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**Speculation** - Final "steering system"

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by vwtodd, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. vwtodd

    vwtodd Member

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    With all of the hand-wringing over an apparent lack of HUD, I had an idea. Elon never said there would not be any additional driver information and I think that the "steering system" will incorporate a non-rotating screen in the entire center of the wheel (or yoke) and the whole assembly will retract into the dash when in autopilot.

    To do this, you would need to relocate the drivers airbag - into the dash right were an instrument cluster traditionally would live.


    We will see...
     
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  2. Litzy

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    "1 screen"
     
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  3. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    I can't even imagine how distracting that would be, but I bet someone will post a pic of someone with an iPad strapped to their steering wheel shortly ;)
     
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  4. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    On a $35k car that's intended to streamline production? No way.
     
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  5. T34ME

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    In a $35K car? No. I think it is more likely the car will talk to the driver and the driver talk to the car. My Prius already does that in a soothing female voice. We like it.
     
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  6. RayW

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    I believe Elon said it will be one simple screen and no HUD. The Model S gets the "fancy" stuff
     
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    No. Elon Musk confirmed it will have a single display.
    So it'll be speed and other driving information in the top left of the central display.

    It's something that will reduce hardware and assembly costs, and enable faster assembly.
     
  8. Raindog1

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    I understand that the M3 will NOT get a HUD.... But a HUD isn't really a "new" fan-dangled piece of hi tech. They have been around for a long time....

    I'm just hoping they didn't cut corners when they went pencils down! I think people expected the interior to change rather dramatically.
     
  9. S3XY

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    People were mistaken
     
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  10. chillaban

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    The car will be delivered with driving and steering *ability*. A future update will allow it to move.


    (sorry, couldn't resist the temptation!)
     
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  11. Saghost

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    Depends on the HUD. The nearly full windshield coverage AR HUD many of us were speculating about that Panasonic demoed at CES certainly would be fancy new fangled technology - and seems so naturally Tesla that I still suspect it'll show up at some point in the future.
     
  12. dsvick

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    Putting any sort of information on the steering wheel would be a terrible idea for anyone that is older, or just has bad eyes that take time to change their focal point to something that close.

    So it would be a race to see which got to the steering wheel first, your face or the air bag coming from behind it?
     
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  13. pkalhan

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    HAHAHAHA
     
  14. S3XY

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    That's a race I'd be happy to lose!
     
  15. Sonny Daze

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    I can see lights on the steering column with head light, high beam and turn signal indicators, but that's about it.
     
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  16. dsvick

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    Now that I could see (pun intended), something you don't really need to focus on but could see in your peripheral vision.
     
  17. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Clearly a slow news day!
    Please can we have some new mule sightings to keep everyone busy so we avoid such crazy speculation like this thread:)
     
  18. Gangus

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    I have a feeling that some sort of augmented reality will show up after the Federal Tax credit is gone. It would give the people that missed out on the tax credit something big that would make it worth that they missed out. Plus gives them some time to perfect it. That tax credit is a big reason why people are buying or can afford this car. Once its gone they are going to need something big that adds significant value to the car. If it's not augmented reality it will be something else "BIG LEAGUE". It will surely be something that will turn a frown from missing out on the tax credit into a big smile. Buyers will not feel like they missed out as much. Personally, I am waiting to see what the Model 3 final cost for the PxxDL and its level of performance. I can't see spending 70+ grand on a car without some serious bells and whistles and killer performance. 70 ++ grand can buy a serious machine. I'm sure that Elon has something planned that will blow everyone away at the final reveal, and send all these other car manufacturers home crying to their mommy. It's going to be mic drop material, I hope!!!!
     
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  19. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Don't know why people are so enamoured with the "retracting steering wheel" thing. Falls into the category of weirdmobile to me.
     
  20. BluestarE3

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    To do this, you would need a spokelsss steering wheel so the deployment of the air bag isn't hindered. ;)
     

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