The final cut of TMC Podcast #27 is available now with topics time-stamped. We discussed: Consolidation in LiDAR manufacturers; Volvo EX90 shipping with LiDAR; FSD Beta Full Release in N.A.; FSD detecting autopilot cheats, Gwen Shotwell directly overseeing SpaceX Starship; and more. You can watch it now on YouTube. We should have it published to podcast networks shortly.
I’m interested to hear your theories on what cool new features that you think will be coming in the next few updates? Besides what we already know such as AP on city streets, traffic light awareness and goofy honks.
Personally I think Sentry videos on screen will come with a 10.x release in the next few months. Same with the initial rollout of FSD features.
V11, which would come out in approximately a year or more, will hopefully bring some sort of better smartphone integration, whether it be Carplay/Android Auto or some other solution. I think V11 will also give us the first look into Tesla's ridesharing platform (i.e. not robotaxis, but just the platform for owners to start driving Uber-style if they wish).
I highly doubt that's the reason. You could quite easily run android auto or car play in a sandbox.
Someone on reddit even got android auto to work through the in car web browser, by spoofing ip addresses with a wifi router, and a raspberry pi running android.
There's probably no technical reason it isn't implemented, politics I bet is where the issue lies. The UI team could conceivably see android auto and apple car play as their competition. Either solution invalidates quite a lot of the work they've put into the UI. Who wouldn't be upset to see all their hard work, get covered up by some UI element they have zero control over?
Yes! I can’t tell you how many times my kids or other passenger pushes one of the media or fan buttons while I am backing down the driveway and I have to manually reactivate the backup camera. I’ve almost got them trained but that touch screen is just too tempting. It would be a nice option to have, maybe even mandatory as I can’t imagine a situation where you would not want it to work this way.
I can't help but wonder whether the lack of SMS integration, Android Auto, Car Play is all because in the grand vision they don't have a long term future. Once the car is FSD you can check your phone to your hearts content.