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My Tesla Acronyms

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by FlyF4, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. FlyF4

    FlyF4 Member

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    I've seen people ask this question around the forum and there is a really good list of acronyms in the WIKI section for EV vehicles, but I've had trouble finding Tesla acronyms. Sooooo, here is my take.

    Warning, before you get your panties all bunched up, this is just a light-hearted list with a combination of sarcasm, humor, and information. You just have to guess which one of the 3 applies to each acronym :D

    AP Auto Pilot (the mode that makes you more nervous than if you were doing the driving)
    AP1 Auto Pilot ver 1 (first failed attempt at making a self driving car)
    AP2 Auto Pilot ver 2 (second failed attempt at making a self driving car)
    AP3 Auto Pilot ver 3 (yet another attempt coming in year 2025)
    AWD All Wheel Drive (ability of all 4 wheels to drive you out of the mud you stupidly ran into)
    CPO Certified Pre-Owned (marketing name for used car that no one wanted any more)
    DCL Destination Charging Locations (the hotel you really don't want to stay, but they have charging)
    DIY Do It Yourself (refers to problems you try to fix before getting angry and take it to the dealer)
    DS Delivery Specialists (also known as Delay Specialists)
    EV Electric Vehicle (the car that people buy so as to snub their nose at ICE owners)
    FW Firmware (the stuff that software engineers write to fix what they broke on the last version)
    FWD Falcon Wing Doors (those pigeon wing back doors that often squeal like a real pigeon)
    GW Ghosting Windshield (windshield that wasn't researched or designed properly. Your optometrist loves it)
    HW1 Hardware ver 1 (things we need to make the car work)
    HW2 Hardware ver 2 (things Tesla forgot to put in version 1)
    HUD Heads Up Display (the display that fighter pilots hate, but car owners think they want)
    ICE Internal Combustion Engine (the car you could have bought for 1/3 the price)
    OA Owner Advisor (the person whom calms you down when you are upset)
    OP Original Poster (person who first started the discussion that irritates you, resulting in your nasty reply)
    MX Model X (car for the super rich who want the best, and don't look at prices)
    MS Model S (car for people with 2 jobs and extra cash, no chicken wing doors)
    M3 Model 3 (cheaper Walmart version)
    RWD Rear Wheel Drive (the version that every other car manufacturer stopped making decades ago)
    SC Service Center (the place you go 4 times to fix the same problem)
    SC Super Charger (the place you wait to charge your car until a gas car moves out of the spot)
    TACC Traffic Aware Cruise Control (follows traffic at a safe distance, start and stop, until dirt hits the radar)
    UI User Interface Screen (that massive display. When it fails, nothing will work and you are locked in your car to die)
    VIN Vehicle Identification Number (the number your insurance company uses to charge you exorbitant rates)

    FLYF4 Secret (the sarcastic [email protected] that created this list :)

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  2. MasterT

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    An endangered species:
    FUSC - Free Unlimited SuperCharging
     
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    EA: Experimental Autopilot (aka Enhanced Autopilot)
    FSDC: Foolhardy Self Destructive Collision (aka Full SelfDriving Capability)
     
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  5. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    ITOW = I'm tired of waiting.
     
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  6. FlyF4

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    Forgot one...

    BWDM - Bioweapon Defense Mode (we call it the FFFFF.... Fart Fumigation Flow Fan Feature)
     
  7. FlyF4

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    I'm stumped ? Oh wait. That is what I call my offspring :D (photo)
     
  8. The Spark Lab

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    Very helpful thank you!
     
  9. BillO

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    PUP = Premium Upgrade Package
     
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    MT ...... Musk Time .... a unit of MT equals 7 units of actual real time here on earth.
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  11. BerTX

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    I expect some kickback from this, but here goes...

    Those are abbreviations. An acronym is an abbreviation that is pronounced as a word -- SCUBA or RADAR.

    Words and usage change all the time in English, and this is one that is probably changing. I'm in favor of change. It's just more fun to be aware of the change and watch it happen.
     
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