2023 Tesla Investor Day: Software

Tesla’s Investor Day was yesterday, Wednesday 2023-03-01. As with all the special event days (AI Day, Battery Day, AI Day 2), yesterday’s Investor Day just cannot be appreciated by most people. Tesla is just looking further into the future than almost everyone understands. This morning, I quickly looked at Rob Mauer’s 28-minute “Super Cut” of … Read more

EV trip and Bike ride around Memphis

Memphis Bike loop, North section

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2022, I decided it was time for an out-of-town trip. I had just completed a consultation with a sleep doctor the day before and left feeling very hopeful about fixing my lack of quality sleep. I found a campsite where I could charge my EV then went to Walmart and bought … Read more

Fun/Leisure: A new blogging category…

I strongly dislike FaceBook the company and its implementation, but the idea is outstanding! For years I have searched for alternatives… For years I have thought about just giving in… I primarily want to share my existence with others (mostly family and friends; also open to more general sharing), but I refuse to give control … Read more

NetZero: Day 1

After literally years of planning, I’m finally underway with my journey to a “Net Zero” energy house. Efficiency Vermont thinks any house can get to net zero, but only certain homes can do it at a reasonable cost. I’m trying to do it at the most reasonable cost possible. Net zero is the balance between … Read more

Tesla Sideview Cameras, sufficient?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Tesla’s sideview cameras and how good they are for FSD (Full Self Driving, City Streets). You can see my previous post about a possible location improvement, but that was just kinda for fun. This analysis is for real, and seems to point to a serious limitation. Can the … Read more

Tesla FSD: New camera location!

As a long-term fan of Tesla (and investor in TSLA), I have enjoyed watching the evolution of the Telsa FSD (Full Self Driving) feature. If you have read my previous posts, you know that I think that it will be a long time before Tesla or anyone else completely solves FSD. Path of FSD Progress … Read more

Edmunds and Mauer spar on Telsa Range, BOTH leave me disappointed

In February 2021, Edmunds reported the range of several EVs. Telsa was more consistantly below the EPA range estimates than other manufacturers. Tesla’s engineers called Edmunds and challenged the numbers stating primarily that they had not run the batteries to empty, but rather relied on the car’s reported range available. Edmunds then ran a new … Read more