The Wikipedia link you provided actually says:
And on the right sidebar under 'powertrain' it calls it a transmission.
So I looked up Transmission and got:
In British English, the term transmission refers to the whole drive train, including clutch, gearbox, prop shaft (for rear-wheel drive), differential, and final drive shafts. In American English, however, a gearbox is any device that converts speed and torque, whereas a transmission is a type of gearbox that can be "shifted" to dynamically change the speed-torque ratio such as in a vehicle.
So I suppose it's better to call it a Gearbox in American terminology because it can't be 'shifted'.
Yea, well, Elon Musk isn't a trained fire investigator, so please excuse me for not taking him at his word.
That's why I originally mentioned his failure analysis team. As for the fire investigators, read this. They're not actually very reliable.
Windows is malare.
no it's not. stop being dramatic. it only makes you look like an idiot.
How exactly is Windows making him look like an idiot?
1: I expect that police would monitor public spaces, for example Times Square in NYC
2: I expect that the video is recorded, both for short term review as well as later investigation if a crime takes place
The question is how do we limit the use of the recordings? If a hit-and-run occurs two blocks from Times Square then police would likely canvas the area for witnesses. Isn't the most reliable witness the actual surveillance video from the neighborhood? I'd rather the police rely on that video than on the recollections of random tourists gawking at the skyscrapers.
My original post was stating that NSA surveillance is quite different from video recording of license plates on public highways, so the conversation has branched out.
Are you really trying to suppose that Tesla is not only withholding evidence, but they're withholding evidence that would prove their product innocent?
No, I figure that the evidence is either not really decisive(at least not as much as the logs), irrelevant, or not listed because, well, these things get edited for length and article writers tend to drop stuff.
Musk probably figures what he's released is good enough - faulty socket, not faulty Tesla Product.
Oh stop with the "no expectation of privacy" crap. Your argument is basically saying it's OK to stalk someone. Yes that's what you are saying, if someone leaves their house it's OK to record their every movement, who they are with, where they go, for how long. You are saying that if there was enough money it would be OK to have a police cruiser at every residence so that when you leave you home you can be followed and watched.
I never said it was OK. I do not support this recording, but I did say you should not privacy when driving a government registered vehicle on government maintained roads and bridges while in possession of your government issued license. I guess you also expect to fly in a plane anonymously, and cash your paycheck anonymously as well. LOL at you posting as anonymous and calling me a coward. Have fun in your fantasy world of anonymous driving.
And a GPS tracker planted on your car isn't tracking YOUR movements, its tracking the movements of the govt owned GPS tracker. LOL at your distinction.
Also, tell me where in the Constitution this is stated as something the govt is to do. Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of the constitution knows its duties are enumerated, not infinite.
A GPS is attached to a specific car. Recording every vehicle passing through a toll booth is not targeting your vehicle or any other vehicle. There is a difference.
The government does lots of things that are not in the Constitution. Check the 10th amendment. Not supporting the recording of all this vehicle data, but I still stand by my assertion that it's quite different from NSA recording and logging of private calls.
I fully expect that governments not record my movements with cameras in public places.
They aren't recording YOUR movements, they are recording the movements of a licensed piece of equipment on roadways built and maintained using public funds. BTW, I don't condone this data warehousing, I am pointing out the huge different between NSA tracking of electronic communication and government observation of physical movement through open public spaces. They are VERY different situations and the headline implies they are alike. Debating the recording of vehicle movement should be done independently of debating the NSA surveillance program as linking them muddies the discussion.
If Tesla overlooked this requirement and put a 15A plug on their charging cable, then they are liable for any damage caused by their improper cable plug selection and lack of warnings.
You think they're that dumb?
Right from Tesla's site:
NEMA 5-15: Standard Outlet 100V/12A 1.4kW 5km/hour
NEMA 14-50: RV'S And Campsites*, 240V/40A 10kW 46km/hour
NEMA 6-50: Welding Equipment 240V/40A 10kW 46km/hour
NEMA 10-30: Older Dryers 240V/24A 5.8kW 27km/hour
NEMA 14-30: Newer Dryers 240V/24A 5.8kW 27km/hour
Note that the number after the dash for NEMA designations is the max amps. Generally speaking when somebody says '15A connection' or some such, they're talking about the NEMA 5-15 connector, not the amps the car's pulling.
*Interesting:Hit up a RV park or camp site, set up a tent for the night and have a fully charged Tesla in the morning.