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  1. electricAK

    I'm new to this conversation, but an early Cybertruck order.

    You could tie-dye your cybertruck. This is going to be extremely tempting...
  2. electricAK

    What’s Our “Jeep Wave”?

    In my small quaint Alaskan town, we have the Haines wave, where literally everyone waves at every other car, every time. Nobody seems to know why we do it. And it can get annoying sometimes. But I always feel terrible that one time per week that I get distracted and forget to wave, or even...
  3. electricAK

    Better safety through radar

    I just looked into the Samsung "ToF" sensors. Turns out it is indeed just a lidar. It sends an infrared pulse and uses time of flight of the return signal to judge distance. First of all it is hilarious that Samsung doesn't just call it Lidar. That's what it is. Secondly, it would be even more...
  4. electricAK

    Better safety through radar

    Your technical explanation about photodetectors is great. But the question really boils down to your point in the last paragraph: "The only thing that is potentially different is the claim that with AI they can process a temporal sequence of images to locate objects in 4D." This is exactly what...
  5. electricAK

    New Silverado videos / email update. Still know nothing about the CT....

    Are they past this point? The expected release dates are the same for the CT and the Silverado. Yet we know much more about the Silverado's features. Everything about the CT is speculation right now. We only get to see it at a distance. I would really love to see Tesla give us a video...
  6. electricAK

    Better safety through radar

    I think there is a big problem with combining different types of sensors. I think most of us would agree camera vision is better at sensing the road environment (signs, stoplights, lane lines, etc.), and lidar / radar could exceed camera vision in adverse visual conditions (bad weather). But you...
  7. electricAK

    New Silverado videos / email update. Still know nothing about the CT....

    Being a Silverado EV reservation holder, I got an email this weekend with some great videos about the truck to keep me interested. I'm wondering why Tesla doesn't do this? I reserved a Cybertruck a few years ago, and I don't think Tesla has sent a single update since then. C'mon Tesla...give us...
  8. electricAK

    9000T Cybertruck GigaPress Open House Pictures

    Ok so how exactly does this thing work? I see one motor that spins four linked gears...what are those gears doing exactly? How does the press close? I assume the red part is where the molten metal is injected in once the press is closed over a mold?
  9. electricAK

    Apple CarPlay to be whole car OS?

    I think you nailed it here. For now, CarPlay seems to require an iPhone connected to run things. This is concerning to me for its own reasons. (Compared to Android Automotive which is an open source platform running natively on the car's hardware, and tailored by the OEM to meet the car's...
  10. electricAK

    Apple CarPlay to be whole car OS?

    From the article: " CarPlay will be more integrated with all the host vehicle's systems. Beyond its current navigation and media consumption functionalities, Apple CarPlay will handle traditional instrumentation like speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauges and fuel or EV battery level...
  11. electricAK

    Apple CarPlay to be whole car OS?

    This is interesting. Looks like Apple is trying to take over your car's OS and re-skin it to look and act like an iPhone. This is of course a brilliant move by Apple...the goal may be that the vehicle manufacturer doesn't need to develop its own UI, and pays apple for it instead? But how does...
  12. electricAK

    Ford F150 Lightning begins delivery - first one delivered today

    Pretty cool to read that thread. They seem really excited that America is finally switching to EV's. A big moment for sure. Now imagine how great it will be when it's our turn.
  13. electricAK

    Where will $TSLA be at Cybertruck Release

    I think this is more true than people realize. The delays and lack of details about CT have basically turned Tesla into a 4-car company with no future models to look forward to. This is how bearish analysts talk about Tesla anyway. When CT starts production I think we are going to see the "old"...
  14. electricAK

    Why is the Tesla Yoke a Safety Risk and the Lexus Yoke Kinda Wonderful?

    I asked my sister about this. She works for CNET's parent company, and manages new advertisers and sponsor campaigns for their multiple media outlets. I sent her the side by side comparison of the two different articles and asked if she see's the problem. I also asked if Lexus is a paid sponsor...
  15. electricAK

    My Model 3 took a 12v smoke break

    Buddy of mine bought a brand new Tacoma. Within 2 months it stranded him in the middle of the Alaska highway. Some kind of computer glitch...killed the entire car. He demanded that the dealer take it back and replace the vehicle, but they refused, so he sold it at a loss and bought a brand new...
  16. electricAK

    Are you a CyberTruck reservation holder who made multiple reservations and why?

    CT is going to be the most in-demand vehicle in existence. Some people will be waiting 5 years or more to get theirs. It would be extremely unfair for Tesla to allow people at the top of the list to buy 2, 3, or more trucks while others wait. Surely Tesla will do something to prevent this. Why...
  17. electricAK

    Graph of amperage draw over time for Model S and Tesla wall charger?

    How is it saving money to run the 4AWG? Surely not the power lost in resistance. I just ran the math based on the following assumptions: - on an average day, you charge at 40amps for a half hour. (obviously there would be variation on this in real life, but average it over 365 days and maybe...
  18. electricAK

    Elon Buys Twitter [LOCKED DUE TO POLITICS AND INSULTS]

    I just don't get it. When Elon says he wants to improve/protect "freedom of speech" on Twitter, what exactly does he mean? Open source algorithms would be great. Sure. But it sounds more like he wants to allow people to spread false information and hate speech. How is he planning to tackle...
  19. electricAK

    Production Start Date?!?

    Another interesting tidbit from the earnings call: Elon said they already have enough inventory of 4680 cells for this year, and the cells are not currently a limiting factor. He said they would become a limiting factor next year if Tesla cannot achieve scaled production, but he's confident they...
  20. electricAK

    Production Start Date?!?

    It seems odd to me that they aren't even working on the Cybertruck production line (is this really true?) What are they waiting for? Why not start getting things ready so the equipment is ready to go when 4680 production reaches enough capacity. Either Tesla is in no rush at all the start CT...
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