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Idea/Suggestion for Tesla/Mr. Elon Musk

Idea/Suggestion for Tesla/Mr. Elon Musk

My name is Bruce Lim and I am currently a high school student in Memphis, Tennessee. I have originally tried sending my suggestion/idea and sketches to Mr. Elon Musk/Tesla through mail and also through email at Press@tesla.com, but have received no reply. Is there a specific email address or location where we can suggest ideas directly and privately? Will there also be a reply if the email has been received? I know that it would be difficult to keep track of all incoming information, but thank you so much for your help!

Orthopod | 31 agosto 2018
Xerogas | 31 agosto 2018

@albertyu345: I’d try his twitter account @elonmusk

albertyu345 | 1 settembre 2018

I know he/Tesla is extremely busy and have also tried Twitter to @elonmusk and @Tesla as well as email to Elon.musk@tesla.com, but still no response. Anyways, thanks for the help and I will continue to wait. If anyone knows of another way to successfully contact/ send a message to Tesla/Mr. Elon Musk, please comment. Thanks again!

TeslaTap.com | 1 settembre 2018

Elon is likely getting hundreds if not thousands of emails a day. He's a busy guy, so it's not too likely he's able to read your email or take the time to get back to you. Still there is always a small chance it gets to him and he'll respond.

Not sure what your idea is, but we see a lot of impractical ideas on the forums, from solar car roofs (not cost effective) to strange perpetual motion type ideas like wind generators on a car, which are not possible. Anyway, hopefully your idea is smart and beyond common areas that those without any science background seem to suggest regularly.

Xerogas | 1 settembre 2018

@albertyu345: win your local science fair. That’s the kind of story that usually gets attention.

Ross1 | 1 settembre 2018

do you wear a dress?

Bluewillow2 | 12 settembre 2019

September 13 2019
Elon
I wonder if Tesla could be adapted to joystick steering? I was paralyzed by a stroke on my left side in 2010 so can’t grip a steering wheel with my left hand. This is pretty much all that prevents me from buying a Tesla if and when I return to Canada.
Brian Elkey
Cheonan, South Korea

Bluewillow2 | 12 settembre 2019

Sept 13 2019 Re: Joystick steering
Elon
Another thought as to joystick steering is that the cars would not have to be adapted to driving on the right or left side of the road. For British or Japanese drivers there would not have to be a different model with steering wheel on right side. But it might be more difficult to steer for predominantly right handed people who are about 90% of the population as they would have to steer with their left hand. Left handed people would probably love it.
Americans who rent a car in left side driving countries might find it doubly disorienting sitting on the right side to drive and using left hand to steer. However they may not have to sit on the right side of the car but just drive on the left side of the road.
Brian Elkey
Cheonan, South Korea

donna | 30 ottobre 2019

Would it be possible to use a system like cad. does to make sure drivers are paying attention. Cabin facing camera. The system Tesla uses , pressure on steering wheel is a pain because normal people do not hold it as tight as needed to keep it happy. This results in drivers eather not using lane or rigging the steering wheel to think they are griping it.

donna | 30 ottobre 2019

Would it be possible to use a system like cad. does to make sure drivers are paying attention. Cabin facing camera. The system Tesla uses , pressure on steering wheel is a pain because normal people do not hold it as tight as needed to keep it happy. This results in drivers eather not using lane or rigging the steering wheel to think they are griping it.

TeslaTap.com | 30 ottobre 2019

@donna - You may not be clear about holding the steering wheel. The AP system doesn't detect tightness of your hand on the wheel but monitors a slight resistance to the wheel turning. It really shouldn't be any pain. I find it less effort than actually steering.

I agree the Cadillac system is impressive, but Tesla would need to add more inside cameras, including an infrared camera, and come up with some fairly complex software to duplicate such a system. It's also not clear if the camera system works for all owners (i.e wearing mirrored glasses may confuse it). Ultimately, we all want FSD, where you don't have to pay any attention.

nukequazar | 30 ottobre 2019

@donna, like TT said, it's turning resistance or torque on the wheel not squeezing pressure. I also didn't understand that on my first AP drive and I got locked out. So when it nags you for hands on the wheel, notice it says, "Apply light force to steering wheel." Force, as in turning force, no need to squeeze the grip. Also, FYI, using any of the steering wheel controls like changing volume with the scroll whee, or any action with the autopilot stick, shows that you're alert and takes care of the nag. So sometimes I change audio volume one notch instead of torquing the wheel.

