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  1. Tam

    Too much interference? Maybe one of the reasons Tesla is trying to abandon radar?

    How much longer range does the RADAR need? Tesla's RADAR is 160m (525 ft) while its main camera is 150m although its narrow camera is 250m.
  2. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    There are those who focus on FSD Beta as an improvement on the Highway FSD module as well. Officially, Tesla letters to CA DMV last year stating its name as "City Streets": "...For context, and as we’ve previously discussed, City Streets continues to firmly root the vehicle in SAE Level 2...
  3. Tam

    Model X Refresh now available in Jan ‘22?

    It's possible because of the global chip shortage so Tesla has to prioritize which to be assembled first and X seems to be the last.
  4. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    Japan's law requires L3 to take responsibility when it is active. If L3 does not want to take responsibility, it needs to give the driver enough time such as 45 seconds to hand it over back to a human driver. European Union is also adopting that same principle too. Whenever the car is...
  5. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    L3 expectation contradicts with Tesla-CA DMV letters that say even after the FSD beta will be no longer be beta but in its final release, it will still be L2. First thing first, has Tesla's system demonstrated that it can reliably avoid colliding into a stationary obstacle at highway speed...
  6. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    The non-linear rapid improvement prediction has been in such great progress in theory for years but it seems not to be in the field. It's improving so fast in theory that Elon Musk said in 2015: “We’re going to end up with complete autonomy, and I think we will have complete autonomy in...
  7. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    I am not an expert but I think L5 is among those questions: Could humans ever be able to go into space, to the moon, to mars. and live on mars..? The answer for the above and L5 is: They would happen and already did for space and moon but the real question is timing. When? I am not sure L5...
  8. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    Agreed. It would be more reasonable for Elon's enthusiasm if hundreds of thousands or millions of Tesla owners have been running the FSD beta a long time ago and we should not be just still in a planning stage of when the download button would still appear someday! It just doesn't add up that...
  9. Tam

    "Elon’s tweet does not match engineering reality per CJ." - CJ Moore, Tesla's Director of Autopilot Software

    Agreed. I suspect the reason for keeping the driver intervention numbers secrete is because it's nowhere near L3 and above any time soon. That means its rate is just like the current wide release of Autopilot or even worse. The current revelation of FSD beta from youtube videos shows that FSD...
  10. Tam

    2017 P100D ludicrous slow to charge

    No Yes. It is normal. You need to learn to get the fastest rate when you are on the road. You described: "It took 22 minutes for the first 88 miles, from 126 to 206 That's about right. 206 is 78% of 265 so that's the fastest rate (almost to the goal of 80%) that I would charge and leave.
  11. Tam

    2017 P100D ludicrous slow to charge

    It's not what I want but perhaps it is normal for the design. Remember that Tesla's specification is for a brand new battery pack under optimal charging conditions. On a road trip, I stay about 45 minutes which should get me about 80% and leave so I would say your experience is within mine...
  12. Tam

    Service says $22k for new battery on 2012 Model S

    In 2012, Tesla announced a pre-paid $12,000 Battery Replacement (any time after 8 years). I thought after 9 years, the battery would be cheaper than that $12,000 pre-paid plan so does it mean the battery cost has not changed that much all this time?
  13. Tam

    Supercharging taking more than hour

    Sorry to hear about that. Some are still pretty good after 6 years but your case is quite bad. In the early years, cases like yours could get a battery replacement but nowadays, Tesla goes by the book. That means as @ucmndd said: no 70% battery capacity warranty for your year of 2015 and...
  14. Tam

    Poll: Which will come first: Person landing on Mars or U.S. wide level 4 FSD?

    You are correct that colonizing mars takes much more time than just "Person Landing on mars". We already landed person on moon, machines on mars, but colonizing the nearest moon is still taking a very long time so colonizing much further distant mars will take much longer.
  15. Tam

    Poll: Which will come first: Person landing on Mars or U.S. wide level 4 FSD?

