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Tesla Sneaks a Slower Computer into Model 3s in China

Discussion in 'China' started by TMC Staff, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. TMC Staff

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    Tesla said it installed older computers in several China-built Model 3s, rather than the latest self-driving computer, pinning the blame on supply chain issues. The issue was discovered when several Model 3 owners in China noticed that the part number of their computer didn’t match the FSD computer, though it was noted in sales documents....
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  2. mwfriederichs

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    They snuck HW 2.5 into US vehicles way after HW 3.0 was available also. Then sold them to unsuspecting buyers who ordered FSD with their vehicles by just enabling the FSD software. Now we get to wait for our HW 3.0 retrofit before we can take advantage of the improvements that SHOULD have been included in the vehicle ordered/purchased.
     
  3. Stars_Fan

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    I think this is a good business decision. The reason parts are constrained is due to China's negligence at their bio facility.
     
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  4. Darren Donovan

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    At least the customers should be informed, tell them that it will be upgraded asap. Doing it like this without telling them is fraudulent. Bait and switch. Only the legacy dealers do this right? Oh wait,....Lol.
     
  5. polyphonic54

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    So, what's the difference between 2.5 and 3.0 for Autopilot, and FSD capable cars?
     
  6. hill

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    .... history repeats. Several cars already have been sold w/ FSD ... only to get traded in ... then Tesla pulls it ... then they get to sell it again ... only the necessary hardware isn't there anyway - as tons of HW2 owners get told HW3 isn't necessary until FSD is available. This China thing is just another form of the already in existence switcheroo going on elsewhere in the world - jyst like comment #2 says.
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