Since Tesla released their first car, the Roadster, they have been driven by the mission to transition the world to sustainable transportation and energy. This thinking bought with it a fresh set of ideals for the motor industry.
Traditional vehicle manufacturers have had little response to a fledgling electric car company and only in the last couple of years have they realized that Tesla is the future.
In the last 10 years that lack of interest has turned into a vested interest as Tesla starts to make waves and profits from their electric vehicles.
The Tesla way of thinking is very much like a tech company not a vehicle company, this is the number one reason traditional car companies don’t understand their success.
Secondly, they don’t follow the standard approach to selling, development, car upgrades and so on.
Traditional car companies are slow to iterate, they plan for changes to make to the next model of the car, Tesla makes changes to cars when the change makes sense not for the next model.
Tesla has a good foot hold on software development, they implement software changes regularly. Traditional car makers, if they do have technology in the car is hard to understand and does not seem to add improvements to the user interface.
These are just a couple of examples why the car of the future is knocking on the door of history to bring a fresh change to an industry in need of a new perspectives.
Tesla vs Traditional – who wins?
Tesla is an electric car company, their cars don’t use fossil fuels or produce any toxins. They use electricity from batteries located in the floor of the vehicles that can be charged and recharged thousands of times.
Tesla vs traditional is a clear win for Tesla.
They are the new breed of vehicles on the road and they will continue to lead the way to the future.
They have had a profound impact on the car market with many more new and traditional companies driving towards the electrification of the vehicle industry.
I recently wrote about the evolving face of the electric car market and the changes that are coming.
If nothing else the future will be bright, will be clean and will improve the air we breathe. Now that’s a future I want for my kids, Don’t you?
Welcome to Part 4 – Taking my own advice, just like parts 1-3 of Dave’s Journey to Owning a Tesla we have discussed the ins and outs of why I want to own a Tesla.
I offered up some good tips and ideas on how we can find ways to earn more money to grow our fund for Tesla.
In Part 4 Taking my own advice, I start to explain some of the ways I have started to accumulate the funds that can help to grow my Tesla fund.
Of course, like any discussion that starts when you are wanting to prepare to change the way your money is divided up watch fortnight or month depending on when you are paid, you have to discuss it with your partner.
Share the passion
In my case I sat down with my wife like we do regularly and worked through how we might put money aside to start the ability to grow our saving for a car.
This conversation focused on finding flexibility in our budget to allow for a separate amount of money focused on delivering a car down the track.
Barefoot process helps
As I have mentioned before we follow the Barefoot investor formula. One of the benefits to this is we have a very clear picture of where our money is distributed and where we might be able to make subtle changes to allow for this money.
We found an amount that both of us were comfortable with and we started to plan ahead.
But of course, this was never going to get a Tesla in the next couple of years. So, I started to think like an Entrepreneur as I outlined in Part 3.
Think like an Entrepreneur
As you are well aware, I have created over the last 18 months a website and following on Twitter of people with like-minded ideas. We are passionate about Tesla and the electric vehicle future that is now in full transition.
So, I thought how can I share this passion and generate small financial benefit in doing this. I had recently noticed a couple of people I follow had started their own merchandise store.
So, I decided to do the same.
It took me a number of weeks looking for the right way to create the merchandise shop.
Many hours were spent putting together my store and the imagery of the store. But what took the longest was the selection of using the Spreadshirt site.
There are literally hundreds of these stores online and of course not all are equal. I chose spreadshirt based upon a recommendation. So far, they have been a simple yet effective way of planning my store.
The other key part was to allow it become part of my website not just another link but embedded.
Spreadshirt does all of this with Word press which my website is hosted by and allows it to be a store on a page.
It was always my plan to give a good choice of products for people to access. I will continue to review and update this store over time. I hope it will allow others to enjoy and share with me and my passion for electric vehicles.
The EV industry is evolving. Electric vehicles have started to become more mainstream. This has been much more apparent in recent weeks with the introduction of the new electric vehicles from car manufacturers.
Nissan showed the world their new vehicle the ariya. This is a SUV cross over vehicle designed to compete with the likes of the Model Y.
