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  1. Rumor: 1st Tesla Cybertruck Owners Will Be Tesla Employees

    Giving Tesla employees first crack at new vehicles has, in the past, served an important function for the rest of us. Virtually every feature, large and small, on a Tesla is under computer control. In that sense Tesla vehicles resemble robots. The initial vehicle firmware will have bugs -...
  2. Rumor: 1st Tesla Cybertruck Owners Will Be Tesla Employees

    Tesla employees have not, historically, been offered discounts on new vehicles.
  3. Cybertruck FSD vs off-road

    At the current state of the art, it is pretty much essential to have the road in Tesla's map data, if FSD is going to make much sense of it. That doesn't speak to where things will be in 2022, though!
  4. Tesla WON | CAN’T be copied or caught, and are speeding up !!!! GAME OVER

    They're made to Tesla's specs by a Chinese manufacturer (which is probably what Bose does too). I suppose the same could be said of the head unit and amps, in a way - they don't manufacture them in Fremont, just have someone who can do it cheaper build to a Tesla design. Tesla does write all...
  5. How do I know my FSD is locked in

    I thought Tesmanian did a nice analysis of Consumer's scoring. https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/consumer-reports-under-rated-tesla-autopilot-in-2nd-place-again-demonstrates-unknowledgeable-on-high-tech
  6. Tesla WON | CAN’T be copied or caught, and are speeding up !!!! GAME OVER

    Not sure about the air bags, though that sorta goes along with making their own seats and other interior stuff. The sound system is a hybrid - Tesla gets their radio tuners from a European company (though they're mostly manufactured in Mexico) and does not make their own speakers, either, but...
  7. Tesla Plans to Add 52 New Service Centers in 2021

    Huh - I wonder if Jerome has considered doing some sorta deal with Sears over its failing auto centers.
  8. Anyone else have their FSD option now say $8k?

    Yes, to see any pricing on your reservation you must log in at tesla.com, click the "MANAGE" button next to a Cybertruck reservation, and click on the "Edit Design" link on the lower right. You don't actually have to change anything to see your pricing. However, everyone who does this will see...
  9. CyberTruck illegal in EU?

    This is at least the second thread I've seen here on this topic. I think it is worth pointing out two things: 1) At least one major design feature of the Cybertruck prototype would actually make it illegal to sell it in the United States under current regulations - the lack of physical...
  10. If you have the cash, should you buy or lease?

    I think there are trends and details to consider at the time. It has been a long time since I bought a new vehicle by any means other than simply writing a check, but I am considering leasing our first Cybertruck. The particular reason for that is that CT is a very novel vehicle design and...
  11. Clear look at Cybertruck touchscreen display UI showing functions and features

    Borrowing here from an article on Mashable (by Sasha Lekach): '“We discussed a HUD [for Model 3]. I’ve tried various HUDs and I find them pretty annoying. We felt that [Model 3] would increasingly go towards self-driving, and then you wouldn’t really care about having [information] on the...
  12. Price increase for the CyberTruck coming soon?

    I _did_ select FSD with my initial reservation, at $7k. This is my current design, from the reservation I placed the morning after the reveal (when FSD was $7k). But when I drill through the "Edit Design" feature, I see I haven't changed a thing since my initial reservation, but the FSD...
  13. Price increase for the CyberTruck coming soon?

    Hah! Apparently they've already started. I went in to tweak my reservation today to the tri-motor config and discovered that the new "Full Self Driving" price ($8k) would apparently be applied. It was $7k when I placed my original order. It still bears the language "Selecting Full...
  14. Cybertruck ready for serious off-roading!

    +1 - yep, first thing I thought of when I saw this thread - where do we bolt up the winch? How do we safely get great wads of 12V power to it? I'd be surprised if there weren't tow points, as that's pretty easy and not unprecedented for Tesla, but if there's no way to add winches, we can only...
  15. Should Tesla Do Paid Advertising?

    To be completely open about it, I do not like advertising. I don't like that it has crept, for example, very rudely into the "screen saver" produced by my Directv box. I don't like seeing it on the poles that hold up chairlifts at the ski slope. I don't like being yelled at by web sites about...
  16. How hot does a glass roof get?

    Tesla's been improving the heat management coatings it applies to glass roofs very steadily over the years. It's kind of easy to spot, on later models, because moisture on the roof (e.g. in the morning or in rain) causes the glass to look a bit more colorful...
  17. No towing for Model Y, what about Cybertruck towing? [Update: Model Y gets tow hitch option]

    https://electrek.co/2019/12/03/tesla-model-y-prototype-spotted-tow-hitch/
  18. Analysis: Will Tesla Have to Delay Cybertruck Production / Launch?

    Tesla's engineering culture includes a lot of pride in how scrappy they can be, and burns an awful lot of midnight oil. They haven't been doing much WFH so I imagine there will be a stumble or two figuring that out, but they'll make it up. I can't see funding being a huge problem with the...
  19. Cybertruck KeyFob

    I am expecting it will come standard with phone-as-key, like Model 3. With that you get a plastic card to keep in your wallet (in case your phone breaks, or something) that you can swipe on the vehicle in a particular spot to unlock it, and on another spot in the cabin to enable drive. However...
  20. Clear look at Cybertruck touchscreen display UI showing functions and features

    Tesla will have invested minimally in the user interface for Cybertruck prior to the unveiling. They've got pretty much up to a few hours before delivering the first one to do something decent, and after that we'll all be getting upgrades and improvements regularly, many of them in response to...


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