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by philupandgo
Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 16:37
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: OTA Update v10.2
Replies: 55
Views: 2199

Re: OTA Update v10.2

Experienced this twice in NSW before new year. 1st was between Cooma and Tumt where i also saw messages about lost reception. Of course much of that stetch, with many tight blind mountain corners doesn't suit using TACC/Autopilot because the car tends to be too timid for following drivers (and often...
by philupandgo
Sun, 10 Jan 2021, 15:48
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla odometer accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Tesla odometer accuracy

That is odd. Like not having a specific rain sensor for the windscreen wipers, i would have thought that Tesla philosophy would use GPS for the distance/speed sensor, which should make it fairly consistent with the TomTom, and i suppose Google maps. On the other hand i would not be surprised if ADR ...
by philupandgo
Sat, 09 Jan 2021, 15:32
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium fast chargers
Replies: 94
Views: 16598

Re: Tritium fast chargers

Only 2 weeks ago i wanted to pull into a servo (sometimes i have to drive the Dmax). There were cones across the entrance and they waved me on. A few seconds later i passed the police and fire brigade rushing to the scene. Never found out what it was, but they enacted some fail-safe procedure. As ma...
by philupandgo
Wed, 06 Jan 2021, 15:29
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 48
Views: 3819

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Most of Tesla's effort in the last year was around Service Centres and bolstering existing routes. Assuming all these sites are deployed as stated, it would suggest that Tesla are back on track with rolling out superchargers, though probably not accelerating. Therefore my prediction for next year wo...
by philupandgo
Tue, 05 Jan 2021, 17:28
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Superchargers planned/under construction
Replies: 48
Views: 3819

Re: Superchargers planned/under construction

Now don't get too excited, but Tesla has moved the goal posts for planned superchargers and have added notice of which quarter they are targeting for construction. Early this year the effort is in Brisbane (Indooroopilly) and otherwise in Victoria with Geelong also planned for Q1. Q2 sees an intenti...
by philupandgo
Fri, 01 Jan 2021, 14:16
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: OTA Update v10.2
Replies: 55
Views: 2199

Re: OTA Update v10.2

This post is half about 10.2 and half about my experience of driving an EV interstate, and in particular of FSD progress. No 48.30 yet, but got 2020.48.26 on Monday and headed north into NSW on Tuesday to visit family in Canberra. Then on Wednesday headed through Cooma before going west to Hay where...
by philupandgo
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 15:41
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Chargefox at Cooma
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Chargefox at Cooma

Never satisfied. Now looking for 50kw stations at Bombala on the way to one maybe at Cann River, Talbingo on the way to Tarcutta/Gundagai, and maybe Khancoban on the way to another around Corryong.
by philupandgo
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 15:17
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Is Tesla getting away with something ?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Is Tesla getting away with something ?

I have the same mixed feelings. We are being tracked by every corporation and their dog already and we cannot avoid it without truly going off the grid and living in a faraday cage. I have a Nokia phone because one "has" to have something and at least that is only Google and not "plus manufacturer" ...
by philupandgo
Wed, 09 Dec 2020, 14:36
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Weird inconsistent behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Weird inconsistent behaviour

You won't have long to wait.
48.10 just turned up, 5 days after 44.25.
And i've never ticked the "extra willing" option on downloads.
Sentry mode saves panic events to local storage, and something about text message reading.
But of course any autopilot stuff is not mentioned.
by philupandgo
Mon, 07 Dec 2020, 15:01
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Weird inconsistent behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Weird inconsistent behaviour

It seems there are differences between nominated freeways and everywhere else. And there are differences between NoA and regular autopilot. Whereas the few newest features are the same between regular autopilot and TACC. Forgetting to set Navigate on Autopilot can be the cause of not getting what yo...
by philupandgo
Sun, 06 Dec 2020, 20:12
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: EV Chargers Across Australia in 12 Years - an exercise in wishful thinking
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: EV Chargers Across Australia in 12 Years - an exercise in wishful thinking

Finally the maps linked at the bottom of the above article have been adjusted for 200km to 400km spacings. Of note is that they do not yet account for the recent WA roll-out announcement. These maps assume reaching Kununurra by 2028 rather than at the end of 2022. However, in my opinion, more locati...
by philupandgo
Tue, 01 Dec 2020, 14:44
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: WA to get $21 Million boost in DC charging infrastructure.

