This Is How Elon Musk Plans To Change How We All Get Into Our Cars

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Apparently the next generation of Falcon Wing doors will be better than conventional doors.

It wouldn't be too far fetched to assume that Tesla sells strongly with gambling addicts. The reason why is that buying a Tesla could be a gamble itself. So far, owners have had a mixed bag of results with some getting into accidents due to the abundance of technology that is featured on the cars. On the other side of the coin, plenty of Teslas have put smiles on their owner's faces, and with the automaker's over-the-air updates, it seems like the positive trend will only continue.

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Still, those who placed their $80,000-$150,000 bets on the Model X are probably waiting with their fingers crossed for updates to help the car to live up to its promises (and price tag). As we've mentioned before, the Model X has had plenty of problems with its Falcon Wing doors. First, the problem was with a supplier who botched things on the hardware side. Next, it was Tesla's own fault because it sold the falcon wing doors as a half-finished product. The car was released in September of 2015 and nine months later it seems like many owners have had problems with their doors failing on them. Some of the deficiencies come from doors that won't close properly or won't open.

The worst issue stems from sensors that misjudge the surroundings and ram the doors into adjacent objects. At a recent investor's conference, Elon Musk said, "The software that controls the Model X and the operation of the doors has been incredibly difficult to refine." To make the doors function properly, Tesla will be releasing an update soon with a follow-up going out about a month later. Right now, the doors are nothing more than a cool and inconvenient gimmick, but Musk believes that the update will make his falcon wing doors more practical than regular car doors. If he proves everyone wrong, we may see more SUVs with upward swinging doors Model X Door Images found at Tesla Motors Club

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