When will Tesla design and manufacture tires? Tires are currently the worst part of the car -- the most polluting, the least effective, and not designed or manufactured by Tesla. How can that not be high on their list of target improvements? What do I expect? Lower particulates, better handling, more efficient, longer lasting, better traction, shorter stopping, more safe, and more sensors to collect more data. Putting a neural net to designing better tires should be a relatively straightforward thing -- all you need is the data. So maybe a couple of years to figure out new materials and manufacturing techniques? What's difficult? Well, tires exist in probably the nastiest environment of the entire car, outside of what happens during a crash. And functioning effectively in a continuously nasty environment is a much harder problem that simply failing safe. I have to assume that, given what Tesla is, they've probably been working on this for years now. Even a pretty weak, partial solution would have to be much better than what we have now. I mean, they don't have to go to swarmbots that reconfigure themselves in realtime on the first go, right?