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No 48V DC mentioned for CT. ⅔ thru video, Elon wants out of 12v entirely to embrace ethernet power/comms throughout vehicle system. Vestigial, his word for 12v.Nice! Thanks for posting a summary.
This pretty much confirms that the inner door and interior stampings in the CT will be stainless steel.If SS kitchen sinks can be stamped, why not door jams. Just lighter gauge than 3mm.
He said the expansion coefficients of the materials used in the door and around the door need to be similar.So the door shuts will be in stainless steel like the doors, cant have different materials, did I hear that right?
My understanding - No geofencing.This is not true. FSD will refuse to work in jurisdictions it isn't allowed in. It will try to navigate out of fields, but it will also refuse to work if it can't connect the path it sees with the maps it knows.
This was my biggest takeaway, too. Folks had speculated that issues like paint and panel gaps might be due to the aging Fremont factory. If the Tesla team is aware of issues and setting up Austin as a greenfield redo using the lessons of the past, then that makes me VERY happy as a CT reservation holder.Elon is aware of, and trying to improve build quality. This is reassuring for the Cybertruck.
Elan had SN9 on his mind during this 50 minute interview. That tells you how important Sandy is. I have no idea how many hours Elon has in his day. It is definitely more than mine.
SN8 had a better looking landing than SN9. It looks like starting an engine is not that easy. I think in addition to starting a bit early, instead of going from two engines to one for landing, they need to go from three to two. Use less Thrust per engine if things are going OK and more if they are not. I understand that may mean a bit more fuel and less efficient flight but if there are people on board, the additional wiggle room is justified. Like I know better than SpaceX engineers It is just that saying stuff without knowing what you are talking about is fashionable these days
If the world stopped for a moment, and Elon could, he would convert all new built Teslas to 48 volts.No 48V DC mentioned for CT. ⅔ thru video, Elon wants out of 12v entirely to embrace ethernet power/comms throughout vehicle system. Vestigial, his word for 12v.
Don’t take these pundit proclamations verbatim. Watch the source material. Pundits love FUD and pot stirring.
Or maybe the Roadster/CT/Semi are 48v as they are on new platforms. But the things to keep in mind are what uses the 12v/48v rails.. Lights, phone chargers, MCU, airbags, seat retentions, radio, breaks, etc.. If all are made in house then they may be able to be engineered to 48v. But if any, just one are outsourced then they are most likely 12v.The CyberTruck WOULD be a good chance to start using 48 volts, but maybe because the Design and Engineering is completed for the CyberTruck, it is too late. Maybe.
I would think once GigaTexas is fully spun up (Summer 2022) and is producing a lot of Model Ys, and Freemont is producing a lot of Model Ys, you could shut down one of the two lines, and convert over to 48 volt. Then bring that line up, then shut down the other factory, convert, and bring back up. You no longer have just one bus, so to speak.