Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

Elon Musk humiliated: Tesla CEO attacked for latest custom change to electric cars | World | News

The Tesla CEO was attacked for the peculiar update to his cars as social media users were quick to tell him to fix issues with the cars. While others asked for “jungle and rainforest sounds”. Regulations on car horns in America are reasonably flexible as long as the horn is audible from 200 feet away and can’t be “an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.”

But the idea couldn’t be introduced to Tesla’s in Europe as the EU ruled that an electric car’s fake noise “should sounds similar to the sound of a vehicle of the same category equipped with an internal combustion engine.”

Mr Musk wrote on Twitter: “Customised horn and movement sounds (coconuts being one, of course) coming to Teslas soon.”

He later tweeted emojis of a goat and whoopee cushion.

His mention of coconut sounds appear to be a direct reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of the CEO’s favourite comedy movies.

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Mr Musk’s latest idea comes after NASA boss Jim Bridenstine made a thinly veiled shot at Elon Musk over the SpaceX chief’s inability to meet his deadline to the US space agency.

Back in 2014, SpaceX was awarded a multi-billion dollar contract by NASA to build a spacecraft which would take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX, which was awarded the contract alongside Boeing, was meant to be ferrying ISS crew by now, but several delays, including an explosion during a ground test of the Dragon Crew capsule back in July, have set SpaceX back.

As a result, NASA has continued to rely on Russia’s Soyuz rocket to take American astronauts to the ISS.

The South African-born billionaire told CNN: “Everything in aerospace is eight years behind.

“Most of the work that is required from now through flight of NASA astronauts is a long series of safety reviews, so it’s not really hardware related, and it’s really going as fast as we can go.

“If there’s some way to make it go faster, I would make it go faster.”

Mr Musk added that the Commercial Crew could begin delivering astronauts to the ISS within three to four months.

The war of words calmed down, with Mr Bridenstine tweeting that he had a “great phone call with Elon Musk this week, and I’m looking forward to visiting SpaceX in Hawthorne, (California) next Thursday.”

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