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Tesla allows you to further customize the cabin overheat protection feature
Cabin Overheat Protection (COP) is an amazing feature available in every Tesla.
When the vehicle interior gets too hot, the car can automatically turn on the HVAC fan and let in cool air to cool the interior.
You can also choose to have the vehicle use air conditioning to cool the interior of the car more effectively, although this will drain the battery.
Previously, the temperature at which the cabin overheat protection would activate was not set and is set to 105°F.
However, last night Elon Musk announced that Tesla is bringing some improvements to the cabin's overheat protection. Soon you will be able to set the temperature at which the COP will light up.
While Elon says you'll be able to set the temperature at which the COP kicks in, you may be limited to a certain range. Maybe somewhere between 90° and 120°.
Finally, if you want to keep your car cooler, you can always use Climate Keeper.
It will be interesting to see if Tesla makes other improvements to the cabin's overheat protection, such as only cooling it down at certain times or in certain locations. It can also allow the vehicle to automatically air the windows to further cool the interior.
Elon recently said that Tesla would add a feature that would enable the vehicleautomatically closes the windows when it starts to rain🇧🇷 It's entirely possible that these features will be bundled into a "Summer Improvements" bundle.
Elon said the improvement will be included in the next software update. Elon probably means the next big update and not minor revisions2022.20.
The next major release is expected to be in 2022.24, which is likely to be 2-4 weeks away.
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk)July 12, 2022
Tesla's automatic cabin overheat protection should make a real difference during record heatwaves.(Video) Model 3 Cabin Overheat Protection Feature Demo
Possibility to adjust the activation temperature with the next software version.
Currently the cab overheat protection has three options: Off, No A/C and On. When the feature is disabled, which is the default setting, the vehicle simply does nothing when the interior temperature reaches 105°C.
If “No A/C” is selected, the COP simply uses the fans to cool the cabin. This helps the cabin cool down a bit, but on hot days the interior of the cabin will still rise to 130° and more.
The best way to keep the interior cool on hot days is to set the interior thermal protection to 'On', which allows the vehicle to use the air conditioning.
Although this method is best for preventing the vehicle interior temperature from exceeding 105°F, it may still not be sufficient in excessively hot conditions. There is no guarantee that the cabin temperature will be below 105°C.
To enable Cabin Overheat Protection in your vehicle, go to Controls > Security and scroll down until you see Cabin Overheat Protection and select your preferred option.
You can also enable it in the Tesla app by navigating to the "Weather" section and swiping down on the bottom drawer for additional weather options such as:Dog mode,Camp-Modus.
In the app you can also choose to receive a push notification on your phone when COP is activated by going to Profile > Settings > Notifications.
COP is a nice feature if you live in a warmer climate and don't like getting in a hot car. It can also save lives if a small child or pet is left in the car.
Cabin overheat protection remains on for up to 12 hours after the vehicle is parked or until the battery reaches 20% charge.
Look for these and other improvements in the next Tesla update.
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A look at the audio quality of Apple Music
Apple Music may be available on the new Teslaholiday updatebut don't expect thatlossless audio qualityApple Music subscribers are enjoying... at least not yet.
Tesla owner and software developerDan BurklandRecently, some audio quality tests were run streaming in-vehicle from Tesla's in-car streaming services TIDAL, Spotify and now Apple Music.
Burkland has previously tested TIDAL on a different version of Tesla's software, but with Tesla's ever-changing software and theRelease of the holiday updatedecided to run the tests again.
Settings and music used for testing
You've connected your Model Y to your home Wi-Fi network and used a DHCP reservation so the vehicle can use a specific IP address. then installedntopngabout thatFirewall-OPNsenseMonitor vehicle traffic statistics. After resetting the Model Y's host stats, he sampled a total of nine songs, including Prince's "Purple Rain," Boston's "Foreplay," and Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir."
The Burkland test results concluded that TIDAL still offers thatthe best listening experience🇧🇷 The average bitrate of TIDAL was around 1165 kbps. That's not too shocking as TIDAL has always championed itAudio streaming in the highest qualityExperience.
Surprisingly, Spotify's audio quality overtook Apple Music for second place. Burkland's tests showed Spotify streaming at an average bitrate of ~157 kbps, while Apple Music was ~118 kbps below average.
Burkland added that he believes Apple Music is capping the app's bitrate for cars, but hopes a future Tesla software update will fix that. If Tesla can bring lossless streaming to Apple Music, it will rival TIDALHigh-Fidelity-Streaming über In-Car-App.
