InsideEVs Podcast episodes

Discussion in 'General' started by Domenick, Apr 25, 2020.

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  1. InsideEVs has started a weekly podcast series titled (we think, appropriately) the InsideEVs Podcast. We do a video format and host the episodes on the InsideEVs YouTube channel (which is also pretty new), but you can find it on the usual podcast platforms like Spotify, Tune In, Google and Apple Podcasts, etc. We have a panel discussing the top news stories from the week and we publish every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Eastern.

    I'll post each episode in this thread as they publish. Feel free, of course, to discuss any episode here as well. :)

    Episode one:
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  3. Episode four:

  4. We are moving to a live format starting, if everything goes as planned, this Friday morning at 9:30. We'll have chat open so you can participate and ask questions in real-time.
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  6. hobbit

    hobbit Well-Known Member

    What videoconferencing system are you using, btw? [Getting more curious about
    them, alternatives to zoom, etc]

  7. We use StreamYard.
  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Funny you should mention this:

    Last month, we found the web interface did not support even one-way, video conferencing with my Nashville, physician's office. Getting a video conference capability in my Model 3 would be great!

    Bob Wilson
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  9. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    Why would you need video conferencing from a car? Utterly pointless.
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  11. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    So your hand won't have to hold the cell phone.

    Bob Wilson
  12. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    But you’re driving. Why would you need video conferencing capability? It’s unsafe.
  13. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    It is a Tesla with full self driving (FSD.)

    Bob Wilson
  14. SouthernDude

    SouthernDude Active Member

    That’s years off and I doubt it will actually work with Tesla’s current hardware.
  15. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    What ever you do, don't drive a Tesla. Furthermore, if you see one, move away or better still, just stay out of it's way. <GRINS>

    My Model 3 odometer shows over 23,167 miles in 13 months. The second month, Autopilot saved us from five accidents. The recently updated software automatically comes to a stop at STOP signs, YIELD signs, and TRAFFIC lights unless I press the pedal. The 12 sonic sensors, 8 cameras, and radar look 360 degrees and the Autopilot software changes lanes faster, more precisely, and consistently than humans can. Driving is with just a finger while the navigation and auto-steering does the heavy lifting.

    So I recommend never drive a Tesla or take one of my 30 minute, mentored test drives:
    • single pedal driving
    • "chill" and "standard" acceleration
    • maximum speed acceleration up a steep, 8% grade hill, over 500 ft tall
    • steering on a twisty road
    • Autopilot and Full Self Driving
    Bob Wilson
  16. It does run in a browser, so I guess
    You are correct, teleconferencing while driving would be a no-no until certified level 4 autonomy arrives. However, it could be nice to have while Supercharging or for some owners, it could be a nice studio while parked in the garage away from kids and pets, etc.
  17. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Hey Domenick! How is our newest media star today? ;)

    Re the latest podcast: I was surprised to hear one of your contributors say that Tesla recommends never charging to 100%. My understanding is that Tesla says that it's absolutely, definitely okay to charge to 100% occasionally, such as when you're taking a long trip. In other words, definitely charge to 100% if you expect to challenge your car's range the next time you drive.

    As I understand it, it's only charging to 100% frequently or too often that is actively discouraged. Let's not forget that Tesla does put some reserve capacity into its battery packs. I'm not sure how much; I've seen estimates between 4-8%. But the point is that Tesla designs its battery packs for at least occasionally charging to 100% of usable capacity, by putting in some reserve capacity. So even when the dashboard display says 100% charge... it's not really 100% of the voltage that Panasonic rates its cells at.

    See discussion of the issue at the official Tesla forum:

    But that's the only place where I disagree with anything said in the podcast. I hadn't read anything about the issue with private user data being retrieved from swapped-out computer chips. That is absolutely an issue that Tesla needs to address, both thoroughly and soon. Individual service centers cannot be allowed to be careless about wiping the data from those chips. Tesla needs to institute mandatory procedures for wiping them before they are sold off or otherwise disposed of.

    Anyway... I learned something (some things) today! So thanks for making this podcast a regular thing.
    :) :cool: :)
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  18. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Some minor thoughts points:
    1. 100% Charge - this limits how much regeneration "head room" exists so the mechanical brakes may have to be used instead of full regeneration to a stop. For maximum efficiency in urban driving, leave headroom. My preference is 67% or 156 miles which is enough to reach the nearest SuperChargers.
    2. Sharing passwords - some passwords are a nuisance which I have no problem using a silly one. Important accounts with real money behind them have unique, harder passwords AND require an SMS passcode to my phone if entered from an unrecognized source. As for scraping phone 'contacts', in the world of robocalls, if only we could hide. <grins>
    Bob Wilson
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  19. I don't remember anyone saying Tesla recommended never charging to 100% (I may have just missed it). It's fine to do so when you need to, of course. I don't even remember what the actual day-to-day recommendation is, but I think it's 85%. There is definitely some reserve, but as was mentioned today, that is also divided between the top and bottom voltages and I'm not aware that anyone outside of Tesla knows what the exact split is.

    I know for my Spark EV, I charge to 80% ahead of days when I think I'll be driving. I don't mind if it's only at 60% though. Still, I don't freak out (much) when I goof and it charges to 100%.

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words. Sorry if I get a bit tongue-tied at times. I'm not a natural-born Podcaster, that's for sure. Luckily, the other panelists are pretty damn good at talking. They've also all owned and driven lots of electric vehicles, so I'm very glad to have them.
  20. Here is the latest episode: number five.
    As I mentioned up-thread, we are now doing it live on Friday mornings at 9:30 Eastern. I invite you all to join us at that time if you want to leave real-time comments or questions. We had a few dozen viewers this morning and it was really great to have that audience and see their comments.

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  21. ericy

    ericy Well-Known Member

    I was in the middle of something, so I couldn't "tune-in" when you were doing the podcast. Maybe next week.
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