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Center Screen Could move on Rail System???

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by DrivingTheFuture, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. DrivingTheFuture

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    See drawing... (bored at work) could this be solution with one screen that favors the driver when not using AP or driving alone, yet slides back to center of vehicle to be shared with all occupants? Perhaps this is reason for low continuous dash... All arguments so far have been based on a fixed display but he said spaceship like and SpaceX dragon capsule had displays that folded out of the way... 1490810411722218643391.jpg
     
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  2. garsh

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    Interesting, but won't happen. It's too complicated. The 3 was designed to be easier & faster to manufacture. And it's not the first car to locate the "gauges" in the middle of the dashboard so that LHD and RHD versions of the vehicle require fewer differences.
     
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    Oh, how we drew pictures of Model X seats folding. :)

    That said, while I don't thinks is likely, anything is possible.
     
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    #4 M0DEL³, Mar 29, 2017
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    Love the idea, but don't expect it will be implemented. It would, however, be cool to be able to add your other goodies (shelf, drink & cell phone holders, etc) where ever you desire. Have the rail extend all the way behind the steering wheel and you have a handy mount point for your Evannex add-on Instrument Console Display that you know they are already working on. :D
     
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  5. Garlan Garner

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    I simply wish it could be disconnected and removed without bothering the car.
     
  6. BluestarE3

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    How about a rail system that supports snapping on additional components such as HUD, secondary or even tertiary display? :)

    (Ducks for cover)
     
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  7. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    No need to duck for cover.

    The Model 3 should be simpler. Whats simpler than 2 screens? Answer: 1 screen or 0 screens.
     
  8. favo

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    To make it easier for thieves?
     
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  9. BluestarE3

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    No, you'd take the display with you, like you would with a bicycle wheel. :)
     
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  10. Big-T

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    What's simpler than power windows - windows that don't roll down
    What's simpler than electric adjustable seats - manual seats
    What's simpler than cupholders - no cupholders

    Go down this road far enough you'll be asking what's simpler than a Yugo - A Tesla!
     
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  11. DrivingTheFuture

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    Becomes large useless tablet when removed
     
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    What do you use a car antenna for when removed? What do you use a lug nut for when removed from the wheel?
    That doesn't retract thieves from stealing them...
     
  13. DrivingTheFuture

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    Interesting use of the word "retract"... But I can dig it
     
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    If it remains detached in the production version, the aftermarket would presumably have an easier time with customization options. Larger or smaller screens, OLED, mounts.
     
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    I posted this idea in another thread, but will repeat it here... How about just add a small connector on the blank dash area where a more traditional display would be located, and let the 3rd party companies have at it? A miniature version of the OBDII port (power + isolated copy of the CAN bus) would be perfect to create a variety of snap-in displays, customized to whatever market they choose. Even make is slide sideways, if you want. Just a thought...
     
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    To make it easier to drop on the ground and render it, and your car, useless. :D
     
  17. zenmaster

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    Not worth it. 15" LCD panels are like $10 new.
     
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    Not the ones rated for automotive environmental conditions.
     
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    I think he meant "detract".
     
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    Right, much more compelling for a thief.
     

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