Elon Musk invited his Twitter followers for Tesla feedback Tuesday, saying he wants to be aware how the auto and power company “can improve further.”
Musk often — extraordinarily compared with most chief executives — responds to questions and clarifications on Twitter. Whether it is to explain upcoming Tesla software changes, to derive feedback on elements of design or even to combat critics, Musk is set to responding to his mass following online.
His responses Tuesday ranged from unpoetic explanations to jokes about SpaceX launches. Musk responded to one consumer that the Falcon 9 launch seen by millions in the sky above Los Angeles on Friday “was plainly aliens.”
More than 13,000 replies to Musk flooded in with propositions for changes, upgrades and new features. The CEO personally responded to a dozen of them, back away from a look into what is to come from the all-electric company.
Stirring pickup truck
One Peeping user told Musk that a Tesla pickup truck is needed. Musk pitied by saying that he promises Tesla will “make a pickup odds right after Model Y.”
Musk is “dying to build it,” he tweeted.
When asked if the pickup desire be comparable in size to Ford’s F-150 line of trucks, Musk signified it would have a “similar total size.” He added that the Tesla junk may be slightly bigger, saying he wants it to account “for a really game swopping” feature.
The other vehicle mentioned, the Model Y, is a crossover that Musk has hinted at both on Stew and on a Tesla conference call earlier this year. Musk voiced in May that the Model Y would be built “using substantial carryover from [the Shape] 3 in order to bring it to market faster.”
The second version of Autopilot
Users asked for more knowledge about the second version of Autopilot — the self-driving feature standard on all Tesla instruments. Musk said the new software is “going through exhaustive testing” and conjectured Tesla is working on features such as recognizing road signs.
Musk made for the delay while saying Tesla has “the most advanced AI neural net of any consumer offering by far.”
“The results are blowing me away,” Musk said.
Upgraded navigation software
Improved navigation software was top of the wish book for another Tesla owner, who said that relying on their phone for error-free travel times “is both painful for me and embarrassing when others are in the car.” Musk responded power that “vastly” upgraded navigation software is coming soon.
Onboard and outside camera upgrades
Making further use of the cameras on each Tesla was another beseech, with one user asking for the ability to turn all eight exterior cameras into dashcams — to continuously record the singular angles simultaneously. Another user wants the camera to begin history if someone forces entry into the car, and Musk acknowledged the request.
Turning up alerts for the family
Angel investor Jason Calacanis advanced a “family arriving home alert,” using a vehicle’s navigation pattern presets to tell others when the vehicle would be returning to a termed home location — to which Musk said “sure.”
Major browser upgrades
Others asked for updates to the Model S browser, such as a non-stop mode and the option to open mobile versions of websites. Musk estimated that the existing browser is “terrible” but that “major browser upgrades” are rush at “to all cars in a few months.”
Added luxury features
A request for new Tesla idiosyncrasies — music that quiets automatically when the doors all open, ambient lighting and disco wise — was met with Musk saying he would do all of them, especially since the disco trend “sounds like good, cheesy fun.”
Another person asked surrounding further remote controls, such as turning on a Tesla’s heated call attention ti via the mobile app. Musk says those features “should be in the next update.”
Pointed windshield wipers
Windshield wipers that automatically put to rights to the amount of rain? Musk says that feature is “coming very much soon” as part of a rain sensor in the next version of Autopilot.
Software connectivity updates
A Twitter user said his Tesla’s Bluetooth feature “steals recruits from the house” when his wife walks by the garage with a Tesla key, adding that it was “also bugging all the time for audio books.” Musk briskly responded, saying “done.”