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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 7 Apr 2018

Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:35 pm

I fully understand your reasoning, tbleakne.

But I have a very specific reason for disagreeing with you strongly.

I purchased Enhanced Autopilot largely to get Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC, not aTesla term) so that I could benefit from the car’s assistance in slowing down when traffic ahead of me slows or stops suddenly (and notably including the car two cars ahead).

I don’t really care about self steering or autonomous driving. I think that those features would help me in case I fell asleep accidentally, which I admit is highly possibly.

But I ordered EAP for the safety factor of helping reduce the likelihood of my colliding with a car ahead of me due to unexpected slowing or my own inattention. In fact, I’ll admit that I recently had a near accident due to daydreaming in a rental car in stop and go traffic, a situation that would have been mitigated by TACC that’s included with Tesla’s EAP.

So I think that EAP adds a lot of safety even without the self steering feature. And I suggest that the TACC feature would add safety for anyone who cruises the freeways.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 7 Apr 2018

Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:08 pm

I’ll be at HTB Santa Ana a bit early, around 7:45 to show the red Model 3.

I MIGHT leave a bit early, maybe 10:40 am to get to an OC Tesla meet up at Sonic Drive In in Costa Mesa at 11 am.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 7 Apr 2018

Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm

I’ll be at HTB Santa Ana a bit early, around 7:45 to show the red Model 3.

I MIGHT leave a bit early, maybe 10:40 am to get to an OC Tesla meet up at Sonic Drive In in Costa Mesa at 11 am.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 7 Apr 2018

Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:20 pm

I want to follow Boomer to the Costa Mesa Tesla meetup, so I will do my best to get to the breakfast earlier than I normally do. I thank Boomer for his comments on safety and hope to have more friendly discussion on this topic. I agree the current system is doing a lot to help reduce collisions with the car ahead. The tweak to the radar even allows your car to sense when the car ahead of the one you are following has slowed relative to you.

I will have in my car more surplus Cat 5e cable that I am taking to an e-waste event near me this weekend. I would be glad to drop off a modest amount of others' e-waste if you wish to bring it.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - HTB - 21 Apr 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:55 pm

Eleven to 13 bodies at HTB on the 21st of April.

Robert made a "root beer" float (with cherry coke), which inspired me to make a strawberry milkshake, ice cream, flavoring (strawberry "sauce" from the waffle area strawberry topping), and milk.

It took me 3 tries to get the proportions correct, and I had to drink all my mistakes!

I will try again at GC in May.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 5 May 2018

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Our next EV Gathering is May 5th at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry.

Then, on May 19th, we meet at Hometown Buffet on 17th Street in Santa Ana.

At the GC, Phil intends to bring his new Red Model 3 Tesla.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 2 Jun 2018

Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 pm

Our next EV Gathering is on June 2nd, at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry.
Although GC opens at 7:30, we "gather" at 8 (but later for some folks).

After that, we jump 3 weeks to June 23rd to Gather at the Hometown Buffet on 17th Street in Santa Ana, 2 blocks East of I-5.
HTB opens at 8 AM.

Hope to see you there.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - GC - 2 Jun 2018

Fri May 25, 2018 3:42 pm

I understand that these are easy places for large groups, but I really wish there were other locations, as GC and Hometown Buffet have really declined in quality.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - HTB - 23 Jun 2018

Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:47 pm

The decline in quality, is that our HTB and our GC locations, or other locations?

Do you have any specifics on what has declined?

We might be able to get the management to fix some of the problems that you have noticed.

Note that our next EV Gathering is on June 23rd, at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana, 2 blocks East of I-5 on 17th Street.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y8 - HTB - 23 Jun 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm

There's a newer GC in Anaheim, on Lincoln near the 57. I haven't been there, but maybe it's worth trying?

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