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Is this the speedo on the Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by sparkypete, Apr 5, 2017.

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  1. sparkypete

    sparkypete Member

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    From the recent release canditate photos:
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    I think this is a small dash built around the steering column. This could contain an LED speed readout as well as other LEDs for full beam etc.
     
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  2. FloridaGary

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    The speedometer has been shown on the upper left hand corner of the 15 inch screen.
     
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    That would be a horrible place for it, that would be way too low.
     
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    Why would it be? They've said "one display". It's probably just part of the steering column housing. Assuming it's anything else is baseless speculation, in my opinion.
     
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    I would think this is an area where indicators might be displayed (turn signals, high beam, emergency brake,seatbelt,)

    Led lights behind a black plastic panel so they only show up when they are illuminated.

    Speedo location is upper left corner of center display.
     
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  6. sparkypete

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    That component was not there on the reveal prototypes. Looks like it would protrude above steering wheel so my bet is something will be on there.
     
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    and so it begins...
     
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    Don't they need a physical button for hazard lights and trunk / trunk release ? Like on model s and x
     
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    Certainly for Australian design rules they will need a physical hazard light button.
     
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    Looks like the steering wheel column to me.
     
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    Really? I've never seen a steering column stick up above the wheel before. You're going to see a couple of inches of that above the central hub of the wheel.

    Nothing like that on the reveal model:

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    I'll shut up now - we can wait for someone to get a better shot
     
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    That's definitely the HUD projector :)
     
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    It's the neuralink transponder.
     
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    Interesting, I was trying to figure out what that was too. I convinced myself it was just reflection, but now has me thinking. Felix Godard did design work on the Porsche Mission-E. Well, if we look at the steering wheel on that, there is a "pod" on top of the column. Maybe this is what is going on here.

    Not sure I would call this a display exactly, so I guess depending on how we interpret Elon's comments it's not an additional display. I could see this being "spaceship-like" as well.

    Discuss and speculate away!!
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    Looks a little bit like the lights and turn signal indicators on a Citroën C4.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I should note the reveal steering wheel was specifically called out as a component that will change. There was another more recent prototype picture posted that showed a wheel with buttons.
     
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    I liked where this was heading.. but in the recently released batch of all the photos.,. here's a better shot of the steering wheel and it doesnt look like it would have any indicators or speedo display

    steeringwheel.jpg

    All images from that sighting are posted here: Tesla Model 3 Sighting 2017-04-04 2:18pm PDT
     
  18. Zaphod

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    Possibly, but I think I see a missing piece over the top of the column. To me it looks like innards of the column and cover is missing.

    edit: it's not letting me upload photo for some reason.
     
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    Yeah, I agree, it appears to be missing a piece that goes above the steering column, behind the back of the steering wheel. So there is still hope :)
     
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  20. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    Is that supposed to be for Porche's eye tracking display?
     

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