Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Just an old guy with opinions that I like to bounce off other people.

Mac & Cheese 1.0

I do love a good Mac & Cheese, but you never know what you’re going to get in a restaurant. Some of it is pretty awful, so I thought I would make my own, with the thought in the back … Continue reading

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The Tesla “Dog Mode” bug story

It’s all over the Internet: Tesla’s “Dog Mode” has a serious bug; it doesn’t work if the AC fan is set to manual. One headline said “Musk vows to fix.” But is there really such a bug? Dog Mode is … Continue reading

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Tesla Navigate on Autopilot

I’m returned from my 5,000-mile Model 3 road trip, which gave me a great deal of time to think about Tesla Autopilot as I supervised it across the US and back. Technically NoA works as designed most of the time. … Continue reading

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The Great American Model 3 Road Trip

I’d never taken a trip this long, over 5,000 miles across the United States from Virginia to Idaho, Yellowstone, Denver and back. But it seemed like an adventure, and I figured that Tesla Autopilot would do most of the driving. … Continue reading

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Tesla Autopilot vs. Farm Machinery

Tesla Autopilot is still described as “Beta” because the human driver has to maintain vigilance to ensure safety. I don’t usually share my Autopilot outtake videos in public, but this one is interesting in pointing out one of the challenges … Continue reading

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As the Tesla Turns

I didn’t think my Tesla Autopilot was supposed to make turns at intersections yet (firmware 2019.8.5), but it did.

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Tesla Autopilot gets 5-Star insurance rating

My insurance carrier, State Farm, offers the “Drive Safe and Save ™” program that rates driving, and offers discounts for good driving. It works using a “beacon” installed in the car, essentially an accelerometer paired with your mobile phone. It … Continue reading

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