‘Green Traffic Light Chime’ is now available without FSD in update 2022.20
By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
With the release of update 2022.20, Green Traffic Light Chime no longer requires the FSD package.
It will require you to have FSD HW 3.0 and it will be available wherever Tesla supports traffic light recognition.
As Tesla begins to support traffic lights in other regions, this feature should also arrive.
When activated, the green traffic light chime will sound when a traffic light turns green.
The chime will sound one second after the light changes in case the driver is not paying attention. The chime will also sound when you are behind someone, once the vehicle has moved forward.
The feature is disabled by default and will only work when enabled in controls. The chime will also only occur when driving manually and not on autopilot.
To enable the feature, go to Controls > Autopilot and scroll all the way down until you see “Green Light Chime”.
The ability for the car to ring when a light turns green has been available for some time. However, previously the feature was only available to users with FSD.
Green Traffic Light Chime was first released almost two years ago in update 2020.36, but it was exclusively available to users with FSD.
Last update: August 11, 3:46 p.m.
It could be argued that the feature should be available to everyone from the start, but it’s a nice addition for those who don’t have the FSD package.
While the feature works well, it’s worth noting that the chime should be used as an alert to check the traffic light, rather than an alert to continue.
In some cases, the chime will trigger incorrectly when it misinterprets a traffic light or misunderstands the traffic pattern.
By Jorge Aguirre
Tesla’s first electric tractor-trailer will have a range of 500 miles and begin shipping this year, according to a tweet from Founder and CEO Elon Musk. Musk previously said the model would hit the roads in 2023, along with Tesla’s pickup truck, dubbed the Cybertruck. The Cybertruck’s scheduled arrival date has not changed.
The Tesla Semi Truck, which was unveiled in November 2017, is designed for long-haul trucking. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when carrying a full load, which is faster than most diesel trucks.
The Tesla Semi Truck’s range of 500 miles on a single charge is more than double the range of the current longest electric truck on the market, the Daimler eCascadia, which has a range of 230 miles.
The Tesla Semi Truck is also much cheaper to operate than a diesel truck, Tesla said. The company estimates it will cost $1.26 per mile to run the Tesla Semi, compared to $1.51 per mile for a diesel truck.
Since the company started taking orders for the truck in 2017, some of the largest orders have come from UPS, Walmart and PepsiCo. The initial deposit required with an order was $5,000, which was increased to $20,000 after the event in November 2017.
The company hasn’t specified how many trucks it plans to produce, but based on Tesla’s earlier statements, we can expect the price of regular production versions for the 300-mile versions (480 km) and 500 miles (800 km) or $150,000. and US$180,000 respectively.
Tesla’s tractor-trailer is part of the company’s effort to electrify the transportation sector, which is responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions. Tesla also makes electric cars and SUVs, and plans to start producing its electric truck next year. Tesla’s ultimate goal is to transition the world to sustainable energy.
Tesla unveiled the Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster in late 2017. The full event is below:
By Lennon Cihak
Tesla recently wrapped up its 2022 annual shareholder meeting, and CEO Elon Musk hinted at a potentially cool feature coming to the fleet: vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Towards the end of the shareholders’ meeting, a gentleman in the audience mentioned how airplanes use a system called Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS). He explained how ACAS relays an aircraft’s telemetry to avoid a collision.
“Sometimes too much telemetry,” Musk adds with a laugh, referring to the Twitter account that tracks his private jet.
“Do you see Teslas communicating with each other and Dojo turning into some kind of air traffic control for Tesla and Robotaxi supply chains?” adds the gentleman.
Musk responded by saying he had never thought of that before, which is interesting. He added that the goal with Dojo is to be the de facto computer to train the neural network with videos.
“Oh. That’s an interesting idea. I haven’t thought of that,” Musk replies. “Right now our goal with Dojo is to be really good at video workouts. We have probably the fourth or nearly the third most powerful computing center in the world for AI training. Our first goal with Dojo is to make it competitive and more efficient at training neural networks than a whole bunch of GPUs. We could get there…soon.
Musk also added that Dojo is built “from the ground up” to train AI using videos, and building such a computer has never been done before.
This question stirred Musk’s mind. He paused for a moment and said it might be difficult to get Teslas to communicate with each other – and won’t be necessary with full self-driving.
“There will be benefits to Teslas communicating [with] each other, but that won’t be necessary at all for full self-driving,” Musk replies. “But for a long time the vast majority of cars will be driven manually, so the value of Tesla to Tesla communication is not that high, except maybe traffic problems, accidents, nest- potholes and road closures. A Tesla ahead of you has seen a road closure and you get this real-time update to your car so you don’t get stuck in the road closure situation. That’s what we’re working on right now. »
Elon Musk’s response
As of January 2022, Twitter user and Tesla enthusiast @BLKMDL3 tweeted at Musk asking for this kind of functionality. “Hey @elonmusk, can we get the Model S/X’s air suspension to automatically raise quickly if the car senses a dip in the road ahead, then remembers the location for next time?” BLKMDL3 writes. “That would be an awesome feature to have!”
Musk replied, “Yeah.”
Hey @Elon Musk, can we make the Model S/X’s air suspension automatically raise quickly if the car senses a dip in the road ahead, then remembers the location for next time? That would be an awesome feature to have!
— Zack (@BLKMDL3) January 20, 2022
BLKMDL3’s tweet got quite a bit of attention.
Tesla recently rolled out updates to improve a vehicle’s ability to raise and lower its suspension when it arrives at a specific location. This is so that the vehicle does not scratch the pavement and does not damage its underbody.
Since Musk said he hadn’t thought about vehicle-to-vehicle communication or how it would happen, we don’t expect this feature to roll out anytime soon. However, we can hope that it will be added to the upcoming feature pipeline due to its seemingly positive reception and desire. It could also increase the safety of Tesla’s vehicles, even though they are already the safest cars on the road.
It would be nice for vehicles within a 5-10 mile radius to notify each other of a construction zone or accident, similar to Waze. This would allow the vehicle to redirect to a more efficient route or handle the situation accordingly. Going further, it would be exceptionally cool to see snapshots or videos of the upcoming situation by seeing a “hotspot” on maps, similar to how Snapchat displays hotspots, which are recorded through vehicle cameras to prepare for it more specifically. But it can open a Pandora’s box when it comes to privacy.
Turning Tesla’s fleet into a mobile social network may run counter to Musk’s vision. He has previously said that any user input into the vehicle should be considered an error, so having an interactive feature like this may not be in Tesla’s card game.