May 6, 2019 by Kyle Field
Tesla vehicle self-diagnoses then self-medical when errors are detected
Tesla will now begin delivering necessary parts to the nearest Service Center when the vehicle detects a fault, according to a tweet from the company earlier today.
The partial order process must be much better.
̵1; David (@ d0cdave) May 6, 2019
Tesla has defied norms and pains in many service center visits with its over-diagnostic capabilities, but this takes it to the next level by eliminating the next barrier to getting the problem resolved. When a problem is detected by the diagnostic system in the car, a pop-up message appears in the car that alerts the owner of the problem and asks them to make an appointment at the nearest Tesla service center.
An unexpected condition has been detected with the Model 3 power conversion system and the replacement part is pre-sent to your preferred Tesla Service Center. Please use your Tesla Mobile App or your Tesla account to schedule a service visit appointment now.
Improved Service for Owners continues to be a focal point for Tesla CEO Elon Musk as the number of Teslas roaming the world's roads continues to grow at an exponential rate. Distribution of vehicles for both self-diagnosis and ordering required parts gives Tesla much more advantage in getting the hope of finding and sending parts needed for repair.
Part delivery is an area that the company has historically, and to this day continues to struggle with. Stories of owners are not just waiting weeks, but upwards for nearly 6 months in some cases, for the necessary parts to arrive at garbage on the internet. Seeing a story here and a story about the problem makes it difficult to put the scope of the problem into the context, but there is enough evidence to make it clear that part deliveries are still an opportunity for the company.
The new functionality is an impressive step towards the future that will require the vehicles to be more self-conscious as Tesla addresses the preparations for its fully autonomous Tesla Network of Robotaxis. These vehicles need to know when they need service and not just get the parts ordered, but also plan their own service ties without owner intervention.
In related news, Tesla's twitter account has been revitalized in recent days with a new piece of personality and responsiveness that many have wondered about the Securities and Exchange Commission restrictions on Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweets Just pushed him to use the company's official Twitter account for his smart, snarky, insightful, playful tweets and answers. Oh, SEC, when are you going to learn? Don't mess with genius in the corner. Just let him be alone with his toys so he can come back to change the world for the better.