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Semi event = truck load of customer M3's?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by insaneoctane, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. insaneoctane

    insaneoctane Member

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    Maybe the semi event was delayed twice because they wanted to show it fully loaded with customer M3's?
     
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    That wouldn't really be enough cars to move the needle, I'd be surprised.

    Maybe it's filled with all the "something specials" line waiters are supposed to get? Like hundreds of thousands of keychains!!!! lol
     
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    Why would we need a keychain? The Model 3 doesn't use a key or a fob. If anything a lanyard to hold the NFC card would be more appropriate.
     
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  4. MorrisonHiker

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    Anyone attending the semi event is guaranteed to get a lanyard. They have them at every event. :)
     
  5. kwest2

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    Well duh, hence the use of "lol" and tons of !!!!. Joke/Sarc fail.
     
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    Maybe the something special will be a Model 3 keyfob for the line waiters. :)
     
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    The surprise is that your Model 3 key fob will double as a new Tesla Rewards Credit Card. The only* card you'll ever need to carry.

    * Exceptions apply, including employee pass cards, passport cards, Permanent Resident cards and drivers licenses**
    ** Subject to regulatory approval***
    *** Additional requirements may apply
     
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    I believe it will be more impressive if the truck come out on stage with the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket :)
     
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    I'd be more impressed if the rocket delivered the semi. :)
     
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    I do think Tesla will have a custom car carrier made for car transport by their new semi. Tesla has to be the first customer for Tesla semi.

    I don't expect a car announcement at the semi event, however. That doesn't maximize marketing value.
     
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    I'll go out on a limb here but I think at the Semi truck reveal they will actually announce that they made thousands of Semis. All of those semis will be hauling 8 Model 3's enough for all of the line waiters to get their cars tomorrow because the Semi's are full autonomous and will drop them off in front of your house. All you have to do is pick color and rim combination and the nearest truck to you will drop off the car at your front door the next day. There will be a fully automated robot named "Rosie" that will help you sign your paper work and then vacuum your house because you won't have enough time to clean because you'll be driving your car around town all day/night.
     
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    I betcha the truck will be a transformer with advanced AI named Optimus Musk.

    Mind: BLOWN

    :D
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this reveal, as much if not more than the Model 3.
    I've put my guess out there a while ago but here goes again:

    I suspect that the real advancement will be platooning a couple trucks together with one driver.
    The magic sauce will be Tesla software, but the EV in the trucks will provide the fast response needed to maintain control.
     
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    Exactly. It's not available right now, but will be by the end of December (year to be announced later).
     
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  15. insaneoctane

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    My money is on supercharging 3.0
     
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    On a related note, recently Elon said something, during the Q3 call or an interview or maybe something else, about a real Model 3 launch coming up. It was casually slipped into something else he was mentioning. Anyone recall exactly what he said or when he said it?

    I wonder if between that and his comment on Twitter last month that the first non employee configurations would open up in 6-8 weeks (six weeks would be this Friday) if the semi reveal doubles as an official Model 3 launch?
     
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    If I recall correctly, your memory is playing tricks on you.;)
     
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    This already exists. The company that developed it has it working perfectly in a controlled environment. The only thing left to solve is other people. How do you stop someone from driving between the semis?
     
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    I'm imagining trucks *much* closer together. Train like
     

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