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Requested from a forum member, a starter on commonly used Acronyms, with UK and Ireland focus

Unashamedly borrowed from Model 3 Acronyms list.

This post is a wiki post, so anyone can amend the first page. Please keep to the format and remember that the readership is aimed at non technical UK and Ireland members,

Tesla Focused Acronyms:

AEB : Automatic Emergency Braking
AP : Autopilot
AP1 : Autopilot Version 1 (on Model S using MobileEye cameras)
AP2 : Autopilot Version 2 (Tesla developed Autopilot)
AP2.5 : Autopilot Version 2.5 (AP2 with enhancements)
AP3 : Autopilot Version 3 (Tesla AP running on HW3/FSD Computer)
AWD+: AWD model 3 with Acceleration Boost option (uncommon)
BEV : Birds Eye View - the result of the fusion of the Autopilot sensors to give a unified 3D view of the vehicles surroundings
CCS : Combined Charging System. AC and DC (CCS2) plug/socket - fitted to Model 3 and Y
D : Dual Motor
DBM : Deep Blue Metallic (Dark blue paint)
EAP : Enhanced Autopilot
EAP : Early Access Program - pre release test program
eMMC : Embedded multi-media card (in particular, as used on the Model S main infotaiment computer for storage).
FSD : 'Full Self Driving' option or HW3 computer
HPC : High Powered Connector (older style of HPWC)
HPWC : High Powered Wall Connector
HW3 : Hardware 3, the Full Self Drive computer
LR : Long Range battery option
MCU : Media-Control-Unit - the computer that the user interacts with via screen etc
MR : Mid Range battery option
M3 : Model 3
MS : Model S
MX : Model X
MY : Model Y
MSM : Midnight Silver Metallic (Dark silver paint)
MPH : Miles Per Hour - Vehicle speed or speed of charge - rough indication of number of miles range being added per hour
NoA: Navigate on Autopilot
PB : Phantom Brake event - the car suddenly slowing for no obvious or valid reason
P : Performance
P- : Stealth/Base Performance models (P power without bigger wheels, etc.)
P-AWD : Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
PUP : Performance Upgrade Package - eg 20" wheels, spoiler etc option on top of base Performance Model
SA : Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
SAS : Smart Air Suspension
SC or SuC : Supercharger. Tesla DC fast charger
SC : Service Center.
SoC : Battery State of Charge %
SR : Standard Range battery option
TACC : Traffic Aware Cruise Control (Adaptive cruise control)
TM3 : Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
TWC : Tesla Wall Connector
UMC : Universal Mobile Connector (AC charging cable and brick)


General Acronyms/Terms:

