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Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) #573330
23/04/19 01:02 PM
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Alistair Offline OP
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Great article on joined up thinking. Tesla talking about having 1 million of his cars on the road by the end of this year. How most of the time they are just sitting there with no one to speak to.

Soon they could pimp themselves out as Uber-Tesla-Taxi's using their autodrive capabilities when not in use.

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/...5989991983.html

Of course this brings a million questions, well four from me anyway.

1. I hope they remember to unplug themselves before trotting off or there will be a lot of damaged chargers 8)
2. How will you feel when you see a Tesla doing a driving-miss-daisy down the motorway with someone in the back and no driver?
3. Who's ready to get in it when it is setup like this!
4. Will they plug themselves back in on return to avoid you coming back to a pile of fivers and a flat battery? Can you imagine a KIT like moment as it asks passers-by to plug it in?

Well I do applaud his ability to try and pitch stuff beyond the envelope but we will see how the SEC views this latest statement. At least he is thinking about use cases and decent ideas instead of just inserting a large iPad charger in a 2200kg lump and putting the price up. Yes Audi/VW/MB I do mean you!


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573343
23/04/19 02:40 PM
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I think 1 & 4 will eventually be sorted out by the wireless charging pads currently being developed, there's even a stretch of road under test giving linear drive-by charging


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573346
23/04/19 03:11 PM
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1) is either already sorted or will be with (more) intelligent chargers.

Re inductive linear charging, that's an awful lot of road to dig up to give just 30 minutes charging. If going that route it may be just as easy to provide power pickup for the whole journey, on major roads at least, although I dread to think of the cost.


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Richard Wood] #573353
23/04/19 03:48 PM
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I dread to think of the EMC issues...


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Richard Wood] #573361
23/04/19 04:21 PM
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Given the variability of charging a phone using the Qi contact-ish chargers I cannot see how the road bit will work? Given all the challenges.

Gap between the underside of a car and road surface, even a Mog's sump given the fall off over distance on inductive charging.
Out of alignment charging leading to significant heating effects.
Amount of charge needed to sustain high speed travel, vs input.
Alignment given lane keeping is a part time habit at best on the roads I use from watching people.
Billing for use ? No I did not get that watt....

Feels like some good old fashioned snake oil, can someone on the board educate me?

They would be better to fit a big metal plate and go for linear inductive propulsion. MagLevMog, now that sounds interesting, of course we would need to remove some of the ash blush


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573362
23/04/19 04:29 PM
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They could always use potholes for fitting charging units, they are evenly spread throughout this country.....


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573366
23/04/19 04:52 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it. By the time they sort out all the problems with autonomous electric cars I should have the bugs ironed out of the Flux Capacitor powered Anti Gravity Drive.


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573382
23/04/19 07:52 PM
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So true - and maybe the first try will not be the best ever...

There are so many opportunities with electric cars - no need to kill them before birth.

Miklos


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: Alistair] #573431
24/04/19 07:49 AM
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It looks more like Scalextric, but at least someone's bold enough to try it

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...opens-in-sweden


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Re: Tesla (your car will go moonlighting!) [Re: CooperMan] #573444
24/04/19 09:03 AM
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Looks as though it could cause some exciting bike moments scared


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