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Model X Video & Photo links from First Public Intro at Santana Row, 3/16-18/2012

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  1. engle

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    #1 engle, Mar 17, 2012
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    This is Troy R. Jones giving the first introduction to the Model X Prototype to Model X reservation holders at Santana Row on Friday, March 16, 2012 around 1pm: [running time: 09:22]

    http://youtu.be/2Q36IUOLmL4?hd=1

    Ted Merendino, Model X (and S) Product Manager, giving his first public introduction to the Model X Prototype:

    http://youtu.be/Obod2vPqiGU?hd=1

    Google+ Photo Album of both Model X Design Prototype *and* the Four Model S Signature Beta Prototypes

    My interview with Ted Merendino, the Product Manager for both Model S and Model X: [16:11 running time, first portion is Model X]

    http://youtu.be/UngxwjWtqNE?hd=1


    I will post more Model X links here as they finish uploading...
     
  2. de704

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    Thank's for all the content.

    I think your camera needs a tune up.
     
  3. vfx

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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Is this a quiz? No one told me there was going to be a quiz.
     
  5. smorgasbord

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    Mods, should we merge this into the "Model X at Santana Row" thread, which also has this video of mine:

    [video=vimeo;38672151]http://vimeo.com/38672151[/video]
     
  6. engle

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    Photos were shot with a Canon DSLR with a 10-22mm super wide angle, and a 55-250mm telephoto lens.

    Videos, however, were shot with a "Sony Bloggie" at 720p, which doesn't do a very good job, especially on sound recording in a noisy background environment. Sorry about that!

    I have no idea why the "suggested youtube videos" are bizarre!
     
  7. Jeeps17

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    Thanks for the media Engle!

    Did you notice if any of the beta S's had the rear-facing child seats in the trunk?

    I would be curious to see them in different angles from the few available pictures.

    JP
     
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    Oops, just realized I posted my S question in the X forum...

    Apologies !

    JP
     
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    No rear facing kids seat in any of the four Ss on display. :-(
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Cool video. I was wondering what kind of shoehorns and vaseline they had been using to get the car in the door...

    BTW, what was with all the pushing in the beginning? Didn't the X have enough juice to drive itself?
     
  11. smorgasbord

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    Hard to tell. At first I thought the car had no reverse because it seemed they were pushing harder in reverse and just sort of tagging along in forward,

    When doing the 6" dicker dance to get it in the door (really bad choice of stores with that pole right in front!), they weren't using the motor at all - it's a lot more accurate to push the car a few inches by hand each way to avoid damage. I really don't know how long/well the car goes on its own power.

    BTW, note that the interior is a light color and doesn't have all the black that the Model S interiors have.
     
  12. TEG

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    At the design studio reveal they were driving people around the parking lot in it. Back then it didn't seem lacking in ability to work as a capable / drivable vehicle.
    Perhaps it was all about having people in a better position to see the door frame and other obstacles be in control of the motion, not a driver who wasn't in as good a position to see the tight space obstacles?
     
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    #13 NigelM, Mar 19, 2012
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    Bunch of great pics and some video posted by "Eric Cheng" and "Arron Logan" at the following links:

    http://echeng.com/journal/2012/03/19/pictures-of-tesla-model-x-prototype-electric-car/
    https://plus.google.com/photos/107004843925454095805/albums/5721487857390035601
    http://www.aaronlogan.com/blog/archives/2012/03/18/1007/
    https://pictures.lytro.com/lightmatter/stories/10284

    Video of the doors opening:

    [video=vimeo;38764399]http://vimeo.com/38764399[/video]

    Can't shake this feeling that from this angle it looks like an angry bird...
     
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    Angry Bird look should drive up sales.
     
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    Let's see which rapper will be first to modify it so it drives with the doors open

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  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Or the first action movie to put missiles in the doors.
     
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    ...


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    The term "Tesla" in the past had a tendency to bring in among other things, perpetual motion devices, UFO conspiratorial types, and other "out there" schools of thought.

    I'm sure TEG can confirm that in 2006 when you Googled Tesla those were all the type of responses you get. Took a coupla years to get the VP2 red car image on the first page.
     
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    My Youtube Tesla searches tend to include "-perpetual motion" and such for a while so I don't have to keep seeing all that junk in the search results.

    For a while, Flickr searches were loaded up with the Tag Heuer Odyssey world photos. Even if you said "recent pictures" it would still show the old ones. Seemed like they had a future date stamp or something so they stayed at the top of the list for a long time. Oh, and I have seen way more "Tesla the band" fan photos then I ever intended. Doing a bare search on "Tesla" gets you lots of that.
     
  20. Incredulocious

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    It sounds to me like you were merely holding the camera in such a way that you were smothering the microphone. You can see that the audio becomes muffled (or restored) as you change your grip on the camera. And when muffled, the clicking sound is the autofocus and/or aperture mechanism -- made very apparent by blocking external sound. So, it's avoidable. You just need to be more careful in how you hold the camera. (Don't blame the innocent ! ;-)
     

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