It is fair to say that they have the best opportunity to step up as they have had previous success with the original Nissan leaf and more recently with the New Nissan leaf.
China has also been rolling out new products to the market in the last couple of weeks Lucid motors, Xpeng and a flurry of others have all introduced vehicles to the market.
The EV industry is evolving which is why 2020 was always going to be the year of the electric vehicle.
In 2018 there were a number of car companies that introduced their idea of what the electric vehicle could be. The concept electric vehicles were futuristic and feature rich.
It was the beginning of the evolution of the motor vehicle and a push into the future of transportation.
A pivitol change year for the car industry.
As it turns out it was to be a change year for more than the car industry. However the rise of the corona virus ( COVID_19 ) put a fly in the ointment.
2020, Not what we expected
With the isolation and social distancing that occurred a lot of people and products were put on the back burner.
Some companies have been able to release their products and adapt to the changing environment whilst others have been delayed.
Suppliers were not able to supply the key components of the new cars as they too were impacted.
It is difficult to build a car when you are reliant on other manufacturers to deliver components for your cars.
One of the car manufacturers that has not been as challenged has been Tesla. Yes, they had to shut down and Yes, they had to abide by social distancing rules but they have adapted and risen to the challenge.
One key part of their success has been their use of robotics and also good management of the environment their staff were returning to.
The factory has continued to deliver cars over the second quarter of the year which surprised everyone as the outcomes of deliveries where larger than expected.
Even though we as a global society have had to change how we think, live and work in the last 6 months I believe this is only going to make us more resilient, resourceful and conscious of the outcomes, of our actions and our ability to see the possibilities in what we can do to make our lives and the future a better place to be.
Welcome back to Part 3 – The Entrepreneur, Daves Journey to owning a Tesla.
Part 1 and Part 2 we have discussed strategies about money management and the beginning of the journey, now let’s talk about the Part 3 – The Entrepeneur.
Part 3 – The Entrepreneur- Elon musk is by his own admission an entrepreneur. His beginnings with his company X (PAYPAL) and continued with Tesla, SpaceX, Neurolink, The Boring Company and beyond.
This passion to discover new and exciting things has driven his ability to create industry leading companies out of nothing. He has had great people who have supported him along the way to achieve his current status.
This thinking can allow us to work towards generating enough capital to purchase a Tesla.
Holidays help you think!
I recently went on holidays and whilst there I met a young man who had started his own business. He looked at a simple skill that was taught to him by his aunt and found a way to make money from that simple idea.
During this time he explained that he has also developed new skills that have helped to grow his understanding of the opportunities that before where unknown.
It helped him grow his confidence, passion for running a business.
This simple conversation allowed me to think about opportunities that may be present to assist with owning a Tesla sooner.
Think like an Entrepreneur
To think like an entrepreneur means to look at the world differently. To take stock of what you believe as the norm and see if there are ways to put a different spin on it. It is to find solutions to issues that already exist. Review what you do and see if you can find a simpler way to execute on it.
Part 3 – The entrepreneur is looking to help to determine what simple principles are in this thinking.
Look for opportunity – new and fresh ideas
Think outside of the box
Try to find a new way to do old things
Review what you do and see if you can find a simpler way to execute on it.
Follow your passions
How to execute on these above ideas.
Look for opportunities – new and fresh ideas
Like the young man, he saw an opportunity by being taught how to create candles that his aunt showed him, he then took that and turned it into a business.
Teach yourself new things
Identify if there is a need for this new skill in the world around you
Speak to people around you to see if your idea makes sense and has merit.
Write it down
Break it down into cost versus, output and return.
Think outside the box
Sometimes we do daily tasks that take no attention to complete. These have been things we have learned or picked up along the way.
Pay attention to your daily tasks.
Think about what you are doing and see if there is a better way.
Don’t be afraid to experiment
Failing is ok as this lets us learn and find another way.
Try to find a new way to do old things
The old saying that “we have always done it that way”, is exactly what you want to find with this one.
When you think about that statement it’s time to review what you are doing.
Break down the process, step by step, and find fresh ways to manage the situation
Look to technology and see if technology can help the issue at hand
Look to other processes and find comparisons that allow for simplified ways of managing the issues.
