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Model S - Alpha Dashboard

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tdelta1000, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. tdelta1000

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    I doubt it's for a HUD system because there is no reflect grass film on the windshield. Also, the HUD system projectors are usually placed closer to the A-pillar. I think it's a design feature until the "Beta" versions are released.
     
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    Huh? You can't see the reflective area on the windshield. I had a 2006 Corvette w/ HUD and there was no visible area on the windshield. Also the projector is right in front of the steering wheel.
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    This is a test car and may have a slit for wires etc. The interior is certainly not being displayed yet.
     
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    I would have thought this is the photo the OP intended to include:

    Tesla_Model_S_2009_785.jpg
     
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    Strider that may have been the setup for a corvette but I do recall seeing the aforementioned setups when those types of systems became available. A co-worker of mine has a corvette and yes I can the reflective film on the windshield.
     
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    Who knows what was used for an alpha model photo shoot....even the wing mirror looks odd:

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    No, Tesla has said that is not the final interior. The OP was talking about the slit by the steering wheel.
     
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    You can see the same structure here:
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    I am guessing that there has been some photoshop work going on in any case. Here's the wing mirror from the other side:
    right wing mirror.jpg
     
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    But my point was that you dismissed the idea of a HUD because of the placement when in fact there are systems that are in the same location as the cutout in the Alpha dashboard. Also, I can't see the reflective film in the pic I posted so it's not out of the question that it's there on the Alpha but can't be seen in a picture. I admit the cutout looks weird but it could be a HUD or planned HUD.
     
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    My bad Strider if I came across as being dismissive to your idea of that being a HUD unit. It would be a weird layout for a HUD setup. Let wait and see.
     
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    No offense taken. Since none of us knows the real answer all we can do is sit on this board and speculate all day :p
     

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