After using an Apple iPad (only 13" but with standard WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and GSM 3G!) in my real outdoor work-life and I'm quite impressed about the easy usage and large app expandability of this very useful device; - I'm now wondering why Tesla Motors should not using such an easy useful device instead the actually proposed proprietary 17" touch screen. At leased it should be officially offered as an simple option (to replace the 17" device) with an actual iPad solution. And I'm very sure Tesla Motors is able to get a good and fair deal with Apple and can create a break thru in a real useful Auto+IT cooperation. Both companies generate quite the same new spirit of an intelligent more thinking generation. To have a well knowing and strait forward plus easy usage iPad-Device, instead of the usage of a new proprietary Radio/HiFi/CD/DVD/Navigation/iPod/TV Auto-Devices all in the new Tesla S, it would generate more than a simple change-option for the users; - it could generate a new feeling in real stressless drivings combined with helpful simple navigation and combined with excellent entertainments and this all with a single quite well known touch!
And by the way, it could reduce the development-cost for Tesla-Motors by just participating from the other already existing and great App-Developer work.
What about your opinions?