Review what you do and see if you can find a simpler way to execute on it.
Keep it simple Stupid or the KISS principle has been a corner stone of my thinking for a while. This is the type of thinking that may find opportunities for you to execute upon.
Every day we do things regularly both at home at work and beyond. These are the areas you can look for opportunity.
Pay attention to what you are doing
driving and the things you do in those transitional stages between events
cleaning the house
Follow your passions
Last, but far from least it is imperative to follow your passions. To follow your passion allows you to stay focused when times get tough or obstacles get in the way. By thinking like an entrepreneur gives you the courage to find solutions to issues and problems and continually move forward.
Look to your hobbies
Review the things that you enjoy watching on social media
Look at your Pinterest and see what you have saved
Review your twitter feed to see who you like and follow
Talk with friends and family and ask what they see as your passions
Be true to yourself because if you aren’t driven by it you will not enjoy the rewards
I am passionate about Tesla and the possibilities that Electric vehicles and non-polluting renewable energies can provide.
I will be taking my own advice and looking for opportunities in what and how I do things to find the idea that just might help to grow my ability to step into my own Tesla.
Part 3 – The Entrepreneur, Don’t lose your ability to have new and fresh ideas, don’t ever feel that an idea is not good enough. Remember the old saying one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is the quintessential entrepreneur thinking.
Welcome back to Part 2 – The Saving Strategy , Dave’s Journey to Owning a Tesla.
Last time in Part 1 – Lets Begin I wrote about the path forward, looking at how I can gain enough capital to make the loan amount for my Tesla much more palatable.
Over the years I have been the typical Aussie, looking for a quick win to make a few bucks.
But as most people when you’re young you’re not really any good at finances. The misconception is that it’s easy.
I tried to save in jam jars, I tried to work two jobs, I tried working more shifts, I even went to financial experts (so called) for advice on investing which ultimately lead to more debt and harder times ahead.
On the upside I have a house, a job and a current gas car, so all is not lost.
In recent years I have become more interested in the concept of making my money work for me, not I for it. In this vein I started to look at different strategies on how to minimize my costs and improve my capital.
I have been a fan of Tesla now for many years as some of you already know. In that time I have bored my family to death about the possibilities the car and mission provide. I have spoken at length about Elon Musk and the Tesla products. I have written many blog posts about the same. So why do I want to own one of the most expensive electric cars in the world and not just settle for something cheaper.
Simple, I am a tech nut, I love gizmos and gadget, I love to pull things apart to better understand how they work and then try and put them back together, not that I would do that to my Tesla.
I am an early adopter of new tech and love to see what the next frontier looks like. With this in mind Tesla ticked all the boxes that drive my curiosity and passions. They are a tech company first and foremost. They strive to do better for the environment, and they do it with one sole purpose to transition the world to sustainable energy and transport.
It is because of this that I am a Tesla fan. No doubt. So, when making the decision to start my journey to owning a Tesla it was not a hard decision.
I want to share what I have learned in the hope that others may find a way to do the same.
In Australia owning a Tesla is not a cheap experience. We do not have the luxury of being able to buy a Tesla for $40000 dollars as they do in USA. So, we have to plan and strategize to be able to afford them. It can take years. This is why I am writing down my ideas and processes so others can come along with me.
I came across a strategy online about how you use a credit card and then at the end of every month you pay that down so on and so forth. This was my first attempt at getting ahead. That failed. All it did was increase my debt and caused more tight times ahead. So, I started to read and search for ways to maximise my saving s by cutting costs and reducing incendiary expenses. That’s when I found a book that would start my family on the road to better financial independence.
Scott Pape is an aussie finance guy. But unlike the stiff upper lip and suited up bank guys he is a guy who lives on a farm with his family and dog. He talks about investing and money management in simple easy to follow terms, and that’s right up my alley.
He is an aussie through and through. “The Barefoot Investor” book is one of the most practical money management books that I have read in years. It outlines simple to follow, step by step instructions to set yourself up for better financial times ahead.
