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Tesla Full Self Driving: Feature Complete ≠ Experienced Driver

October 29th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

There is much confusion about "feature complete" Full Self Driving, a Tesla-only product. Many think that is when Full Self Driving is available and you can take a nap while the car is driving. When you think about the features that have been released up until now, you will understand better


Tesla Full Self Driving — When in Rome …

October 28th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) might be feature complete by the end of this year. That means a Tesla will be able to drive itself in normal traffic from one location to another, using highways when needed, but in a rudimentary way. As a human driver with a learner's permit, who is allowed to drive but only with an experienced driver beside him or her who can intervene when needed, these Tesla vehicles have to be monitored by a normal human driver


Why Is Tesla Now The Most Valuable American Automaker?

October 27th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I cannot speak for the rest of the $58.78 billion market cap of Tesla [TSLA], but from my perspective as a tiny, tiny, tiny shareholder and as someone who has obsessively covered Tesla professionally for several years, I've got a few thoughts on why it is Tesla has surpassed GM and Ford to become the most valuable American automaker. Let's look at this in 7 parts


How Tesla Will Roll Out Full Self Driving, + Q3 Safety Update

October 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

During Tesla's 3rd quarter conference call last night, Elon Musk got a very important question regarding the widespread skepticism that Tesla will be able to roll out "feature complete full self driving" by the end of this year (only 69 days from now). This questioner asked him to define what "feature complete" means and give a list of features that establish a baseline. He answered it this way


Tesla Smart Summon Bonanza — 7 Races

October 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla Smart Summon was all the rage for a few days on Tesla Twitter and Tesla YouTube. For obvious reason, too — it's fun! More thoughtfully (putting on my serious face), it's an amazing step forward toward door-to-door fully self-driving Teslas. That's at least half the excitement — what it indicates is coming, much more than what is here today. Nonetheless, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners were eager to see what Smart Summon could do and what its limitations were. That included me, a new Tesla buddy, and a friend of his who happened to be in town at the Supercharger where we had decided to meet


Tesla’s Navigate On Autopilot Is Smooth As Silk — CleanTechnica Review

October 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I don't have much opportunity to use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot since I seldom drive on the Interstate. (I'm eagerly awaiting "Navigate the City" or whatever the next iteration is!) However, I recently drove through Tampa, Clearwater, and cities in that vicinity for about 2 hours and had the chance to really spend some time using the beta Navigate on Autopilot feature. It's a fascinating feature and the details of it go beyond what I realized before using it. I genuinely hate driving through Tampa, and the most concise takeaway of this whole experience is that Navigate on Autopilot definitely made that task safer, easier, and less stressful


Tesla Smart Summon Is Deemed Safe Enough & Came Just In Time

October 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is "beta" software. That is not a strong argument. According to Lifewire.com: Beta refers to the phase in software development between the alpha phase and the release candidate phase. Beta software is generally considered "complete" by the developer but still not ready for general use due to a lack of testing "in the wild."


Why Smart Summon Matters

October 12th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

I mentioned in a recent article that I added to my stock position in Tesla for a variety of reasons. Before I go on to discuss Smart Summon, I wanted to address a complaint in the comment section of that article


Tesla Smart Summon Chases Kids (Video From Inside Car)

October 12th, 2019 | by Marika

Okay, so I’m sitting in the car waiting for my whole family (husband and two little girls) to come back from a quick stop for shopping. The car is plugged in and charging at a Tesla Supercharger (thank you to buyers who used our referral code). My husband came up with a funny phrase to describe a "park & plug" state, which is "plark." So, you could say I'm sitting in a "plarked" car in a Tesla "plarking lot."


Tesla Reached 7,000 Cars Per Week In 3rd Quarter & Nobody Noticed

October 8th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

From the start of Tesla Model 3 production until about a year ago, the most important, nearly daily, Tesla news was about the weekly production numbers. We visited the Bloomberg tracker regularly to stay abreast of the news, and the FUD. And then Tesla started producing over 4,000 vehicles per week regularly and the interest disappeared. Tesla finished the marathon many doubted it could endure for more than a mile, two at the most. Those were fun times


Tesla FUD: I Was Wrong

October 7th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

A while ago, I started a semi-regular series in which I examined specific cases of Tesla FUD (or "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"). The plan was that I would look at a FUD topic that it seemed a ton of stock analysts were suddenly communicating about Tesla. The idea began because in my regular check-ins about how Tesla was doing, I would often find my newsfeed dominated by a bunch of writers claiming the same basic idea, and how that idea showed that Tesla was in big trouble


Tesla Autopilot Improvements in Tesla Software V10 — CleanTechnica Review

September 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote a few hours ago, Tesla's new V10 software is rolling out to Early Access program members and I happened to land in one of those people's cars. I wrote a quick summary and first impressions of many of the new features in that article, but it seemed like improvements to Autopilot warranted their own dedicated piece. The improvements seem to fall into two categories: 1) the visualizations for the driver, and 2) the car's ability to naturally drive itself



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