The planned SA locations stop at Ceduna over the next two years. Those further out are still in the design stage and not certain of actual locations/capacities, i guess for the infrastructure reasons others have mentioned. There is also no timeframe yet for the WA roll-out. It would be great if this...
by philupandgo
Mon, 09 Nov 2020, 15:47
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South Australia - DC fast charging network
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: South Australia - DC fast charging network

More detail is good. My reading of the dotty fine print at bottom right is "Rapid Highway = 50kw to 250kw" and "Fast Destination = 7kw to 11kw". I guess in this terminology 350kw is "Ultra Rapid" as is generally printed on the can. Not that there are any cars yet that can charge that fast. Edit: Loo...
by philupandgo
Sat, 07 Nov 2020, 12:58
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: South Australia - DC fast charging network
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: South Australia - DC fast charging network

At first i was concerned about an implication that they would only provide for 400km spacing for outback highways. On re-reading, the quote about new cars having at least 500km range is probably attributable to Mr Jafari of the EVC rather than to Mr van Holst Pellekaan, the energy minister. In my op...
by philupandgo
Mon, 02 Nov 2020, 15:05
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Horizon Power Charger info
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Horizon Power Charger info

I'm no expert either and seeing the topic got diverted, this is just a stray fact from college days 30 years ago, Yallourn needed about 30 minutes notice of changing power requirements, up or down, mostly because you cannot just turn off the big cutting wheel. While conveyor belts taking coal to the...
by philupandgo
Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 20:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger
Replies: 27
Views: 6650

Re: Charging your non-Tesla EV from a Tesla charger

Thanks to the pace of Tesla's supercharger roll-out, Chargefox is closing in on matching their network. Thanks to the rate of Chargefox sites going off-line, it would still be a good policy to reduce risk of being stranded in sight of a perfectly capable charger. That said, Evie will eventually prov...
by philupandgo
Sat, 17 Oct 2020, 15:14
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

Daylesford wasn't in the announced list of towns building EV chargers, but there it is. The old J-1772 at 7kw has been replaced with CCS2/CHAdeMO at 25kw. See Plugshare. First of many.
by philupandgo
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 15:24
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: OTA Update v10.2
Replies: 55
Views: 2199

Re: OTA Update v10.2

I didn't know we still had de-restriction zones. Presumably the map data will be adequate in those remote areas. I haven't noticed 40.4 slowing down for posted speed signs; it just nags with the pulsing limit icon. It had no problem recognising construction zone signs, although the ones i saw were n...
by philupandgo
Tue, 06 Oct 2020, 19:39
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

the money is being spent inefficiently I'm not sure where the Vic government money is going. I was surprised to see such a commitment in Ouyen so maybe that is where they are helping, and it would be good to see the same elsewhere with the other 90% of their funding. As for the local Shires, they w...
by philupandgo
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 15:53
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Fast Charge Curves
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Fast Charge Curves

Assuming % is of its own capacity, then yes the 40kw drops off the pace at 60% and the 30kw keeps going up to 80%. However, 60% of 40kw is the same 24kw as 80% of 30kw. The smaller battery may be a couple % faster getting there but the bigger battery is still charging on at more than half the pace w...
by philupandgo
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 20:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Need for a standard for EV Charging parking areas.

Even before there were parking aids i preferred to back into a parking spot; it just seems to be more controlled on the way in and safer on the way out. (I know it's a minority view) However i think the side is a better spot for the charge port and all the electrical infrastructure should go beside ...
by philupandgo
Sun, 13 Sep 2020, 20:23
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: New EV Charge Stations For North West Victoria

Yes. The way it was sold was that they could spend more and people would stay an hour, or spend less and they will stay for two. For most of these towns, 25kw is a good toe in the water investment to see what happens, given their technical and financial resources, and it probably doesn't need much m...
by philupandgo
Thu, 03 Sep 2020, 16:36
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: OTA Update v10.2
Replies: 55
Views: 2199

Re: OTA Update v10.2

Nope, i got it to. Green light chime seems to work as much as i can tell within 5km (after turning it on). We're now getting features only a couple of weeks after Murica. No hint of speed sign recognition though, not that it was listed in the update notes.
by philupandgo
Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 15:14
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: OTA Update v10.2
Replies: 55
Views: 2199

Re: OTA Update v10.2

One of the toys may have been turned into a useful tool with 24.6.9. The little red dots on the sentry review timeline means that i may actually check events. Two events is probably just me leaving and coming back with my elderly father. Looking forward to traffic control distinguishing turn arrows ...
by philupandgo
Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:24
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: EV Charging Infrastructure study
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: EV Charging Infrastructure study

Happy to oblige.
Q5 is a bit shy. How far would you travel in your EV in a typical week?
0 - 5 km
5 - 10 km
10 - 15 km
20 km +
should be more like:
0 - 5 km
5 -50 km
50 - 500 km
500 km +
I typically do 50km per day including occasional longer weekend trips (5000 km in first 4 months till Covid-19).