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  1. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Just when I think I've figured out a pattern for when it does and doesn't use the signal for a lane change or upcoming turn, I get a counterexample. So my new conclusion is turn signals use a random number generator.
  2. CharleyBC

    Pearl White Multi-Coat Paint

    Interesting. We have a 4-year-old Model 3 pearl white. We've picked up quite a few paint chips, mainly on the front bumper, from trucks tossing gravel at us. And under the paint is black plastic, so the chips really show up against the white. I've often wished we'd gotten blue or midnight silver...
  3. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Dunnigan, CA (permit issued Aug 2022)

    Good location, catching traffic on both sides of the I-5/I-505 branch.
  4. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Ashland, OR

    Yay! I've been asking for Ashland for years. Yes, there are a few L2s here and there, but I think this location will serve Ashland OSF/winery/hiking tourist well, as well as through traffic on I-5. It's right in my back yard, so to speak, so I'd probably rarely use it. But when I was here as a...
  5. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Red Bluff, CA - South Main Street (LIVE 2 Jul 2022. 12 V3 stalls)

    Great news! What's there for bathrooms, lunch, etc?
  6. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Madras, OR

    I could see cutting head and arm holes and going to a costume party...
  7. CharleyBC

    Cabin camera broken

    I'd say no, but I won't swear to that. I'd guess I first saw "Cabin camera unavailable" a month or two into FSD. But it was very intermittent. I wouldn't see it for weeks, until the recent trip I mentioned above. And it's been quiet so far this week.
  8. CharleyBC

    Cabin camera broken

    Exactly.
  9. CharleyBC

    Cabin camera broken

    We have now and then gotten the "Cabin camera unavailable" message, which disappears after a moment and seems to have no impact. Until Friday, that is, during a long drive home from the Bay Area. Friday, as others said above, when we engage Autopilot we are immediately in blue flashing mode...
  10. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Madras, OR

    I believe the reference was to the absence of parking bumpers. Without them, it's easy to back in a bit too far and whack the pedestal.
  11. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    Yes. That. But it could still do it better (more human-like), and I hope will over time.
  12. CharleyBC

    How to perform brake fluid health check?

    We're approaching 4 years with our Model 3, and I want to check the brake fluid. Good conversation above. Now the simple practical question: where do I check the fluid? Also, does anyone know what Tesla does if you ask them to do it? Just moisture content, or also the copper check?
  13. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    Interesting. See my post above about it moving illegally into bike lanes for upcoming turns. They need to get all the nuances down, including variations in law in different jusrisdictions.
  14. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    Yeah, I was surprised by the difference when we moved here from Sacramento. I discovered it studying for my OR license. And speaking of dashed lines, I think there's an exception to what I stated above when the line is dashed. But I don't see that in this part of Oregon.
  15. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    Now, if it could violate the law of gravity, that'd be interesting...
  16. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    FSD violates Oregon bike law. At least in Oregon, when there is a bike lane, it is illegal for a car to enter the bike lane in preparation for a turn (typically a right turn). But FSD will usually do that. It doesn't hog the whole bike lane, but it definitely drifts over the line. Tsk, tsk.
  17. CharleyBC

    2021.4.3 shows Bluetooth music time remaining—sometimes

    My $99 cheapie replacement stereo I installed in my pre-Tesla car would display time stats on BT material 100% reliably.
  18. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    On the plus side with 10.12, I notice the visualization is showing cars much farther ahead than it used to. Little bitty guys way out there. This is a nice confidence booster, since I've often felt in the past that it was making silly decisions that a real driver wouldn't based on seeing what's...
  19. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    This was an odd one driving home from an errand. In FSD, we came to a 4-way stop at a small, simple intersection--single lanes all around, no turn lanes, etc. We were supposed to turn left. Mine was the only car--totally clear otherwise. We stopped, crept a bit, and then went ahead. It got just...
  20. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Fair question. I wouldn't think it'd go to NoA in this location, but I wasn't actually looking at the visualization at the time. I'll try to reproduce and report back!
  21. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    I'd forgotten I could look. Thanks! I just checked. "This car has no such incidents" or some such message. Yay. Still, they were alarming events.
  22. CharleyBC

    FSD Beta 10.12

    We just got this for the first time last week, when we were on 2022.4.Iforget, which we'd been on for aaaaages. It was on the freeway, so not technically FSD, just old-fashioned Autopilot. As soon as I double-flipped, it screamed at me to take over. Instantaneous. We thought maybe bug splats on...
  23. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Harrisburg, OR

    We'll definitely use this location next time we head north. Did you by chance notice whether they have any vegan burgers or other yummies?
  24. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Thanks for the pointer. And guess what. Just today we got 2022.12.3.20. I let the computer drive home from downtown a few minutes ago, and it did quite well. The only exception was a place on OR 99 where it goes from 2 lanes to 1. We were in the right lane. When we got to where the lane...
  25. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    No. I think Tesla doesn't love us anymore. When we first got FSD Beta, updates were coming in frequently. I haven't kept track, but I bet it's been two months or so now. Still on 2022.4.5.21.
  26. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Woodburn, OR

    The only one I recall encountering was Winnemucca, NV, where they added new V3s to the existing V2s, increasing total capacity. (I had the sense most folks aren't aware of the V2/V3 distinction, since 3/4 of the V2s were busy, and only one V3 was.)
  27. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Harrisburg, OR

