Thanks to Transport Evolved for the audio. Lots of great stuff in here. SamO provides a great list of notes:
- 99% of EU, North America, China, Japan and Southern Australia would be covered by the end of the year.
- Tesla cars and the network were designed with “convenience inflection points” in mind.
- “People who want to drive 10 hours and wear diapers . . . that’s . . . unusual.”
- Ratio of drive to charge is excellent.
- 7.0 coming in ~3 months.
- Car Summoning: #ComeFindMe #GoToBed #CloseGarageDoor
- Valet mode limits speed, torque and confidential information
- Changes in acceleration and brake “nuance”.
- Good sales in Australia so they are making a significant investment in the Supercharger network.
- Soon Sydney to Melbourne will be covered and eventually ALL of Australia.
- 20 hours of city driving at 20 mph.
- Max trip time to max wait time inflection point is coming.
- Extra range doesn’t make a difference for range anxiety.
- The Superchargers are queried in real time, every 30 seconds to ensure uptime and functionality.
- TM is “waking” the car by enabling software and sensor array.
- 400-500 mile range is pretty low use case + extra $ + extra weight.
- “Sweet spot is 250-350 miles.”
- New adapters have been sent to all Chinese customers allowing them to charge at any location in China.
- Superchargers are favored in routing above HPWCs (unless it’s at your destination).
- Any hotel or restaurant that requests a HPWC can get one for free as long as they place conspicuously.
- The network has several thousand HPWCs and growing rapidly.
- HPWC network should be a factor of 10 larger than the Supercharger network.
- The Model S is technically capable of parking lot to parking lot driving BUT won’t be enabled with CURRENT HARDWARE suite.
- Sonar can navigate the car safely, on it’s own, in pitch darkness.
- TM is sizing the Supercharger Network for peak use (Friday and Sunday afternoons).
- New major software release every 3-4 months.
- 1% accuracy in calculating energy needed on any drive.
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