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  1. K

    Using the Nav to get to the SoDo Service Center - Not a good idea?

    I believe the nav thinks that the service center is literally on the I-90 offramp. Thus the strange routing. Drop a pin just to the north and you'll be OK.
  2. K

    Could not connect to home Wifi (Ubiquiti UniFi Long Range Access Point)

    The latest Unifi beta firmwares don't connect to my X particularly well anymore. It's poor.
  3. K

    FWDs failed, override inoperative

    Oddly, the sensor is clean. It's just about only part of my car that does not attract deposits from EV-interested birds!
  4. K

    FWDs failed, override inoperative

    Looks like it's a sensor problem. Under extreme conditions even the manual override fails. See attached pic. Randomly, the doors begin to work again. This failure occurred outside; there was nothing overhead when parked, nor for the last few miles.
  5. K

    FWDs failed, override inoperative

    This morning both FWDs failed to open at school. Two kids had to exit via the front doors, and the toddler extricated via an open window. The touch screen override for obstacle detection failed. The car was not parked near any obstacles. This has occurred in the past, but only during cold...
  6. K

    X: What's your 90%?

    After 10K miles my 90D's 90% has dropped to 224 miles.
  7. K

    Could not connect to home Wifi (Ubiquiti UniFi Long Range Access Point)

    I have two AC HD units. They both work fine with Tesla. Reception is improved over the previous Ubiquiti the AC Pros.
  8. K

    Elon Musk

    He's paving the road to hell with his good intentions. Collaborating with the regime only encourages Trump, who interprets Elon's actions as fealty. Is time for Elon to show whether he has principles, or cares for any interests but his own.
  9. K

    Model X Winter Driving Experience

    I think you're spot on. Do snow tires work well in rain? Around here it's 99% rain in the wintertime, and 1% snow.
  10. K

    Model X Winter Driving Experience

    I have 20" tires, which are all-season. I'm not sure the AWD systems matter as much as simple friction. The 4x4 Suburban is 10% heavier and, because they have a high energy gas tank and don't give a hoot about efficiency, can be ordered with wider tires. I suppose the epitome of this idea is...
  11. K

    Model X Winter Driving Experience

    I drove in the snow just this morning. Overnight snowfall combined with surface temperatures slightly above freezing combined to make for a slippery snow pack. The X handled well, but it was far from magic: traction control activated occasionally, which is less than ideal, and I fishtailed the...
  12. K

    Autopilot-Tesla fatality rate HIGHER than non-Autopilot Teslas

    I believe the fatality rate for AP is worse than this article concludes, simply because the number of non-autopilot fatalities includes "non traffic" related deaths, such as suicides, stolen car chases, and high speed pursuits. By my reckoning, there are three non-AP fatalities that occurred in...
  13. K

    Model X v8.0 Autopilot rear-end collision

    If you normally drive with TACC set to five, and your wife drives with two, it sounds as though your preference is to leave more space, which means that without Autopilot engaged you would probably have had enough space to have prevented this accident, but that your wife would not have. On the...
  14. K

    Does UI display individual tire pressure?

    The car doesn't just count wheel rotations? Is there an advantage to an analog pressure sensor?
  15. K

    Model X didn't warn when my wife was backing up the car and hit a parked car

    I've found the ultrasonic parking sensors to be fairly slow. Once, I did experience a situation where they apparently did not beep, but I've modified my behavior to back up more slowly and the glitch has not reoccurred.
  16. K

    Consumer Reports: Model X - Least Reliable Car?

    As I've mentioned elsewhere, I believe the problem is cultural. Tesla's culture is "do anything to attempt to meet impossible deadlines." The culture is not "quality first." When the CEO is reduced to sleeping on the factory floor, there are big problems. If corporations are people, this one...
  17. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    Pre-8.0 AP can't see stationary objects in the camers's field of view. As of 8.0 it still can't, but the plan is that eventually the radar will make up for it once enough data is available to whitelist false positives. I totally agree that life is a set of tradeoffs. However, the line is not...
  18. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    A surgeon doesn't have a chance to fix the sutures later, but car manufacturers can choose not to ramp manufacturing until the line is producing quality cars, and they can choose to not release the bad batches to customers, or fix them first. I've had only one new model year car, but I will say...
  19. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    Only the 2010 Highlander had this issue, and the recall was announced in 2010. Thus very few Highlander miles were driven with the flaw. Generally, though, I agree that luck plays a factor. The sheer number of miles driven both with and without AP gives the evidence some measure of...
  20. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    This really is getting off topic. Elon sleeping on the assembly line is simply evidence that a quality first culture does not exist at Tesla. So are all the Model Xs shipped to customers despite terrible quality problems easily visible on inspection. And so is shipping Autopilot with a known...
  21. K

    V8.0 Autopilot prevented a rear-end collision

    That's great! Would this be properly classified as Autopilot or the Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS)? The latter is on all the time, even for cars with AP hardware but without the Autopilot option. However, at least on versions prior to 8.0, AEBS would slow the car but not bring it...
  22. K

