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Tesla provides users plenty of apps to view in the car, but the one most enthusiasts find themselves checking more than the rest is the Energy app. So be prepared to spend even more time on this application with the 2022.36 update. The Energy app has been overhauled to provide users far more data to monitor consumption and tips to extend the charge range.
The redesigned Energy app has three tabs at the top of the screen, Drive, Park and Consumption. The Consumption tab already existed, but the Drive tab (formerly Trip) has been revamped and the Park tab is brand new.
By tapping on Drive, users are presented with a wealth of information about how their Tesla is consuming energy throughout a trip.
A chart shows how the battery power is depleted over distance driven. It’s also color-coded now, not based on the state of charge of the battery, but based on how the vehicle performed over the segment of the route compared to Tesla’s predictions. You still have the gray line which is Tesla’s prediction and the colored line which is your actual usage.
However, now owners can go deeper into the data. Further down the screen is a list detailing what was consuming the energy. The list includes Driving, Climate, Battery Conditioning, Elevation and Everything Else.
Below each item, you have the percentage of energy each item used, and to the right, you can see how it compared to Tesla’s trip projection.
Tesla also provides feedback on how the user can extend the vehicle’s range by offering tips like keeping the speed down or a recommended cabin temperature.
By tapping on Park, the screen lists all the features that can consume energy when the Tesla is, you guessed it, parked. The list includes Sentry Mode, Screen Time, Preconditioning, Cabin Overheat Protection, Mobile App, Summon Standby and Vehicle Standby.
Of course, we know that all these elements consume energy. But now, with this knowledge, users can determine if they think having conveniences such as the Cabin Overheat Protection active is worth the energy consumed (you’ll soon be able to customize when COP turns on).
Similar to the Drive tab, Tesla will display the percentage of energy consumed for each item and how it compares to presumably the Tesla fleet. This allows you to see whether a specific feature is consuming more energy than expected.
You’ll also be able to view the energy used while parked since the last drive or since the vehicle was last charged by tapping the menu on the top right corner.
The Consumption tab appears to be the same information currently found in the current energy app. This line chart displays all the time users experimented with the acceleration or regenerated braking over the past 5, 15 and 30 miles. It also gives that vital information, your projected range based on how you’ve been operating your Tesla during those distances. The Trip tab has been renamed Drive.
Tesla owners are always looking for more information about how this piece of technology is operating. The Energy tab provides that information in real-time and now will give vital data for how energy is consumed. This redesigned app will be especially useful for those who push the range limits or go on long trips where every percentage point of battery power is crucial.
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A powerful storm in California recently left a path of destruction, with fallen trees damaging cars and homes. Amidst the chaos, a Tesla Model 3 in Portola Valley became the unwitting target of a massive tree. Despite the severe damage, the Model 3’s robust roof and windshield structure shielded its passengers from harm.
Photographs shared by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter reveal the tree’s immense size and weight, emphasizing the significance of the Model 3’s performance in the incident. Such incidents serve as a reminder for drivers to avoid hazardous weather conditions whenever possible.
The image is reminiscent of the scary scene captured on video (video below) when a windstorm blew over a tree directly on to a Model 3. The occupants walked away unharmed. In the description of the video upload, the poster writes:
Large section of an old tree fell directly on my car, right above the driver’s seat… The footage is from the dash cam of the car behind us. We all walked away… thank you, higher powers and Tesla engineers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that the 2022 Model 3’s roof can withstand a staggering 20,835 lbs of force. This robust roof structure plays a critical role in protecting passengers from accidents involving falling trees or rollovers. IIHS roof strength tests the strength-to-weight ratio, or the force applied relative to the vehicle’s weight. A “good” rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. The Tesla Model 3 surpasses this benchmark with its exceptional 5.85 ratio.
Roof strength is vital in preserving occupant survival space during a rollover. Stronger roofs are less likely to crush, reducing the risk of injury from contact with the roof. They also help prevent ejections through windows, windshields, or doors that have broken or opened due to roof deformation.
The Tesla Model 3’s performance in this tree-crushing incident highlights the vehicle’s exceptional safety features and the company’s unwavering commitment to protecting its passengers. As EV technology advances, the Model 3 is a prime example of how safety innovations can make a significant difference in real-world situations. As drivers face an unpredictable world filled with natural and human-made challenges, Tesla’s dedication to safety and engineering excellence offers a sense of security and peace of mind behind the wheel.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, initially said that FSD Beta version 11.3.2 would be the one distributed to all subscribers. However, Musk now says that Tesla is ready to expand FSD Beta to more owners this coming weekend. Given that the weekend is only three days away, it sounds like Tesla is happy with FSD Beta 11.3.1 and that will be the version that expands to more owners. At 11 PM last night, Musk tweeted:
V11 starts going wide this weekend
FSD Beta v11.3 was sent to employees exclusively and v11.3.1 later went out to the original 1,000 beta testers. More than 350,000 owners with access to FSD Beta are ready for this milestone release.
With the new upgrade, drivers will find it simpler to grasp what the car is doing, thanks to various new representations. For instance, the path the car travels is now shown by a considerably thicker line, showing the whole space the car is currently using and will occupy soon. Moreover, chevrons have been added to the Tesla’s exterior to indicate when the vehicle is slowing down. A white or black line now shows in front of the Tesla to indicate to the supervising driver exactly where the vehicle will stop.
New FSD messages are also included in the update to inform the driver of their actions, such as halting at a red light or waiting for pedestrians. Also, a brand-new voice drive-notes feature enables drivers to leave audio feedback if they need to take over from FSD.
Along with these new features, FSD version 11.3.1 also includes several enhancements, including a new “Minimal Lane Changes” option that limits the number of lane changes the car makes, a new shortcut to the FSD profiles, and a redesigned Autopilot menu that eliminates older options and improves the clarity of the options for drivers. Release notes are available for FSD Beta 11.3.1 as well as an article describing all of the new features and visualizations.
The new FSD update is a huge step towards reaching autonomy, which Musk claims is the company’s top priority. During a recent conference with Morgan Stanley, Musk reaffirmed his commitment to creating a car that can function almost totally in autonomous mode.
Musk also spoke on Tesla’s goal to bring out a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and driverless vehicle in the near future. This vehicle, which Musk anticipates to be substantially cheaper than Tesla’s current selection, will be produced at the company’s new facility in Mexico, which was unveiled during Investor Day. With autonomy as the company’s top priority, Musk sees the new car as a step in the right direction that will allow Tesla to support more drivers of sustainable powertrains.
Overall, the company’s dedication to autonomy and its goal for a more sustainable, autonomous future is highlighted by the most recent FSD upgrade and Musk’s remarks regarding the impending Tesla vehicle. Tesla is well-positioned to be a leader in developing autonomous vehicles as long as self-driving technology advances.
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