Custom Tesla Seats Comfortable — Home Of Tesla’S Cloud-Like Seats
Custom Tesla Seats Comfortable — Home Of Tesla’S Cloud-Like Seats
Comfortable tesla custom chair. You would be surprised if you have ever driven a Tesla vehicle featuring the company’s white vegan leather seats. As light as the clouds, they are.
They’re as white as the grandma of Conan O’Brien (I guess). They are so relaxed outside of the smooth surface that you feel like you’re just lying on a marshmallow. And they’ll bake the toast better on a freezing day than any mad road runner in the mountains.
The chair doesn’t matter to other people. I say to those people — wake up! Seating is half the feeling of car travel. Before you earn an enticing $40,000 for a dull car, watch what you sit down for years in your life. (You may want to rethink wasting tens of thousands of dollars on a dull car and selecting a fun vehicle, too, but that’s another story).
Before taking a tour of the Tesla chair factory last month, I heard a few things about Tesla chairs. I know I like them, I know that there are choices for black and white, and I know they’re vegan. At Tesla’s only one-of-a-kind” chair factory, I discovered a lot more, so I will probably revisit this issue over and over again.
The visit to the production facilities by CleanTechnica started with a stroll in the cafeteria, and although it appeared off track, it really got to the core of the problem. All this work is for human beings to help. The cafeteria is filled with visitors.
Several people are hired by Tesla, and most are smiling and excited. They appear to be releasing good energies, which reveals that they are willing to do their bit to help others to help society, to let our little marbles breathe all kinds of life. At any Tesla facility, this is something that shocks me.
Yeah, there are obviously people who don’t like going to work on Mondays, but one of the most striking things about this half-day tour is that when you walk into doors and walls, all the chaos, negativity, and feeling of “crisis” surrounding Tesla disappears.
It’s distinct from what you read in the press. It gives you the hope of witnessing it. It’s awesome to see Tesla is a happy, hopeful, uplifting, and inspirational environment, no matter what happens outside and how others attempt the story. In reality, I was searching for a disgruntled employee, but I didn’t find someone that would fit the bill.
I realize some people feel that in this matter I would trigger unethical prejudice, but I didn’t really think so. To communicate it to someone who wants to hear, anyone who reads CleanTechnica, I try to understand the story as fully and specifically as possible.
If there is a question, I would like to hear about it – and we publish it as it arises. But what I have come across with Tesla over and over again is: the more you dig, the more you have inspiration and hope. That contrasts dramatically with what other media outlets report about Tesla.
Since the mass media representation is not practiced, CleanTechnica finally finds some of these readers far removed from the norm and may be biased. It does not matter that on certain issues that are the responsibility of the big media, we end up correct.
Our opinion is that there is an intense prejudice against what Tesla has done, what it has made, and what it is for several reasons. So in the middle of the ludicrous cloud of smoke, we have to put ourselves out there by attempting to tell truthful tales – sometimes we even have to strip the smoke from our sleeves to get our own understanding of truth. But it just intersects with the tentative steps against bullies who do not like the story we tell, either paying or unpaid. (You’ve got to go meta sometimes in this.) Let’s go back to the chair.
I figured it would be a fun and useful tour when Kyle Field, Chanan the Manager, and I went into the seating plant, as many consumers are really curious about car seats. Nevertheless, I did not foresee a shocking revelation at first. And to be honest, the sky is not open and when we walk around the plant, the unicorn doesn’t storm. Yet there are a few fascinating things we do remember.
First of all, car manufacturers are normally not suppliers of chairs. In fact, there are no other well-known car manufacturers, in my opinion, that make their own seats. Worldwide, there are four main suppliers of car seats.
If you’re like me, when you see a tiny number four, you say oh, that’s a degree of semi-monopoly.” It’s convenient for the president of the seating business to have dinner and make sure that the price does not clash.
However, conspiracy theorists are not a very competitive market, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is likely to be a proponent of cutting those markets to reduce prices and increase progress significantly. I’m not sure if that’s the main objective of producing indoor seating, and I didn’t speak about it in depth with the tapestry technicians who drove us around the plant, but I think that’s at least a semi-important element in additional vertical integration.
