I love the UI and workflows and audio focus of Roon. A The very things that Tesla lacks in how it connects you to your media in their cars. It would be wonderful, in my opinion, if the two companies could find a way to collaborate.
Tesla makes exceptional vehicles, and their engineering is top notch but they do not understand, at least in their current iteration, how people want to interact with their music (and streaming radio, podcasts). This is something that Roon gets very well, but on the flip side there is room for extensibility when it comes to voice and radio and podcasts.
The current in-car Tesla media experience is a confusing medley of USB audio via flash drives, bluetooth from your phone, and a built-in hybrid of Slacker, TuneIn, Spotify and FM Radio. There is audio support but it much weaker than other options so people have resorted to keeping Android Auto in their car for the ease of stream playback and control via voice, or to installing Amazon Echos.
There must be a better way - I would love a world in which Roon is a music management system that can work at home, yes, but also on the go and in the car - it can provide a coherent front end and management mechanism for local storage as well as streaming media - moving beyond Tidal and Qobuz. Perhaps Tesla could provide the financial muscle to support an audio partnership, where the deals with the streaming providers can be separated from what is displayed in the car.
Does anyone else share this interest ?
And btw - I have used Android Auto extensively on my previous car - the main power is the voice control when it works, which is when you stay inside the Google Play Music world and app The actual UI is not one I ever actively enjoyed using.