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dave07

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Oct 7, 2019
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Minneapolis
Outstanding. I narrowly escaped a rear end collision thanks to phantom breaking, voice command doesn't function at all since 3 software updates ago, wipers go full speed in a mist. Thankful I'm not having issues with fart machine, color book, or games.
 

spectrum1337

Member
Aug 2, 2018
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Durham, NC
And while this kind of nonsense is being added, the hands-free phone calling feature is still hovering in the 1990's and you have to take your eyes off the road to find the tiny icon that [fill in the blank for a given function]. I love driving my Model S, but am madder than a hornet at the missing software upgrades that are meaningful while all this happy horsepucky is announced with great glee.

What part of the phone isn't hand's free? Genuine question. Mine works for calling my contacts without my hands. I have to click to confirm if it can't decide between ~2 however.
 
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BerTX

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Supporting Member
May 2, 2014
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Texas/Washington
To me, this is another Elontweet that never happens (and there are dozens of them). He might get it on his cars, but the disconnect between his cars and reality for common owners is vast.
 

EdCenter

New Member
Mar 26, 2019
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Downey, CA
Just to confirm (because it's not in the article and the one person to ask about this was just given a sarcastic non-answer): These new sounds only apply to new Teslas that were manufactured starting September 2019 with the hidden pedestrian speakers, right? What about those of us who bought a Model 3 manufactured before 9/2019?
 

MrTeaUSA

Member
Jan 24, 2019
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Topeka, Kansas
Get to the serious upgrade and do more research on getting FSD to testing or production. The difference sounds Tesla produces is not why l buy Tesla the first place..
 

dstasse

Member
May 25, 2018
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NJ
Just to confirm (because it's not in the article and the one person to ask about this was just given a sarcastic non-answer): These new sounds only apply to new Teslas that were manufactured starting September 2019 with the hidden pedestrian speakers, right? What about those of us who bought a Model 3 manufactured before 9/2019?

My MX was built first week last month. You say I have hidden pedestrian speakers? Are these 2020 mandatory warning sounds retroactive?
 

Wingsy

Member
Apr 30, 2019
139
170
Mocksville, NC
And while this kind of nonsense is being added, the hands-free phone calling feature is still hovering in the 1990's and you have to take your eyes off the road to find the tiny icon that [fill in the blank for a given function]. I love driving my Model S, but am madder than a hornet at the missing software upgrades that are meaningful while all this happy horsepucky is announced with great glee.

Yeah that, and while they are programming something of substance maybe they could put a couple of game programmers into helping out with the phantom braking problem.
 

RichieM

Member
Dec 20, 2013
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WA
Nothing says get out of the way like the sound of farts and goats. Soon, Tesla owners will be able to choose from a silly batch of sounds as their car horn and low-speed noisemaker. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk announced the upcoming feature on Twitter. In addition to farts and goats, Musk said coconuts...
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Perhaps a PA function keyed to the cars microphone, so any sound (including nothing) can be rebroadcast including the drivers comments
 

brucet999

Active Member
Mar 12, 2015
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Huntington Beach, CA
I sure hope so. I am having many moments where I have to really slow down, people take it wrong when you beep at them. I want a nice, happy unassuming R2D2 sound, like this:
I know of a guy in Orange County who installed a doorbell chime with a button under the dashboard so he could gently warn pedestrians without startling them with the horn.
 

Beprimeau

Member
Feb 23, 2019
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Lafayette, IN
Many years ago my Mom had a Simca or Renault that had a "country horn" and a "city horn." The country horn was louder and more raucous, and the city horn was quieter and less grating, more like a Roadrunner "beep-beep." I have often wished the Tesla had a "beep-beep" option for when you just want to get someone's attention without giving anyone a heart attack.
 

scottfe

2008 Roadster #282
Jan 12, 2009
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19
Bellevue, WA
I, for one, want a full-on, ear-piercing backup beeper. Not for regular use, mind you. Just for when I'm slowly passing by the neighboring construction zone that ruins my life with their backup beepers all day! That and so I can find the address of those legislators who voted for such nonsense and drive by them at 2am. Revenge is a dish best served LOUD! :p
 

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