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Model S as Chauffeur's Car

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by wslam, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. wslam

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    Just wondering if anyone has anything to share about having the Model S as a chauffeur's car (besides the chauffeur being very lucky).
    I would love an iPhone app that allows me to control the music/radio from the backseats.
     
  2. SteveW25561

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    Simply have the music on the iphone and have it connected via Bluetooth to the sound system. Then the passenger can control the music. Unfortunately this is how music is played in my car (music source: Spotify) as my girls play DJ for our road trips!
     
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    Right of course, but I listen to radio often, so that does not help. Also, can you control the volume that way?
     
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    I see you're in Hong Kong,so I don't know if the TuneIn service is available to you -- it plays radio stations over the internet/cell network. Also if you change the volume on the iphone while connected to Bluetooth it does change the volume.
     
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    Interesting! And if Tesla were to make an honest to God limo (I hereby claim rights to Model Stretch), they could roughly double the battery pack as well.
     
  7. waidy

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    My sister has a chauffeur. The chauffeur is driving us around in our newly delivered Model S. Back in February/March(?) this year when we made deposits to secure the purchase of the Model S, I made a request to Tesla Motors to allow blue tooth keyboard so that the backseat passenger (my sister in this case) can use the 17" screen. Haven't heard from them. Guess I should do a follow up.
     
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    I second the suggestions to use the iPhone over bluetooth. You can run spotify, tunein, etc on the iPhone and just hand it off the the people in the back.
     
  9. RDoc

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    If they built a stretch S I might well be a customer and certainly won't be using a chauffeur, I like driving far too much. However, the Model S rear seats really aren't up to the standard of the rest of the car IMHO.
     
  10. waidy

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    Yes, it's a good idea. I will change my proposal.
     
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    My MS is used as a livery (chauffeured) vehicle. The response from clients whom have had the pleasure to ride in it has been tremendous. I've driven people that could buy Tesla (the company) if they wanted (they have that kind of serious money) and they love the vehicle. I've been fortunate enough to drive many celebrities with it too--and these people get driven in a lot of beautiful vehicles all around the world--and the Tesla MS always impresses them. Let's face it--there's nothing like it!

    From a driver perspective, the greatest shortfall is the narrow entry into the rear of the cabin. The second greatest shortfall is the lack of drink holders in the rear. I had the Tesla holders installed, but the drinks don't always stay put. :rolleyes:

    PM me if you want and we can discuss more in depth.

    Generally in the chauffeured industry, the radio/music is off for the duration of the ride. I have gone against this with the MS and put on Smooth Jazz (non-vocal) at level 2 gust because the car is sooooo quiet (almost awkwardly quiet). Everyone I've asked enjoyed it this way.

    Now if you're chauffeuring the owner around all the time, I can understand the relevancy of the aforementioned app, but unless that is the case, don't worry about controlling music from the rear. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    IMHO, it is best to have the feature available. Just like music/radio/usb, they are there but you don't have to use it. This is just my 2 cents and your opinion is well taken.
     
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    It seems Uber have teamed up with Tesla in Hangzhou to offer an exclusive chauffeur experience!

    Hangzhou appears to be a prime market for the car with forecasts showing the next decade will see more millionaires in Hangzhou than L.A.
     
  14. brown-eye

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    I am really serious using a Tesla for a Chauffeur's car for my mum. I'm currently paying us$130 for every 4 days gas here in HK. Thinking of 60 Kwh will 18" rims Pana roof. I can really take advantage of the 8 year battery warranty. Since the car will be used non stop. Do you think I will get priority on a second Model S ?
     
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    No, I doubt they will give anyone priority at the moment. But it might be worth asking Tesla if they have any demo cars for sale.
     
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    I wonder whether Tesla would release a software upgrade to include Apple - CarPlay.
     

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