Submitted by mrspaghetti on Tue, 2013-05-07 14:43
Since everyone's phone already has all the functionality one might ever want (4G, wifi, browser, maps, navigation, music player, angry birds, whatever), I'm wondering why Tesla doesn't just let you dock/plug in your phone and clone the screen onto the 17" touch screen. Then they wouldn't need to come up with an API or their own version of an app store. Really, they wouldn't even need to include GPS, wifi or 4G hardware in the car itself. People upgrade their phone every 2 years or so and get all the newest functionality and fastest connection speeds anyway.
Not sure if they could set that up with a firmware update (if the USB port is 3.0 it should be possible) or if this would be on the list for Model S 2.0, but I think it would be a huge improvement.