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A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.
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Palo Alto, CA

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A podcast about Tesla as viewed through the lens of two technologists.

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English


Episodes

72 – HD Maps with a Special Guest

9/12/2017
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We do a deep dive into HD maps and speak with former Tesla Autopilot software engineer Andrew Kouri. Andrew is now co-founder and CEO of lvl5 a startup building HD maps using computer vision and crowdsourcing by paying people to record their drives with their smartphones. We discuss the different approaches to HD maps, why companies like Tesla and others working towards self driving will utilize HD maps, and how you can build HD maps from crowdsourced driving video using deep neural...

Duration: 00:46:50


71 – Simulate All the Things

9/5/2017
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We discuss how simulation has continued to increase in importance in the development and validation of self driving vehicles and how Tesla and others are using simulation. We unpack the evolution of simulation from playback of driving events, to simulating a new drive, to actually training neural networks inside the simulation. Simulation is a key enabler for massive scaling and improvement of the software. Article and video we discussed: Inside Waymo’s Carcraft Simulator -...

Duration: 01:00:11


70 – OpenAI

8/29/2017
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We discuss OpenAI – its origins, connection to Elon Musk, what they are working on, and how general human (and superhuman) level AI will have profound effects on everything. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration: 01:21:55


69 – Dissonance in Your Product Line

8/22/2017
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We cover the big updates since the first Model 3 deliveries. Starting with the official accessories on the Tesla shop. We also cover Ultra White seats sightings, new details about the Aero wheels, battery capacity and the decision to move to long range naming, permanent magnet motor switchover. We also explain more about the Keycard and Tesla Phone Key feature. And we end with the new interior camera and Autopilot HW 2.5. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using...

Duration: 01:14:00


68 – Q2 2017

8/8/2017
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We unpack Tesla’s Q2 2017 results. We discuss the latest updates for Model 3 production and margin targets, Autopilot upcoming releases, a change in strategy for Model Y, Solar roof installations, Supercharger and service updates, and more. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: http://ts.la/anuarbek5816

Duration: 01:21:32


67 – We Drove in the Model 3, Twice

8/1/2017
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We were fortunate to be invited to the Model 3 delivery event and were given test rides. We run down our experience at the event and our time inside Model 3, and what struck us most about the Model 3 in person. This is a must listen episode. Take a look at our photos from the event: http://theteslashow.com/model-3-delivery-event/ If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for...

Duration: 01:25:26


66 – Thirty-Six Hours with Model S

7/25/2017
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We discuss Caleb’s recent 36 hour excursion with the Model S up to wine country. Caleb shares all of his impressions and experience with Model S, from the driving dynamics, to the UI, to charging, to Autopilot. If you’ve ever wanted to know more of what it’s like to drive a Tesla this is the episode for you. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life:...

Duration: 01:06:58


65 – Super Duper Supercharging

7/18/2017
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We discuss the recent developments in Supercharging. Since our early episode on Supercharging, Tesla has rolled out a new credit system, set ambitious new goals for expansion, new plans for city Supercharging and locations with dozens of plugs. We also discuss the future of Supercharging speed with V3. If you are planning to buy a Model S or X please considering using this referral code to help support the show and save $1,000 and get free Supercharging for life: anuarbek5816

Duration: 00:45:35


64 – Model 3 Production Has Begun

7/11/2017
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The first Model 3 has rolled off the line and is going to Elon. As production begins we discuss the RC program that got us to this point and what is happening at the factory right now as production starts.

Duration: 01:00:21


63 – SN1 on Friday

7/4/2017
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We unpack Elon’s recent tweets about Model 3 progress. The news that the Model 3 has passed all regulatory requirements, the first car is scheduled to be produced later this week, and the delivery event is happening Friday July 28th at Tesla Fremont. We try to make sense of it all, how the ramp compares to the S and X and what is still to come.

Duration: 00:50:21


62 – Director of AI and Autopilot Vision

6/27/2017
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We discuss the recent changes in the Autopilot team at Tesla. Chris Lattner, formerly of Apple, who was VP of Autopilot Software at Tesla has left and Andrej Karpathy of OpenAI has joined as Director of AI and Autopilot Vision reporting to Elon Musk. We unpack what Chris accomplished, what Andrej’s past experience tells us about the types of projects he will work on & more.

Duration: 00:53:49


61 – Tesla is a Drama Magnet

6/13/2017
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We unpack the recent Tesla shareholder meeting where Elon gave an update on Tesla, what’s coming next, and answered a bunch of questions. We also recently caught 2 Model 3’s on video exiting Tesla HQ in Palo Alto: https://youtu.be/e-yL6B1iucE

Duration: 01:18:33


60 – Behind the Velvet Ropes

6/6/2017
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We were fortunate to be invited to the recent Tesla VIP event. We share what we can due to the NDA. We got to experience the Model 3 up close and we recount what stood out to us. Plus we caught footage of Model 3’s testing on the Tesla test track.

Duration: 00:58:06


59 –

5/30/2017
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We discuss the latest specs Tesla has released about the Model 3, their strategy to push sales of Model S and try to correct confusion in the market about Model 3 being better than Model S. We also discuss what the limited set of configs for Model 3 at launch means. We reveal some new tips we have about the Model 3 HVAC system and Tesla’s work on a HUD.

Duration: 01:04:23


58 – Short Video Clips

5/23/2017
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Tesla has started collecting short video clips to help improve their self-driving software through crowdsourced learning from their fleet. They are using the clips to improve lane detection, sign recognition, traffic light locations and more. Plus the implications for these clips on training their neural nets, HD maps, and redundancy for sensing.

Duration: 00:52:05


57 – The Boring Company

5/16/2017
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Elon is boring. We discuss one of Elon’s latest ventures – The Boring Company. We cover a brief history of tunnels, how Tunnel Boring Machines work, and some of the major tunneling projects in the US and Europe in recent decades. We unpack what The Boring Company is trying to do and what we know about the feasibility of their vision.

Duration: 01:18:20


56 – Volt with a V

5/9/2017
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We test drove a Volt. We discuss our recent Tesla Factory tour, as much as we are allowed, the brief silver Model 3 sighting we had outside the factory, and our impressions of the Volt, focusing on the UI and human machine interface choices.

Duration: 00:55:54


55 – Q1 2017

5/3/2017
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We unpack Tesla’s record Q1 2017 results. We discuss the latest updates on the Model 3 development, the production lines for Model 3, news about the service and Supercharger expansions, new information about Model Y’s new platform and automation, upcoming Gigafactories, Tesla Semi, China, Solar Roof and more.

Duration: 00:53:38


54 – Tesla's Valuation

4/25/2017
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We discuss Tesla’s recent market cap passing Ford and GM to become the most valuable U.S. automaker. We discuss the basis for valuations, what influences valuations, and the different scenarios that lead to Tesla being valued more than GM and Ford today. And how Tesla could be worth Elon's supposed $1 Trillion valuation.

Duration: 00:58:07


53 – Apple Car

4/18/2017
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Apple was recently approved to test autonomous vehicles on the streets of California by the DMV. The long rumored Apple car project has been picking up in the recent months. We discuss the puzzle of what Apple could be working on and how they could bring a car or transportation service to market, and the difference in strategy compared to Tesla.

Duration: 01:07:59

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