Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla has made great strides in improving access to fast chargers around the world. This is an important development not only for the company but also for the future of sustainable transport. Tesla aims to make charging an EV as convenient and practical as driving an internal combustion engine.
Tesla continues to improve the charging experience in many ways. Not only is Tesla continually expanding its own Supercharger network, but it is also partnering with companies such as his EVgo in the US to install Tesla connectors at charging stations. Tesla also recently opened up access to its proprietary charging connectors and charging ports, allowing other companies to use Tesla’s technology for free.
Tesla opening up the charging connector is a generous move, but it’s also a clever and strategic one. There is no doubt that electric vehicles will take hold. The question is what will happen to the nozzles of future petrol pumps. As more private companies enter the EV charging game, the move will make it easier to add Tesla connectors to their equipment. Tesla is already in talks with some of these companies. “Network operators are already moving forward with plans to incorporate his NACS into their chargers, so Tesla owners are looking forward to being able to charge on other networks without an adapter,” Tesla said.
Part of the Tesla experience is having access to a vast, fast and reliable charging infrastructure. Unfortunately, not all fast chargers are reliable, which is why Tesla was unable to show other charging options for its vehicles.
However, Tesla lists some third-party charging stations that meet Tesla’s performance and reliability standards.
Tesla will roll out this update to Europe and Israel first, allowing Tesla owners to find third-party charging stations directly in their vehicle’s navigation system. This not only makes it easier for users to find and navigate to compatible chargers, it also allows the vehicle to preheat the battery to maximize charging speed.
For a charging station to be added as an “Approved Third-Party Charger” and appear in Tesla’s navigation system, it must meet the following criteria for 60 days:
- At least one compatible charging connector
- Frequent use by Tesla drivers at least once every four days
- Average charge success rate is over 90%
A station will be removed from Tesla’s navigation system if any of the following conditions are met for 14 days:
- No billing session detected
- Average charge success rate below 70%
Tesla’s efforts to improve access to third-party fast charging will make it easier and more convenient for Tesla owners to charge their EVs, ensuring a smooth charging experience. By expanding its network of charging stations and making it easier for drivers to access and pay for charging, the company is making it more practical for drivers to own and use electric vehicles.
Expect this improvement to Tesla’s navigation system to expand to additional regions in the future as Tesla tests and evaluates the software and additional charging stations.
Tesla’s holiday update turns the best time of the year into the happiest season. In addition to parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasts and carols in the snow his out has made great strides in user interfaces, apps and farts. So, in the spirit of contemplation, let’s take a look back at the last five years of updates, courtesy of Santa Mask and the Tesla Elves.
The 2018 update was significant as we moved to Model 3 first. Yes, it’s hard to believe the Model 3 was celebrating its first Christmas five years before he was. This update brings the browser, calendar and energy apps to 3, along with many other additions to the lineup.
Navigate on Autopilot first appeared in Beta. It suggests lane changes, monitors the traffic around you and makes adjustments to keep up with slow traffic. Autosteer and Autohi lane change have also been integrated in the Beta feature. If you know when these features were first introduced, you know exactly how far they’ve evolved. Additionally, a blind spot warning has been introduced. You can see how these are being used in today’s vehicles, combining technologies the company is working towards for fully autonomous driving.
Another key advancement in the way Tesla works is the increase in regenerative braking. Tesla continues to lead his EV market with regenerative braking, and this update allowed more kinetic energy to power back into the battery.
2019 was even more fun with the addition of the Tesla Theater, a new arcade game (Cuphead), and media options. But first, another item from his Autopilot collection, which he carried over from 2018, was unveiled at his Smart Summon, allowing users to bring their own Teslas to the table. rice field.
The Theatre, of course, brought Netflix to my Tesla when I was in the park. So anyone waiting for their spouse to finish their Christmas shopping could sit back and binge-watch their favorite shows. Nothing to see? Tesla has you covered with her Caraoke. This road trip favorite launched in 2019 with the introduction of Spotify in the US market.
In 2020, Tesla packed three new games down the chimney into cars around the world. The games were Cat Quest, Battle of Polytopia, and Solitaire. Anyone happy with the addition of Steam in 2022?
The entertainment additions weren’t on the same level as last year, but there are some UI improvements with better driver visualizations, scheduled departure upgrades, a boombox, and an improved emissions test mode and text messaging. I was.
2021 has been a magical year where users can access side cameras to act as blind spot cameras. With this welcome improvement, Tesla has caught up with traditional automakers in that regard. From a usability perspective, the company has made the app launcher a customizable and simple control that allows drivers to focus on navigation and key controls, but UI changes need to be rolled back or reworked over time. had.
Added three more video games: Sonic the Hedgehog, Battle of Polytopia (multiplayer), and Sudoku. We are excited to introduce Steam in 2022.
Since the update went live in December, it has included cold weather improvements and automatic seat heating. Tesla also introduced the ability to automate seat heating based on your desired cabin temperature. It added a car wash mode and probably one of his most used features, sentry mode live camera access.
That will lead to 2022. In the year Steam came to the new Model S and Model X cars, users now have access to his 50,000+ high-end, high-definition games. Apple Music, MyQ garage door opener and Zoom were also packed and placed under the tree.
Tesla’s incredibly generous gift keeps hearts sparkling throughout the holiday season. 12 months until the next big update. Let us know what you have on your wishlist.
A look back at the Model 3 interface
Let’s take a look at the Model 3’s interface and our early 2018 review.
Tesla’s pivot screens for Model S and Model X vehicles have been duly patented.
The patent, called the “two-axis rotation mechanism,” is for the screens of Tesla’s premium Model S and Model X. The device allows the user to tilt the screen slightly, making it easier to read, see and use for the driver or passenger.
Automotive engineer Sandy Munroe and his team tear down the Model S Plaid in early 2022. During this teardown, Munro’s team finally revealed the hidden mechanism used to rotate the screen.
But the device featured in Munro’s Model S Plaid lacked a few features to be fully functional. The team dug deeper into what the mechanism was and modified it to show how it would work in future Model S and Model X.
A missing part in Munro’s Model S Plaid mechanism meant Tesla would eventually improve the part.
On November 24, 2022, the U.S. Patent Office unveiled Tesla’s “two-axis rotation mechanism.” This patent was filed six months before him on May 16, 2022, as was the earlier version of the 2021 patent.
“The viewing device is attached to a rotating mechanism that facilitates dual axis rotation utilizing a single actuator, dual revolute joints and associated linkages,” the patent states. “The rotating component further includes at least one additional floating joint that provides additional tension on a third axis. Further, according to a further embodiment, the control component is utilized to control the Control signals can be generated that relate to the rotation of a single actuator, such as establishing position and duty cycle.”
Since Munro’s initial teardown, Tesla has implemented tilt screens in later versions of the Model S and Model X. It will appear on the vehicle.
A Cybertruck frame was recently found at a Tesla facility. Tesla is still aiming to start production in just six months.