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  1. majorlance

    Embedded USB Album Art - How Do I Do It?

    BertL, Thanks! The 53 page bug list does have some interesting insight into the Media Player/Album Art issue that has been around since I purchased my car over two years ago. At least now we have shuffle mode... I had originally written an Applescript to rename the genre to a playlist name to...
  2. majorlance

    Embedded USB Album Art - How Do I Do It?

    I realize that this is an older thread. For those that have been to the service center, has there been any resolution? I use the TeslaTunes app to convert my iTunes library. Works great... What I've noticed (and I guess I'm asking if anyone else has seen this) is that the media player in 8.0...
  3. majorlance

    EZ Pass Transponder Advice

    Maybe... the black dots are where the windshield is not coated, that much we've proven. But getting the antenna oriented and read is another issue... I'd test it by using a pay lane on the dulles toll road. That way you won't get fined if it doesn't read. Could also allow you to orient it...
  4. majorlance

    Winter Range Anxiety - P85D , can I keep this car?

    I don't have much data (other than my recollection) but my energy usage has dramatically improved as the various updates have been released. I have a P85D. It will be interesting to see how the car performs next winter. We don't have the brutal winters that Canada has, but I took several...
  5. majorlance

    My Experience with Upgrading the Sound System in my 2014 P85

    Agreed. Also, by design the Tesla's sound stage is forward. The rear speakers are really just background. In my other cars, there was more front/rear balance. The more I listen in the Tesla, the more it now sounds natural to me.
  6. majorlance

    Tesla - Apple Watch support

    My watch arrives in June... great watch app. $10 is a no brainer.
  7. majorlance

    Real-world comparison of my cost per mile - MS versus ICE

    Ha! My brother-in-law is a car geek too so we'll go for a spin around the coast... And trust me, the electric bill is the least of what we'll consume once I get into his wine cellar. :)
  8. majorlance

    Real-world comparison of my cost per mile - MS versus ICE

    Based on my experience, the Tesla uses much more energy in the initial mile or so than it does afterwards. A short trip here or there won't be as efficient as longer trips... and I mean around town, not out on the road. On road trips, it's much better. My 130 mile trip to the Delaware costs...
  9. majorlance

    Does cruise control save energy, or not?

    The best I've seen for TACC is to pull behind an 18 wheeler that's cruising and then set distance at 1 and turn on TACC. The drafting effect is huge. But, as others have said, easy terrain, flat, no stop lights, etc. TACC will do a very good job. Add in variables and you can't beat the...
  10. majorlance

    Made a long trip in the P85D, only got 190miles on full charge

    I drive a P85D and agree that it takes a certain amount of experience to properly gauge range. And without that, range anxiety hits! Driving from Washington, DC to Rehoboth Beach, DE (relatively flat with a mixed road type- interstate, highway, two lane road, small towns at 25 mph and speed...
  11. majorlance

    Opinion on location of 9500ci radar control module, please

    How noticeable are the external sensors?
  12. majorlance

    View Waze Incidents on the Tesla browser

    Just visit Maryland... there aren't any speed cams here, just a ton of revenue cams! Speed, red light, school zone (double fines). Even worse is Washington, DC where the target cameras are focused on Maryland and Virginia commuters. In my prior car, I had permanently installed an Escort Premier...
  13. majorlance

    Tesla - Apple Watch support

    Very cool. I'm using Numerous on my iPhone and it's a very intriguing app. Coupled with an Apple Watch- killer. I ordered a little late so I am a June delivery for an Apple Watch (cheaped out and ordered the sport band with it for the causal summer look) ... but the Numerous connection makes...
  14. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Yep. I went right to .188. Over the last couple of days, felt a little left out as I didn't receive the .168 release. Stuck on .153 (I think?). I may switch to the sport mode for daily usage. I only charge to about 80% (200 miles) and most days only drive 10 miles or so (but some days maybe...
  15. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Hmmm. It was pretty responsive before! I bet that is where the other .1 seconds of acceleration comes from... not an increase in power. So now Sport mode might make a little more sense... Thx!
  16. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Just received my update notice and it is in progress... But (as a prior couple of posts mentioned), what exactly does Sport mode vs. Insane do? I've kept my P85D in Insane mode (a little bit of self awareness for me ;) ) since the car was delivered. Are there any advantages other than a...
  17. majorlance

    First Road Trip: DC to Boston... Advice?