    Automation works best when its environment is well defined and predictable. Once you have an automatic elevator, it would work very well because it knows the distance of floor to floor and how many floors there are but don't trick it with a new variable that now the distance between the floors...
  16. Tam

    Tesla Cancelled Model Y order and Lost 7k FSD

    It would be nice if it is a public policy posted for everyone to see and an e-mail would be sent for everyone affected to be informed. The fact that wasn't done means it's systemic policy and each sales associate has to find a trick on how to defeat the company's official policy.
  17. Tam

    Lost all User setting, including HomeLink

    My 2012, 2017, 2018 all had dead 12V that required a tow but none of them lost any user-configurable settings until I switched MCU for the 2017 and HW3 for 2018. It's hardware-related for me and not 12V related for me.
  18. Tam

    Tesla Cancelled Model Y order and Lost 7k FSD

    I am sure that is correct but for a buyer who cannot find such a policy listed anywhere, who should the buyer listen to: "I talked to them and asked them so many times. are you sure this will not lose my FSD for 7k. Again and again they said it would not and I could wait."
  19. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    Exactly, good points! Just because it is possible for a driver to jump to the back seat and let the Tesla drive itself that doesn't mean it's safe. Same with driving with 2 feet and I don't think it's safe either.
  20. Tam

    Lost all User setting, including HomeLink

    His signature lists 2 pretty much new cars so I assume this is about MCU2: 2019 Model 3, 2021 Model Y.
  21. Tam

    Is 120v charging enough

    120V is fine in above freezing temperature but otherwise, all the energy will be sent to the battery heater first and you won't get any charge until it's warmed up. I would say try to get any 240V at any ampere which will be very much welcome such as 15A (NEMA 6-15), 20A (NEMA 6-20), 30A (NEMA...
  22. Tam

    HOA Charging Station

    It's true for detached houses HOA. However, I am not sure for townhome / condo / apartment where the HOA owns all the structures and unit owners own the space inside the structure. HOA needs to know new rooms are added, rerouted plumbings, and if there's an EV charging station fire in the...
  23. Tam

    Tesla Cancelled Model Y order and Lost 7k FSD

    By now Tesla consumers should learn that if you don't seal the deal by paying up fully for that deal, then all the e-mails, assurances, promises, reservations, deposits are not a guarantee to avoid a price increase. I know it doesn't make sense but that's how it works in Tesla.
  24. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    He might be an aggressive driver and a frequent braker but not an aggressive braker. As posted previously, When the car accelerated to 118 km/hr (74MPH) and only 6 seconds before the collision, the force from the brake pedal was too light: Only 0.3 bar out of 140.7 bar. That didn't mean it...
  25. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    The above statement confirms that driving with 2 feet on both pedals is possible with a Tesla and it is not impossible. It is true that Tesla brakes override the accelerator. I can FLOOR both the brake and accelerator pedals and the car will stop. But that does not mean it's impossible to...
  26. Tam

    Lost all User setting, including HomeLink

    User's settings can be lost when in a hardware replacement such as MCU. When that happened, I just have to redo all the missing settings again.
  27. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    I just tried it out on my 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range and although there are audio and visual alarms, they don't interfere with driving with two feet and with two pedals depressed at the same time. I would not recommend it but for those who are addicted to two pedals depressed at the same...
  28. Tam

    Progression of the dreaded drive unit failure?

    It sounds quite serious so I wouldn't count on a few hundred miles more. I think it's reasonable to go to work tomorrow, but otherwise, I would have it fixed soon before it will need a tow.
  29. Tam

    HOA Charging Station

    This is the purpose of the law: "...it is the policy of the state to promote, encourage, and remove obstacles to the use of electric vehicle charging stations." In its spirit, whether it's a private charging station with your exclusive access alone or a community one where everyone can, I...
  30. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    It's more like driving with 2 feet and not 1 foot. The press reports that the 30-minute log shows the driver drove at a high speed above 100 km (62MPH) and applied the brakes more than 40 times. I've seen that before. They like to press on the accelerator and instead of easing it off, they...
  31. Tam

    ibooster braking system logic issue [and discussion around brake failure claim in shanghai]

    Since the brake failure protest at Shanghai Auto Show, Tesla has publicly released the 30-minute log. What puzzles me is the driver was applying brakes more than 40 times during that time for a high speed driving above 100km/hr (62mph). Could it be that the driver was driving with 2 feet...
  32. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    I think when the police made a false statement that Tesla could have easily corrected that with a car log, Tesla could have worked with the police behind the scene so the police could have issued a correction with Tesla's prepared presentation. It's fine that Tesla issued a public rebuttal, but...
  33. Tam

    CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat

    It's just like paying fully for an entree that hasn't been cooked yet but I knew that I would be in luck because the executive chef would describe how great my food would be. All that time, I could read what fine prints on the menu but I was believing the executive chef more. Part of me knew...
  34. Tam

    CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat

    Sorry I was bad at mixing up the tense in grammar. To be correct, the tense should be in the future: Tesla has claimed its system will be L5 publically, (but with DMV, it will be L2 in its final version). And some people might misunderstand that the car can self-drive now without waiting for...
  35. Tam

    FSD Beta no improvements to highway driving?

