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It IS something special. *grin*

It IS something special. *grin*

Model X.

The ultimate concept car; the one that exists; Model X.

-First compelling commercial "E-SUV" type; but novel.

-First EV with legitimate towing capability.

-First commercially available autonomous vehicle

-- among other qualifiers for which there exists no precedent --

*grin*

cliffmccormick | 20. März 2015

"Plenty of sleep on the way to Seattle" (can you believe that???!) -- don't bother, I've already chastised myself; the shame ladies and gentlemen .. the shame. *grin*

But still -- my god -- this reinvents the "road trip" imagine plugging in a largely arbitrary supercharger route through the middle of America - sure you're driving, but -- with a bit more of the view...suddenly you can linger on the sunset.

Thank you Tesla!

I can already imagine; see in my mind, the view through the side windows; pale landscape fading to blues distantly; silently humming through a Kerouac night -- listening to Beethoven, or Sam Cooke or coast to coast am -- by moonlight through "some desert or other" -- autonomously, at 80 (mph); free.

*grin*

Funny how that car exists.

Coming summer 2015

cliffmccormick | 20. März 2015

Summon a Tesla

*grin*

cliffmccormick | 20. März 2015

You don't buy a Tesla -- you summon one. HA!

cliffmccormick | 20. März 2015

The driver specific voice command could be awesome too.

re: inputs in autonomous mode; steering "toggle" or optional voice command, if you are reaching in the back seat and the Tesla "chime" indicating a need for driver input to prevent the Tesla from piloting itself to the next exit and pulling to the shoulder for example -- one could simply say "Thanks Tesla" or "Thank (user specificed name) Or "Tesla Stop" -- etc

Great tech!!! Neat options!

*grin*

jjs | 20. März 2015

@cliffmccormick STOP IT. You want you face to get stuck like that? :) *grin*

georgehawley.fl.us | 20. März 2015

@jjs: I don't think we were supposed to interrupt his blissful contemplation. Of the future X.

jjs | 20. März 2015

Oops

cliffmccormick | 20. März 2015

HA!!! Cheers gentlemen!

ian t.wa.us | 20. März 2015

As my wife will attest, I have a (not so good) habit of gazing at the scenery while I drive. This might just allow us to go on road trips together, and I might actually get to drive once in a while! Ha! ;-)

EVino | 20. März 2015

My wife is getting the Model X. Let's just say I "discourage" her from driving "our" MS, and now she says she'll turn the table on me. We might have to negotiate.