Submitted by Ohms.Law on October 10, 2012
As I intently watched this morning’s capture and docking of the Dragon spacecraft, I was struck by the similarity of that mission to the operation of the Model S. There is obviously a continuous data stream, both ways, taking place between Space X and the capsule. So too is there now an in-place data communications link between Fremont and each of our existing or soon-to-be vehicles. Think about this: nowhere else on earth is there such a communication capability between the automobile and its manufacturer. Particularly one that is capable of real time functionality improvements and adjustments. This is so totally without precedent (AFAIK anyway) that we tend to overlook its implications for the future of land-based transportation. Yes, we are witnessing Silicon Valley at its finest and a real historical breakthrough for the automobile industry.
Thank you Tesla and big congratulations to Space X for today’s accomplishment.