    Poor efficiency at high ambient temperatures

    Quick update: the efficiency in 50-60 degree weather is also a bit low (thank you, physics) but by my rough calculations my short trips each take about 3.5 percent of my battery on the 90D. These trips employ forced air hearing. Thus, it can do twenty short outdoor-to-outdoor trips per day...
  23. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    In the past, technology didn't exist to prevent reckless driving in school zones. Nothing could be done about it. You could clamp all cars to 55 mph and that wouldn't eliminate the problem. 55 is still reckless. Even 25 is reckless. Society has to balance freedom and utility against safety...
  24. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    Don't get me wrong: I'm not rendering any opinions about AP safety when "properly" being used. I'm only stating facts about what happens when it is actually being used. The context is that I don't see a culture of quality first at Tesla, but rather a culture of "do anything to meet impossible...
  25. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    It's getting a bit off topic here, but perhaps we should start a thread to collect them. Tesla has crash stats for AP vs non-AP, but won't release the raw numbers, and I'm more interested in fatalities than crashes, anyway. There was a case where a thief stole an S and killed himself in a high...
  26. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    Actually, I'm mistaken: the number of AP miles has increased to 222 million with no new fatalities reported, at least to my knowledge. That drops the ratio to only 9x more fatalities per mile on Autopilot.
  27. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    120 million AP miles = two fatalities (one in China, one in the US). Two billion non-AP miles (likely now closer to three) = three X and and S "traffic" fatalities (dump truck, rear end collision by drunk driver in California, tree collision in the Netherlands). Suicides, car chases excluded...
  28. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    If Tesla can't get the easy things right, like the headliner, turn signals, trim, windshield, door latches, body panels, windows, spoiler, etc. (and that's just my car), unfortunately I don't have much faith that they gave got the hard things right. I can see visual defects, but I have to trust...
  29. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    I don't want to quibble too much, but I purposefully did not spec. the Grand Tourismo edition because it is significantly bigger than both the Tesla 3 and the stock BMW 3 (190" vs. 184") which, for me, is not apples to apples. That's why you get $65K and I get $52K. The GT is about halfway...
  30. K

    Worst built car ever (my model X)

    It might be unusual, but he's not alone. I also experienced a sundry list of 30+ issues with my car. If weren't crying, I would be laughing. The service center fixes about 75% of the remaining problems with every (very long) visit. I just hope new ones don't pop up.
  31. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    I went to truecar.com and spec'd a fully loaded BMW 3 series: biggest engine, all wheel drive, metallic paint, leather, highest end tech. package, and it came to $52K. This wasn't an M, but the context of this discussion is the 3 competing with a Model X 60D, and I wouldn't call the 60D an M...
  32. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    I think it would be a PR (and stock) disaster for the press to see the 3 as another luxury car. If you have to pay $70K to get a 3 (which is a small-ish car) within the first year or two of production, many deposit holders will feel betrayed. Elon has said he expects the average selling price...
  33. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    I'm curious if Tesla turns a 75 kWh battery into a 60 kWh battery simply by faking parameters at the pack level, including voltage. We know there is a mode which, for demonstration purposes, turns a higher spec'd car into a lower spec'd car. Rather than rewrite higher level logic to support...
  34. K

    Front Passenger Door Not Operating

    Say what you want about old Detroit lemons--at least the doors closed. I feel for you.
  35. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    What would they load onto a Model 3 to make it cost nearly $74,000?
  36. K

    Rain on rear view camera

    I applied Aquapel and it seems to be working so far.
  37. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    It's an interesting question: how many would-be 60D buyers would upgrade to the 75D, and how many wouldn't buy the car at all? The 60D is 10% cheaper ($9000), but you get only 12% less in-town range since you can safely charge to 100% all the time. I'm going to guess that most wealthy...
  38. K

    Model X 60D is Gone

    If they did drop the 60D, it would indicate they have more orders for the X than they can manufacture.
  39. K

    How far will Tesla go to fix alignment issues (doors, chrome trim, etc.)

    So far, my local SC (+body shop) has done a fantastic job of aligning body panels. I am very, very happy with the improvements. Brightwork is another story. There have been improvements, but the trim on the driver's door still pops out, as does the trim on my passenger-side FWD. It's a bit...
  40. K

    One-fob-click door close is the devil

    Kudos to Tesla for responding so quickly to feedback. I am so happy now. I wouldn't mind if the single click closed only the driver's door, and triple click closed all doors.
  41. K

    Park assist not available with bike rack

    I think it would be possible to calibrate out the echoes from the rack. When the car moves but an echo does not, it can be considered part of the car itself. Even when partially obstructed, echoes from "real" obstructions will still make it back to the microphone.
  42. K

    Another fatal autopilot crash - China

    This is another example of a driver being unwittingly turned into a zombie by Zombie Mode, er, Autopilot. AP Teslas have a 13x higher fatality rate per mile than non-AP Teslas. One can claim that the driver wasn't paying enough attention and thus deserved to die, and that Tesla is therefore...
  43. K

    Upgrading Autopilot: Seeing the World in Radar

    Let's say the upgraded AP has been out for a year and the whitelist has been built. In the early morning a road crew installs a new overhead sign on my commute, just around a blind turn. I'm the first Tesla to see it. What happens? Does my coffee fly all over the dash as AP emergency brakes?
  44. K

    Still Waiting for Elon's Blog Post on Autopilot Update...

    This is extremely exciting. I hope he is comparing Teslas with Autopilot to those without, and not just when Autopilot is enabled.
  45. K

    Still Waiting for Elon's Blog Post on Autopilot Update...

    Translation: By all means, after you! :-)
  46. K

    I don't think Tesla will take Ghosting seriously

    According to: Why Tesla’s Model X Is Giving Some Drivers Double Vision “Reflections (ghosting) occurs in all laminated glass to varying degrees,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement. “We have received only a small number of questions from Model X customers about the windshield and have...
  47. K

    I don't think Tesla will take Ghosting seriously

    I've had roughly two dozen issues requiring about a month of service time, total. However, I hope that newer cars, like yours, are much better!
  48. K

    I don't think Tesla will take Ghosting seriously

    It's a bit annoying. It makes me wonder what else about the car is substandard but willfully ignored by management.
  49. K

    X: What's your 90%?

    May I ask how often you supercharge, and what your charge limit is set to?
  50. K

    Autopilot near miss

    Hopefully, but my thoughts were of automatic emergency braking for pedestrian avoidance.

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