35 – Tesla Unveils Its Full Self-Driving Computer


Samsung Galaxy Fold Screens are Breaking and Now the Launch is Postponed

  • The early reviews of the Galaxy Fold were glowing (Revolutionary, Most Excited about a phone in a decade…)
  • Some early reviewers of the Fold are reporting that screens are broken “unusable after only two days” Mark Gruman Bloomberg.
    • There is a removable film that some are peeling off thinking it’s a shipping protector.
  • Marques Brownlee (YouTuber) had a video showing the damage from removing the film.
  • Some reviewers have also reported a “small bulge” in the crease that broke the phone.
  • Now it looks like Samsung is delaying the public launch to sometime in May
    • Was originally to be April 23 in Hong Kong and April 26 US.
    • Perhaps fix the screen issues.
  • People are comparing this to 2016’s burning Note 7.

OnePlus 7 Pro Rumours

  • 5G (May not come to the US).
  • Super Fast Screen (90Hz refresh rate, 33% faster than most phones)
  • Curved display (like Galaxys 8-10)
  • Pop-up Selfie Camera 16mp. Triple Rear
  • May 14 confirmed today.
  • Qualicom 855
  • 4,000 mAh
  • microSD
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day

  • Elon Musk spent three hours displaying Tesla’s FSD (Fully Self Driving) capabilities.
  • Tesla uses Radar & Cameras to read the road and identify objects in the way.
    • Competitors (Waymo, Audi, Mobileye) use LIDAR (laser radar, 3D mapping).
  • He believes the FSD will be “feature complete” by the end of 2019, Q2 2020 Drivers won’t need to pay attention, US Gov Approval end of 2020.
  • Musk focused his presentation on his “in house AI Chipset” used to power the FSD tech.
  • The AI Chipset is to use less than 100 watts to reduce the system’s impact on the range.
  • The current FSD Hardware has been complete for 2 years. Next Gen in 2 more years (3x as powerful).
  • Anjrey Karpathy (Head of AI) explained that LIDAR is a crutch and that FSD needs to be based on vision because the roads were made for vision (our eyes).  He claims that vision can give far more information than LIDAR “just points in space”. Musk, “Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed”. DEBATE
  • Other info
    • New battery design good for 1m miles (current 300-500k).
    • Robo Taxi Service – for areas where Tesla owners don’t “share”.  Lease backs. 1m FSD taxies on the road by 2020 (right…).

Tesla Investigates After Parked Model S Appears To Explode In China

  • “CNN reports on CCTV footage from China showing a parked Model S bursting violently into flames,”
  • Tesla is investigating after one of its vehicles appeared to explode in China. A short video of surveillance footage posted on Chinese social media site Weibo (WB) showed white smoke emerging from what looks like a white Tesla car parked at a lot in Shanghai.
  • After a few seconds, the electric vehicle bursts into flames and the clip ends soon afterward.
  • The video, which was filmed just after 8:15 pm local time on April 21, appears to show a Tesla Model S sedan.
  • It was posted on Chinese social media a couple of hours later and has since been shared widely.
  • The clip attracted a mix of derision and outrage on Weibo. “Us car owners demand an explanation,” wrote user Miao Hongyang. “Jeopardizing our safety in a moment’s instant and the fact it ignited so quickly is something we will not tolerate.”
  • “One thing I’ve learned from this incident: from now on, don’t ever park next to a Tesla.'”

Anti-american redoric.

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