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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    I eventually pushed the seat back a little on my wife's profile and saved. I'm sure she doesn't notice the slight stretch and at least now I'm not at risk of injury getting in.
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    Any safety benefits of Model 3 AWD in Australia under normal driving conditions?

    I've found it quite difficult to break traction in a rwd. Wet roads haven't ever presented a problem and while I've managed to get the back end out once or twice on gravel it was only by trying hard to do just that. Personally I wouldn't trade the additional weight with the same suspension for...
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    It might come down to where do you stand on Trolley problems. My ute barrels along on its self steering course without pause - I wouldn't want to test it out from the pointy end.
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    Replacing Tyres on Model 3 - Tesla versus Tyre store

    I didn't bother with acoustic foam (T0) tyres - from reading around there's only 1db difference for PS4 (figured the increased likelihood of a roadside flat repair is worth that anyway).
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    Replacing Tyres on Model 3 - Tesla versus Tyre store

    I used Tyresales last month: $259ea
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    Spare Tyre for Model 3

    I kept the best tyre from the last set - plan to pack it for long trips so that at least Black Stump Tyres has something to work with. Doesn't weigh much and has a handy storage hole in the centre. Also packing a compressor and various tyre repair kits.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    Overpass speed change I was referring to isn't from reading a sign, there are none to see - it's either an error in the database or the algorithm - at least it's consistent.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    Near an underpass/overpass? I have a couple of spots on my routes where it's changed to the wrong road's speed limit for years.
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    They're lumped together because they're mostly speculative - I've included in the 0.6 billion. Hydrogen and CCS in this bucket could also be for gas producers to tap. Remainder ~ 450 million can only be nominated for gas, I'd consider those contracts as good as signed...
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    The interconnector and gas look like the only tangible things there. Package is 1.08 billion. 0.6 billion covers the interconnector, CCS subsidy/research, thermal solar etc. and hydrogen export (if they meant anything but Blue, they would have said so). Leaves about 0.45 billion, nothing else...
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    Install solar or move to Tassie (I'd say SA but with yesterday's announcement they'll behind the curve again pretty soon).
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    I didn't notice many drops in absolute terms, more displacement by emerging producers. I was in the UK for a couple of years when their government abandoned Rover, MG etc. Production went straight across the Channel to countries with similar economic parameters. I was there building import...
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/893706/nsw-is-getting-an-electric-car-manufacturing-facility-worth-700-million/ It was only the peak in the exchange rate that broke the camel along with utter disinterest from the Federal govt. Our wage bills will be similar to Japan and Korea with China fast...
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    We successfully maintained an entire local car manufacturing ecosystem against similar offshore competitive disadvantages with only marginal interventionist economic drivers for decades. I'm not saying that Li-ion cell manufacture should be specifically targeted but arbitrary boundaries around...
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    Tesla to cease RHD production

    FSD will enable LHD cars to drive backwards in these countries to match their populations.
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    Speaking of shiny clean cars, Extreme E starts today. Hopefully they do as good a job on AGW messaging as they have with the hardware. Climate scientist in the broadcast team what? I'm disturbed that it’s yet another FIA race in Saudi Arabia but without Aramco signs everywhere I'm committed to...
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    The one I get usually involves the Nullabor somehow.
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    The policy announcement a couple of days before the EV subsidy was on a $15b manufacturing fund - projects for batteries & EV components etc. would specifically be backed. Alternatively we could just try fracking more and see if that works.
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    ALP electric vehicle policy

    So Murdoch can save money and re-use the headlines from last election "They're coming to take your Utes" & "Labor hates the weekend" ?
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    Plan A was 15a in the garage but I installed a 3 phase outlet before delivery anyway (at my meter at the other end of our driveway) - invaluable and probably used more than the 15a gpo.
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    SA, Vic and NSW proposed EV road user charge

    The wind's changing - even the SNDM (National Department of Marketing) has come up with something to spin as pro-ev (slaps forehead). "The Government says it's looking at: Co-investing (with the private sector) in charging infrastructure A trial of an electric car fleet for COMCAR, which...
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    Bigger battery

    South Australia's big battery slashes $40m from grid control costs in first year Any idea what your bill would be without it?
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    What a Biden presidency will mean for EVs, renewable energy and Tesla

    I think GM is over the cap as well, maybe why they penned that wacky Nikola deal. To your first point, as far as I can see, the pressure's included in every bullet point - our pollies take direct inspiration (or licence) from US policies / media reporting (on occasion we send a really bad idea...
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    Damn camera picks up inappropriate speed signs

    This one? Tesla has increased the price of its 'Full Self-Driving' option to $10,000 “able to be autonomous but requiring supervision and intervention at times.” Author quotes Musk from the 2019 Q3 earnings call where he describes what the "Feature Complete" version would be able to do. skip to...
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    Damn camera picks up inappropriate speed signs

