Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Search results

  1. malcolm

    New Laws on Mars

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own laws on Mars: Report So.... Lord of the Flies or Beneath the Planet of the Apes?
  2. malcolm

    "Project Palladium" = big refresh to Model S/X?

    Nah. It's the London Palladium. Finally, we'll get to see MUSK! The Musical.
  3. malcolm

    German Court Bans Tesla from Advertising Autopilot

    Should have gone with the name Ottopilot - after the inflatable from Airplane.
  4. malcolm

    Coronavirus

    Well we're just not looking at this from the right perspective, apparently. It's a "badge of honour". When life gives you lemons, make, er, bleach. ;)
  5. malcolm

    Cruise conducts 200,000 hours of simulation autonomous driving per day

    Excellent news for simulation. The Porn Industry will be delighted.
  6. malcolm

    Cancelled order because of Musk's behavior

    Ah, the Internet. Where people go to over-react.
  7. malcolm

    X Æ A-12 Musk

    In case you're wondering, it's Droid for: "I hate my parents"
  8. malcolm

    Sentry Mode graphic

    Tesla gets in trouble for using HAL 9000 for Sentry Mode, switching to Portal turret - Electrek So HAL 9000 is off limits and the same may happen with the representation of a portal turret. What's wrong with using an image of Starman's Spacex helmet reflecting scrolling computer code in its visor?
  9. malcolm

    Tesla shutting down Fremont factory beginning March 23rd

    Great. More fake news, but now with flowers and dancing.
  10. malcolm

    Tesla To Temporarily Suspend Production At Fremont On March 23

    If you just want to save lives, then the law is great. If you need to find a balance between saving lives and livelihoods then the law is the wrong instrument to use.
  11. malcolm

    COVID-19 and Racism against China

    Xenophobia has always been the most infectious of illnesses. Politicians of all nations are quick to spread it and populations are quick to catch it; the usual divide and conquer. Trump did say way-back-when that we would be "sick of winning" and it is sickening to realize what we allow...
  12. malcolm

    AutoPilot and Animals

    Tesla Autopilot safety feature helps save cop running a red light - Electrek Would side-pointing radar help? Similar problem to another driver running a light. Except on either side. And sudden braking could cause problems for following vehicles.
  13. malcolm

    Tesla I beg of you, PLEASE more distance for Smart Summon

    You're right. It will be a long time before legislators are comfortable with any form of remote summoning. They will be too worried that the car will go full Mjolnir.
  14. malcolm

    Elon: "Feature complete for full self driving this year"

    No you're not. This is better than dope/beer/daytime tv/scratching yourself. You love it here. In trying to find a balance between lives and livelihoods the law is a clumsy instrument. Negotiations would be a much better route but that would involve not treating people as statistics, which...
  15. malcolm

    Elon: "Feature complete for full self driving this year"

    *Gasp* Oh no! You missed an "else". "That's the price that everybody else needs to pay in the interest of public health"
  16. malcolm

    Elon: "Feature complete for full self driving this year"

    You do understand what "after negotiation" means, right? What am I saying; of course you don't. Never mind.
  17. malcolm

    Elon: "Feature complete for full self driving this year"

    This research stuff is fun, isn't it? Maybe People Don't Listen to You Because of Your Self-Righteousness Blader you make some excellent points, but please get off your throne.
  18. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Wide adoption of their technology into different transport sectors. Self driving taxis and private vehicles but mostly self driving lorries and big-rigs. Delivery drones don't have to be annoying quadcopters. It's why so many partnerships are popping up. Like Toyota / Maxar / Carmera. Or those...
  19. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    I wonder if this will incite more vandalism against test vehicles and those belonging to early adopters. IIRC there was some reported a while back. Here it is: Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars
  20. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    And for very good financial reasons all of the main players are involved in pushing the niche advantages of their own limited systems as virtual winners. Yet as you rightly suggested, no one has crossed the finish line and cool demos aren't enough. It like Spacex. No amount of Grasshoppers or...
  21. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Let me guess. Navigant Research/ Guidehouse/Veritas Capital ? It's just their annual survey of the best autonomous vehicle press releases and videos. If Tesla wants a higher rating they should publish more. Their system would be no better, of course.
  22. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Kinda. 5000 components reused from 270 rockets according to Wiki. Reusability is as open to interpretation as Autonomy ;)
  23. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    There is no way to cheat self-driving, but how you measure and present progress toward that goal is open to manipulation. They have to report disengagements that involve accidents and there are others where the safety driver just took over. Are there others? Disengagements say nothing about...
  24. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    LOL. It did indeed. Sadly the only section that landed was the one with the human pilots.
  25. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    And does anyone double check this? Again, there is a lot of money riding on the success of these systems. And don't say that a car maker wouldn't dream of manipulating safety data. It's happened before, it will happen again.
  26. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    "reasonably assume" "stands to reason" "I highly doubt" See? Isn't this how you ended up buying Tesla's AP?
  27. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Yeah, reusable rockets. So 1980s
  28. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Had a look at a few Cruise accident reports. Seem to be throughout the day. Do they only have to report disengagements that involve accidents?
  29. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Now that I think about it 2.25 billion is a ridiculous amount of money. Falcon 9 development was at most 400 million and Falcon Heavy was around 500 million. What the hell is Waymo doing?
  30. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    But you are taking the disengagement figure and assuming that it relates to driving around San Francisco. It might have been generated on city streets in the rush hour, or at 3am when it's quiet, or even on highways which are a much more forgiving environment. For better or worse, self-driving...
  31. malcolm