NKYTA | 30 ottobre 2019

“ | October 30, 2019
@donna, like TT said, it's turning resistance or torque on the wheel not squeezing pressure. I also didn't understand that on my first AP drive and I got locked out.”

Yeah, I didn’t have your problem the the first time I drove a lessor car (loaner) with AP, before you have presumed to have gotten your car.

It worked really well on Hwy 1 south of Capistrano in stop and go, hands free.

Whatever @nuke.

nukequazar | 30 ottobre 2019

What @NKYTA? Just trying your best for crown of biggest jerk on this forum? You’re doing great at that! Keep it up!

nukequazar | 30 ottobre 2019

You want the full story? I had a terrible delivery experience wherein a kid who didn’t look like he could have a driver license yet stood outside my window in the parking lot and showed me a few things before wishing me luck and sending me on my way. So I didn’t realize it was torque force not pressure on the wheel. One of the many things that disappointed me with me first Tesla experience. I know you old timers were treated like royalty but understand we’re treated more like Starbucks customers nowadays.

jimglas | 31 ottobre 2019

so sell your car and buy a kia. problem solved.

NKYTA | 31 ottobre 2019

Yep, sell your car Nuke.

For those not following, this is Nuke:

I own a Tesla.
I like this one thing about my Tesla.
Here are the 3,000 ways Tesla sucks.
I'd really like to pay $199k for a Taycan, because...Porsche...but I'd rather hang around on this forum and spew nonsense.

Troll, meet definition.

jimglas | 31 ottobre 2019

Nice summary NKYTA

andy.connor.e | 31 ottobre 2019

Sounds like @howard

nukequazar | 31 ottobre 2019

Jerk, meet jerk. I was helpful. You guys are jerks.

NKYTA | 31 ottobre 2019

There's a first time for everything.

nukequazar | 31 ottobre 2019

Ok, :D

efogliada | 1 novembre 2019

Models 3 and Y definitely need a heating steering wheel in northern climes like northern U.S. states, Canada and most of Europe. All other electric vehicles come with because it dramatically reduces the need for cabin heating.
Pre-heating cabin is not the same thing whatsoever. Anyone that has to live through 3-4 months of temps around 0-5 degrees F knows this. PLEASE find a solution to adding heat to the Vegan covered steering wheels.

blue adept | 1 novembre 2019

@Bluewillow2

Not to point out the obvious, but don't you have a 'right' hand?

I understand that your 'left' side suffered a stroke but, correct me if I'm wrong, that doesn't affect the 'right' side of your body, right?

kennethdakin | 4 febbraio 2020

There are many suggestions for Tesla enhancements posted to Quora.com. I think Elon and Tesla employees/ engineers should look for them on Quora from time to time.

kennethdakin | 4 febbraio 2020

There are many suggestions for Tesla enhancements posted to Quora.com. I think Elon and Tesla employees/ engineers should look for them on Quora from time to time.

micleadangabriel | 24 marzo 2020

Hello, I would like to know if the CyberTruck will have a standard or optional feature to add Engine Sound to it. For example as Miltek already provides for Tesla 3 https://www.millteksport.com/products/tesla.html V6/V8/V10/V12 through an app on the phone.

Dan.

dome.barna | 15 aprile 2020

Hi,
I do not have a Tesla car (unfortunely), but as I know Tesla dashboard indicates the speed limits. My idea is to connect the speed limit signs with the actual speed of the car -witc colors! For example, if there is a 20mph limit sign and the car's speed is beyond this limit, the color would be green. As the speed changes the color changes too, according to the overspeed (from light orange to red for example).
With this option the driver can focus on traffic and the speed can be predicted by the peripheral vision, from the color codes.

reed_lewis | 15 aprile 2020

@micleadangabriel - I drive a Tesla to not hear engine noises. Why would I want it? I enjoy the silence.

fazman | 15 aprile 2020

@dome With the intent for FSD as the end goal... how does a color changing speedo help? I would expect that entire display is gone once we enter the times of FSD (far future).

stenly.ristau | 16 maggio 2020

Hello, I have a cool idea for tesla. if it works it will be profitable for Tesla. I am living in Cologne near the river Rhein. Each minute a ship is driving up the river. the ship is very loud and consuming a lot of oil. And it smells CO2. Can Tesla implement an electric cable in the river on the bottom of the river. So that the ships run electronic?

smithtigersed | 18 maggio 2020
blue adept | 22 maggio 2020

The only idea or suggestion that I might have for Elon is the same as I've said before, which is essentially what I tell everyone...

Believe in yourself and in what you're doing no matter what anyone else might have to say.

You're doing good works and helping to make the world a better place for all...

Keep it up.