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  1. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Yes the way I see it without any sure sign either way is that they put so much design work into that 17'' and NO design work into a design without that screen they NEED that screen. They don't have any buttons to replace it with, and that's sort of the whole point.

    The fact that all of this is software controlled also means it's much easier to build into their remote control app.

    If this seems to be hard to do I can see them using a smaller screen or a bigger screen for that matter. But a in car terms big screen to software controll all HVAC etc functions is going to be a central theme of the Model S. Or so I believe anyway.

    Cobos
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Eight months old. We have seen much since then.
     
  3. tdelta1000

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  4. Oh, thanks for that. It answers some more questions I had like durability of the touch screen in an automotive environment. They see it as just a questions of choosing the right back lights, filter, polarizers and stuff and are pretty confident they can make it. Apparently, they've also look at other options like iDrive (BMW) style knobs but didn't like it. If I understood it correctly, they call the simplified GUI design for media interaction JFM. Just f#cking Music.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Wonder how Steve feels about flash making it into another car :)
     
  6. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    The video shows how diligent Tesla Motors and it partners are being when it comes to the design of the "S".

    My feeling is that the Model S will cause other manufactures to re-evaluate their offerings and towards a Tesla Motors platform.
     
  7. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Here's another vision of in-car touchscreen with customizable layout and apps. Maybe Tesla will incorporate some of these ideas. From NY Times wheels blog.

    Car of the Future Could Include Personalized Dashboards

     
  8. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    It would be real handy to be able to move the spedometer down an inch in the Roadster... you might actually be able to see how fast you're going. ;-)
     

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