Work was killing for the past week, but today, I finally got a chance to take the Model S out for a spin in the Calaveras hills near my home. Within 5 minutes, the bars were zero, and the navi was black.
I thought there was a GPS antenna as well as cellular, just like most smart phones. Looks like Model S has what we called A-GPS in the previous company I was with (used to work for the cellphone chip design division) - works by mobile tower triangulation. I paid how much for the tech package again?
The drive OTOH was beyond anything I have experienced. You can suck on this, BMW M5! I mean it. I have many times driven that V10 beast on curvy switch backs just like the ones I drove on today, and boy, the Model S can dance. Bye bye BMW, bye bye Porsche, bye bye Ferr.. may be not.
May be one day, all cars will be made like this.