His advice is not hard to follow, or difficult to comprehend, it is straight talking simple information and steps out how to help get your finances in order.
Not only that he gives tangible instructions on how to manage your money now and into the future.
So, I dived into his book and read it cover to cover in a short time. When reading it with my wife and I speaking at length about the strategies and the practical steps he suggests. They all made much more sense than anything I had read before.
So, we decided to do it.
It has been 2 years since that decision.
The last couple of years have thrown a couple of curve balls at my family and we have kept our heads above water with the support of the Bare foot investor process. Do we still have debt? Yes. Do we still have a mortgage to pay? Of course. Do we have a way forward to paying down the debt? Absolutely, because we have an understanding of what to do now, whereas before we never had a strategy that worked?
And that’s the trick. It is not all about making money in 5 mins, it’s about being flexible to anything life throws at you.
One of the cores to his strategy is the idea that talking about money regularly allows for better understanding of the process and also allows for deeper knowledge of what you are doing with and for your situation.
He introduces bare foot dinner date nights every week at the beginning and then monthly. During the date nights you read a chapter of the book which outlines a specific process, and work through the steps.
Now I know what you’re thinking, that this sounds like smoke and mirrors, but I am telling you as someone who needed financial guidance and who used this process to effect, it works.
But with all things you have to be disciplined to make it work.
Buckets and accounts
Part 2 – The Tesla Saving Strategy
He talks about different buckets for your money,
Your money, pay to pay, to do with what you want.
Savings that allow you to save for retirement and big events.
Emergency back up money to replace your credit card bill.
Reference “The bare foot investor” 2018, Scott Pape.
He then talks about setting up different bank accounts including:
Smile – (10 % of wage after expenses accounted for)
Saving for big things like holidays and cars.
Splurge- (10 % of wage after expenses accounted for)
Money to enjoy between pays, everyone needs some flash money.
Fire Extinguisher (20% 0f wage after expenses accounted for)
Increase your ability to pay down debt
Reference “The bare foot investor” 2018, Scott Pape.
Like I said his strategy is simple yet effective.
So, with this strategy I am confident that within the next couple of years I might just be able to get enough money in my Smile account to be able to afford a Tesla.
Scott Pape also looks at Superannuation, Investing and saving money on bank accounts and the like. This book has helped not only me, but many others get financially stable and work towards a better financial future.
Beginning the journey
As I start part 2 – the Tesla Saving strategy, I know I will ebb and flow with the tide to get a big enough deposit to make it work.
Life is tumultuous, dynamic and stressful but ultimately if you can stay the course, manage what you have, the best you know how and look at the goals you want to reach anything is possible.
Thanks to the barefoot investor, Scott Pape, for writing the book and allowing me to grow my understanding of simple money management.
I know somewhere in the coming years I will be driving my Tesla and knowing that my family and I have worked hard to make a dream a reality. It will also mean I can enjoy doing my part to help the environment and the future of our children.
Hope you enjoyed the ideas and within the Part 2 – The Tesla Saving Strategy and hope that this helps to give some ideas on how it is possible. All information within this blog relating to Scott Cape is my own thought sea feelings. I have referenced his book and have not been sponsored in any way.
Tesla Mission is the transition, of the world, to sustainable energy and transport. This mission aligns with my passion for all things electric cars and improving the future for our kids and generations beyond.
But as many would know owning a Tesla in Australia is not so easy. The cost alone is high and there are too few incentives provided by the government.
However, I am not swayed!
My passion to own a car that does not pollute when driven, has safety and technology at the core and can drive for over 500 km’s on a single charge just inspires me to begin the journey to ownership.
It is truly the iPhone of the motor vehicle world.
Dave’s Journey to owning a Tesla
So, my original plan was to get solar panels, then, a battery, followed by the Tesla. I have so far had solar installed a number of years ago and have not quite had the opportunity to get the battery installed.
But if I am to own a Tesla, I need to start to put the pennies away.
So, I am writing this new series to outline my process of getting there.
It will be my mission to update you with my strategies, ideas, and outcomes, regarding how I am going with saving for a Tesla.
By saving some money, over time it will allow me to grow a big enough deposit that the loan amount and repayments are manageable. Then we can look at the best loans.
