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  1. activejustin

    Add a camera in the footwell, steering wheel, and what is on center display to be used in accidents only?

    You could store the last hour of video and just have it overwrite until it detects an accident. Nowadays multiple gigs of storage has gotten very cheap unless you are using apple memory :) I will refer to the Toyota case where I know they had the same digital data on the brake presses in the...
  2. activejustin

    Add a camera in the footwell, steering wheel, and what is on center display to be used in accidents only?

    I would assume it is theoretically possible that the digital sensor in the brake pedal could fail, then it would not register a brake press? Even if that is not possible due to redundant backups, I think you could probably covince a jury that it is. I have no doubt that Toyota had a black box...
  3. activejustin

    Add a camera in the footwell, steering wheel, and what is on center display to be used in accidents only?

    It is not negative social media I was referring to, it is negative press, in the last few years it was unfortunately a very serious issue for Tesla in China. Enough negative news and the party in China feels like they need to take up the cause which is not good. To the point where Tesla had to...
  4. activejustin

    Add a camera in the footwell, steering wheel, and what is on center display to be used in accidents only?

    Seeing many articles especially from China like this claiming false acceleration. Here is the most recent article I have seen on this once again. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tesla-model-y-crash-china-160000617.html Perhaps Tesla should add cameras in the footwell, one pointing to the...
  5. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    Starlink ground stations being destroyed would have no impact on Starlink being used as GPS since it only relies on a time signal being sent down which is already determined on the satellite. In addition V2 of starlink satellites need significantly less ground stations as they will communicate...
  6. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    I could have worded this better. I really meant signal reliability and used the word accuracy. Thanks for bringing that up and giving me a chance to clarify. I was referring to Ukraine using Starlink data to communicate, it has been documented in numerous articles and if the network was...
  7. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    This post is hypothetical on what is possible not what are they doing commercially right now. I appreciate you attempt to limit my discussion to what is proven possible with commercially available products. Per the articles that I have posted, if they are believed, everything I discussed has...
  8. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    Article came out today implying Tesla may be developing a Starlink specific GPS for use in Tesla automobiles and have applied for trademarks. Guess I may have predicted this one. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musks-starlink-files-data-190431171.html
  9. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    Apparently the Starlink signal is able to be used as a GPS per this article, link below. They say with some tweaking it would be as accurate as the current GPS signal which is within 16 feet. My original point was I would assume with thousands of starlink satellites, you could eventually...
  10. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    The starlink satellites are going to be used for broadband internet. I don't know how big the antenna needs to be or if they work with a moving target, but assuming they could potentially be used for car internet if the antenna can be small enough. The main question I was raising is if...
  11. activejustin

    Could TESLA use Starlink Satellites for more Precise Navigation

    My understanding is that SpaceX will be launching thousands of Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. Could Tesla use those thousands of low earth orbit satellites to create a more precise location network than the existing one from GPS satellites to improve navigation? Assuming that since...
  12. activejustin

    Did the broken windows on CyberTruck cause more publicity?

    With the broken windows during the reveal they got broader publicity and greater free press than a standard reveal. "There’s no such thing as bad publicity." P.T. Barnum Seems like this may be the case where a flop reveal may be more successful and reach a wider audience and way more press...
  13. activejustin

    Carbon Fiber Rims

    Just curious did anyone ever get ESE Carbon wheels?
  14. activejustin

    My So my M3 broke down 2 days after delivery

    Was it not possible to put on the emergency lights and then immediately exit the vehicle and stand nearby? Why keep yourself in danger for thirty full minutes if you can get out and walk to a safer spot. I have been poor enough in college and also more recently trying to save for a Model S...
  15. activejustin

    2014 Model S 85 52k miles Atlanta $47k/offer

    If it only had a sunroof I would be making an offer.
  16. activejustin

    Gap between lease end and delivery. Need suggestions.

    Mercedes allowed me to extend my lease by 6 months while I looked for a used Model S. I decided I wanted Autopilot and then to wait for a 3. At the end of the lease extension, the market price was $7k less than the lease residual. I turned the car into the dealer and they sold it back to me...
  17. activejustin

    With Tesla using Intel, does this mean Mobileye may come back?

    I would say that was a small spat in the scheme of things and they are now under new ownership. If the relationship was that bad, Tesla would not be working with Intel now. There was this guy who had a really acrimonious split with the technology company he worked for and then one day he came...
  18. activejustin

    With Tesla using Intel, does this mean Mobileye may come back?

    I agree Musk is huge on vertical integration, but seems like they are blowing by all the goals he set. Provide Time for a Better Long Term Solution Switching back to Mobileye may solve some of the problems they are having in the short term and take the pressure off. Tesla could work over a...
  19. activejustin

    With Tesla using Intel, does this mean Mobileye may come back?