Currently, a fascinating subject is Tesla’s incredibly impressive vertical integration. It comes with risks and benefits, as all essential business decisions. We are still gathering larger stories about Tesla vertical integration at CleanTechnica and how it operates, but the best starting point is the presentation I saw a few years ago by Marc Tarpenning.
Of the five founders of Tesla, Tarpenning is one. His presentation has been on YouTube for years, but the last one I reviewed was not there, so I’m sorry I can’t share the exact words with you, but one of the points he highlights is that more services are being increasingly used by car producers. He’s been employed for decades. The key message is that their craftsmanship is primarily spread on computers and unites different parts of the engine.
The most significant point about this is that going into the future of energy is very complicated for carmakers because gas/diesel engine technology is:
- Their key skills
- Where many IP firms and investments in the capital have fallen
- Where managers develop their professions, and
- Their primary competition
I assume, though, there are larger ramifications than outsourcing. Chair production, as noted above, gradually moved to a semi-monopoly trio. This restricts the car manufacturer’s preference to continue modifying the seat depending on the owner’s wishes and input.
It also gives us no chance to grasp the cost savings that are in the hands of manufacturers. On the other hand, like other manufacturing companies, Tesla is concerned with seeking ways to maximize the productivity of resources, minimize prices, boost the quality of its seats and be at the forefront of the design of car seats.
A very amusing and fascinating anecdote about the quality improvement found by engineers is one example of the optimization phase. A part of the seat production line is open, which now takes 33 seconds to complete. Targeted for months in 33 seconds.
An engineer learned along the way to the goal that by blowing the bolt to the instrument at the end of the robot arm, the organization could save a second or more rather than telling the robot to release the bolt from the rail. Engineers had the concept of firing bolts into a tube (the sort you see at some gas stations) that looks like a huge tube car vacuum cleaner.
Then a few seconds later, the team realized that with one minor shift, the team was able to increase it marginally and decrease output time by 0.8 seconds. The bolt is now half-lit instead of releasing the bolt to the top, where it is inside the vent.
(It actually lays on the ground inside the tube in a manner that appears to have been left there accidentally.) When the robot is ready, the bolts lying on the floor are transported to the seat faster (0.8 seconds faster) and other bolts are fired. To the initial location thereof. Did you already lose? In a video tour at the top of this post, we explain it further.
While in his last conference call with the media, Elon Musk referred to the Model 3 development process as a “cash game,” one of the engineers I talked to referred to it as a “second game.” That’s the way they see it.
One thing at a time like this is this. That section of the line is the world’s first chair manufacturing method that uses the robot it does – the world’s first robotic production line for seat cushions.
Elsewhere to improve processing systems (i.e. to minimize production time), Tesla uses advanced laser classification technologies and other solutions. Any ideas move above the mechanism of default.
Some of the chair factory areas are heavily automated, while others in the company chair producing dojo have the vital touch of a thoroughly educated person. (Seriously.) By ergonomic programs and careful scheduling patterns, these workers are cared for. (Additional note: some of them will be world-class massage therapists, I predict.)
The manufacturing line is very versatile and can adjust which colored chairs are required easily. There are also minor variations in seat rules across the continent, however, Tesla will switch from the seat configuration to another once again.
A much greater production volume than the original Model 3 seating line was produced by the crew at the factory than originally expected. The initial target was 5,000 a week, but they now have the secure capacity to deliver 7,000 Model 3 seats a week – and with the new lineup, the team has shown that they can do more than that in one week.
This highlights how the default method has been adapted by fussy Tesla technicians and production optimizers to improve resource productivity. To manufacture more goods than expected, the same machinery will now be used which means more revenue for the same capital investment.
In the warehouse, there is space to add manufacturing lines to other seats, which might double existing capability in principle. For a second, let it sink. That’s a 40 percent or greater improvement than at the initial plant predicted. Imagine that you have a complex lemonade machine that you figured could make 10,000 lemonade cups a day but now you can make 14,000 lemonade cups a day.