LKA : Lane Keep Assist - automatically steers a vehicle keeping it in lane
SAE : Society of Automotive Engineers
L2 : (SAE) Level 2 - driver assistance of 2 or more functions eg LKA and cruise control - ie Autopilot and FSD
L3 : (SAE) Level 3 - limited autonomous/self driving - qualified driver needs to be available to quickly take over
L4 : (SAE) Level 4 - autonomous driving in limited situations (operational domain) - eg weather, geofence, road type/conditions etc - no qualified driver needed
L5 : (SAE) Level 5 - autonomous driving in all (reasonable) situations - no qualified driver needed
(Note: in USA, Level1/2/3 also used to describe charging speeds, where L1 is normal domestic mains socket, L2 AC charging with a dedicated chargepoint, L3 is DC such as CHAdeMO or Supercharger - these terms not commonly used in the UK, but seen on TMC forum from USA-based posters).
AI : Artificial Intelligence - making a computer/machine think or act in a human way
NN : Neural Network - A set of computer algorithms/functions that aim to mimic the human brain (AI)
W : Watt - unit of power. eg In electricity, power (W) = current (A) * voltage (V)
kW : 1000 W
Wh : Watt-hour - unit of energy - equivalent to using 1 Watt of power for 1 hour
kWh : 1000 Wh - typically a unit of electricity that you will be metered for
Wh/mile : A measure of efficiency. The amount of energy used by the car to travel 1 mile
EPA : United States Environmental Protection Agency - normally refers to a vehicle range test - a guide of vehicle range achievable under a very limited set of circumstances
WLTP : Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure - a guide of vehicle range under standard test conditions to allow different vehicles to be compared - range unlikely to be achieved
CPO : Certified Previously Owned
AWD : All Wheel Drive
RWD : Rear Wheel Drive
RHD: Right Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on right - eg UK and Ireland).
LHD: Left Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on left - eg European mainland).
HUD: Heads Up Display. Information projected on windshield so you can see it while driving.
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (What regular non-electric cars use)
EV: Electric Vehicle (typically short for BEV these days)
BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle (Electric motor drives wheels powered by a battery). See also Birds Eye View
HEV: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN'T be plugged in to charge battery)
PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN be plugged in to charge battery)
EVSE: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. The box on your wall or cable you plug your EV into.
Mode 2 : EVSE, Charge connector with inline electronics for vehicle communication - ie UMC
Mode 3 : EVSE, Dedicated Wall Connector
Mode 4 : EVSE, High-speed DC charger. Fast charge rate.
J1772: A type of EVSE connector. The (non-Tesla) AC charge connection standard in Japan/USA
Type 1 : AC charge plug/socket. This is the name used in Europe for exactly the same connector as is called J1772 in North America. Gradually going out of use in Europe, still present on some Japanese vehicles
Type 2 : AC charge plug/socket standard in Europe and fitted to modern Tesla vehicles. Sometimes known as "Mennekes" after the manufacturer that originally designed it.
CCS2 : A modification of the Type 2 connector adding rapid DC capability - standard across UK and Europe and used there on more recent Tesla vehicles.
CCS1: Similar modification of the Type1/J1772 connector to add rapid DC. Used in N. America, but not by Tesla who have their own proprietary connector.
CHAdeMO : A type of EVSE connector that allows for DC fast/rapid charging, originating in Japan. Name is a pun on the Japanese for "how about a cup of tea?".
MCB : Miniature Circuit Breaker - electrical overcurrent protection
RCD : Residual Current Device - electrical circuit fault protection
RCBO : A unit combining the function of RCD and MCB
ABRP : A Better Route Planner - an advanced route planner for Electric Vehicles
 
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Tom Martin

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Requested from a forum member, a starter on commonly used Acronyms, with UK and Ireland focus

Unashamedly borrowed from Model 3 Acronyms list.

This post is a wiki post, so anyone can amend the first page. Please keep to the format and remember that the readership is aimed at non technical UK and Ireland members,

Tesla Focused Acronyms:

AEB : Automatic Emergency Braking
AP : Autopilot
AP1 : Autopilot Version 1 (on Model S using MobileEye cameras)
AP2 : Autopilot Version 2 (Tesla developed Autopilot)
AP2.5 : Autopilot Version 2.5 (AP2 with enhancements)
AP3 : Autopilot Version 3 (Tesla AP running on HW3/FSD Computer)
AWD+: AWD model 3 with Acceleration Boost option (uncommon)
BEV : Birds Eye View - the result of the fusion of the Autopilot sensors to give a unified 3D view of the vehicles surroundings
CCS : Combined Charging System. AC and DC (CCS2) plug/socket - fitted to Model 3 and Y
D : Dual Motor
DBM : Deep Blue Metallic (Dark blue paint)
EAP : Enhanced Autopilot
EAP : Early Access Program - pre release test program
eMMC : Embedded multi-media card (in particular, as used on the Model S main infotaiment computer for storage).
FSD : 'Full Self Driving' option or HW3 computer
HPC : High Powered Connector (older style of HPWC)
HPWC : High Powered Wall Connector
HW3 : Hardware 3, the Full Self Drive computer
LR : Long Range battery option
MCU : Media-Control-Unit - the computer that the user interacts with via screen etc
MR : Mid Range battery option
M3 : Model 3
MS : Model S
MX : Model X
MY : Model Y
MSM : Midnight Silver Metallic (Dark silver paint)
MPH : Miles Per Hour - Vehicle speed or speed of charge - rough indication of number of miles range being added per hour
NoA: Navigate on Autopilot
PB : Phantom Brake event - the car suddenly slowing for no obvious or valid reason
P : Performance
P- : Stealth/Base Performance models (P power without bigger wheels, etc.)
P-AWD : Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
PUP : Performance Upgrade Package - eg 20" wheels, spoiler etc option on top of base Performance Model
SA : Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
SAS : Smart Air Suspension
SC or SuC : Supercharger. Tesla DC fast charger
SC : Service Center.
SoC : Battery State of Charge %
SR : Standard Range battery option
TACC : Traffic Aware Cruise Control (Adaptive cruise control)
TM3 : Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
TWC : Tesla Wall Connector
UMC : Universal Mobile Connector (AC charging cable and brick)


