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The new Models Steering Wheel???

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tdelta1000, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. tdelta1000

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    Like it.

    Nice pic too....cool EV, girls and alcohol....:wink:
     
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    Also, check out the touch screen controls for the volume and AC fans.
     
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    At the recent Beta visit in Dania...I was told that the steering wheel was going to be a little thicker in the Production versions. After seeing the picture on the new steering wheel confirmed it for me.
     
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    That ginormous screen (is that 21"?) looks even more like a giant iPhone than the S one does!
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    On another thread I posted that the screen looks as if can be removed. I wonder if they would consider a removable touchpad for security reasons. It could also function separately as a tablet/iPad.
     
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    Although it "looks" bigger, press reported that it is 17" same as Model S.


    Personally don't like that idea; I'd feel like I would have to remove and stow it when I was parked to avoid theft.
     
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    I haven't read mutch about Model X facts yet, but I can see in the piture that the dash also have live view of rear cam + 2 "side mirror" cams - looks awsome
     
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    +1...many car insurance policies don't cover items that are removable.

    And that 17" screen would be a bit large and unwieldy for using as a tablet, I'd think.

    Personally I really don't like how the touchscreen isn't integrated at all with the dashboard. Remember the scene from "Revenge of the Electric Car" where Bob Lutz is looking at a mockup of the Volt dash with a dashboard display that looks removable? He talks about dust/dirt and cigar ash getting in the cracks. I disagree with Lutz on some things, but here he's dead on...that screen should be integrated!

    Just my opinion...
     
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    I think it's 17 inches but the smaller surrounding makes it look larger. Any thoughts on what could be the new Model S steering wheel?
     
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    They do look cool, but unfortunately, they're not road legal right now. Apparently they hope that there will be some regulation change before it goes on sale that will allow Tesla to keep them.
     
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    Could be why they hired that lobbyist!
     
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    #14 TEG, Feb 10, 2012
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    I recalled that same quote when I saw it... But I like it that way. I think the rectangle floating over the curvy dash works better than the rectangle inset (in Model S) from a stylistic standpoint.
    It also reminded me of the way Nissan made the LEAF control console "float" above the dashboard too:
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    (But the LEAF uses a much smaller LCD screen, and bunches of mechanical buttons instead.)

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    I'm curious about how many more functions are incorporated into the mini screens on the new steering wheel.
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    The fact that it has the X ("exit") and back-arrow keys hard-wired suggests that the steering wheel interacts with the center console, at least for menu controls. Possibly augmenting voice control?
     
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    That would be real cool.
     
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    What if the back arrows are for adjusting regen?

    Maybe the ipod screens can change functions. Hold left podscreen and the right pod changes screen to a regen up/down control.
     
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    I'll believe that when I see it....
     

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