This invention will help reduce the cost of solar tiles without adversely affecting their quality. Tesla makes Solar Roof affordable for the mass market. Together with other inventions of the company, its products go to a new level. Thanks to this, Tesla's Solar business will soon begin to bring huge profits.
Embodiments of the invention solve at least the technical problem of enabling low-cost and reliable electrical interconnections among solar roof tile modules. More specifically, each solar roof tile module can include, on its back cover, two external electrical contacts, one for each polarity. In some embodiments, an external electrical contact can be in the form of a metallic plug inserted inside a through hole formed on the back cover of the tile module. In some embodiments, a surface of the metallic plug can be textured to ensure reliable electrical coupling between the metallic plug and the internal electrical contacts of the tile module. Moreover, the other surface of the metallic plug can be substantially on the same plane as the exterior surface of the back cover, thus enabling a simplified electrical coupling between the metallic plug and a junction box attached to the back cover.
February 6, Tesla filed for 2 patents related to the steering wheel. Earlier, we examined an invention that relates to an interactive user interface for a steering wheel 'User interface for steering wheel'. To implement what is stated in the previous patent, Tesla needs to change the device of the current steering wheel.
The invention relates to an interactive user interface for a steering wheel. It is located on one or more parts of the steering wheel and recognizes gestures made by the user on it. The user interface allows to navigate among the set of commands, based on recognized gesture movements.
The glass structures described herein can be used in vehicles in various ways to create surfaces with increased strength and improved functionality. Thus, safer, more aesthetic and useful windows can be integrated into vehicles, as a result of which the vehicle can perform more functions in a more flexible way.
Glass for a vehicle includes two layers: the outer layer and the inner. The inner layer of glass is perforated with many holes. The outer and inner layers of glass are separated from each other by a gap. Tesla, in a new patent, proposes a structure that can provide noise absorption and thermal insulation performance.