General Acronyms/Terms:

LKA : Lane Keep Assist - automatically steers a vehicle keeping it in lane
SAE : Society of Automotive Engineers
L2 : (SAE) Level 2 - driver assistance of 2 or more functions eg LKA and cruise control - ie Autopilot and FSD
L3 : (SAE) Level 3 - limited autonomous/self driving - qualified driver needs to be available to quickly take over
L4 : (SAE) Level 4 - autonomous driving in limited situations (operational domain) - eg weather, geofence, road type/conditions etc - no qualified driver needed
L5 : (SAE) Level 5 - autonomous driving in all (reasonable) situations - no qualified driver needed
(Note: in USA, Level1/2/3 also used to describe charging speeds, where L1 is normal domestic mains socket, L2 AC charging with a dedicated chargepoint, L3 is DC such as CHAdeMO or Supercharger - these terms not commonly used in the UK, but seen on TMC forum from USA-based posters).
AI : Artificial Intelligence - making a computer/machine think or act in a human way
NN : Neural Network - A set of computer algorithms/functions that aim to mimic the human brain (AI)
W : Watt - unit of power. eg In electricity, power (W) = current (A) * voltage (V)
kW : 1000 W
Wh : Watt-hour - unit of energy - equivalent to using 1 Watt of power for 1 hour
kWh : 1000 Wh - typically a unit of electricity that you will be metered for
Wh/mile : A measure of efficiency. The amount of energy used by the car to travel 1 mile
EPA : United States Environmental Protection Agency - normally refers to a vehicle range test - a guide of vehicle range achievable under a very limited set of circumstances
WLTP : Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure - a guide of vehicle range under standard test conditions to allow different vehicles to be compared - range unlikely to be achieved
CPO : Certified Previously Owned
AWD : All Wheel Drive
RWD : Rear Wheel Drive
RHD: Right Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on right - eg UK and Ireland).
LHD: Left Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on left - eg European mainland).
HUD: Heads Up Display. Information projected on windshield so you can see it while driving.
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (What regular non-electric cars use)
EV: Electric Vehicle (typically short for BEV these days)
BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle (Electric motor drives wheels powered by a battery). See also Birds Eye View
HEV: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN'T be plugged in to charge battery)
PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN be plugged in to charge battery)
EVSE: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. The box on your wall or cable you plug your EV into.
Mode 2 : EVSE, Charge connector with inline electronics for vehicle communication - ie UMC
Mode 3 : EVSE, Dedicated Wall Connector
Mode 4 : EVSE, High-speed DC charger. Fast charge rate.
J1772: A type of EVSE connector. The (non-Tesla) AC charge connection standard in Japan/USA
Type 1 : AC charge plug/socket. This is the name used in Europe for exactly the same connector as is called J1772 in North America. Gradually going out of use in Europe, still present on some Japanese vehicles
Type 2 : AC charge plug/socket standard in Europe and fitted to modern Tesla vehicles. Sometimes known as "Mennekes" after the manufacturer that originally designed it.
CCS2 : A modification of the Type 2 connector adding rapid DC capability - standard across UK and Europe and used there on more recent Tesla vehicles.
CCS1: Similar modification of the Type1/J1772 connector to add rapid DC. Used in N. America, but not by Tesla who have their own proprietary connector.
CHAdeMO : A type of EVSE connector that allows for DC fast/rapid charging, originating in Japan. Name is a pun on the Japanese for "how about a cup of tea?".
MCB : Miniature Circuit Breaker - electrical overcurrent protection
RCD : Residual Current Device - electrical circuit fault protection
RCBO : A unit combining the function of RCD and MCB
ABRP : A Better Route Planner - an advanced route planner for Electric Vehicles
Thank you very much for the information!!!
 

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