The next Macan will be only electric.
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One mistake a lot of people make is to look at where things are rather than where they are going. People looked at solar back in 1980 and said it was too expensive and stopped there. Today prices are much lower and payback is often more like 6 to 8 years. People look at batteries today and think they will stay the same. In reality performance keeps improving and costs keep going down.This thread is like the "steam guys" bashing petrol cars.
Electric cars already are the future. Many mechanics will be replaced with IT techs, but not all. Tomorrow's hotrod tuners are today's computer science majors.
Electric cars are only going to get better, not worse, and they are still really in their child years. They already do near as makes no difference, everything better than petrol cars. In 10 years your Ferrari of today won't even be able to touch a mid level electric car, or truck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8qS_LtBxgBTW - I just realized something.
If I want to update the maps in my BMW - I have to pay what, $200 ?? I always thought people are crazy to pay something like that for a map update - but many do.
Well - I get the maps update on my Tesla navigation - not only for free but over the air (and I believe more often than once a year - but not sure about that part).
It's true that newer BMWs do have the ability to update the map data over the LTE connection. However there are quite a few disadvantages compared to Tesla's approach, such as needing to allow the Nav system to restart to reload the new map data.
I think they are using OpenStreetMap through Mapbox and Valhalla. Not Google.It's true that newer BMWs do have the ability to update the map data over the LTE connection. However there are quite a few disadvantages compared to Tesla's approach, such as needing to allow the Nav system to restart to reload the new map data.
The Tesla updates the nav/map data while the car is plugged in and charging and any update/actions happen with no user involvement and no perceived "down time".
Also, since Tesla seems to have an agreement with Google to get their map data the maps are far more accurate in my experience and are updated far more frequently.
Not much of a deal to those who rarely stray far from home but solid gold to someone who does a lot of longer distance travel to places they aren't familiar with.
Sounds similar to how Iran captured a US stealth drone i.e. spoof the GPS signal.https://www.prnewswire.com/il/news-releases/tesla-model-s-and-model-3-prove-vulnerable-to-gps-spoofing-attacks-as-autopilot-navigation-steers-car-off-road-research-from-regulus-cyber-shows-300871146.html
Tesla NoA hacked.
"the car reacted as if the exit was just 500 feet away-abruptly slowing down, activating the right turn signal, and making a sharp turn off the main road. The driver immediately took manual control but couldn't stop the car from leaving the road."
That's a lot more difficult to do. The closer the vehicle is to the ground the easier it becomes to spoof it. And aircrafts navigate based on radars near the airport.Sounds similar to how Iran captured a US stealth drone i.e. spoof the GPS signal.
If you are worried about GPS spoofing, then be careful of aircraft because they are also heavily reliant on GPS including for many instrument approaches.
Actually a GPS approach has nothing to do with radar. If the area is under radar supervision then the pilot might receive a deviation warning. However, a 300’ vertical or lateral error could be deadly. There are a lot of airports where radar coverage doesn’t extend to the ground. You will be out of radar coverage in the final segment of the approach.That's a lot more difficult to do. The closer the vehicle is to the ground the easier it becomes to spoof it. And aircrafts navigate based on radars near the airport.
Which version of the Model X did you drive?I just test drive the model-X. My “seat-of-my-pants meter” tells me it is just as punchy as my M4 was, if not moreso.
On-ramp pickup is instantaneous. If this is any metric of how the Model-Y will be, there’s not a lot keeping me from kicking this ‘18 X3 to the curb.
If it didn't have Insane or Ludicrous modes, then it should be a standard or long range model that does 0-60 in either 4.6 or 4.4 seconds.it didn’t have anything above “sport” in the driving mode options.
The seats were more comfortable than my X3 and CX-5 (current models)
That Tablet screen......massive!
If it didn't have Insane or Ludicrous modes, then it should be a standard or long range model that does 0-60 in either 4.6 or 4.4 seconds.