    Phantom brakes happen because of RADAR. LIDAR should be able to eliminate phantom brakes because it measures objects in 3D. It knows how deep the pothole is, how thin the big piece of flying paper is... Cameras have the challenge of phantom images that are hard to figure out and may result in...
  36. Tam

    Fatal video: Tesla drives into concrete barrier. China

    The article erroneously described the Tesla "ignited spontaneously". There's an obvious cause in this case because it's a collision. Tesla seems to explain that it's a case of manually passing the car in front at a high speed and collided with the concrete barrier instead. I think if it was...
  37. Tam

    FSD Beta no improvements to highway driving?

    No one can solve it unless you add LIDAR on. Tesla says you don't need LIDAR nor RADAR just your super eyes, the cameras. If you wait for the vision to be perfected, that will be a long time from now. Remember that many cities ban camera facial recognition? Camera does a pretty good job most...
  38. Tam

    CR Report/Test on Recent Model S Crash

    NTSB and Consumer Report are pretty much retrospectively reactions. NTSB demands a better way to monitor driver such as camera ONLY after 2016 Autpilot death. It was completely silent until something goes wrong. Same with Consumer Report. It could have done this test a long time ago after...
  39. Tam

    CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat

    That pickup truck never claims that it is FSD, Level 5, robotaxi that can net its owner $30,000 annually profit by working hard alone on its own, picking up rides while its owner is busy at work or sleep at home. That pickup truck is Level 1. When a manufacturer makes a claim, it is...
  40. Tam

    FSD Beta no improvements to highway driving?

    My assumption is they are different modules. It's possible that the highway module gets better too but not because you got the latest FSD beta. That means you don't need the latest FSD beta to see better skills on highways. And that means if non-FSD-Beta people like us got an improved highway...
  41. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    For my own cars, some drivers just keep missing the cues that the TACC/Austeer was not on after they purposefully turned it on or unintentionally forgot to turn it on. And as a passenger, I had to remind them that either both were not on or only the TACC was on and not Autosteer. After 4...
  42. Tam

    CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat

    Tesla with AP1 was sold in 2014 and it was shortly demonstrated after that that it could drive on its own with no one in the driver's seat. There have been multiple youtube demonstrations but there were no fatalities with a vacant driver seat. Mercedes's demo resulted in no death in that...
  43. Tam

    Bought a used 2018 X with 19,500 miles and I can see defects... does warranty still apply?

    You didn't say where did you buy your used Tesla. If you got it from Tesla, you could point out the cosmetic defects and in the old days (very old days), they would correct them but not lately (like years). Nowadays, at the used car delivery, if you point those out, they would refuse to fix...
  44. Tam

    Question about standard autopilot

    According to your Driver's Owner Manual, Autopilot is designed for controlled access road (such as a highway or freeway) with merging entry ramps and exiting ramps only. However, in practice, it works almost everywhere even in a parking lot for the TACC function (smart cruise). NTSB wants...
  45. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    That doesn't negate the fact that Tesla has consistently pinpointed a particular car to a particular victim to explain to the public what happened. An example is the Mountain View, CA 2017 Model X vs. concrete median divider. Tesla was able to pinpoint to the whole world the date, the time...
  46. Tam

    CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver's Seat

    They can test whether other cars allow sitting on a buckled seatbelt instead of wearing one or not, Still, the result will be the same for those: Without a competent human driver to steer, accelerate, and brake, an undesirable result would happen. With a competent driver, regardless of the...
  47. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    So how did Elon Musk was able to pinpoint which car belongs to the incident that has not purchased FSD and the Autopilot was not on? Elon Musk owns his data that he has worked so hard to spend money and resources to collect and disclose as he sees fit!
  48. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    The car log would show how many seats were occupied for the trip thanks to the weight sensors. It can also confirm whether the system needed to deploy the driver's airbag or not depending on the driver's seat weight sensor. All airbags were burned but forensically, the burned steering wheel...
  49. Tam

    CT FSD price gaurantee

    No. In this thread, we talk about the reservation holders, the deposits. After a deposit, does that guarantee that Tesla won't increase prices in the future? For Tesla cars, we don't get a car unless we pay for the car even if it's an increased price. Similarly, Tesla doesn't install solar...
  50. Tam

    2 die in Tesla crash - Report says "nobody was in driver seat"

    Elon confirmed that no FSD was purchased for the car but he did not say that the car was not equipped with Autopilot. Whether the Autopilot Testers correctly and successfully turned on the Autopilot or not is another issue because Elon said it wasn't on while the relatives said they went for an...

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