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Tesla shall be smart D-er. & AP shall be free!

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Nick Deng, Jul 24, 2016.

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  1. Nick Deng

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    Like any other ICE (SUV OR REGULAR AWD) car:
    D - can be selectable from front, rear to 4wd by software control base on the driving condition. Like if on boring long distance driving, 2wd is good enogh, energy saving and range can also be much better than all time AWD.

    AP is not a hardware, for the model that have the hardware capable of AP and shall be free to use!
     
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    Ok, please explain why the D version has better range if selectable 2wd would be energy saving?
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Front motor uses less energy and is therefore more efficient for highway cruising when at speed.

    "AP is not a hardware, for the model that have the hardware capable of AP and shall be free to use!" Not sure what this means...
     
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    Odebek Don't Panic

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    Range on AWD is better than range on 2 wheel drive: Model S | Tesla

    I think they will do this starting with Model 3
     
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    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    This clearly demonstrates that twitter text restrictions can get imprinted in the human brain within one generation.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Haha! I don't know what that means either!!!
     
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    See the car as a device like iPhone and AP is part of the OS that as a driving feature and it's a BETA still. As you may paid preminm price for the hardware but without proper OS to bring out the best of it, then the hardware has no use and not much differents from any others.
     
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    Mods, a reminder that we need an "Ignore Thread" feature.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Hey smart guy, thank you for your time and inputs.
     
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    AFAIK, Tesla's Torque Sleep system selects the most efficient option depending on settings (Insane/Sport etc) and driver pedal inputs (required acceleration/lift-off regen).

    Would imagine that Cruise Controlled driving at the lowest safe speed would yield the highest efficiency gains.
     

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