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An exploration of the new technology of driving, beginning with a 2012 Ford Focus and resuming with a Tesla Model 3.

The Edge of the Road Podcast Len Edgerly

    • Technology
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An exploration of the new technology of driving, beginning with a 2012 Ford Focus and resuming with a Tesla Model 3.

    EOR 54 Bozeman Boys

    EOR 54 Bozeman Boys

    Colter and Jaego Short are my guests for this episode of the podcast, emanating from Bozeman, Montana. We leave tomorrow for the 2,500-mile drive to Maine in the Model Y. Stay tuned!

    • 17 min
    EOR 53 Big Wyo

    EOR 53 Big Wyo

    Today's drive in the Model Y from Longmont, Colorado, to Casper, Wyoming, was undramatic compared with yesterday's challenge downloading and installing the new operating software. That made it possible to enjoy every mile of the prairie scenery and to enjoy Grace's very smooth ride. In the photo, she gets a quick boost of juice at a Tesla Supercharger in Wheatland, Wyoming.

    • 19 min
    EOR 52 Meet Grace

    EOR 52 Meet Grace

    Greetings from Colorado! I picked up Grace, the new (used) Tesla Model Y, today in Boulder and thought I would have an easy time downloading the last software and installing it in the car. As it turned out there was some drama involved, at a McDonalds. Tomorrow Grace and I will head north to the Cowboy State en route to reconnecting with Darlene later this week in Bozeman, Montana. Onward!
     

    • 21 min
    EOR 51 Boulder Bound

    EOR 51 Boulder Bound

    In two days I will pick up Grace, our 2020 new (used) Tesla Model Y at a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colorado. Very exciting, especially because a major new software update from Tesla is offering owners the chance to request the Full Self Driving Beta. My ace sales guy John David Herbert at Larry Miller Toyota is going to download and install the software update and tap on the request button for FSD. Much appreciated, John David!

    • 10 min
    EOR 50 Grace

    EOR 50 Grace

    A lot has happened on our Tesla adventure during the two years since the last episode of this show. In this recap, you will hear why we traded in Tess for a Model Y named Yoshi the Bitmobile, and what happened on August 22nd in Lyman, Maine. Stay tuned for future episodes of Edge of the Road, as we return to the Great American West for the next chapter. 

    • 20 min
    EOR 49 Back in Cambridge

    EOR 49 Back in Cambridge

    This is the view out my window here in Cambridge, where we are visiting for a week before heading back to Denver. This gives me a chance to catch up with the latest system update on Tess, which adds autopilot on navigation capabilities. Also, the automatic parking seems to be improved, or I am getting more used to it. This month marks a year of Tesla ownership and 12,000 miles of electric joy. 

    • 11 min

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Very Interesting for the MyFord Touch Owner or Owner-to-Be + Followup

Actually, I'm a MyFord Touch owner-to-be as I've had my 2012 Ford Focus with MyFord Touch on order since June 2, 2011. While waiting for the car, I discovered this podcast and have found it very interesting and educational as well. But be warned: you may find yourself getting frustrated at times right along with Len. I highly recommend you give this podcast a try.

September 3, 2011 followup. I had plenty time to do a lot of reading and learning about MFT before getting my new Focus, but it was only this podcast that helped me with my first MFT problem. MFT worked beautifully for the first 4 days and then, while running a number of errands, I came out to the car & started it only to find that the lighted white screen stayed that way. Nothing! So I tried one of the things Len mentioned, namely turning off the car and opening and closing the door as if I was leaving. Got in and started the car again and ... still just the lighted white screen! First thought was "back to the dealer on day 4?" But I then remembered Len said how, waiting a while, it would reboot by itself, so I drove to my next errand. When I came out what did I find this time? A BLACK screen! Did I panic? No. Len said to be patient and give it time to self-correct (or something like that). After a few minutes what did it do? Rebooted and it has been perfect ever since! If not for this podcast, I wouldn't have known to patiently wait and would have immediately called my dealer for a service appointment.

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