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Tesla Is Now Installing Full Self Driving Hardware 3 Upgrade In Some Cars

September 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla's new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 took place today after a customer took his 2018 Tesla Model S P100DL into the Santa Barbara service center to get a new HEPA filter. After the service, Twitterer and longtime Tesla supporter Sofiaan Fraval noticed that a line on his service documents indicated that the new hardware had been installed at the appointment as well (h/t to Vincent for spotting this one)


Extreme Corner Case For Autonomous Cars — Giants Riding On Cars Down Hills!

September 9th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn't serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras


Tesla Full Self Driving & The Infamous 80–20 Rule

August 25th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For people working in software development, like I used to do, the 80–20 rule is infamous. It states that about 80% of the job is done in the first 20% of the time. The last 20% of the development will take about 80% of the time


Tesla’s Game Of Pennies Is A Game Of $$Billions$$

August 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Last year, discussing Tesla's challenge producing a $35,000 Model 3, CEO Elon Musk used the phrase "game of pennies" to highlight their efforts to bring down costs one step at a time, in every little way possible. Those pennies at up when on the scale of hundreds of thousands or even millions of cars per year


How Tesla’s Path To Self-Driving Cars Is Different From Others

August 19th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The race to fully autonomous vehicles is on. In April, Elon Musk declared that Tesla should have over a million level 5 autonomous vehicles manufactured by 2020. To clarify, that means over a million cars equipped with the necessary hardware capable of driving with no help from a driver. That's contingent, of course, on the software being ready. In addition, government approvals will be necessary (read: mandatory) long before self-driving Teslas will be commonplace


Tesla Autopilot In Africa

August 2nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Recently, people on the internet noticed a few videos of Teslas being driven or driving themselves in countries where Tesla is not selling directly yet, and it raised a question about features offered in North America, Europe, and China. For example, regarding Autopilot, are Teslas optimized and ready for countries outside of these main markets


Breaking! Tesla Soon Adding YouTube & Netflix To All Cars

July 27th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Elon Musk recently tweeted some exciting news to those who own Tesla cars and those considering buying them. Although all Tesla cars have had a web browser for a while, that browser didn't support Netflix or YouTube. Elon tweeted that Tesla will soon be rolling out both YouTube and Netflix capability to cars!


Self-Driving Gas Car — A Horse Led By A Carrot On A Stick?

July 13th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Elon Musk has said that buying a car today that will not be upgradable to enable full autonomy is like buying a horse. It's implied that this means you should buy a Tesla, since we're not aware of any other cars on the market that will be upgradeable to full self-driving capability. But one topic that doesn't get discussed much is electric versus gasoline self-driving cars. Will people be able to buy gasoline self-driving cars? Well, I imagine Elon would call a self-driving gas car a horse with a carrot on a stick in front of it. Let's explore why


Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Future & What That Could Mean In Some Wild Scenarios

July 12th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Elon Musk shook things up on Twitter a bit this week. Some fans got concerned Tesla would stop selling cars at some point, but the core point was simply that the value of Tesla cars will go up a lot once Full Self Driving is implemented. Elon clarified that what he meant was simply that the price was going to go up significantly


The Inevitability Of The Tesla App Store

July 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla raised the bar for the in-car infotainment experience with its massive 17" displays in the Model S and X, then flipped things on their side with a 15" landscape display in the Model 3. The large, responsive touchscreens brought the familiar interface from all of our smart devices into the car while allowing almost endless opportunities to innovate through future software updates


Tesla’s New HW3 Self-Driving Computer — It’s A Beast (CleanTechnica Deep Dive)

June 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

A month ago, Tesla revealed several secrets regarding the new chip the Silicon Valley company has designed for full self-driving capability. Nonetheless, some of the people making that presentation may have failed to take into account that not everyone is fully literate in microprocessor design and engineering. I don't fall into that category either, but I have been a computer enthusiast for quite some time and know a few things that might help me pick out some of the highlights, point out why they are so exciting, and further communicate how Tesla really is way ahead of the competition



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