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Online Model S Design Studio Opening...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ETM, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. ETM

    ETM Member

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    I stoped at my local tesla shop and spoke to the rep and he said the online model S design studio should be open within the next two weeks. We'll see if he's accurate...
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I guess you mean the additional options in the current studio? In any case, probably tying in around the model x launch
     
  3. ETM

    ETM Member

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    yes that is what i meant to say.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Cool, February should be fun
     
  5. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Good, we can probably all argue about that for a few months until we can take test drives. It seems like we've pretty much chewed up and spit out the options and pricing info from December.

    ;)
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Need. Moar. Content. ;)
     
  7. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Design studio still not up after the model X unveil :(
     
  8. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

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    Yep, it's been two weeks!
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    A Tesla employee in the tent they had at the event said it is still going to be a few weeks until the design studio is completed for the Model S. They also said that the first few hundred Signature series holders will likely have to lock in options before a test drive is possible.
     
  10. Jkam

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    Several people mentioned that some Tesla reps indicated the design studio would be done about two weeks after the X unveil. Well it is two weeks. Anyone have updates on when the design studio will be open?
     
  11. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Nope. The timeframes that Tesla reps give are, in general, fairly vague and merely in the ballpark. Winter officially ends March 20 so, "Coming this winter" (as the current studio says) will still be valid for the next 3 weeks or so!
     
  12. ckessel

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    I'm curious too, though to be honest I don't think it'll actually matter much to my decision. I suspect I've pretty much picked my options.
     
  13. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    I have an idea of my desired options, but the disabled "Packages" section in the Design Studio makes me wonder if some of the options can be bundled at a lower price.
     
  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I doubt that'll happen. Tesla's calling their option bundles "Packages" - Tech Package, Sound Studio Package - so, I think that's what you'd end up seeing in the redesigned design studio. We can wish but, I think the pricing/options, as published, is a done deal - it's merely a matter of the design studio reflecting them.
     
  15. SigGuy

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    On the other hand, if they had all of the information ready and available, why wouldn't they have just opened up the Design Studio long ago? I also am given hope by the fact that there are zero pics of the interior in the gallery. I think there is reason to believe that there are still some (minor) surprises to come. As someone who doesn't love the interior, I hope I'm right.
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    My belief is that the handful of (web) developers that they have, have been hard at work on the studio - you might recall from other threads on the X unveil event that the same developers had been busy building that "range estimator" tool for the Model S given various inputs (this is not on the website yet but, will atleast be available in Tesla stores soon).

    Also, it's not easy (yet) to get a really good car design studio ready entirely in HTML5 (Tesla's particular about sticking to this) given lack of good dev tools there vs doing it in Flash (pretty much all major automakers do it in Flash).

    Sorry for being a downer but, I think it simply has to do with limited development resources at Tesla...
     
  17. NielsChr

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    There is plenty of good development tools - e.g. notepad is my favorite - serious
     
  18. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    "Winter" is over FCOL....:wink:

    winter.jpg
     
  19. evinfairfax

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    Again, if anyone at Tesla reads this, I will volunteer to come down there and help with any and all development tasks for free in exchange for a signature slot!

    I understand the insistence on HTML5. I think it's worth the additional wait for that.
     
  20. Joel

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    Are the current Roadster and (partial) Model S Design Studio(s) written in HTML5 of Flash?
     

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