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    Tesla opens all patents to the public

    All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Interesting. Good or bad, I have to admire Musk's tolerance for taking big risks and shoving all the chips in.

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Interesting. Good or bad, I have to admire Musk's tolerance for taking big risks and shoving all the chips in.
    I'd say this is unheard of. Wow.

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    That is amazingly cool. They topped it off with an "all your base" reference too. LOL! Well played Elon, well played indeed.
    Disclaimer: If you are offended by the above post, and you aren't a SJW or truther, grow a pair.

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Sometimes it makes good business sense to not be an island of proprietary technology. By others adopting some of your technology to further market acceptance of your product. More products on the market based on your technology means better service offerings for your customers; lower cost parts; more electric refueling stations, etc.

    I just drove one of these for the first time on Wednesday. What an incredible car. Its a dream to drive. 0-60 in about 5 seconds.
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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Interesting. Good or bad, I have to admire Musk's tolerance for taking big risks and shoving all the chips in.
    This is such a big deal on so many levels that I have no idea where to start or what to say. It has the potential to be a great move for Tesla in that it will surely open the market to more consumers, and advance the tech to reduce the cost to everyone including Tesla, so it's potentially a great fiscal decision. From a PR standpoint... well... it's obviously a good move. Environmental folks should live this. Alternative energy folks just got a shot in the arm toward making this tech more available and affordable. I don't think this was a philanthropist type move more than a very astute and calculated commercial move. No matter though. The benefit to Tesla will only be a positive to the rest of us.

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Sometimes it makes good business sense to not be an island of proprietary technology. By others adopting some of your technology to further market acceptance of your product. More products on the market based on your technology means better service offerings for your customers; lower cost parts; more electric refueling stations, etc.

    I just drove one of these for the first time on Wednesday. What an incredible car. Its a dream to drive. 0-60 in about 5 seconds.
    Go look up the British Top Gear test drive of this car. They had 2 of them and neither of them were able to finish the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    This is such a big deal on so many levels that I have no idea where to start or what to say. It has the potential to be a great move for Tesla in that it will surely open the market to more consumers, and advance the tech to reduce the cost to everyone including Tesla, so it's potentially a great fiscal decision. From a PR standpoint... well... it's obviously a good move. Environmental folks should live this. Alternative energy folks just got a shot in the arm toward making this tech more available and affordable. I don't think this was a philanthropist type move more than a very astute and calculated commercial move. No matter though. The benefit to Tesla will only be a positive to the rest of us.
    Or it is an admission that the company is failing and they want somebody else to pick up the design and continue.

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Go look up the British Top Gear test drive of this car. They had 2 of them and neither of them were able to finish the test.
    The Top Gear was a 2008 test of the Roadster. The car was barely in production in 2008. It is now 2014, six years later... and two generations later in the world of advanced technology...

    onsumer Reports gave the car (the Model S, which is the one I drove) the highest rating it ever gave a car...

    Consumer Reports Gives Love To Tesla; So Does 'The Bachelor' - Forbes

    You really need to be more current with your sources of information and not let old articles engrave your opinions in stone....
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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

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    OTH, Consumer Reports gave the car the highest rating it ever gave a car...

    Consumer Reports Gives Love To Tesla; So Does 'The Bachelor' - Forbes
    But if it doesn't survive a 20 minutes test what good is the car? I understand they work a car pretty hard, but the brakes failed on one of them, and it wasn't the main test car.

    How many problems do you think you would have with a Street versión with no dealers around to fix it?

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    Re: Tesla opens all patents to the public

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    But if it doesn't survive a 20 minutes test what good is the car? I understand they work a car pretty hard, but the brakes failed on one of them, and it wasn't the main test car.

    How many problems do you think you would have with a Street versión with no dealers around to fix it?
    My son recently bought an S... and drove it from Oregon to San Diego. It went the 200 promised miles.... I drove his on Wednesday.

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