How UN/ECE r79 castrates Tesla Autopilot

How UN/ECE r79 castrates Tesla Autopilot

I took my first highway trip with my 2016 AP1 Model S after Tesla had forced me to downgrade the Autopilot functionality from v2019.36.2.1 to v2020.4.1 in order to comply with the regulation UNECEr79. My initial experience was terrible. After 3.5 years of a great experience, the new version of Autopilot leaves me feeling like I have lost a well-working friend.

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How to spend time wisely

How to spend time wisely

From time to time we’ll receive an offer that we can’t or don’t want to refuse: a new job, a role, or something that we always wanted to do. These offers come with a caveat: they want our time, more time. But, we dive right into them and forget everything around us. We sacrifice our time and our health for them. The situation is similar to a boxing match, in which we are getting hit on the head multiple times. Everything seems to be well for a while until our mind and/or body say “Enough! Stop it! I can’t take any more of this.” And then, we fall and everything around us becomes dark. How many of these boxing matches can we endure?

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How we hinder ourselves to accept the change to electric vehicles

How we hinder ourselves to accept the change to electric vehicles

Every change, even for the better, hurts. Because personal change means admitting that in hindsight we didn’t do something well in the past. We then ask ourselves why we didn’t draw consequences earlier. That’s how it is at the moment with the change from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EV). “It wasn’t me, I didn’t destroy the environment! If ICE vehicles were so bad, we would have done something against them sooner.”

For many of us, the fear of gaining something good which is still unknown to us, is often greater than the fear of losing something bad but known. Therefore, we glorify the known and search for the negative in the unknown.

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