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Hi to every one

Well, questions may be not new, but

it is interest to hear engineers opinion:
1) what do you think about installing portable or build-in below 17" touchscreen -- coffee machine. Because of Tesla is luxury segment car, to have this access good reason. Owners will not spent time to drink coffee at home and can do this during traffic jam or some where on seaside.
2) may I loose this discussion,but why Tesla Motors have not used tablet beside 17" touchscreen. One of reason is customer and Tesla always together.
Tablet could be detached and used in
a) common way by customer
b) it can be used during diagnostic on service by technicians. Technician will use session password, authorization and some dongle with software to read DTC codes and other information.
c) tablet could be used to get real-time telemetry of customer drive style, on-line support
d) in case we have GPS and 3G internet, body dimensions itis idea to use these information to prevent collisions during driving, because preventing collision system together with parktronic sensors can calculate possibility of collision and influence on driver, steering, wheels to make safe stop.

So it is interest to hear engineers and educated people answers

thank you

1) lol that's crazy, like something silly out of The Jetsons.

2) Interesting idea, but I don't think it's that practical overall.

It seems like it would be a cool, flashy feature, but nothing more unless someonecould provide a really compelling scenario that would be enabled by having a detachable table. As a customer, why would I want to use this tablet instead of another tablet already available? If there was some Tesla specific features that you have in mind, wouldn't it make more sense for Tesla to create apps that could run on any tablet? A for your features a) - d), I'm not sure why having a Tesla-made tablet that can be attached and detached from the car would really be necessary or ideal for these scenarios.

Well Olanmills

thankyou for replies

Regarding your answers

one of the reason that tablet(Android or iOs or some special OS) could be used like alarm system or immobilizer. While it don`t attached to dash board car will not turn on. Also tablet can provide good security code, for ex. RSA or other. when customer come to car, using radio or BT or Wifi, tablet exchange with car ECU(ECM)with security code, and in case thrust -- car blink twice :). Itis first step.


Additionally, your can used graphic type password or finger type or eyes screen scan with camera of tablet, to really approve that you are owner.

commonly speaking connect tablet and common ECU car there is no problem(OBD II type compatible car after 2000) through for example Torque app and BT adapter, and you can ready diagnostic troubleshooting codes as well



For example, in Ukraine price of diagnostic kit for any brand is high enough == 2000...5000$, of course you receive support, updates and other, but price for such kit(Torque app+BT adapter) == 50$+price of tablet or smatrphone == 600$ max



So any other idea from forum members

Again, it's not a completely crazy idea, but Tesla purposefully chose to go with a completely wireless keyfob.

There are other electronic key systems for cars that do require the key to physically make an attachment to the car. I'm not sure what would be gained by turning the key into a tablet. All of the functions you described can be implemented into a small key fob.

If you wanted some kind of richer I/O, you could use the console screen when the key fob is detected. I don't see what is gained by making it removable.

Diagonistic check up for most cars is expensive in the US too, but again, I don't see why you need a removable tablet to provide this to the user. If car manufacturers wanted to, they could expose the information to users today via the infotainment screen or connected web app or mobile app, etc, but they choose not to.

Thank you to all replies

Olanmills, Regarding removable tablet - it could be just the special feature
For example, you don`t need to take with you notebook, because you can remove tablet, upload to tablet some films, go to out of city, sitdown on grass, take same tablet from dashboard and see the films. This my dream :)

Also I want removable tablet, because I have not it. :) and I like smartphones, because all in one:phone, video cam, photo cam, games, internet, e-mail and ....

thank you

and thank you to TikiMan regarding coffee machine, but I think such machine have to be more more comfortable in use: click and go.

May be engineers can organize: two containers for water and coffee beans. Used coffee could be emptied outside from car.

@olanmils. Sorry to barge in here, but I had to say that you are one hillarious person!
I am referring to your post on the other thread about the guy who wanted to partner with Tesla. I got that thread on my watch list but it looks like he did not follow your advice. LOL.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled program.

1. Coffee machine is removable but it doesn't come with the car. Mine is in the shape of a travel mug and fits in the cup holder.
2. The tablet is already portable. It goes 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds.

Here in DC, anything "removable" in a car is preceeded by "break glass to remove".

@PorfirioR +1

Under no circumstances do I want a removable touchscreen/tablet.
This would be a huge draw to thieves once it became known.
I far prefer it as it is, non-removable without making it useless.

Dimutch u posted
2) may I loose this discussion,but why Tesla Motors have not used tablet beside 17" touchscreen. One of reason is customer and Tesla always together.
Tablet could be detached and used in
a) common way by customer
b) it can be used during diagnostic on service by technicians. Technician will use session password, authorization and some dongle with software to read DTC codes and other information.
c) tablet could be used to get real-time telemetry of customer drive style, on-line support
d) in case we have GPS and 3G internet, body dimensions itis idea to use these information to prevent collisions during driving, because preventing collision system together with parktronic sensors can calculate possibility of collision and influence on driver, steering, wheels to make safe stop.

It's hard to fallow but I can tell u that first and foremost if the tablet was removable what happens if it is lost, stolen or broken/ damaged while not connected to the car. The car would be useless until a new one was ordered, programmed to the specific car, and delivered.

And in part D the way u stated it is impossible to make sense of but from what I can figure, u are trying to say to use the GPS to prevent accidents. GPS does not track cars around u like aircraft radar, so this would not work, people should pay attention to the cars around them and not depend on car manufactures to find a way to make a car that pays attention for you. If u depend on technology to make everything safe then you get complacent and stop actively pay attention to your surroundings and when the sensors fail you are in a dangerous situation because you are not aware of what is around you preventing you from driving safely

On the point of diagnostics, on the tesla there is nothing that the owner is capable of repairing so there is no point in the customer being able to diagnose, there are no spark plugs, oil, air filters, ignition, etc.

We are, however, allowed to top up the windshield washer fluid.

Why did you have to go bold for a coffeemaker idea?

To boldly go where everyone has gone before, obviously.

LOL. Good comeback... :)

Doesn't FIAT offer an espresso maker in one of their cars? If I am remembering correctly then that means the coffee maker idea isn't unprecedented, it's just not a feature that makes much sense IMO.

If you drink, don't drive. You might spill some.

Espresso-machine = awesome idea. Nespresso style!

Not so sure about removing the touchscreen.

@PorfirioR, haha thanks, you're pretty funny yourself.


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