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[#] Tue Oct 15 2019 12:42:07 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I've got third row seating... if you don't mind being the body in the trunk. Which can be quite fun if you're consenting.

[#] Tue Oct 15 2019 14:36:36 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Flash Memory Wear Killing Older Tesla's Due to Excessive Data Logging: Report

"Because a Tesla is highly dependent on its electronics, once the flash memory in a Teslabs infotainment unit goes bad, it essentially bricks the entire car."

This apparently only applies to version 1 MCU's.

[#] Thu Oct 17 2019 08:25:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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...and of course this is what Ford II would call "progress".

All cars are basically just rolling computers these days, but some more than others.

The rental that I drove this week had way more controls on it than I cared for. Too many screens, too many buttons, and that's from someone who *likes* technology. The lane-keeping software was LITERALLY poking me in the ass when I drifted too far to either side of the lane.

[#] Thu Oct 17 2019 11:07:54 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I'm no fan of BMW's "twenty thousand dollar options package" approach, but I *like* that you can still order a car from them without all driver-assitance garbage. Not so with Subaru

[#] Thu Oct 17 2019 14:57:58 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Well then stop drifting in your lane. You make other people nuts with that. <GRIN>

[#] Fri Oct 18 2019 08:03:04 EDT from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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@IGnatius T Foobar, I agree, so much electronics in machines that don't need half as much.

I have noticed that really hardcore microchipheads don't want microchips everywhere, they want microchips in places that make sense. It is hipster wannabes who want computers in every doorknob.

[#] Fri Oct 18 2019 16:46:35 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Surging SUV demand is canceling out the environmental benefit from electric cars

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