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Tesla CEO succession plan after Elon Musk

Tesla's board of directors says Musk has someone to be Tesla's CEO

It looks like Elon Musk may soon have more time to spend at Tesla. The CEO confirmed that he is looking for someone to run his newly acquired company – Twitter. Musk tweeted: I’m going to keep Twitter running until it’s in a strong place, which will take some time. It’s a good sign for people interested in his other companies, like Tesla, that don’t currently get as much attention as Musk. The current situation has exacerbated concerns about Tesla’s succession plan after Musk.

CEO succession plans

In testimony during the trial about Musk’s wage package, Tesla board member James Murdoch was asked if Musk had identified someone as a potential successor. “He really did,” Reuters quoted him as saying. However, who this person was, was not mentioned, nor was it a timeline.

Reuters also reported that a former board member, Antonio Gracias, testified that there had been talks about finding a “managing CEO”. The position will oversee sales, finance, and human resources “so that Musk can focus his time as CEO on products, which are his most important jobs.”

Musk’s Views of the CEO

Musk provided insight into his views on the CEO during his testimony. CNBC reported that he said, “The CEO is often seen as a somewhat business-focused role. But in reality, my role is much more of an engineer who develops technology and makes sure that we develop cutting-edge technologies and that we have an incredible team of engineers who can achieve these goals.” He also said, “It is my experience that great engineers will only work for a great engineer. This is my first duty, not that of a CEO.”

He was asked about the succession in August

Gary Black, managing partner of the Fund for the Future, asked Musk point blank about succession during a shareholder event in August. Black said, “The thing we’re most concerned about isn’t public relations; it’s succession. So the lead man’s risk is a big thing. How does the board think about your succession?”

Musk replied, “It’s a good question. To be honest, I don’t have an easy answer. I’m open to ideas. I definitely work as hard as I can, and I’m very excited about the future of the company. I think it has a very bright future even without me. I’m not leaving, to be clear.”

The CEO added that the company has an exciting roadmap that will be difficult to implement, but he will continue to work hard on the plan. “We have a very talented team here, so I think Tesla will do very well even if I get abducted by aliens or go back to my home planet,” Musk joked.

This statement is under testing. Musk is currently spending a lot of his precious time on Twitter while the Tesla team has a lot of work to do. Tesla is preparing for the almost complete launch on December 1, full self-driving version 11 for large-scale release soon, the production of Cybertruck and many other projects that we are not aware of yet. The faster Musk gets Twitter to the level he wants, the faster he can focus on Tesla. But we got a preview of what life at Tesla might be like once the co-founder and CEO steps down.

Tesla scores five in the CR reliability survey

Consumer Reports released its annual reliability report, placing Tesla 19th out of 24 auto brands. The publication continues to give scathing reviews of electric vehicles placing the entire segment as the second least reliable vehicle, ahead of full-size pickups. While this review has certainly generated a lot of interest, it is entirely predictable.

Until recently, Tesla was practically the sole player in the electric vehicle space, and now automakers are scrambling to get their branded electric car on the road as fast as they can. But, of course, any product that’s rushed to market is going to have problems, and a vehicle is a complex piece of technology and machinery that will present those problems tenfold.

Big drops of new electric car manufacturers

For example, Hyundai and Chevrolet, which have pushed massively into the electric vehicle market, fell in the annual rankings. Chevrolet dropped ten places, and the Volt was ranked as the fifth least reliable car. Hyundai’s Kona, meanwhile, is ninth. Mercedes-Benz has fallen to last place in terms of reliability. Consumer Reports blames the decline on EV production as well. Ford now ranks 18th, with many consumers reporting problems with the Mustang Mach-E.

Jake Fisher, a senior director at Consumer Reports, told CNBC, “Automakers are using EVs as a technology testbed for any new technology they want to try. By having all this new technology, there are a lot of potential problems with them.”

Tesla is unnecessarily critical

Fisher’s comment begs the question, why aren’t full-size pickup trucks so reliable? They have been around for a long time. However, the majority of the media is targeting Tesla. Take Bloomberg as an example; It used Tesla in its headline even though its ranking actually improved and the company was ahead of five other brands when it came to reliability, including Chevrolet (20), GMC (21), Volkswagen (22), and Jeep (23). , Mercedes-Benz (24).

Consumer Report collects data from consumers for more than 300,000 vehicles. There were 2,000 Teslas owners included in the survey. The Model 3 has an average reliability rating, but the Models S, X, and Y rank below average.

Hybrids are not the answer

On the other hand, Fisher promotes hybrid vehicles as the most reliable, “Today’s hybrid cars are quiet, fast, and gentle to drive like normal versions. The reliability of electric cars is not great. In fact, the majority are actually below average.”

This comment is confusing. EVs have removed all of the components that can go wrong with ICE vehicles. during summer, Elon Musk tweetedIt’s time to move on from hybrid cars. That was a phase. This is a nicer way of saying what he has been said to have called hybrids in the past, “amphibians in the transition from dinosaur to mammal.” Consumer Reports says that 1 in 3 consumers want a hybrid as their next vehicle.

Mockup of what the feature would look like

Without a doubt, Tesla is the most innovative car in the world, although there is always room for improvement.

For example, when you are in the middle of an important phone call and when you open your car door, your phone connects to your car and the call starts playing through the car speakers. Then, there’s that awkward moment as the person on the other end of the call tries to determine if they’ve been hung up on. At the same time, you’re trying to rush into the car, or you’re trying to quickly transfer the call back to your phone. If this doesn’t happen to you, count yourself lucky; For those who have fallen victim to spontaneous transfer, other condition concerns may soon be a thing of the past.

Tesla plans to change how your phone connects in the next update. Soon, when you’re on an active phone call, audio will now stay on your phone, even after you open the car door and your phone connects to the car via Bluetooth.

When you’re finally inside the car, you can choose to transfer the phone call to the car’s audio system or decline the prompt, leaving the call audio on your phone.

Bluetooth Troubleshooting

Until this happens, smartphone companies sometimes advise users to turn off Bluetooth to avoid calls being automatically picked up by paired devices such as cars. While this may work for most vehicles, Tesla owners rely on their smartphones to unlock and start the car via Bluetooth.

Major updates are coming

We don’t have any details on when this improvement will be released, but we expect it to be available soon, possibly as soon as 2022.44, but it is being tested now and we expect it to be released this year.

There are many more Tesla updates on the horizon. Fully autonomous driving version 11 is expected to be available to everyone who purchases an FSD by the end of this year. In addition, it is believed that “Actually Intelligent Summoning” or “ASS” will be included in version 11. These updates will get a lot of attention and will likely overshadow this smaller improvement, but they do correct the inconvenience.

A Brief History of Bluetooth

Let’s take a quick look at what technology is becoming popular now. It was Intel, Ericsson, and Nokia who put competition aside and together developed short-range radio technology in 1996. Bluetooth was a creative codename because King Harald Gormsson united Denmark and Norway in 958. The nickname for Bluetooth.

As industry leaders were raving about this technology, they used it as a temporary name. It was to be renamed RadioWire, but they needed more time to get the branding done. The other option was PAN, which stood for Personal Area Networks, but there were just too many PANs that came up in searches. Bluetooth technology began appearing in cars in the year 2000 and Chrysler pioneered the integration of the technology into its vehicles.

Now, we appreciate the convenience of Bluetooth every day, and with a little tweak by Tesla, King Harald Gormsson’s name would be even more flattering.

Modernization: Users are now seeing this as part of Software Update 2022.40.4.1.