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Comment Re: Standards... (Score 1) 160

Musk has said MANY times that he is fine with others using tesla network. Of course, he expects them to pay.Only an idiot would think that Musk is going to give that away. BUT, Musk wanted others to jump on this and help extend it. In fact, at one time, he said that he was in discussions with a European company on just this.

Comment Re:Beta testing self-driving vehicles... (Score 1) 47

Well, eventually they will figure it out how to make self driving cars safer than more than 99% of human drivers. When that happens, I'm not sure, but it will happen. Now, if you introduce them too early, a very risky and unsafe version of self driving cars that is maybe safer than 20% of the human driver population, but less safe than 80%, then anybody of those 80% using a self driving car would mean a safety risk.

Except that's not really how it happens, you don't need to be a race car driver to be a good street driver. A good street driver is merely consistent, appropriate speed, paying attention, obeying the traffic rules. It's not a skill level, it's a fail rate. You do things right for a year or five years or twenty years and then for some reason you fuck up. As in failed to yield, ran a red light, didn't see the pedestrian, fell asleep at the wheel, didn't check their blind spot, lost control of the car fail. I can guarantee you that all the SDC test vehicles are better than 100% of humans at not rear-ending anyone.

If it's not coming officially it's coming unofficially with all sorts of assistants where technically you drive yourself. And people will ignore it, but we'll dismiss them as Darwin awards.

Comment Re:Who pays (Score 1) 160

all charging standards have a digital handing that is allowed. With tesla, you must send information about your vehicle and it is vetted before it is allowed. Any adapaters that the other car maker does for their vehicle would have to provide same information and would have to provide for payment fo electrcity, in a fashion similar to what all new tesla do.

Comment Re: Okay, but... (Score 1) 160

A huge issue u missed is the number of cells. Other car makers use small numbers of much larger cells. Tesla is only one with massive number of cells and excellent HVAC on them. As such Tesla can pour into each cell at faster rate without the high temps that degrade those large cells.

Comment Re:Unimpressive performance. (Score 2) 136

Scroll down to the CrystalDiskMark 4K test, it kills the 960 Pro with 307 MB/s compared to 62 MB/s read performance. Big transfers or deep queues? SSD better. Short burst of performance at low queue depths? Super quick. Write speed is not super impressive but assuming the primary goal is to read from slow storage and cache it's good enough. The downside with this and all hybrid systems is of course that it's not consistent. Scan through a big folder of 20MP+ photos, what happens to your application cache? Quite possibly evicted. I like to have an application drive (SSD) and media drive (HDD) and manage it myself. But for the more average user who wants a single big volume this looks like an okay pairing.

Comment Re:Okay, but... (Score 1) 160

They do. All Tesla Superchargers in Europe have standard Mennekes connectors. They have to, by law.

Everything you said is wrong, so I assume you're trolling. Tesla uses a special connector so it can connect to Type 2, others can't fully connect to the Tesla superconnector, it's not the law and nobody else gets to charge at their superchargers.

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