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I did not find any similar topics here so i thought it would fit nicely here:

New technologies are found every day all over the world and i am sure not all technologies find their way to Tesla. So therefore this topic.

Here are 2 interesting ones i found today:


I hope you will share your technological findings here to for Tesla to investigate if they can use it in our future cars. To make our dreams come treu

there are several threads which cover a lot of interesting technologies, you can use to search for them on this forum.
The first link you included is already covered here:

The second link... well, to be honest... looks nice, I could imagine it in movie however I am not so sure about it for real life scenario...

You seem to be under the impression TM is using or in the market for cutting edge tech. Nothing could be wronger. It looks for best of breed proven tech and integrates it to best advantage. The whole is then greater than the sum of the parts; the parts are not the issue or crucial.

Next gen touch screen that you can actually feel?


Small electric accumulators lifetime significantly constrains the mass use elektromobiley in the world!

But out there!

Already have battery power for an indefinite period of use!

This superflywheel!

Such systems are already using Formula 1,


Detailed studies professor superflywheels execution Gulia.

Why in Tesla mobiles do not use superflywheels?


My guess is that they're mechanical, and if they fail the consequences could be disastrous.

If you visit a Tesla store, one thing that is not uncommon to see is people being amazed by the fact that there's "nothing" under the hood (or in the trunk) and then thinking the car is just some sort of mock up or something.

So to make people more comfortable and endulge their expectations, they should put a big one of these in the frunk of every Model S.

Or a hamster wheel...

How about this tech?

Tesla should tr to incorporate a generator into their their car :
As the thingy spins for the wheels add a magnet and copper coils to produce a electric current to power and charge the battery pack.

In my mind a car that is almost self-sufficient and a self-charging vehicle would almost have unlimited range, and the faster it goes the more power it makes in itself.

Thank you just an idea

Perpetual motion AGAIN.
This has been discussed and debunked several times dude, it's not happening.
Got the links handy Volker? I can't dig them out on my iPhone.

Don't bother.

Enthusiast, stand on one end of a towel. Grab the other end and lift yourself off the ground. Report back when successful. 'Bye!

I wonder if Tesla considers using 3D printing to produce components of future models...

Some prognosticators are prognosticating that 3D printing will soon be the end of reliance on big foreign factories and suppliers. And since TM is gung-ho for vertical integration ...

Question: Will we see induction technology in the future have us drive electric cars without battery packs? I think this could be verry real if alroads had this tech in them but (second question) is it had or expensive to get it in to the roads?

Sure, road paving will be done by giant 3D printers on wheels, and they'll lay down the circuitry as part of the pavemen. Real soon now.

Actually not a bad idea, that one could work as high-tech road builder. Not quite same thing as creating small parts at home with 3D printer though. You need kind of factory on wheels for that.

I wonder when they start making pavement from carbon nanotubes...

(reacting to "real soon now", people overestimate short term development, and underestimate long term)

There are some awesome ideas here!

A special kind of paint is being developed. This paint has got the ability to turn sunlight into electricity (just like solar panels). This could be extremely helpfull for all Electric Vehicles. Because the car will be charging itself during daylight. I think this is a great idea. Don't you think so?

Please don't cross- and double-post. Almost everybody here reads every thread every day, usually several times.

I apologise for that.

There is a company called Endless Lip Technologies that has developed a new type of modular wheel assembly. The basic idea is that the assembly hardware is inside the pneumatic chamber, creating a whole slew of performance, cosmetic, and manufacturing advantages over what is available today.

I have met the team before and their patented technology has given them the ability to develop wheel assemblies that were previously unpractical to use and manufacture. They can actually make something similar to the Hankook Tiltread shown in an earlier post. Here's their website and Facebook page:

Opti-coat, It has already been applied to many Tesla's, it's a proven performer, and reduces the need for washing, so saving water. Tesla Service centers could source local competent detailers to apply it pre-delivery. There are many other products on the market that are available, but they could be best described as long life sealants(18-36 months), not coatings(Modesta, 22PLE, C Quartz, HD Nitro Seal....). Opti-coat has a lifetime warranty available. I have been using it since 2007, and I still see some of those vehicles on a regular basis(I am a detailer by profession), and they are still protected as they were the day I installed the Opti-coat. For more info

Open Letter to Tesla Motors. 8/25/2013

We are planning on purchasing a Tesla vehicle in the next two years.

We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to own a piece of alternative energy technology that will help make the change from fossil fuels to clean electric that can be generated via solar, wind and through other renewable means.

We do have some concerns about your product though. Our concerns revolve around your vehicles' heavy reliance on computers, software / firmware, and wireless communications.

We have both safety concerns and privacy concerns with any device that incorporates the physical electronic hardware that would under some circumstance allow that device to communicate to other electronic devices and through the internet, with or without the knowledge of the device's users.

History has shown that any device that has any capability whatsoever of communicating over the internet can be compromised with malicious intent and be made to operate in a manner that is undesirable and even dangerous to its rightful user.

Additionally, it is a well known fact that our cell phones and wireless computing devices have become De facto tracking devices that constantly transmit our whereabouts to any number of government agencies.

