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Model 3 engineering model spotted

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by brettgo1982, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. brettgo1982

    brettgo1982 New Member

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    I saw this driving around Albany, CA today. Thought it was pretty cool, looks like they're measuring something on the wheels.


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    Those wheels...

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    Sweet, it seems the P75D Back to the Future III model is being tested.

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    I understand that Tesla aims toward unconventional technology, but those curb feelers are just not going to cut it.
     
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    Possible Tesla/Waymo collaboration. :D

    But need about twenty more gadgets to confirm. Though why didn't they go black to save the shareholders a grand?

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    I'm pretty sure those are wheel force transducers, used to measure the forces and moments on the wheels while driving. Those are usually used to gather data whenever a significant change is made to either the suspension or the vehicle mass. So it makes sense that this could be an early AWD 3.
     
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    #9 Lunarx, Jul 30, 2017
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    LOL, although I think they are better than the Aero wheels.
     
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    Model 3: Developer Edition
     

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