So often claims of innovation in the auto industry amount to nothing more than pointless gadgetry, e.g. rain-sensing windshield wipers - as if a driver is incapable of noticing rainfall and operating a simple switch!"... it's that sort of thing where you want this to be a car that even if it wasn't an electric car, you'd say, "Wow, I really wish I had that as a sedan – whether it was electric or not, I don't care. It's just such a great car."......it's going to be a good-looking car, but it's also going to be a very functional car. And I think functionality is extremely important." - EM
We're so used to silly features lists that it is difficult to come up with genuine benefits for the owner.
So, let's assume future cars from Tesla are going to look good; let's assume that they will have the usual gadgets; let's forget about drivetrains.
How will they be better? How will they be easier to use and to live with? How will they be more compelling?
Feel free to list things which may be impossible for Tesla to achieve without major input from outside/ever.
Here's my 2c:-
The Self-cleaning car: windshield, windows and paintwork...
Scientists ponder self-cleaning bathroom. 23/01/2006. ABC News Online