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Elon tweet re: lack of instrument cluster

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jhsq, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Jhsq

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    Don't know what you think of this comment, but I see it confirming our previous speculation that model 3's interior is designed for a fully autonomous driving transportation experience
     
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    I think it means there will be a projected HUD on the windshield. It's going to be something cool.
     
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  3. Tezlah

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    Nothing in Elon's response eliminates HUD as a possibility. Maybe during part 2 of the unveil includes HUD, therefore making sense of the current lack of gauge cluster.
     
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    Yes, I absolutely agree. The drivers at the event indicated that the interior design was intentional and deliberate.

    The key pieces of information that are currently on the Model S driver screen (Speed, Cruise Control indicator, Autopilot Indicator, Drive Mode) are found on the main screen in the Model 3, so having this information on some sort of additional display would be redundant.

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    I feel pretty sure we're talking about some form of augmented reality solution.
     
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    It would be redundant to have on another screen, but some basic info can easily be moved to HUD. I'm hoping for HUD that shows at least speed, drive mode, and autopilot info.
     
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    I think that statement is too vague to mean anything. You read into it full autonomy. I don't.
     
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    Thread title is seriously misleading.
     
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    Get real guys.

    One of the primary objectives of Model 3 design is EASE OF MANUFACTURING so that they can ramp up production rapidly.

    You won't see augmented reality or fancy projections type of unproven systems.
     
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    I agree. Nowhere did he say anything about autonomy or HUD. Clickbait.
     
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    HUD technology has been around for nearly 40 years in one form or another. Having a HUD unit that could be inserted on either the left or right side would greatly reduce cost and increase part commonality between LHD and RHD (UK/Japan/AUS etc.) versions of the car.
     
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    I'm putting my money on a HUD
     
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    Interesting tweet from Musk: "Wait until you see the real steering controls and system for the 3. It feels like a spaceship." I imagine that this means a very fancy HUD, not just improved autonomous driving.

    Update: or maybe not...now Musk says that the current steering wheel is not the real steering "system", so maybe no conventional wheel in the final car?
     
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    Yes based on this you are right. Spaceship = HUD.

    If one of the mods could update the title of the thread (HUD confirmed?), much appreciated!
     
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  15. Bimbels

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    it is gonna BLOW AWAY the competition. this is gonna be awesome.
     
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    I think HUD could be used for the views like the blue lane lines and car detection icons. And of course, turn-by-turn navigation.
     
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    Not for BMWs. BMW HUD is not interchangeable between LHD and RHD cars.

    HUD is not always ideal. I can't see my BMW HUD in the day because I wear polarized sunglass - and I am not willing to give up my polarized sunglass just to view the HUD.
     
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    Musk can't help himself. While it will obviously will still have a steering wheel do expect surprises.
     
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    Yeah.. change the title.. totally misleading.
    I bet a HUD is actually less expensive than an instrument cluster.. Makes total sense to forego the cluster and just have the essentials projected onto the windshield... Seems Teslaesque to take it up one notch, and add at least a little bit of augmented reality... But I suppose that would be more involved, more expensive, and if, then probably only available as an upgrade..... Would be very, very cool though ;)
     
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    that absolutely makes sense!
     
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