Tesla’s Shanghai plant has been back in work for more than 20 days after the new crown outbreak was initially brought under control. However, just as a group of happy under-subscribers were given the newly delivered Chinese-made Model 3, rumors were circulating online that the domestic Model 3 hardware did not match Tesla’s reported information. Some netizens commented that the new car thought it had won the jackpot, the result was “thank you for patronage”, this “scratch lottery”-style car-buying experience, it is really embarrassing.
A few days ago, a suspected owner posted on the Internet, when he checked the vehicle, found that the purchase of the domestic Model 3 vehicle controller model hardware 2.5 (1483112), but in the purchase of the “electric vehicle environmental information with the list”, the information shows that the hardware model is Hardware Hardware 3.0 (1462554), not consistent with the actual.
After mentioning the new car, the owner of the car who was already full of joy was confused. Photo: Weibo
There are self-proclaimed domestic Model 3 car owners of netizens said, in fact, the car equipped with 2.5 version of hardware
But on the “Electric Vehicle Environmental Information With Car List”, the vehicle control unit is displayed as the latest version 3.0 Picture: Weibo
At present, it is not possible to confirm that the above-mentioned netizens provided the hardware model photo and the “with the car list” belongs to the same model. It is worth mentioning that Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. has said in the “List of Cars” that companies are responsible for the authenticity, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of all content slots.
So what is the difference between Hardware 2.5 and Hardware 3.0, and will it affect the use of owners?
In the area of autonomous driving, Tesla has previously partnered with companies such as Moblieye and Nvidia. But due to performance, power consumption and cost considerations, Tesla decided to launch its own research and development. As a transition, Hardware 2.5 continues to adopt the Nvidia DRIVE PX 2 platform.
In April 2019, Tesla officially unveiled its own hardware 3.0. According to official sin, the chip holds up to 6 billion transistors and has 21 times the processing power of Hardware 2.5 per second: version 2.5 can handle only 110 frames per second, while version 3.0 can handle up to 2,300 frames per second.
At the same time, the cost of version 3.0 is about 20% lower than that of version 2.5 due to home-grown production.
Tesla officials claim hardware 3.0 has 21 times as much power as the 2.5 version Picture: Tesla Live
For hardware 3.0 performance, Lee, founder of Home and Ideal Cars, lamented that such a calculation would not even be possible with the EQ4 or Bosch.
The most intuitive effect of the significant increase in computing power is that the Tesla model sloading the Hardware 3.0 has the ability to identify traffic barriers (commonly known as “ice cream cones”) that were not possible with previously loaded Hardware 2.5 and below.
Hardware 3.0 chip helps vehicles identify “ice cream barrels” Video Source: s42 Garage
Tesla’s Customer Support Department also confirmed in an email in response to consumer inquiries that the non-3.0 version was temporarily unable to obtain the ability to identify the “ice cream barrel.”
Tesla Customer Support’s explanation of non-3.0 hardware’s inability to recognize the “ice cream barrel” Picture: Auto House
In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly promised to upgrade Hardware 2.5 to version 3.0 for free for consumers who buy fullself self-driving capabilities .D.C.
Observer snares that the domestic Model 3 comes standard with the basic Autopilot autopilot assist feature, which automatically assists steering, acceleration and braking in the driving lane. The FSD kit will cost RMB56,000 to purchase, and will be purchased with automatic auxiliary lane change, automatic parking, vehicle summoning and other functions.
Tesla also promised that all new models will be equipped with the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving. In the future, more autonomous driving capabilities will be available through Remote Upgrade (OTA).
Owners with FSD kits can upgrade their hardware to 3.0 for free, with the Autopilot feature standard in the domestic Model 3, but the FSD kit costs $56,000 to buy Picture Source: Tesla’s official website
It is worth mentioning that all Model S/Xs manufactured after March 20, 2019, as well as all Model 3s shipped after April 12, 2019, have been equipped with Hardware 3.0. The question is why Tesla is using a lower-performing, more expensive version of the 2.5 in domestic models, if the network is true, and the overseas version of Tesla has long been using the lower-cost version 3.0?
Car reviewers believe that the domestic Tesla suspected not use version 3.0 hardware, may be tight supply chain, and another possibility is that the recent U.S. consumers through the FSD suite free upgrade to get 3.0 hardware, Tesla will be for cost reasons, for the replacement of 2.5 spare parts to find a new way out?
“In fact, Tesla owners for this brand’s tolerance is far more than the competition, in the hardware level, the vast majority of owners for the work and other details are understood, the real concern is the power drive system (observer note: Tesla using Panasonic and LG’s batteries) and Autopilot hardware, more unfortunately, The domestic Model 3 in both respects the new owners encountered the same as scraping lottery doubts.”
And under the official twitter feed of Tesla, the comments from netizens have already been “fried”.
Under the official microblog of Tesla, there have been a number of netizens questioning about the hardware Picture: Weibo
With the annual “315” consumer protection day approaching, Tesla has been exposed to rights issues. According to several screenshots circulating online, some car owners have complained about the issue to the nation’s 12315 platform, claiming compensation from Tesla Shanghai on the grounds of “fraudulent consumer fraud”.
Online exposure has been reported to 12315 by the owner of The Tesla Shanghai company as a “fraudulent consumer” Picture Source: Weibo
Article 55 of the Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China stipulates that if an operator commits fraud in providing goods or services, he shall increase the compensation for the losses suffered by the consumer in accordance with the requirements of the consumer, and increase the amount of compensation to three times the price of the goods purchased by the consumer or the cost of receiving the service, that is, the so-called “one loss and three”.
As of the time of writing, however, Tesla officials have yet to make any formal response to the controversy, and the Observer has asked Tesla’s global vice president, Dolin, about the issue, and has not responded as of the time of writing.