    Really wanted to go! Were any pictures posted from the event? On my to do list for next year. :)
  18. majorlance

    First Road Trip: DC to Boston... Advice?

    I'm taking my first extended road trip Mother's Day weekend from Bethesda, MD to Manchester, MA (a little NE of Boston). I've been looking at EVTripplanner and using it as a guide. I have P85D and will use range mode... try to keep my speed within 10 mph of the posted limits. Current plan...
  19. majorlance

    85D vs P85D

    My P85D was delivered in December, 2014. Love the car... But it doesn't take many tickets to avoid insane mode. Just sayin'... ;) Even worse, on trips where I used to optimize time (prior MB S550) by always driving in the high speed lane and checking my radar detector, I now try to optimize...
  20. majorlance

    Air suspension - adjustable for height only or is ride quality adjustable?

    Maybe it's my imagination, but I find my suspension to be slightly softer at standard height vs. low on my P85D. I also have 19" wheels and recently drove a P85D loaner with 21" wheels. It was a much, much rougher ride. And more noise too (which was surprising). But I did like the very cool...
  21. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    All of what you're seeing is standard Tesla media player behavior. 1) In folder mode no album art is available. 2) When playing via genre, song, artist, etc. album art is pulled from the internet, not the embedded artwork in a song file. The Tesla media player seems to pull from album title...
  22. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    ny888, Sounds like a timeout error. Or you may not be running Yosemite which my script requires for progress reporting (I did post an alternative in this thread for pre-Yosemite users). Regardless, ra-sans application (also detailed within this thread) is a more robust Objective C application...
  23. majorlance

    Will a sold state USB hard drive work for music on USB connection?

    Another thought- I will bet they are apple lossless files. These won't play in the tesla and must be converted to flac first. The applications mentioned above do this automatically. And DRM files won't play and can't be converted. My script skips them, not certain how ra-sun handles them. My...
  24. majorlance

    Audio Mods to Improve Sound and Presence

    Ghia64, Thanks! About half of my music is flac ripped from my original CDs. I'll listen more closely to the sound stage. You're correct that is how the Reus system is setup- front forward. The songs that sound muddy or lack punch (compared to my other cars in the past) tend to be older ones...
  25. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    ra-san, Great job. I plan on testing this weekend. The song names in my script consisted of a combination of playlist/artist/album/song/genre plus the unique identifier in iTunes. If anyone of those were changed in iTunes, the song would be replaced by the updated copy. I included the...
  26. majorlance

    Will a sold state USB hard drive work for music on USB connection?

    Agree with ra-san. I have a 256gb flash drive with about 14,000 files on it. It does take 5 minutes or so to load but that's it. Also, a song's metadata is stored in the song file and would never be lost (assuming it's flac, AAC, MP3 or AIFF- just not WAV) by copying it. If you're looking for...
  27. majorlance

    Audio Mods to Improve Sound and Presence

    100thMonkey- Yep, the sound stage is all up front, even with the Reus upgrade (which really does a great job with the mid-highs and the low end bass. But my stereo still lacks and sounds muddy in the midrange on older stuff. And front-loaded. Ghia64- What is "-Mobile device with OTC...
  28. majorlance

    iTunes Playlists via USB Flash Drive

    I looked at the taglib library and it seemed to handle everything... Would be a great way to go. And agreed on changing things in iTunes. It's too easy to have an error and leave a genre tagged to the playlist. I did put in the script error handling that would, if triggered, would change the...
  29. majorlance

    iTunes Playlists via USB Flash Drive

    If you ever decided to add the genre remapping, I think that would be a real winner (at least for me!). Applescript works well for me but is not as robust with error handling as your application.
  30. majorlance

    iTunes Playlists via USB Flash Drive

    KurtR, I agree completely that the there is no excuse for not having traditional playlists supported on the Tesla media player. (I've even written another script that will copy selected playlists from iTunes, leave the genres intact and re-create an m3u format style playlist on a flash drive-...
  31. majorlance

    Efergy Energy Monitor System

    I bought one and installed it. Don't have the wireless hub, just the display... a couple of quick questions: 1) Amazon reviews of the wireless hub were not favorable... common complaint was that it dropped the connection. Has your hub been consistent in it's connection? 2) I only have a 50...
  32. majorlance

    EZ Pass Transponder Advice

    In the interest of science, I have disassembled my MD E-ZPass transponder (old one I thought I had lost). :) Attached are the picture of the internals. I believe that the antenna is the question mark shaped section on the rightish side towards the top. It may mean that orienting the E-ZPass...
  33. majorlance

