TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

exterior lighting

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Citizen-T, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,442
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    #1 Citizen-T, Oct 2, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 2, 2011
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    That does look good! I watched for it, but did anyone actually catch the door handles working?
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    15,914
    Location:
    Stanford, California
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Doug, what's that stand for?
     
  5. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,170
    Location:
    MA
    They only ever used the interior handles to open the doors (hrm .....)
    Elon used it to open the door when it was on stage, but he was between it and me so I didn't get to record it. It's clearly extended as the door swings open ... (this is early in part 2 of the event speech videos I uploaded)
     
  6. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    2,170
    Location:
    MA
    Automotive lighting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Edit: HAH! The way the forums took in the title of the article I linked to instead of posting the raw URL makes me look like I'm being an ass :smile:

    Center High Mount Stop Lamp.
     
  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    Ass :)

    I too noticed that during the beta rides they reached into the cars to open the doors
     
  8. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,341
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    I asked about this. They said that the handles were still being finalized. The handles work now, but have to be modified for production. I saw Elon open the door during his presentation today, and it was flawless. Something about regulations for emergency workers or something is causing the changes. They should open anyway as you get near the car with your key, along with the seats, mirrors, temperature etc.
     
  9. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    I really miss the old side lit up "T" :(

    If I had seen it before I saw Franz I would have asked him about it.
     
  10. ryanjm

    ryanjm Tesla Podcast Host

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    377
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Agree, it looks awesome. Also, it's orange. Does that mean that maybe it's a turn signal too? That would be of great help against the morons on the freeway who sometimes want to try and merge in to the same lane as you at the same time from the opposite side...
     
  11. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    244
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    3,665
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    European cars have to have side turn signals around there.
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    I've got lights on my mirrors and people still do it. If they're not going to look, the position of your light isn't likely to make a difference unless it's so obnoxious they HAVE to take notice
     
  14. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,667
    Location:
    South Florida
    WOW!!!!!!!! I'm not fan of white car but I think I can make an exception for the Model S.
     
  15. howabout2

    howabout2 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    140
    Speaking of the CHMSL, did anyone else notice that the individual LEDs weren't meticulously aligned? There appeared to be a little too much jitter in the row of LEDs for my taste. It's probably just an artifact of being assembled by hand, but I've seen other vehicles with a single row of LEDs show similar uneven alignment, so I hope this is improved for production.
     
  16. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,442
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Elon is so meticulous, I can't imagine he'd allow the car to go out with a non-straight line.
     
  17. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Better that it lights up. I'm sure they lost the old one for aerodynamics. They are meticulously working the get the nest cd on the road.

    And the best safety rating

    And the best sound system

    And the best handling

    And don;t even start with how many things it's best at in the EV category.

    (This should be a thread)
     

Share This Page