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Re: Kia's sleek new EV6 electric car
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2021, 02:30:33 PM »
> glitches

I hadn't thought of that.  Good call.  You have both software plus electronics and either one or both could end up being a nightmare.  The first two years of every new version of Windows was a Bill Gates betafest until they finally got most of the bugs out.

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Re: Kia's sleek new EV6 electric car
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2021, 05:59:20 PM »
>> glitches

Yeah, on the firmware side I'd say Tesla has the advantage. That said, battery tech is advancing at a rapid pace and it is still a moving target.  I think it will be very easy to get a certified lemon that would indeed be a nightmare.  The problem will likely be worse for one-off, wannabe EVs that seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately.

>model year

Teslas have been called out over several models for having poor-fitting doors, cabin noise, etc. Musk readily admits that scaling up production has put many of the "finish quality" issues behind where they should be for an upscale vehicle.

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Re: Kia's sleek new EV6 electric car
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2021, 03:53:55 PM »
meanwhile at the top dog...

Tesla's quarterly deliveries smash previous record, beat estimates | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-deliveries-idUSKBN2BP0WD

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Re: Kia's sleek new EV6 electric car
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2021, 01:41:51 PM »
>Despite my "true L5" pessimism, I think "open road L5" and longer ranges are coming fairly soon.

I am extremely confident of achieving full autonomy and releasing it to the Tesla customer base next year. But I think at least some jurisdictions are going to allow full self-driving next year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks Level 5 Full Autonomy for 2021
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-full-autonomy-2021/