    Yeah. We're contemplating trading in our 3 for a Y so we can haul a small camping trailer. With most stalls being back-in, you have to unhitch and park the trailer before you charge. First-world problem, I know, but still...
  28. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Madras, OR

    It's OK. If you use Google Maps to plan a route from the Klamath Falls Supercharger to the one in Winnemucca, it'll take you on 140, which is faster than going south to Reno and back up to Winnemucca. But it's like 307 miles, if memory serves, and that's cutting it too close for my comfort...
  29. CharleyBC

    Supercharger - Madras, OR

    I'll give you Mitchell if you give me Lakeview, OR. :) That would allow going from Klamath Falls to Winnemucca without going south to Reno. Selfishly, I'd rather it be closer to the halfway mark between Klamath Falls and Winnemucca, but I figure from Tesla's point of view, Lakeview is better...
  30. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    Twiddling my thumbs, then, waiting for 2022.8! Still on .4, sigh.
  31. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    Can you please define "predictable"? What are the factors or situations that you found enabled you to predict a PB event? Thanks!
  32. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    I developed a hypothesis about phantom braking as well as what I dubbed phantom lane change, where the car says, "changing to faster lane", when there's nothing close ahead. My thought is that if it sees a phantom ahead, and thinks it's going just a little slower than we are, then it changes...
  33. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    Are all three of your cars on the same software release? Just the new one is misbehaving? Hmmmm…
  34. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    Holy autopilot, Batman!
  35. CharleyBC

    AP/phantom braking.

    We drove from the Bay Area to Salt Lake City two days ago almost entirely on Interstate 80. There are long stretches of very straight freeway in Nevada and Utah. We were plagued by phantom stuff. There were many instances of phantom braking. (I think someone also called this “whimsical...
  36. CharleyBC

    Where'd the dashcam icon go?

    I noticed the other day that the dashcam icon is gone. I'm on 2021.44.30.5. I've generally noticed that the recent UI overhaul has cleaned up lots of stuff, including the indication of current user profile. But I just realized the little camera icon is missing. I tried the usual unplugging and...
  37. CharleyBC

    Repeater camera feeds are mostly useless when turn signal is on at night

    Yep, that's fairly annoying how the signal makes most of the blind spot image flash. But I assume that what we're seeing is also what the FSD computer is seeing, so I wonder whether this is also a safety issue. That is, will the computer fail to see something crucial while it's blinded by the...
  38. CharleyBC

    2017-2020 Model 3 recalled for trunk/rear camera issue

    It's funny. When we got our Tesla in 2018, it was my first car with a backup camera. So I didn't use the camera at first. I sort of didn't trust it, as nonsensical as that may be. But I seemed to have this attitude that the screen represented some diminution of reality; it was more real to look...
  39. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Yep. This. It omits signaling moves into turn lanes. It makes some (not all) signals for intersection turns very late. But I've also had it signal too early--at the intersection before the one where it's really going to turn, thus understandably confusing other drivers about its intentions.
  40. CharleyBC

    Does Tesla always provide a loaner when car is in for warranty work?

    We took our 3 to Chico, CA for non-warranty service that took most of the day, and they gave us a loaner. In fact, they gave us a choice of an S or an X. There was a second service we were considering having them do, but they didn't have the part and expected it to take a week or so. They were...
  41. CharleyBC

    In Service mode

    How did you do this? I thought only a Tesla person could put it in service mode via some magic or something.
  42. CharleyBC

    Would you get another Model 3?

    Interesting. I was just talking with a friend two days ago who wanted to learn all about our experience with a 3 since he's thinking of buying one. He said he was quoted 10 months because of chip shortages. I have not independently verified this.
  43. CharleyBC

    Would you get another Model 3?

    No. I'd get a Y, which didn't exist when we got our 3. Better ability to fit stuff in the back.
  44. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    The first one was, sorta. But it would have been pretty late had the maneuver actually been appropriate. It was changing lanes as it passed through the intersection. So if it had really been getting out of a left turn lane, that would have been driving like my dad used to. The next two lane...
  45. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    So this was silly. I was driving north on Oregon 99 in Ashland. There are two northbound lanes; we were in the left. FSD announced, "changing lanes to follow route." There was no need for this, as both lanes continued north. It's not as though our lane was shortly going to become a...
  46. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    I'm not on 10.8 yet (10.6.1, I think), but your left turn description is spot on. I find myself talking to the car. "It's okay, you can go now." "c'mon--you can do this." "Dammit! Go!"
  47. CharleyBC

    Question About Supercharger Stations being completely down

    We have 65K miles on our 3, and have never gotten quite that stuck. Sorry that happened! The only time we ran into a whole Supercharger location being down was once on a trip south through Oregon. I entered the Springfield, OR Supercharger into the nav, and while it was willing to go there, it...
  48. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Don't forget that Deutsche Bank is also a major lender to a certain former president. They have a history of questionable decisions.
  49. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Not exactly the same, but I did have this yesterday. We were on a multilane highway, approaching a left turn onto a local road. There is a concrete island with a "sculpted" curb to create a left-turn lane as you get close to the crossroad. Before the concrete median even begins, there is a...
  50. CharleyBC

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    When they lowered the threshold to 98, I got it that same day. Seems to be slower now. I wonder whether they're waiting for 10.6.1 to roll out more copies. Just a guess.

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