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Frunk Modular Appliance Carousel

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by VoidVisionary, Jul 1, 2016.


Would you want an appliance carousel?

  1. Yes

  2. Maybe, depending on cost

  3. No

  1. VoidVisionary

    VoidVisionary New Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    Corvallis, OR
    With Tesla's cars being electric and with level 4 autonomous driving around the corner, will Tesla take the initiative to begin adding modular appliances?

    Consider the following scenario: You've planned a vacation 6 hours away at the beach with your friend. You don't think you'll spend more than a day there, so you haven't booked any accommodations. You both load up all of your luggage the night before and sleep in the car while it drives itself to the destination.

    When you awake, you press a button on the touchscreen to begin making a cup of coffee. A carousel in the frunk rotates the coffee maker into position and extends the appliance through a door in the dashboard where the glove compartment would normally be.

    Your friend wants to eat the meal they had packed. When your coffee is ready they request the refrigerator from the screen. Just like an automatic CD changer, the coffee maker retracts along a set of standardized rails to the carousel, and the fridge is loaded. Your friend pulls out a frozen breakfast sandwich, a bottle of OJ, and some fruit.

    You realize that the view of the ocean would be better from down the street, so you request that the car takes you there. Meanwhile, your friend has requested the microwave. They pop in the sandwich and enter the cook time on the center console. It notifies you that cooking the sandwich long will reduce your range by 0.1 miles. They accept and soon they have a hot breakfast.

    You decide that you want to wash your face. You switch seats with your friend and request the vanity. A low-capacity sink emerges from the modular bay and a lighted mirror unfolds. The water is warm, and a little bit goes a long way.

    You remember that you need some sunscreen. You tap the organizer option, and you're presented with a stack of drawers. It's a more organized version of a glove box.

    You're only staying one day, so you don't need to do anything with the clean and greywater bottles from the sink, but you have the option of opening the frunk and removing the respective 1-liter bottles and emptying and refilling them at the nearest sink.

    It's total convenience in a modular system that you could customize based on your needs and budget.

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