    Not that I’m actually interested in Robotaxi but that sounds astounding in the realm of all things Musk. I can’t find it - care to share a link?
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    Perth Showroom and Service Centre

    Karrakatta isn't exactly lively.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    Hmm, 30% that's close to now or never territory. First time I've seriously considered it in years. The only justification I can come up with is to stay in line for some of that Robotaxi moolah for my declining years like that guy once said. In which case it's a straight up tax deduction this...
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    Model 3 Australia - Massive Price Cut

    There was a marketing exercise at release that made it attractive at the time but is the P- comparable to LR even with in-app speed boo$t (is it $3k here?)?
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    Model 3 Australia - Massive Price Cut

    There's been no change in AP inclusion since the first Oz orders/deliveries ie. AP was included in the base price in June last year as it is now. I just looked at what I paid and the same spec car is still more expensive than then so you may be right about exchange rate.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    I don't typically use TACC <60 so can't say much about that but whenever I have someone close on my tail or a car in front is turning from any lane, I have a toe resting on the go pedal. I don't recall an actual braking event without TACC on - just some unhappy beeps. I think I'm as worried...
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    Why can't I buy a model 3 fob in Australia?

    I very rarely have the Tesla app open or even running in the background, key functions pretty close to faultlessly (flat phone excluded). I'd say I've had to either explicitly wake my phones (6s or XR) or launch the app 5 times in a year to get in/drive.
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    Tax payer funded ABC TV now advertising Tesla cars.

    A little different, the ABC in the US gets a little more freedom - doesn't have its budget cut when Jimmy Kimmel makes a joke about the government.
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    No doubt it will process faster as well. Can't see how this is news, they'll develop all their technology as a continuing process.
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    Gen 2 UMC Charger tails?

    No sparks. Chip was indeed in the NEMA end - used (my!) bench grinder to remove plastic around the plug - followed and freed up the main conductors first - then it was pretty easy to see the path of the two sense wires and liberate the termination unscathed - considered leaving it in a blob of...
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    PlugShare Not Showing NRMA or ChargeFox

    In WA, RAC chargers look to have gone as well - now chargefox (I couldn't be bothered jumping hoops - they don't work half the time anyway - went to a destination charger)
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    I've lately developed a bit of a beef with people that are happy making uninformed decisions - consuming/disseminating easily debunked disinformation particularly. On the other hand, anyone that goes deep enough to browse forums, read topical blogs, watch vlogs etc. ie. is here - I'd consider...
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    The car or the option?
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    Model Y arriving sooner than expected?

    I've always assumed RHD Y will come from China.
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    Gen 2 UMC Charger tails?

    + $2 for the soldering iron
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    Gen 2 UMC Charger tails?

    Ya think? I'd put it in the Tesla end. If you're actually interested, stay tuned.
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    Gen 2 UMC Charger tails?

    My math's different: EVSE Adapters NEMA 10-50 (cut off the NEMA end) USD40 = AUD60 32A 5pin angled plug (ebay)= AUD25 Screwdrivers = AUD2 (borrow neighbours but give him a coffee) I'll update if sparks ensue.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    I’m OK with it erring on the side of caution a this stage (or any other come to think of it)
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    Listening to an ex-Tesla software dudru yesterday... manual takeovers are transmitted for analysis so I'd be looking to interrupt ungainly manoeuvres, particularly on oft used routes.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    Doi! It would have all worked fine at the factory acceptance testing, no scale and no latency.
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    Tesla Software updates - Australia

    I think they underestimated the combined effects of network latency and scalability - I gave them a bit of slack as it would be hard to program for the worst case scenario unless you never wanted to release it.
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    Rear Heated Seats upgrade for Model 3 SR+

    And a less funarky one because I'm on the whiskey tonight. I like the idea of user programable buttons. I'd be happy enough with the ability to assign functions to the available buttons - double clicks on the wheel buttons or wipers. But it's pretty clear that the Tesla design ethos &...
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    Parking Model 3 for Extended Period

    Teslabjorn's rule of thumb is 10% SOC loss per month... If it was me, I'd put in a little more when I left to leave a useful amount for a good long thrash when I got back.
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    Rear Heated Seats upgrade for Model 3 SR+

    A narky post in good but mean spirit as I've just had a dose of Cov prevention syrah. I don't really understand why anyone wants a fob or how often that range will present a real security situation but if it's a compelling issue then disconnect the fob (/phone) and revert to the keycard...
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    Some autopilot issues

    Hi Zee, What you're describing is the current incarnation of FSD, ie. NOA rather than autosteer - it's unhelpful if we don't use the same terminology. First one - probably the safest method for the AI given the limits of the tech in estimating the trajectory of incoming traffic from a physically...

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