Tesla to revamp in-car navigation system

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after SpaceX launched its last rocket for 2017

He wanted to do something more interesting, so the Falcon Heavy set to launch early next year, which is now at Cape Canaveral to undergo its final pre-launch tests, is being loaded up with a Tesla Roadster (original flavor, not the just-revealed updated edition).

On Friday, Musk revealed the setup in a photo slideshow posted to Instagram.

The Falcon Heavy combines three SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, such that it rides atop 27 Merlin engines firing in unison. "Of course, anything boring is awful, especially companies, so we chose to send something unusual, something that made us feel". Never one to leave well enough alone, though, he also declared that he was going to load his Tesla Roadster into the rocket as a payload. But then, speaking to Ars Technica after that, Musk and another Space X official said it was very much on.

The Roadster will also be playing David Bowie's Space Oddity, and is aiming to enter a "billion year elliptic Mars orbit", should the launch go perfectly to plan.

"Major navigation overhaul coming in early 2018".

Musk demanded to be taken seriously prior to releasing the crucial photo of that missing part, though.

Falcon Heavy preparing for launch. And in 2010, he launched a wheel of cheese into orbit during the maiden voyage of Dragon, a spaceship built by SpaceX. True to form, Musk responded to the Tesla owner, stating that a major navigation overhaul will be rolled out early next year. He claims that the rocket will be in deep space for a billion years if it doesn't blow up on ascent - and given the success that SpaceX had lately, a successful launch seems likely. Musk's response suggests that Tesla is thinking far behind simple map updates with its new navigation software, and instead will be making top-to-bottom changes to how the system works overall across its vehicles.

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