

    Disappointing how electric car owners are being bashed lately in the news…

    Defend yourself? I'm trying to make sense of this. You want to save money, so you bought an expensive luxury car to commute in while you park the truck. What disqualifies less expensive vehicles to use in place of the truck? If you like the car and wanted the look-at-me attention, then that's...

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