Future Tesla Model S brings criticism

By Peter Chubb - Feb 19, 2014

The Tesla Model S is considered to be one of the most-important cars at the moment because of what it represents, although the vehicle does have its haters. We’ve seen throughout history that people do not like change and the Model S is certainly shaking things up a little.

We know the Model S has had its issues, which seems to be highlighted even more by those who are not in favor of the vehicle. What makes us laugh is how they seem to forget the teething problems that cars had in the early days.

It’s clear that we are a fan of the Tesla Model S, but we are having a hard time warming to what a future model could look like. Rinspeed has shown us their vision of what a future Model S should look like and we have to say, it’s far different to the current model.

Future Tesla Model S

Some of you will say that the Model S is what most vehicles will be like in the near future, and with autonomous vehicles set to be the next big thing it seemed like the obvious choice to offer a vision of what an autonomous Tesla Model S would be like.

The interior of the Model S is already a nice and relaxing environment to be in, but nothing on the scale of what Rinspeed has planned. The entertainment in this vehicle takes things to another level, although this has brought a lot of criticism.

Everything seems so over the top from a 32-inch 4k monitor, 20 settings for the seats, and even a built-in espresso machine.

The thing is self-driving cars should not be all about luxury because you are still in a vehicle after all. What happens if your seat is reclined and you crash? We know some of you will say it will be impossible to crash because it is an autonomous vehicle, but we all know what happens with computers.

Rinspeed’s vision of a future Model S would only be viable once all vehicles on the road are autonomous, only then can we expect that level of comfort and entertainment.

The Rinspeed XchangE as this is called will be at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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  • Dude54657654

    Wow. Found the Tesla hater. Dude, go to Youtube, pick a car company and type in the name followed by ‘car fire’. Make sure you don’t drive any of those cars. Check out ‘plane fire’ and ‘train fire’…don’t use those either. Check out ‘house fire’ don’t live in one of those, either…it’s dangerous!!! And, I would totally ride in an autonomous car. The reaction time of a computer would be in the low-teen millisecond range, compared to the average human 190 milliseconds to 1.5 seconds to act. An autonomous car would have 20 to 50 sensors working at once, looking in all directions at the same time. The only person I know that has those kind of senses in my mom!

  • Jim5437532

    The idea of Tesla making an autonomous car sounds frightening and not very wise. Granted a lot of Tesla owners aren’t smart enough to avoid debris, it’s good to have a human driver to spot and avoid debris. Tesla has located its battery in a vulnerable position and lightly protected the battery. Tesla already has a track record of software and hardware with a lot of glitches; glitches in an autonomous vehicle could be catastrophic.

  • Jim5437532

    Tesla + Apple = Frapple (baked wrapped apple) = Crapple

    Both Apple and Tesla have spyware that make it possible for them to track and spy on customers user habits. Big brother type of stuff.

    How is it a “secret meeting” when there are dozens of articles posted on this “secret meeting” that seem more like advertising than news? I think the creampuff articles about this “secret” meeting is a way to create buzz to inflate stock that is already overvalued and try to divert attention away from the companies problems. Much of the so-called “news” is veiled commercial advertising.

    Are companies that manufacture defective products that catch fire and EXPLODE, a good choice to start manufacturing medical devices?

    Tesla manufactures more excuses, then cars.

    There has been at least five significant Tesla related fires. Tesla has been dragging its feet on safety and the recall.

    The most recent Tesla garage fire to hit the news was in Toronto. The car supposedly wasn’t even plugged in, so the charging system isn’t likely to be a source. I’m hoping to hear reports from the fire departments investigation, because I don’t trust Tesla’s “fire investigations”, which seem more like coverups.

    There has been at least five Tesla fires. Two Teslas caught on fire after only running over road debris. One Tesla caught on fire and EXPLODED after being in an accident in Mexico. There was a Tesla fire in a California garage, that the Tesla charger connection was ruled as a possible source of the fire by the fire department. Recently there was a Tesla garage fire in Toronto, that so far I haven’t heard the fire department give a ruling. Arguably there has been scores, possibly hundreds of minor Tesla fires. There has been a plethora of Tesla charge connectors that have overheated, melted and burned. Though many Tesla shills will argue that they are not fire. Categorically and scientifically they are often classified as fire. Rapid oxidation or rapid decomposition is often classified as fire. Like the metaphor; where there is smoke, there is fire.

    A few months ago there was a Tesla related garage fire in California that the fire department ruled that the Tesla charging system was a possible source of the fire. The suspect portion of the Tesla charging system that the fire department in California determined was a possible source of the California garage fire, is also suspected in many other Tesla charger reported cases that Tesla charge connections have overheated, melted and burned. Tesla issued a software “fix”, however Tesla charge connectors have continued to overheat, melt and burn despite the so-called “fix”.

    The Tesla model S. still has defects that make it a fire hazard. Tesla charger connections are still overheating, melting and burning. Tesla batteries are poorly located and poorly protected.

    On 01-09-2014 Elon Musk said that replacement adapters that are part of the recall would be mailed out within two weeks. A month later Tesla customers still have not received the replacement adapters that are part of the Tesla model S. recall.

    Several people have been injured by faulty Tesla charge connectors. Tesla is big on making promises and hype, but short on delivery. Tesla needs to start making safety a top priority. Tesla needs to stop playing blame games and games with semantics. Tesla needs to stop lying. Tesla needs to be proactive instead of reactive. Tesla is being a follower of technology, rather than a leader. Tesla is a greedy corporation that has a disregard for safety. The Tesla model S. is an E-Pinto.

    Will Tesla’s designs kill someone, before Tesla starts taking safety seriously?