Tesla News: Model Y Updates, Starlink, Cybertruck Sightings, and More
Tesla is always making headlines with its cutting-edge technology and innovative design. In this article, we’ll take a look at the latest Tesla news, including updates on the Model Y, Starlink, Cybertruck sightings, and more.
FSD Beta Strikes Reset
As Tesla rolls out the latest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta, the company is potentially removing strikes from FSD beta customers. The beta requires an owner to request it, and Tesla is very strict with driver monitoring since it’s beta software. Originally, beta holders were notified via email, and they were given a total of 3 strikes before losing their beta access. Now, this has been increased to 5, and the notification shows on screen. According to Elon Musk, a reset of these strikes is coming, giving the beta back to many people who lost it. We should see a variety of people regain their beta access sometime this week, if all goes according to plan.
New Feature to Check Tesla Battery Health
Tesla is now rolling out a new feature that allows you to check your car’s battery health via the app. Essentially, this feature is set up to run a diagnostic once you request service for a battery concern. This new feature is being rolled out slowly, so some people get to this step and find that they booked a service appointment, but some customers received an update about their vehicle range, where it says “No issue detected”. So far, people who have received a message have only received that message, so there haven’t been any people finding battery issues this way.
Tesla Launches Real Wheel Drive Standard Model Y
Tesla is launching another Model Y configuration, this time a real-wheel-drive standard range Model in Europe. Tesla briefly shipped this model in the United States but ended up discontinuing it because Elon Musk didn’t feel it was up to the Tesla standard of excellence with its low range. Tesla has had success shipping this configuration in China, and now orders have opened for it in Europe. As for the timeline, Tesla lists this new configuration as available in Europe from December 2022 – February 2023.
Updates on Model Y Design
Tesla is proceeding with updates to the Model Y’s design. Tesla is finally adding the updated door panels that extend the dash trim. At the same time, Tesla appears to be finally adding the cargo cover to the Model Y built in Fremont. Another, bigger update for the Model Y comes with Matrix LED headlights. For long range Model Y’s out of Fremont, matrix headlights are being added as of August 5th.
Starlink and Tesla
Starlink is a satellite internet service developed by SpaceX, which is owned by Elon Musk. As Tesla drivers, you can use the Starlink internet service to get online while on the go. It is important to note that the Starlink service is currently in beta and not available everywhere. However, once it is available, you will be able to connect your Tesla to the internet using the Starlink network. This will allow you to use Tesla’s in-car features and applications even when outside of cellular coverage.
Tesla’s highly anticipated Cybertruck has been spotted driving on public roads, giving us a glimpse into what the future holds. The Cybertruck’s unconventional design has caused a lot of buzz as people wonder what kind of impact it will have on the automotive industry. The truck features a stainless steel exterior and bulletproof windows. It’s estimated to have a range of up to 500 miles and be able to tow up to 14,000 pounds. Production is scheduled to begin in 2022.
In conclusion, Tesla is always making headlines with its innovative approach to technology and design. With updates on the Model Y, Starlink, Cybertruck sightings, and more, it’s clear that Tesla is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. As we look to the future, it will be exciting to see what new innovations Tesla brings to the table.