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Elon says no Central Speedometer

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by voltage, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. SureValla

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    I have to take my eyes off the road to adjust the HVAC system. This seems to be the same on a Tesla. What am I missing?
     
  2. Ashkenaz

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    Is there some information out that I missed about the interior of the Model 3? I haven't seen anything but a mockup.
     
  3. JeffK

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    I only look at my speedometer that often when I'm wondering how much over the speed limit i'm going especially if I see a cop car. On the highways in the Midwest, since it's very open, many times 15 over is just fine , 25-30 over is pushing it, and 40 mph over the speed limit and you'll probably get a ticket, always written for a speed below the reckless threshold, regardless of your actual speed.

    During rush hour though you can be lucky to go the speed limit, there's no point in looking at your speedometer unless you like being upset.
     
  4. JCLeonard

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    I'm indifferent and open to change so will withhold judgement until I get to see the final product. It would be cool if the car knew the speed limit (read the sign, use data, etc.) and presented audible chimes when the car crosses the barrier (either up or down). That frees my eyes up to do more useful things..
     
  5. JeffK

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    It's supposed to be able to read all sorts of signs.
     
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  6. JoaoD

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    I'm usually limited by the speed the other cars are driving, so I don't really feel the need to look at what speed I'm going. I usually look at the speedometer when I find a car that is driving way slower than me though. And I also like to play the game of guess which speed I'm driving and look to check if I'm right, but that is only when there is no traffic, which is rare.
    My eyes are most of the time focused in the bumper in front of me and the breaking lights so that I can keep my distance constant and break as soon as possible to avoid hard breaks, r checking the 3 mirrors.
    I also rarely look at the speedometer if I'm driving in the highway in a car with cruise control enabled.
    I may look to the speedometer without even noticing that I do, but definitely not every 5 seconds.
     
  7. Matias

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    Elon's tweets
     
  8. stopcrazypp

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    Putting a small screen might have changed the dash design and the change to the design may cost far more than the individual parts costs.
     
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  9. jsmay311

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    That's absurd. Of course they could manage the modest cost of including a driver-centered display if they wanted to, especially if it's a small-ish screen. We're not talking big dollar numbers here.

    That's basically how I'm feeling. But the big problem there is that, depending on when/where you made your reservation, there might not be an opportunity to even sit in one (let alone drive one) before it comes time to place an order. TBD, I guess.
     
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  10. JeffK

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    It's only busy if you make it busy...

    Quick! how fast is he going?

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  11. Ashkenaz

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    Well, we don't have knobs in the Model S, and we seem to be getting by without them. I suppose I can learn to be without a "speedometer" in front of me. It's Elon's world, I just live in it! (and enjoy his cars)
     
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  12. TampaRich

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    Whenever I hear someone talking about speedometers it reminds me of how we used to call phones "telephones",
     
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  13. Ashkenaz

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    Is this it?
     
  14. ssrajputev

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    I don't understand why we are still bringing this up? Elon/Tesla never promised or mentioned that there would be a HUD or a display in front of the steering wheel. That's something reservation holders here and on Electrek started. Then, after Elon's Friday tweetstorm, people got pissed that it confirmed what Tesla never said.

    People need to move on...IMO, I don't believe this is enough to cancel your reservation and not get a M3. I'll get used to the single central display.
     
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  15. stopcrazypp

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    You beat me to it. In order for the screen to be in the driver's view, it must be above the dash. That makes it so if it is integrated, the dash has to be too high. The closest thing would be a half way integration, where the top of the screen sticks out, but most people seem to feel that is even uglier. The floating screen look is probably a better choice between the two.
     
  16. electracity

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    Eliminating the scale actually makes processing the information harder.
     
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  17. JeffK

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    Not the final steering wheel, but yes, relatively. I'm not seeing anything else in the release candidate video that Elon posted
     
  18. Petra

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    No you don't... just make the adjustment via the steering wheel.
     
  19. JeffK

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    Like a speed limit sign? ;)
     
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  20. apacheguy

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    Correct. But I would hope that you adjust the HVAC far less frequently than checking your speed.
     

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