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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 Model Y Production … Fusion Energy … Tesla Model 3 Range After 50,000 Miles — #CleanTechnica Top 20

October 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the week were led by a Tesla Model Y production plan an insider leaked to us, which is both super exciting and something to be cautious about. The second most popular piece was a story about Tesla Model 3 range after 50,000 miles of driving. The black swan story of the week that climbed its way into the top 3 was on the topic of fusion energy. (Proceed with caution if you plan to read about that news item.) For the rest of the top 20, skim down below and click the ones that tickle your interest. 


Tesla Makes The Best Vehicle For Someone In A Wheelchair (Video)

October 20th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

I want to share with you a story of a young woman named Cambry, who is an inspiration. Over 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility. Many of these devices are wheelchairs. In Cambry's case, her wheelchair is not motorized, so she has to use her arms and core to move around, which can be challenging in some cases, like when going to a gas station and pumping gas


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."


New Features Should Be Enjoyed Responsibly

October 13th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Let's look at a hypothetical (but ridiculous) scenario. Somebody gives your kids backpacks with a bullet-resistant panel built inside. Whatever your feelings on that, your kids really like the backpacks for other reasons, so you decide to let them use them


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."


Smooth

October 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Since I got the Tesla Model 3 a month and a half ago, I've been trying to figure out a one- or two-sentence summary of the car. It's been tough. I'm plagued by a few issues. For one, I'm used to communicating with people who know a ton about Tesla (you), whereas people in the "real world" are often not such people


Advanced Summon: Making Parking Lots Fun (& Safe) Again

September 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Eli Burton got to show Alex from "E for Electric" just how cool Advanced Summon is in his Model S P100D. The video is 15 minutes long and Eli comes in at about 3 minutes into the video after Alex introduces him. [Editor's note: This is a unique and interesting video, so I encourage you to check it out


Tesla Software V10 Wins The Internet

September 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got to enjoy Tesla vehicle software V10 10 days ago, and I have been suffering ever since while I have waited for my car to get the upgrade. The banquet of wonderful, beautiful, thrilling, boring, and fun new features perhaps makes this Tesla's best vehicle software update yet. I already wrote about most of the improvements in that previous article. However, there are a few updates I didn't note (or know about) at the time, so here are a few updates (regarding the updates)


Tesla’s V10 Updates — Freakin’ Awesome Home Movie Theater, Autopilot & Navigation Improvements, Joe Mode … (1st Impressions!)

September 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I got quite lucky tonight. I was walking along Sesame Street minding my own business when I all of a sudden got plopped into a Tesla Model 3 with Tesla's new V10 software. I know, I know — you shouldn't talk to strangers. But when you get an opportunity like this, you just have to take it. Let's run through the various improvements coming to Tesla vehicles in


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


Too Much Tesla News — 7 More Stories

April 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Covering the news often entails digging into the details of the latest developments in the cleantech space, which can often result in the broader theme of progress in the cleantech space getting lost. Reader and friend of CleanTechnica Dominic suggested that we write up a chronicle of news in the cleantech world to highlight not just the hottest stories of the day, but the broader themes playing out in the space. This article is our first attempt at this



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