    Waymo One paused

    Bit of an over reaction... Waymo suspends some self-driving programs due to COVID-19
  32. malcolm

    Coronavirus - gas pumps

    Bit of a stretch. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Transmission
  33. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    You would think so, wouldn't you... Everyone hates California’s self-driving car reports
  34. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Don't have a favorite team. Everyone's self-driving system has some niche advantage but too many limitations / things they aren't showing us or telling us. None are worth the money.
  35. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Ah yes disengagement reports. If you choose your routes, traffic levels, weather conditions, average vehicle speed you can pass any test. As we've all learned from the emissions scandal even third party testing can be undermined if the manufacturer knows in advance what the testers are looking...
  36. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    The Tesla video that diplomat33 posted above doesn't tell us anything because we have no idea how much assistance the system had or didn't have to learn the route. Then what about driving the same route in the rain or in the dark, or even just driving the same route in the opposite direction...
  37. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Nope, not at all. What is needed is an equality of scepticism. We know that Tesla's AP claims do not measure up because people like diplomat33 own the cars and experience the problems for themselves. But when companies like Cruise or Waymo post a few videos or press releases, suddenly everyone...
  38. malcolm

    Toyota makes HD maps from satellite scans

    Toyota's self-driving car mapping system could be a game changer - Roadshow Partners with Maxar: Automotive | Maxar (this site has a fun interactive 3D map) And also Carmera: Fleet Monitoring | CARMERA
  39. malcolm

    Uber is back....

    Uber self-driving cars are back testing on San Francisco streets – TechCrunch Two cars. Daylight only. More overseas.... Uber's self-driving vehicles set to hit the road again
  40. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    I know, right? Cruise does it and everyone believes that they are looking at a self-driving miracle. I'm going to stick a camera on top of my POS ICE and post the footage as an FSD breakthrough. Throw in some forward-looking press releases - job done. My point is that Tesla haven't done it...
  41. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Seriously? With the camera mounted on top of the car no one has any idea what the driver is doing.
  42. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    So we're back to comparing videos and press releases. Which was the basis of last year's Navigant Research / Guidehouse / Veritas Capital report into automated driving. Tesla doesn't spend enough on marketing. Oh well.
  43. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    Would it be fair to say that a key difference for you is that the Tesla is bought and paid for /leased and you have to rely on it to get you from A to B. So, of course, Ford, Waymo, Baidu, Cruise etc seem more impressive autonomous offerings simply because you don't have to put up with any of...
  44. malcolm

    Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

    No one has Full Self Driving. What you're looking at is Curated Self Driving, Partial Self Driving, Ringfenced Self Driving, Restricted Self Driving.... Same old party tricks and sleight of hand. Far from Full.
  45. malcolm

    NoA is worthless, Autopilot is essentially unimproved from 2016-2017, and everybody has caught up.

    Yes "everyone has caught up" as long as you repeat the same old mistake and believe their press releases and curated videos. And caught up to what exactly? Everyone including Tesla just have cars covered with sensors of varying ridiculousness, providing the same old cruise control and a bit of...
  46. malcolm

    LiDAR - NASA confirms cameras better than LiDAR - Musk is correct

    Jury is still out on a possible LiDAR/camera FSD preference. Same with Elon is correct / giddy optimist.
  47. malcolm

    COVID-19 Impact on Tesla production?

    Corvid-19 still has some way to go just to catch up with US motorcycles: Motorcycle fatality rate in U.S. by year - Wikipedia
  48. malcolm

    I traded my Tesla for a Lexus

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Corollavirus.
  49. malcolm

    RT*M - The North America Owner's Manual

    https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/model_y_owners_manual_north_america_en.pdf
  50. malcolm

    Tesla Model Y - no parcel shelf

    There is a hidden cargo area below the floor of the boot instead. https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/model_y_owners_manual_north_america_en.pdf See page 19

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top