One of the excited drivers after the tour – with real pleasure and passion in his eyes and voice – said that the manufacturing facility for seating was second to none in the country. He was convinced of this and very satisfied with what they had done.
For their service to society, I appreciate him and others. Tesla’s goal, after all, was not just to make marshmallow chairs for people sitting, and not to make money to raise money. Beyond that, Tesla has a goal to place the workforce from top to bottom (not every employee, of course, but a lot of people we speak to of course).
Tesla is a mission-driven business that aims to facilitate the transition to renewable energy, as human society’s survival is increasingly dependent on our capacity to do so. Society faces an existential challenge, and Tesla is one of the organizations that works to increase public consciousness and develop day-to-day infrastructure to escape the worst crisis.
Tesla also works in several ways like startups, going back to the other company policies that Kyle and I would address in another post. In the event of moderate performance and development (~ 60 percent), Elon promotes engineers to take risks.
This encourages – or activates – complicated strategies discovered in the system by workers. This triggers the sort of transition that leads to a 60 percent rise inability for line output. This is what motivated retired CFO Deepak Ahuja to stress, more than any other carmaker he works for at least two Tesla phone conferences that Tesla is very capital-efficient.
In recent years, when attempting to illustrate in only a few lines what many engineers do every day under Elon’s care to try to make Tesla not just a gold medalist, but the best available, I found he turned on two conference calls trying to explain it. That’s it. Perfection may not be the aim, but to approach perfection as rapidly as possible.
By going back to his own seat, I will finish this segment, and what I think are two things that relate to Tesla’s sudden leadership role in other sections of the car of the 21st century. First of all, with the Model X, Tesla joined the chair market.
Owing to the peculiar nature of the X, the firm faces an unusual challenge. It is difficult for manufacturers to offer what Tesla wants. So Tesla made this mechanism part of itself. In the end, the Model X challenge (which many people believe is so special and unconventional – I would be incorrect -) made Tesla a world-class maker of chairs.
The organization is no longer constrained by the grace of one of the “Big 4” of the world. To meet the unique needs and opportunities shown by Tesla buyers and electric machines, it can design seats. Tesla was keen to ensure that many supply choices went to the seat, and was also able to collaborate with certain vendors to make their employees more viable. As happened long ago in Tesla, the company does not have to fear that seat distribution will not arrive and will kill any production plans (and the same is true for other car manufacturers).
Yeah, with this vertical integration, there is a fee. To pay factory staff and designers, there are capital expenses for assembly lines and running costs. This is something many Tesla investors want though. This is a corporation that finds every chance to innovate to make consumers happy and reduce the price of attractive zero-emission cars.
The last note in this story is about how Tesla’s creation involved vegan leather upholstery. I think there are two annual shareholder meetings where vegan activist investors stand a chance and suggest – of course respectfully – that Tesla plays a leading role in the manufacture of vegan vehicles.
They force the leather out of every aspect of the Tesla vehicle, from the seat to the steering wheel, to extract it. Women spoke at a recent meeting where activists were given a microphone that studies showed that vegan fake skin is scientifically a safer alternative that can be smoother, more resilient, more resistant to stain and (vegan) preferred by clients. Yeah. Or not. ). Elon suggests he’s going to try it out — or someone on the staff is going to do it. Ultimately, it creates the incredible “cloud seat” experienced today by many Tesla drivers and travelers.
Black seats in vegan leather are good as well but not too soft. The fake leather reportedly comes from various manufacturers and uses various chemicals that create subtly different characteristics. Honestly, certain persons can not see color beyond the difference, but I’m not one of them. Even so, the color of the chair I chose would depend a lot more than the others on the color of the exterior paint.
Tesla is a lover of customer reviews, as many other firms. To inspire new product concepts and enhancements to current products, Elon occasionally surfs Twitter. Behind the scenes, hundreds or thousands of others work to receive those input and guide it to the right developers, designers, and managers. It seems that they are not discriminated against by vegans.
I hope you’ll care about this post on Tesla seat manufacturing facilities the next time you drive a Tesla or drive a Tesla Shuttle, and will be able to find out more about what your supporters are up to.