To own the car sooner rather than later would be ideal, so I will try different strategies of maximising money. Any opportunity that i can earn more money through being thrifty or odd jobs I will write about here.
The goal is to show, and explain, how it is possible by showing others that it is, possible to own a car that could and has changed the future.
My Starting Balance
My starting balance is zero ($0) dollars which means that I am starting where most people start, at the beginning of a journey not knowing what’s to come, not sure where it will take me but excited by the possibilities that I have before me.
A few months ago I had a response from Elon Musk around the prices in Australia. Since then a lot in the world has changed. So I have decided to work towards my goal.
I know the car I want, it is a Model 3 Long range, Red with Full Self Driving. It totals currently at AUD $113,000 drive away.
The performance model 3 was considered but due to price and the fact that I live in Australia and distance is king, I decided that the long range still has all the bells and whistles I need.
Of course, I do like the base model with no bells and whistles that costs $88,000 drive away and most likely will be the one I end up with as the price hopefully will be more manageable.
But ultimately, I want a Tesla, sure there are other electric cars I could choose, and they are priced similar or a little lower than the Tesla however I have looked at them all and my heart is still set on a Tesla.
So, I hope you find my blogs interesting, inspiring, practical and helpful. This is a journey we can share and I hope you follow along.
Part 1 – Dave’s Journey to owning a Tesla is my ideas and thoughts, I am not providing any financial advice or making any suggestion that I am an expert, I am just sharing my experience and passion for working towards a goal of mine.
So, thanks for sticking with me so far. The best is yet to come.
Back to the beginning of where all good ideas start, an idea, a promise of what’s to come with savings, our passion and our love for Tesla and electric vehicles together we can achieve great things.
Phantom Braking can it be solved? It seems that in recent years the introduction of the intelligent vehicle has been seen as a victory for the motor vehicle industry. Sensors The introduction provides increased safety and awareness for and around the vehicle. Using sensors, cameras and in some cases Radar or LIDAR to map the…
Tesla: The future of Health, I work in the field of Digital Health and I have been encouraged to see that over the last couple of years Australia has made some significant inroads into Electronic Medical Records and Health devices.
Since the COVID -19 the need to move even further towards the Digital Health platform has become decidedly clear. The need to monitor people daily, to communicate with patients regularly, to provide access to online resources when needed has become part of the future of health programs.
This transition as with everything happens slowly. Companies like Apple, Google, Telstra, Amazon and others have all made moves to bring technology to the masses in the field of health.
Some directly and other not so direct but all have one purpose, to allow people to be better informed and to be able to manage their own health.
So why am I talking about Digital Health on a car BLOG?
Most vehicle’s these days have computers, some are more complex than others, but most are rudimentary in their capabilities.
Tesla: The future of Health
Tesla on the other hand decided to build from the ground up, a computer within the car. Sure, the computer helps to manage the full self-driving (FSD) but it also has capabilities that no other car, both present and past, have ever had as part of a vehicle.
He continued in the next tweet “for example, we created a chip design team, from scratch, for the Tesla full self-driving computer, which is not something other car companies do” (Elon Musk, 1:32pm, 21 June 2020)
The computer that Tesla designed and built has some amazing specifications.
It allows makes millions of computer adjustments every second, which makes the car perform exceptionally well when being driven by the computer.
However, Tesla has also included in its car an infotainment system that is not just about music and air-conditioning but it is also about enjoyment and fun. Computer games, streaming services, movies etc. are just some of the interesting capabilities that Tesla included.
So why could they not be a connected health system as well? When most people are unwell, they usually head to a GP or a Hospital. Maybe they could also get advice from their Tesla.
Is Tesla: The future of Health? Health technology is starting to advance just as quickly as many other industries did 20 years ago. The new thinking that is driving this innovation is fresh and exciting and I believe Tesla Philosophy may also help to drive new and different way of thinking.
Elon has said that Tesla is a number of startups within the company. Maybe another branch could look at how hopping into a Tesla could also offer heath advice if asked.