In this day and age: anonymity is truly a luxury. You offer your vehicles for sale as luxury cars, does that luxury include anonymity and the ability to drive your your cars without connecting to the internet or cellular phone network?

We would only purchase your vehicle if it had no built in hardware capable of either transmitting or receiving any type of wireless or radio signal including Bluetooth. We would not mind if you added USB ports and Ethernet ports so that we could attach our own network enabled devices if we so desired. Just so long as we are not stuck diving a vehicle with the capability of being hacked, or being made to serve as tracking device to report our whereabouts to to “big brother”.

We too would love to see the decline of “Big Oil” through the use of viable alternative energy technology but we don't want to contribute to the growth of an even bigger menace: “Big Brother” via the superfluous use of wireless communications devices now being built into every appliance from refrigerators to automobiles.
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Open Letter to Senator Ted Cruz 8/27/13
Dear Senator Cruz,

Thank You for your response to our concerns about NSA's Surveillance programs.

We have another concern about the proliferation of wireless internet devices being built into many electronic products today.

What particularly worries us is: automobile manufacturers starting to "jump on the band wagon" of superfluous electronic functionality and building cars that are more and more dependent on computers, and then, on top of that vulnerability; building integral wireless internet transceiver devices into these vehicles.

Not only does adding a built in internet connection make the vehicle susceptible to NSA surveillance, it also makes it so that the vehicles' computer's Operating System will eventually be compromised by malicious computer hackers over the internet and made to operate in an unsafe and potentially deadly manner.

It is one thing to hack a computer sitting on your desktop with your financial information on it. It is quite another thing to hack the operating system of a 3,000 lb. vehicle traveling 65 miles an hour on a crowded interstate highway.

We need federal legislation that will prevent automobile manufacturers from building integral wireless internet capable or phone capable devices into automobiles that can not be physically disconnected from the automobile and whereby their absence would not impede its normal and safe operation as a tradition automobile.

Anything from dailykos is presumptively deluded. Flagged.

I have an idea in mind: what about equipping the tesla with a 230V AC Transformer with a max power of 3500W for example. Then u have a europe standart power outlet for every kind of 230V Machinery, Tools, or any other aplication on board. Would make for a good camping for example, when u have power for TV, Laptop, Musik for evenings party in holiday or whatever u like to run with it. U could certainly also make the Model S and upcoming cars compatible to the home electricity net to use the teslas batterie pack as Battery for ur home solar power plant or waterpower,windmill, whatever. So when the car is parked at home u just connect it to a plug in that connects car and house, in a way the 85kw batterie acts as source for ur 230V indoor AC net. Should not require much or am i wrong? all u need is a DC-AC converter and some kinda logicmodule that makes it work and customerfriendly to handle. maybe with options like "use batterie till its down to half capacity or something, i can quick imagine many options u could add"

in germany a company called sun invention ( makes growing business in germany and europe these days. They produce solar panels that have a AC converter and a 30Ah LI Battery on board, and a logical contoler that toggles between direct delivery in ur flats or houses powergrid. When no power is "consumed" the batteries load up for night mode. such panels provide like 250W at 230V a single panel and the cells can be connected by another with simply plug in another. The first cell in line is then connected to a standart 230V wall adapter u normaly connect a TV to for example. over the 230V wall connector energie flow directly into comsumers powergrid and is used. No energy is delivered into the street line. No permits or concessions or authorisations needed. Such a system connected with a tesla`s battery as storage when car is parked at home would allow zero energy consumption from the electric companies network. can u follow my idea even tho my english is not perfect?

Imagine these 2 situations: u are on summer holiday and u have not much to drive around. Sun shines powerful for weeks but u have no use for the electricity all day that is coming from ur solar panels. By the other hand once u decide to wash dishes, clothes and running a pc at same moment the electric comsumtion comes to a peak and is higher then the output of ur solar panels. Instead of buying electricity from the company now imagine u could feed the peak moments with the car batterie. And the time when u not use much energy from ur roof solar panels or what ever, the "overflow" energy is saved in that batterys. If such a option would be included and i bet its technically quite simple to make it work like that, owning a Tesla car would been giving u one more really cool tool to have ur personal energy autonomy. As i believe that environmentally minded ppl are the first who are interested in the car anyway, this would make for another perfekt reason to get one.
Second idea is who hasnt ever had this problem...u are outdoors somewhere and nothing would be more practicable than have standart 230V Power for Tools, for Light at night, for Musik, for cooking, for refrigator. Camping ppl and owners of allotment gardens well knew that, and many buy gas powered electric generators just for that cases. How cool would it be if u have a huge mobile battery right in ur car, that easy has enough power for the garden party on weekend or for the camping week...would add another big bonus to Tesla Vehicles imho...

Yeah, your $5K worth of cells would save you $5 worth of electricity, if you park in the sun for a month. Nonsense.

I wonder how much would it cost if you go for cheapest, and not the best, IE. use thin film solar paint for roof. It would not generate much, but it wouldn't cost much either. Might be just enough to prevent charge loss when parked for prolonged time period, which could make it worth it.

What about magnetic suspension. Heard good things about it.

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