Tesla could save $200M from one car part.

Last week Tesla revealed their Full Self Driving computer to shareholders. In that speech, they talked about the cost savings vs. their old computer. They stated that the cost of the new unit would be 80% of the cost of their old unit from NVIDIA. According to NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit the cost […]


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TSLA hits 52 week low

Yesterday Tesla reported Q1 earnings and today the stock plummets to 52 week low. They were negative over $700 million. Going back a couple quarters Elon stated that he thought they would be profitable in all future quarters, with perhaps the exception of this quarter. This quarter they had a bond debt to pay. $920M. […]


Insure My Tesla

I wondered many of times… will Tesla leverage their knowledge of vehicle safety to start their own insurance program? Why not give Tesla the premiums? They can provide rangers parts immediately upon claims. When Tesla does something, they remove all the friction they can to ensure users have the best experience possible. Shopping around for […]


Tesla saving money by switching to FSD.

Even if you watched the almost full 4 hours of video for Tesla Autonomy Day, you may have missed the 10 second slide that explains one very important thing. [Edit April 24] As it turns out, there are several mentions of this in the video. I timed the slide, wrote the sentence and now I […]


NVIDIA disputes Tesla’s TOPS

A good article from Electric NVIDIA disputes some of Tesla’s FSD computer claims, but they miss the main point nicely points out the importance of power consumption in this debate. I have some more opinions on the matter. What makes a fair comparison? Is it fair to compare a product in mass production to a […]


Self Driving Vector Space

In Tesla’s latest FSD Investor schpeel, Andrej Karpathy does a great presentation about using cameras to create a vector space. What is a vector space? Well, it is basically the most minified 3d model you can get. There would be 3d co-ordinates [latitude, longitude, altitude] and functions contained within these coordinates that traverse this 3d […]


Should you Buy Tesla AutoPilot or FSD?
Use this Algorithm.

var bankBalance = $50000; var autopilot = { thingYouWant: ‘autopilot’ cost: $5000; } var fsd = { thingYouWant: ‘fsd’ cost: $7000; } var otherThingsYouReallyWant = [ { thingYouWant: ‘vacation’, cost: $6000 } ,{ thingYouWant: ‘cottage’, cost: $120000 } ,{ thingYouWant: ‘boat’, cost: $20000 } ,{ thingYouWant: ‘trailer’, cost: $22000 } ]; function buy(purchase){ log(purchase); bankBalance […]


Hey Elon, can these cars self drive in the snow?

If not, can I be part of the team that solves that? And by “team that solves that”, I mean the blind camera, 5G from Starlink, In depth GPS paths within 1 mile. Radar as much as possible and assume caked up proxy sensors to at least decide when to stop. Also traction control stopping. […]