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Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?


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Aug 21, 2016
The ScanMyTelsa app can show what size the pack is new. The Model 3 LR and P went to a 82kw pack a while ago. The MYP has the new pack. Most reports say the MYLR has the older 75kw pack.

Here is the thread talking about it:
So you're saying that the bigger 82kw battery soon give the Model Y more range? What's the significance of the bigger battery pack?
Apr 7, 2021
Inland Empire, California
I have yet to determine if the LR that I have is a 82Kw....the math way isn't accurate IMHO. Need actual reading.
@ 94% SOC with 307 miles on my LR, there are my Calcs. shows 78Kw, I supercharged at lunch... so really no way to tell if its a 82Kw or not by just math and the screen, or just not unlocked.

30 miles = 271*272/.94 =78Kw
15 miles = 266*277/.94 = 78Kw
5 miles = 227*324/.94 = 78Kw
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Matched in 6 weeks, 4 days and 1 hour
Apr 14, 2021
Pacific, WA
Just a heads up, I was at a SC in MN and a truck load of MY AWD pulled in and none had the new headlights.
I live next to a delivery center in Seattle, I'll keep my eyes peeled. I see truckloads of 3/y show up there every week. They drive a one-lane narrow road so the semi's are hard to miss
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Feb 2, 2021
From the Hella web site:

"One of the first light-based assistance systems was the dynamic bend lighting function, which was introduced in 2003. In this system, the light modules rotate according to the steering angle, nearly doubling the range of visibility in a curve.

One advanced development based on dynamic bend lighting is the Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS). This system uses both the steering angle and the vehicle speed as parameters for illuminating the road. Based on this internal information, a cylinder in the VarioX module is used to create various types of light distribution, including town light, country light, adverse weather and motorway light.

The development of the adaptive cut-off line (aCOL) goes one step further. This feature also utilizes data gathered from the vehicle’s surroundings to generate the light distribution. A camera detects oncoming traffic and cars ahead, and a stepper motor turns the cylinder of the VarioX module to the required position within milliseconds. This means that the light cone always ends directly in front of oncoming traffic, or just behind the car ahead of you."
This description from Hella is, I guess, a mini history of the kind of developments they've been working on over the last 1 or 2 decades.

A current implementation based on a fresh-start design would more likely be based on the matrix projection capabilities, replacing gimbals, cylinders, shutters and stepper motors with a completely electronic modification of the projected illumination matrix, I.e. modify the source image rather than electro-mechanically shape and steer the beam.

As mentioned in the Hella blurb, you also need real-time inputs to inform the system of the car's positioning relative to the road curvature, in both X left/right and Y up/down axes, and for anti-dazzle function, inputs about the oncoming car(s). Previously, creation of these signals required a mixture of electromechanical and electro-optical sensors. But now most all of this information can be derived, and more accurately, from the multi-camera video feeds.

So a modern active-headlight design, well-integrated with the car, will be simpler and cheaper in almost every respect. The key functionality is in the matrix (pixel array) of the projector module.

Whether this represents the actual implementation of these Samsung/Hella/Tesla lights, I don't know. But I think it will be, in this upcoming generation or the next. How long it takes for NHTSA to allow full capabilities in the USA is an open and somewhat political question.
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Oct 8, 2018
Bay Area, CA
lozza, how is your YD stealth?
I was hoping I could get a Y stealth with 7 seats. A stealth to match my 3 stealth but hope is fading that this will very be made, especially now they have seemingly bifurcated the actual components between the trim levels, so it's more than software. My SA is still looking, but hope is fading :(


Apr 23, 2021
Kent, WA

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