Anyone else with a Tesla ?

For Tesla owners only, would you upgrade to MCU2 for 2-2.5K ?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • No

    Votes: 8 66.7%

  • Total voters
    12
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Deleted member 27989

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It depends on if the car can literally take you from A to B without much input from you.....The biggest surprise to me with the recent my Tesla 'service' (apart from the cost) was the fact Tesla could access/work on my car without ever asking for my key or even any additional input from me.

Effectively Tesla now have the software in place in each to 'activate' them totally remotely with no need for a human in the car. So the next step, if you can 'activate' the car remotely and than the software can 'drive' the car from A to B with no human input you are there with 'Autonomy'

Tesla have just pushed their latest FSD Beta software to more US owners, its by no means autonomous but the progress they are making is quite remarkable, and I don't think anyone can bet against them on achieving it sooner rather than later. At that point all our perceptions of what cars should do/can do is quite different.
Agreed. But we are still a long way off from that point. Not necessarily from a technical perspective but mainly in context of law, insurance, responsibility and all the other cars. I totally subscribe to that future and would love it to be here now. But alas it isn’t.
 

Inked

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Agreed. But we are still a long way off from that point. Not necessarily from a technical perspective but mainly in context of law, insurance, responsibility and all the other cars. I totally subscribe to that future and would love it to be here now. But alas it isn’t.
My main worry with full auto drive in the UK is for motorcycle riders.
It’s one thing in the US where lane splitting/filtering is illegal in most states. Over here, a bike can (legally) be nowhere near your car one second, and have passed you in another while making progress through traffic.
 

AMc

Distinguished Member
My VW GTE spots and adjusts speed for cyclists, motor scooters and motorcycles using Adaptive Cruise Control with just one forward facing radar box and no cameras So spotting them doesn't require much technology.
I haven't ridden anything on two wheels with a motor since I was 19 (back in prehistory) but as a cyclist I'd trust a self driving car over most humans sitting in queues looking to jump from lane to lane to gain a one car advantage. At a minimum I'd expect an autonomous car to have more patience and exercise more caution with a lane change ;)
 

Inked

Distinguished Member
My VW GTE spots and adjusts speed for cyclists, motor scooters and motorcycles using Adaptive Cruise Control with just one forward facing radar box and no cameras So spotting them doesn't require much technology.
I haven't ridden anything on two wheels with a motor since I was 19 (back in prehistory) but as a cyclist I'd trust a self driving car over most humans sitting in queues looking to jump from lane to lane to gain a one car advantage. At a minimum I'd expect an autonomous car to have more patience and exercise more caution with a lane change ;)

Fingers crossed.
 

Kwman

Well-known Member
Lexus charged me £90+VAT for a rear reflector what probably cost 90p to make. I didn't even bother asking how much it cost to fit.

For a 'main dealer' to charger £33.70 to supply and fit not a insubstantial trim piece is pretty unheard of. Even your local independent is going to want £50 I would have though, given the trim also includes a rubber seal.
That price is unreal. Shame they don't do that with tyres. I got quoted on tyres by them and it was at least £100 more expensive then others.
 

oneman

Well-known Member
I assume some sort of Tesla event going on causing a charging queue at South Mimms,
 

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busterbenny2001

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Was passing Cribbs Causeway today instead of Christmas shopping took a model 3 out for a test drive, considering my 2 vehicles are a 1999 VW T4 and a 17 year old Isusu truck it was a bit of a difference! Really enjoyed the drive the power the whole experience bit of a change from our current vehicles! A whole new area to explore now I was quite taken by the car :) looks like another rabbit hole to waste some time on.
 

CaptainEd

Active Member
Do you folks pay 10 quid a month for premium connectivity?
Without it you'd have to tether your phone for Spotify and you loose live traffic.

One of the advantages of lease hiring/Company Car is Tesla haven't found a way to invoice the individual. So it's free. But don't tell anyone.
 

Desmo

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You'll get the normal maps but don't think you can get satellite view.
 

CaptainEd

Active Member
No satellite map view just the base map display.


I'd pay for it just for the ease of use for Spotify. Can't say I'm bothered about in car Netflix/ Youtube. You get a free month so you'd have time to judge if you could live without it.
 

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