Check out some of Dan's test results below or check out his for a full listHe's coming back from Hilo.
|so many tears 2Pac||The youthful lust of Pink Floyd||Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen|
|Estimated data transfer at 96 Kbps (MB)||2,80||2.46||2,87|
|Estimated data transfer at 128 Kbps (MB)||3,73||3.28||3.83|
|Estimated data transfer at 160 Kbps (MB)||4,67||4.1||4,79|
|Estimated data transfer at 192 Kbps (MB)||5,60||4,92||5.74|
|Estimated data transfer at 256 Kbps (MB)||7.47||6.56||7.66|
|Data transfer estimated at 320 Kbps (MB)||9.34||8.2||9.57|
|Data transfer estimated at 1411 Kbps (MB)||41.17||36.17||42.2|
|Apple Music (MB)||4.10||3.20||4,80|
|Apple Music (Taxa de Bits – Kbps)||140,53||124,83||160,50|
|Spotify (Tasa de bits - Kbps)||229,65||226,26||96,97|
|March (Taxa de Bits - Kbps)||939,17||838,70||1019,82|
Other Tesla owners are running similar tests
Reddit-Beuseru/OverlyOptimisticNerdran similar tests with a slightly different setup. They used an iPhone 14 as a mobile hotspot,Hotspot monitors data usagefrom the Apple App Store and Model 3 2019 is runningVersion 2022.44.25.1.
During the test, they observed the same pattern across all songs, citing a lot of data that came in at the beginning of the test and then slowly came out. Apple Music's low data rate seems to match the company's.Codec HE-AAC mit 64 kbps.
"It seems to buffer most or even all of the music and then pause between tracks to do it again," writes u/OverlyOptimisticNerd. "On average I saw ~2MB per track, with ~1.7MB during the first burst and ~0.3MB over the entire track. This conforms to the HE-AAC standard as most of these songs were just over 3 minutes long.”
While Apple Music may have the lowest average bitrate of the three services tested, it's important to note that that doesn't necessarily mean it's the lowest quality. Audio quality depends on a variety of factors, including the bitrate used, whether it's variable, and the efficiency of the codec.
Apple Music's HE-ACC codec is optimized for low-bandwidth applications, meaning it can outperform an ACC-encoded file in low-bandwidth situations. In the real world, Apple Music on your Tesla should sound very similar to streaming music from Spotify, but not as good as TIDAL's offerings.
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Tesla vehicles are well prepared for winter temperatures.
According to a study, Teslas are among the most efficient electric vehicles in cold climatesrecurring study.
The cold usually affects the autonomy of electric vehicles for two reasons. Colder weather changes battery chemistry slightly; therefore the range is reduced. The reduced range may mean that some owners have to alter their travels during the winter months compared to the warmer seasons.
electric vehicle heaters
However, the largest contributor to the reduction in the range of electric vehicles is heat generation. Because electric vehicles are much more efficient than their internal combustion engine counterparts, they generate very little excess heat. While heat is a by-product of gasoline engines and can be conducted into the cabin to warm passengers, electric vehicles need to generate additional heat to keep passengers comfortable.
Usually this is done in two ways, by an electrical resistance or by a heat pump. A resistance heater is like a space heater that you can use around the house. Electric current flows through the wires, causing them to heat up, and then the heat is released into the room.
Heat pumps are more complicated and work very differently than resistance heaters; however, they are also more efficient in most cases. They work by using outside air to heat a coolant, which is then pressurized to raise the coolant's temperature. The coolant then flows into the passenger compartment where vehicle air flows through it, causing it to heat up and flow into the passenger compartment. Although heat pumps are much more efficient compared to electric heaters, this efficiency drops the colder it is outside.
Which Teslas have heat pumps?
All newer Teslas use heat pumps instead of resistance heaters due to their higher efficiency. All redesigned Model S and Model X vehicles use heat pumps, as does all Model Y vehicles. However, some 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles use resistance heaters to heat the interior, making them less efficient in the warmer months.
Find out your heating type
If you don't know if your Tesla has a heat pump or resistance heater, you can find out simply by looking at your car's software. Your vehicle's heater type is shown in the list when you navigate to Controls > Software and then tap Additional Vehicle Information.
Because of Tesla's unique heating system and its efficiency, Recurrent has determined that Tesla vehicles have one of the best ranges of any electric car. As a result, Tesla owners may not need to make as many changes to their daily drives. You are able to deal with itlatest battery technology, as well as the use of heating through heated seats, steering wheel and cabin, as well as itsAdvanced heat pumps.
Tesla vehicles are well prepared for winter temperatures.
A new study published by Recurrent pulled data from 7,000 electric vehicles from the 14 most popular brands, including Audi, BMW, Hyundai and Tesla. Data from each vehicle was collected through on-board telemetry and real-time usage. Vehicles have been used in sub-zero temperatures (20-30 degrees F) and hot temperatures of 70 degrees F. When temperatures drop below 50°F, heat pumps begin to become less efficient.
Recurrent's results concluded that Tesla's Model Y and Model X 75D long-range AWD lost 15%, while the Model 3 long-range with a 75 kWh battery lost 17% and the Model S P100D lost 17% 19% lost. Compared to the Chevy Bolt, which lost 32%, and Ford's Mustang Mach-E, which lost 30%, Tesla's vehicles appear better equipped for the cold weather. Unfortunately, Recurrent tested older Teslas that didn't include heat pumps, meaning Tesla's numbers would have been even better had Recurrent used newer models. Still, Tesla had some of the best performing vehicles.
Comparison of heat pumps and resistance heaters on Teslas
This is how Tesla continuesMake improvements to your vehicles, its battery supplier CATL, recently announced that it has produced oneBattery that offers a range of 430 miles.
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