I see people ask about this a lot. How can you know if a car has Autopilot hardware, and if it does, what version? Even then the question remains, has it been enabled? I’ll answer all those questions below. Continue reading “How to see if a Tesla has AP”
On the Tesla Model X, the Falcon Wing doors added some sensors to the car to prevent the doors from slamming into ceilings and such. The trunk uses the same sensors. In my case however, it created a unique situation.
This summer we decided to do a little experiment. Drive through Europe with our Model X while towing a caravan. This journey took us through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria and back again for a total distance of more than 6.000 km (3700+ miles).
On this trip we got a lot of surprised looks, a ton of questions and met loads of nice people from all kinds of places. At Superchargers, campsites, the local stores, on the street, basically everywhere… many who spotted us by the car wondered what it was like. Since a lot of people asked the same questions, I thought I would answer them below for anyone else wondering.
Tesla certainly does things differently. One thing that really puts this into perspective is the Referral Program. This program allows Tesla owners to refer others, and give perks to both potential byers and owners. It is such an awesome way of incentivising word of mouth marketing through satisfied customers, rather than paying for expensive Super Bowl ads!
There is a question that a lot of Tesla owners are asking these days, is Autopilot 2.0 as good as 1.0 yet? At this point the two generations are pretty much equal as far as Autosteer goes – even though some other features are still lacking. Look below for what features have been implemented, and what features are still missing.
It’s been about a month since I sold our Tesla Model S 70D, as our Model X 90D 6-seater was about to arrive. Now that I am used to the Model X, I thought I might do a write up comparing the two. Both cars are absolutely awesome though.
This is hands down the question I’m asked most often, “How does the Tesla Model S handle the norwegian winters?” The short answer is great! Naturally opinions will vary, but for me it has been awesome. It has made me leave my petrol car out in the cold, literally.
One of the great things about owning a Tesla is the fact that it in essence is a computer on wheels. With an API in place, this means that I can pull information from the car, just like the app does on your smartphone. It took me less than a day after taking delivery of my car before I had made my first scripts using the API, and now my OS X app project is starting to take shape.