Top Best a’ Tesla: Doors, Roofs, Data, Research & Refferals


Here is the top best of Telsa news regarding the Model X, software, roof, AutoPilot, the U.S. Department of Transportation, testing, oders and refferals.

Software Falcon Door Fix Update

Tesla will fix issues with the Model X’s falcon doors by sending out an over-the-air software updates. The new-fangled doors e been incredible difficult to fine-tune.

“The software that controls the Model X and the operation of the doors has been incredibly difficult to refine. I think we’re almost there in making the doors useful. … I think with the software release that’s going out shortly and then the other one that’s going out in a month or so, I think finally we’ll be at a point where the doors will be better than normal doors as opposed to worse. … If you order a Model X now, or soon, trust me, you will love the doors, because the software will actually be right.”

Price of Roof Goes Through the Roof

A Telsa Forum member reported that it Tesla service center charges $2,290 before tax to replace the large expansive panoramic windshield, the owner asked for a price after a rock caused a crack.

DOT Plea

Elon Musk offered to give the US DOT, its AutoPilot data, now with over 780 million miles of data, with the US Department of Transport. A Tesla spokesperson if spokesperson confirmed that the automaker offered it, reported Electrek.

Paid Tesla Testing

The MIT AgeLab is looking for Tesla owners to study their advanced driving habits and will pay up to $1000 and is offering a $200 referral. Researchers are interested in which technologies people use/do not use, how people learn and interact with each technology, and which technologies promote safe driving.

Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Agelab, Lex Fridman reported:

  • Privacy is extremely important to us. All collected data is kept secure on MIT servers and can be removed on request.
  • All equipment we install is removable, has a small form-factor, and does not modify or damage the vehicle in any way.
  • We collect video from 3 webcams, audio, GPS, vehicle telemetry (steering wheel position, etc). Since some of this data may be sensitive, we offer the ability to permanently delete any of this data.

No Free of Charge Charging for Model 3 & More Orders

The Tesla 3 will not come with free supercharging but will come with the technology, said Elon Musk.

CTO and co-founder of Tesla Mototrs J.B. Straubel confirmed that Tesla “has already received 400,000 preorders.“

Tesla New Refferal Program

The new Tesla Referral Program bean May 30 and will run until July 15, 2016. Anyone who orders a new Model S or Model X during this period using the referral link of a Tesla owner will get a $1,000 credit towards the purchase price.

Reward for5 qualifying referrals will receive a set of 21″ custom Arachnid wheels in black, silver or grey, including summer performance tires and installation. Reward for 4 or more qualifying referrals will receive an invitation for two to attend the Gigafactory opening event at the end of July, including transportation to the Gigafactory from Reno, Nevada. Owners who give 3 or more referrals will receive an exclusive Tesla Owners Jacket.Owners who makes 2 or more qualifying referrals will receive a Tesla Moab Weekender Bag that matches their car’s interior.
Each qualified referral you make gives you an additional entry into a drawing to win a Ludicrous P90D Model X. There is a limit of 5 refferals per owner.