    It seems like Tesla is struggling a little more than expected with the autonomous features since they switched to Nvidia. To me it seems strange to have half your system from Nvidia for the autonomous driving and the other half from Intel for the infotainment. Do you think since Intel owns...
  20. activejustin

    US Bank end of Lease

    I leased a Mercedes C250 and the residual value of my car at the end of the 42 months was $25k or about $6k-$9k more than the book value of the car, depending on which guide you go by. I definitely was not going to buy it at the residual price, but was lucky to have benefited from lower...
  21. activejustin

    2015 June Delivery 85D

    Awesome car, great options. I like the look of the back seats. Just curious with the executive seats in the back, do they still fold down? With that armrest it is difficult to tell. I carry my bike a lot and have to have a fold down seat.
  22. activejustin

    Tesla interior design has nowhere to go but down. Get this version while you can.

    I would say in my first test drive of a Tesla, two things immediately struck me. The Rolls Royce smoothness and torque essence of the power delivery. The second thing was the very shopworn and shoddy nature of the 2012 interor in the demo. I would say the interior quality has improved greatly...
  23. activejustin

    2015 MS70 $838/mo

    What techdoc has confirmed is that you would pay $6000 in tax divided by 19 months or $315 a month in tax if you transferred the lease here in Georgia. Not too many people I know would be willing to make 40% of their car payment in tax if they kept it in Georgia. His car was literally exactly...
  24. activejustin

    2015 MS70 $838/mo

    Ok I am out, just remembered the slimy auto tax situation here in Georgia is. Similar to America before the revolution. Kind of sad to be required to pay a 7% tax on the higher of the full retail used value of a car or the purchase price when you are just leasing for 19 months. I would be...
  25. activejustin

    2015 MS70 $838/mo

    Great options list and wheels. Do you have any interior photos?
  26. activejustin

    I want my Tesla now! How about a New Model S45/S60?

    CORRECTION- My apologies to HebrHmr I was using the calculator on my Mac which does not have commas and misread it. Thinking about my numbers later, I took the eons it takes for Excel to load on my Mac to double check the zeros. It is $125 million per year, not $1.25 Billion... You add that...
  27. activejustin

    I want my Tesla now! How about a New Model S45/S60?

    In my mind a $55k car that probably sells for around $63k-$75k with options is not cheap. With competition in a few years the price of the S will need come way down or the interior quality and options included are going to need to go up. When I sit in an S I do not think, wow this should be...
  28. activejustin

    I want my Tesla now! How about a New Model S45/S60?

    With Tesla Model S ordered tomorrow and available for delivery in six weeks, pretty sure demand is not exceeding supply at the moment. Maybe a few years ago, but not now. When the Tesla was initially offered it was mostly folks in the know. Now that far more everyday folks with everyday...
  29. activejustin

    I want my Tesla now! How about a New Model S45/S60?

    Started with a Private Owner Buy I originally went to buy a private owner 2014 S85 located here in Atlanta in December of last year with 18k miles for $54k. However the owner did not tell me it had a small dent in the quarter panel and it was listed as P85 in the ad, but when on got there it...
  30. activejustin

    I want my Tesla now! How about a New Model S45/S60?

    I WANT MY TESLA NOW! You have engineered and incredible automobile in the S and I'm not looking forward to waiting a couple more years for my Model III. The current Model S with the options I want is too much of a financial stretch over the Model III for me to justify. End the long delay for...
  31. activejustin

    My outdated 2016 Model S

    Could Tesla offer a fully self driving hardware Model S after only four years unless they had the most rapidly evolving vehicle in the history of the automobile! If you did not see that coming, you have not been following Tesla. Even Elon has thanked folks many times for paying the huge price...
  32. activejustin

    Snagged a P90D Inventory car for $700/mnth on the new 24 month lease

    I would consider one of these deals. Unfortunately here in Georgia they make you pay the tax on the NADA book value and not what you actually paid. Also on a lease you pay the tax on the entire value of the item and not just the leased portion. So on a car that retails for $142k with a 7% Ad...
  33. activejustin

    Wire under driver seat, causing airbag malfunction, severed by car wash cleaner. What should I do?

    The exact same thing happened to me on my Mercedes C250. Shortly after I had my car washed, started getting airbag warning lights. Had it serviced and they said one of the wires under my seat was cut. They covered it under the warranty. Not till a few weeks later did I think about the detail...
  34. activejustin

    Model X with no Middle Row of Seats?

    Oops! I thought the back row folded flat and the middle row leaned forward. Is there any flat cargo area in an X? It seems like the only good photos I can find of the back are from the prototype, which apparently is nothing like the production.
  35. activejustin

    Model X with no Middle Row of Seats?

    I wish Tesla would offer a Model X with no middle row of seats. It would only have a front row and a back row that folds flat into the floor. That way you could have the option to transport four people in great comfort or fold the seats down and have a huge flat cargo area. 99% of the time I...
  36. activejustin

    Tesla slowing Model S deliveries, trying to clear X backlog?

    In my experience Apple frequently stops the current model and runs out of inventory, showing some time until you could purchase a new model when they were about to implement unannounced updates. Perhaps Tesla is using the same strategy as Apple, drawing down the current inventory and then...

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