CarSpyShots
Quick Member Login:
Forgot password?
Forum Statistics:
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Total Posts:


There are users
currently browsing forums.
  FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-05-2017, 07:12 PM
Crash Crash is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,785
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover View Post
Do they update the hardware, too? I know that batteries have been upgraded and that the software gets updated over the air. Didn't realize there were significant other upgrades but that would make sense.

I actually like the idea of driver assistance for fatigue reduction on long drives (driving in a straight line on a freeway for 2-3 hrs literally puts me to sleep). It'd be nice to have the car take over for a few secs here and there so I can stretch a bit and slap myself awake (no, seriously). I also think self driving cars in a urban areas for those who are elderly or otherwise mobility-impaired could really be life-changing.

I don't get why auto makes have navigation software at all. Smartphones are common enough (and far easier to update) that I think mirroring ability is all that is needed (IMHO).
As far as I know - they have updated the onboard computers to handle the Auto Pilot. There have been battery upgrades also. In terms of the traditional driving stuff (steering / etc) - not that I'm aware of. The battery upgrades are a bit bizarre IMO; the 60 actually has 75 batteries - however to access the extra storage (and acceleration) it's a SW change that opens up the capacity. So, if you have a Tesla 60, and decide you want more range - go to Tesla and they'll update your SW to increase to a 75 - but no HW change (ie, extra batteries) are needed.

I also do like the idea of Auto Pilot. A GREAT example of what I'd LOVE to see; I have a cottage in PEI (smallest province in Canada) - about 1,800 KM's from my house. Technically - the promise of auto pilot is that I could hop into my car after work and say 'take me to my cottage' - fall asleep and wake up in PEI. That's pretty damn cool.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-07-2017, 04:22 AM
The Car-man The Car-man is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 69
Default

Another article with better pictures.

Model 3 new pictures

Model 3

Body panel gap and fit looks at Chinese level to be a "release candidate" car
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:57 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Black Falcon Media Group Oy