    EZ Pass Transponder Advice

    Here is a pic of the transponder to my office building. I took it apart and saw that the antenna was on the side. So orienting the antenna behind the dots was the trick. Works every time now. (My EZ Pass is on my license tag. Works well but I would have put it on the windshield as caps04...
  34. majorlance

    iTunes Playlists via USB Flash Drive

    How do you handle the playlists on the flash drive? Do you use the a separate folder for each and then play in folder view? As a side note, you can now turn on shuffle mode and have them play in random order.
  35. majorlance

    Audio Mods to Improve Sound and Presence

    Agree on all points. It really bugs me that my brother in law commented that his harmon karden in his Mercedes sounded better and I had to agree with him. It does... And it is the stock system In his SUV. My Reus upgrade is tapped into the front speakers, so moving the fader back lowers both...
  36. majorlance

    A not so happy surprise about charging!!

    Any recommendations of a complete adapter kit?
  37. majorlance

    Audio Mods to Improve Sound and Presence

    Keeping with the theme that a high performance, tech savvy, state of the art electric car needs a great audio system, I'm looking for suggestions on high impact mods to Tesla's HD audio package. Background: I ordered my 2014 D with the Ultra High Fidelity audio system. I then added the Reus...
  38. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2 Audio Enhancements?

    Album art tagging has consistently been a bit of a mystery to me in the Tesla. Andyw2100 mentioned his experience with artwork in this thread and I can really relate to it... Background- I wrote a script to help with iTunes playlist integration, referenced above. (I'm passionate about my...
  39. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2 Audio Enhancements?

    Just in case you didn't see it, we have a thread on converting apple lossless to flac. XLD can help with that. Or, Ra-san wrote a script that will copy your entire library to a flash drive and automatically convert the Apple Lossless to flac. I wrote a script that copies songs, converts...
  40. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2 Audio Enhancements?

    From all of my testing, I don't think there is any way to trick it. It looks like only pulls from the internet. That said, once the artwork is cached, it does re-use it. I had the hardest time in January (when I first got my car) getting the album art to show up. At some point, the lookup...
  41. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2 Audio Enhancements?

    Having listened to my system for several days now, I agree that for internet music there is definitely more low end. Can't hear any differences (pre 6.2) in music being played from my flash drive. Funny thing- album art recognition has been very strong over the last month or so. But it...
  42. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Darn! I hate when that happens... ;) Now where did I put my slide rule for supercharger range distance?? Happy 4/1.
  43. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Used Valet mode for the first time this morning... After I returned from my appointment, I drove away without turning it off. My first thought was "what's wrong with my car?" It wouldn't accelerate, felt sluggish, etc. as I merged on the highway. (Hmmm, just like my old SUV. :) ) THEN I...
  44. majorlance

    EZ Pass Transponder Advice

    I have a license plate mounted EZ Pass (secured to the front license plate, required in Maryland) and it works flawlessly. Ugly but not as ugly as my HOV lane sticker on the back... is there no style god at the DMV?? :) I also have a black transponder for my work parking garage. I tried to put...
  45. majorlance

    Reality of the NextGen Seats?

    I ordered my P85D with next gen seats and it was shipped (12/22/2014) with the standard seats. I'm 6'1" and 190 lbs but have a really bad lower back... surgeries and genetics. I find the standard seats very comfortable with just the right amount of lumbar support. Easy in and out... My S...
  46. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2 Audio Enhancements?

    Are there any specifics to what exactly was changed with the "new" audio codecs/enhancements listed in the release notes? I saw one user mention that there was more bass... just got 6.2 this morning and in my limited listening on the way to work I can't tell any difference in the audio (at...
  47. majorlance

    Firmware 6.2

    Anyone know exactly what was changed in the audio system?
  48. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    Sometimes re-running the sync will correct any errors. Time Machine seems to interfere with the sync operation, not certain why. And Applescript error trapping is not the most robust (nor are my programming skills :) ) I'm glad it's working better! - - - Updated - - - Rick, Thanks much...
  49. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    My pleasure. Good luck and let me know if it works for you. Lee
  50. majorlance

    Easy iTunes playlist syncing for Tesla USB flash drive

    Pollux, It's the command line xld (all lower case) that hasn't been installed correctly. My initial instructions were a little confusing as the folder where it is stored is call CLI (uppercase). Another user had a similar error and here is what I posted: Copy the xld (all lower case) script...

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