As an example, a driver hops in the car to drive, they proceed with their journey and feel unwell on the way. They activate a health function that identifies the person has a high temperature with a thermometer system.
Based on the values an algorithm ask a number of questions that help to assess the possible symptoms the person is experiencing. Once that has happened, they could then let them know what some options could be.
A list of options could be suggested such as organizing an ambulance, a G.P. appointment and many more.
This type of future functionality one day will be the norm, all you need is one company to innovate and i believe Tesla has the best position to do so.
Tesla has already shown it can adapt to health applications. When COVID-19 hit hard and ventilators where being sourced, Tesla engineers turned their hand to building ventilators with nothing but car parts.
I know it is a long shot but the reality we are starting to see is that where health is becoming seamless with technology. If technology can become an enabler to provide guidance and strategies on how to manage one’s health then the future could be bright.
Large companies like Apple, Samsung and Google have provided many wearables that hint at the possibilities. Why not consider the possibilities. This would give a different feather to the cap of possibilities that Tesla’s Provide.
If we are heading to a world where computers can drive cars, and organize our lives, it seems logical that they could also help us to monitor our health and allow our cars to help get us to the places that can help.
Tesla share price hit $1000, let’s not forget the Mission. In the world of today money makes the cogs turn and grind. We are in an unprecedented time when the world of electrification is at a pivotal point. History is knocking at the door and we as a society are starting to look and hear what that means.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a wakeup call to the importance of looking after the environment. One of the first helpful step is to transition gas cars to electric cars.
Tesla Share Price
This week we saw money truly take hold with the share price of Tesla hit $1000 a share. This milestone for Tesla is important as it allowed them to become the most valuable car company across the globe.
The significance of this milestone is profound, Tesla’s mission is all about transitioning to a sustainable future. Electrification is the method to alleviate the issues with climate change.
Tesla has made it very clear that the products they supply can and will allow for clean production, storage and use of energy.
The share price rise is one indicator that people are starting to see that what Tesla offers and has in the new development stage is quite compelling.
The possibilities that the Tesla vehicles possess are far ahead of any competitor. This head start is what makes TMesla a valuable asset to hold.
Recently in Australia there has been a shifting of the sands towards investigating the possibilities for electric vehicles. More car companies are starting to deliver new electric cars to the market for example, Kia, Ford and Hyundai.
The government still continues to be slow in their approach towards climate change and by extension electrification of motor vehicles. This apathy will lead to Australia falling behind the rest of the world with moving to a sustainable future.
Tesla is just one of many companies working to bring cars to the market. They, however, differ greatly from other car manufacturers as they believe themselves to be a technology company not a Car company.
This distinction is what allows them to be progressive and motivated to develop and grow new and compelling ideas. It is this fresh thinking that gives rise to new means of transportation, new ways of capturing and utilizing energy and unseen new ideas yet to be discovered.
To follow the old handbook is to be left behind wondering where everyone went. It’s time to look at a new approach.
Like tesla with their dedicated mission and diversity of products it’s time to realize that helping the environment is not a one trick pony but a wholistic vision that encompasses more than just one product.
To deliver a mission that encompasses many products to achieve an overall outcome seems to be the best way forward as Tesla has demonstrated. So, its important that Tesla share price hit $1000 let’s not forget the Mission that they are heading towards.
Tesla has proved that this is the way forward. I hope that when people support Tesla by buying their shares they are doing so because they want to see the mission moving forward.
Tesla’s Full Potential. In 1999 Shazam was born. A company that developed the most advanced music recognition technology. Just like Tesla they faced many financial challenges, many hurdles that most new companies growing rapidly encounter. Shazam was ahead of its time and was yet to fulfil its full potential.
As the iPhone and the App store were introduced Shazam came into its own. Its potential was about to be realised with the Shazam application deployed to millions of people world wide.
This launched Shazam to the world and even today they continue to develop and grow and thrive in a world that wasn’t ready for it.
Tesla has yet to realise its potential as its technologies are ahead of their time. It has grown and developed new and emerging technologies that should realise Tesla’s full potential.
These developments have helped Tesla to bring to the market innovations that inspired imagination.
