- “Take the red pill”, Tesla boss Elon Musk tweets and creates confusion in the Twitter community again.
- Musk could have referred to several things: the film “Matrix”, right-wing ideas, or the Republican Party.
- In any case, Ivanka Trump reacted promptly. “I took the red pill,” she replied.
Next day, next puzzling Twitter message from Tesla boss Elon Musk. “Take the red pill,” he writes, leaving everyone confused. Really all? No, Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, doesn’t seem confused. “I took the red pill,” she replies. What?
It is often not so easy to decipher, let alone explain, Musk’s world of thought. It is the same with its “red pill”. The tweet could basically refer to a scene in the 1999 film “Matrix”. Morpheus tells the protagonist Neo that he lives in a computer simulation and has the choice of taking a red or blue pill.
He says, “If you take the blue pill, the story ends, then you wake up in bed and believe whatever you want to believe. If you take the red pill, you will stay in Wonderland and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole is. ”It may be noted here that Musk seems to think that we actually live in a computer simulation. At least he doesn’t find this thought absurd. But why would Ivanka Trump answer this tweet?
Did Musk switch to the Republicans?
In fact, the “red pill” often appears on right internet platforms. The “red pill” is then more of a code word for the political awakening of right-wing extremists, which has manifested itself for some in Donald Trump’s election as US president. It could also simply be an indication of the popular color of Trump’s party. In the political color theory of the USA, red stands for the Republicans, blue for the Democrats.
The latter in particular would probably explain why Ivanka Trump reacted so quickly. And it would go well with Musk’s recent twitter news.
Musk, who formerly described himself as “openly moderate” and supported the democratic ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang, has recently been ranting against corona measures by the democratically governed state of California. Among other things, he called the instruction to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus “fascist”. Musk’s Tesla company in Fremont itself is affected by the shutdown measures. She has been standing still for weeks.
Then the circle could close. Because who is still railing against the shutdown and supporting Musk’s call to reopen the economy? Exactly, Donald Trump.
10 properties that make the Model 3 from Tesla exceptional
It can take between 30 and 45 minutes to charge the car at a charging station – but it is faster and usually easier to only charge the battery up to 80 percent.
The Model 3 battery is made up of lots of small batteries. Charging takes a lot of time. For this reason, my driver recommended charging the Tesla up to about 80 percent when stopping on a supercharger. If the car stops overnight or the goal is reached, it makes sense to charge the battery up to 100 percent.
Background: It takes a little longer for the batteries of the Tesla car to be 100 percent charged because the car is also trying to cool the batteries. For safety reasons, the loading process is therefore carried out more slowly. Many Tesla customers state that it takes the same time to charge the battery from 80 percent to 100 percent as the charging process from 15 percent to 80 percent.
If the car stops, you can play games or activate a digital fireplace.
Our driver demonstrated this function to us when we stood at a traffic light. When he selected a game, his seat automatically adjusted and switched to “game mode”. He also showed us a crackling digital fireplace that made us laugh – as if you needed more bells and whistles if you were already in a Tesla.
Our Lyft driver uses the autopilot function “all the time”, which is ideal for the highway.
The driver said that Tesla’s autopilot had “saved” him on a number of occasions – not from a major accident, but the car had helped him brake early. In addition, the autopilot is ideal for changing lanes and driving on the highway. I asked him if he ever fell asleep while the autopilot was on. He said no.
From the surrounding area to the whole country, the in-car display shows everything – and you can find every single supercharger station.
One of the main features of the Tesla Model 3 is the huge 15-inch touchscreen display. It can display information about the car, apps and music and of course the map of the area. For me, the map was one of the coolest features. It was big and beautiful. It was just fantastic to see the immediate area in detail and then to see what happened when our driver zoomed out to show a map of all of North America. I felt that I would never get lost in this car. I also had no idea that there were so many charging stations – until I saw the map.
Our driver liked that his display showed pictures of the reversing cameras and thus had all blind spots in view.
Most cars have reversing cameras, so when driving backwards you can see what is immediately behind the car. But while driving, I noticed that our driver was able to maintain this function throughout the trip. As we talked, I saw cars accelerate behind us, slow down, and change lanes in high definition. Our driver explained that he had bought a separate dash cam for the front of his car.
I asked my driver if he didn’t like anything about his Model 3: the car was pretty perfect, he said, but mentioned a time lag when it came to unlocking the car. It could take about 5 to 8 seconds with a smartphone or a key card.
Hopefully Tesla will speed up unlocking a bit with software updates. I don’t want to feel like I have to wait for my car to notice me before I can get in.
Although you can use the smartphone as a car key, our driver suggested that you always have the physical key with you in case the cell phone fails.
So far, this has only happened to him once, the driver said. However, he did not want to stand in front of his car without a key just because his cell phone was empty.
Tesla’s algorithms calculate the battery level for the moment you reach your destination – with incredible accuracy.
Tesla’s algorithms are constantly learning as the company’s cars regularly collect data on driving behavior.
Model 3 takes longer to charge when it’s cold outside.
This makes sense because the performance of most electronic devices is affected at cold temperatures. However, you should be aware of this if you live in a region with a cool climate and are considering buying a Tesla.
My driver said he set his brake alarm to turn on early. That saved him from rear-end collisions.
It is scary when your own reaction time decides whether an accident occurs or is avoided. It’s reassuring to know that Tesla’s advanced sensors and systems can be like a second pair of eyes in an emergency.