Tesla future potential
Whilst reading the story of Shazam, written by Daniel Newnham, it occurred to me that there was a unique similarity between the two companies. They both developed technologies that were yet to realise their full potential. Their leader was passionate and driven to deliver the best product possible.
Tesla has great potential to lead into the next decade and beyond with new and exciting innovative products.
It is important that the company display a number of features that will help them continue to realise their full potential;
Emerging innovative ideas.
A Mission that identifies unique qualities
A leader that drives a vision
Passion for the current and future projects
Customers that are passionate
Tesla has all this in spades. They have a lineup of vehicles that have gone beyond what most people believed possible with an electric car and they continually innovate these ideas all the time.
They have branched off to include other streams of innovative ideas like the Tesla solar roof and mega battery storage systems.
Just as Shazam released a music recognition technology that was ahead of its time so to has tesla with the release of autopilot and Full Self Driving.
Autopilot and Full Self Driving
The introduction of Autopilot was the first step in the full realization of Full Self driving. It allowed drivers to have their car drive them on highways with little intervention. It was a revelation for long road trips.
This led to the development of the Full Self driving technologies which is slowly coming to be a reality.
This technology was ahead of its time as no other car could drive itself around corner, on and off interchanges and stop at stop signs and traffic lights.
Tesla has been driven the last couple of years with their passion to realize level 5 full self-driving capability.
Tesla, just like Shazam developed and grew technology beyond its years.
Let’s hope that Tesla and the vision that Elon Musk and his Tesla team have will continue to drive innovation into the future realising Tesla’s full potential.
Look to the Stars, 1969 was a year that will stamp itself into the mind set of all that witnessed. One of the most awe-inspiring events to ever be seen by man. The first person to walk on the surface of another heavenly body.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the surface of the Moon.
Since the end of the Apollo program no other nation has even attempted this again including the United States of America.
They have built many space stations since then right up to the International Space Station(ISS). This has seen many countries space agencies work together to achieve that which we cannot seem to achieve on earth, collaboration of different nations to a common cause.
The mystery of space has been at the centre of sci-fi for generations. Probes sent to space have hinted at the possibilities of the solar system. Providing insights and vision of the wonder’s that exist both seen and unseen. We look to the stars for hope for inspiration that one day we might just make it there ourselves.
We have sent men and women into the blackness of space to the ICC to study and explore beyond our field of view and what they see is amazing, but without doubt each and everyone always look back to earth and say how beautiful , what a wonder, I am lucky to live here.
In the coming days from the same launch pad that took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon a new era of space exploration will start.
Space X a commercial space company will look to the stars and will launch for the first time in history astronauts aboard a commercial space vehicle with a reusable rocket that will land after sending the astronauts on their way to the ICC.
Just like Tesla who dreamed of producing the best electric cars, space X dreamed of reaching for the stars.
This launch will not only help to realize that dream but will hopefully inspire the imagination of many young men and women across the globe to look to the stars.
The historical significance of this launch is not just about the rocket but to find a new way to reach the lofty goals that were set years before.
Space X will launch its Falcon Rocket but not without Tesla. The astronauts will be taken from the preflight buildings to the launchpad in Tesla Model X’s. These vehicles are white with the NASA logo on the side.
The falcon wing doors allow for ease of entry for the astronauts especially in their space suits.
The air suspension allows for a smooth ride.
The panoramic front window allows a magnificent view of the falcon rocket and dragon capsule as they make their way down to the launch pad.
Someone might say it is the perfect vehicle for this.
The world will be watching, and they will be seeing the Tesla’s in the frame.
Having the same CEO for both Space X and Tesla I am sure this is not the last we see of the two brands, Tesla and Space X, working together.
Tesla helps to inspire the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and Technologists. They want to grow the minds of children and adults alike.
Space X wants to inspire the soul, the imagination and the child within.
They want us to look beyond the horizon, to find the detail in the undefined, to find the passion in the bland and to seek that which is yet to be discovered.
I wish the launch and the astronauts well on their journey, I hope they enjoy the ride in the Tesla’s, and I hope that everyone watching feels hope, passion and inspiration for the future and the world we live in and the possibilities beyond.