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Touchscreens on Steering Wheel?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by tanner, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. tanner

    tanner Active Member

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    Sorry if this has been addressed already, but have the touchscreen steering wheel buttons been removed in the production version of the X like the larger touchscreen and camera mirrors were? tesla-model-x-steering-wheel.jpg
     
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    So they're just like the S then?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    *cries on the inside*... The coolest parts of the X's tech were removed...
     
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    Yes ..like the S. I suspect it was a mix of reasons that did them in. My guess is, as cool as touch screens on wheel were, that they were likely a bit too costly and kinda defeated the point - need to look down for orientation without the tactile feel. I believe the mirrors were a regulatory issue. Didn't know that the display was larger on the proto - but I suspect that it's best to keep that component the same across platforms to keep the cost down (higher volume) and the SW differences across platforms to a minimum (reduces qualification time).
     
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    All valid points, yet they detract from the "cool factor".
     
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    Can't say I disagree :cool:
     
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    It's starting to look more and more like an S with an uglier/bigger exterior IMHO... I was counting on at least a few "cool" features that would set it apart from the S to help justify it... Sadly, I don't think the better HEPA filter falls within that category :biggrin:
     
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    Sounds like you've got it all figured out ..almost. Can't go wrong either way IMO. But keep in mind that "ugly" is a relative term ..tastes and opinions vary. Good luck with whatever decision you ultimately make.
     
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    It's most definitely a relative term - however, no one can deny that it looks remarkably similar to a Prius, albeit an oversized one.
     
  12. aija SigX 649

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    I strongly disagree and frankly question your ability to judge similarities!
     
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    Almost missed the (not so) subtle hint of sarcasm... ;)
     
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    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    This is way off topic, but just say'n

    X&Prius.png
     
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    also looks a lot like the honda crosstour, the X6, and a few other CUVs. I find myself looking at the door handles first a lot of times to see if they are flush or not.
     
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    I know, right?!

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    With the falcon doors closed, it looks pretty similar.
     
  17. aija SigX 649

    aija SigX 649 Winged Lion

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    Apologies in advance to all those that are bored/annoyed with this thread. My final thoughts - OK, they do both have 4 wheels, 5 doors, and optimized for aerodynamics ..but the similarities end there!

    I take it back, the steering wheel displays were a terrible idea, not cool! :wink:
     
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    It was cool and you know it!
     
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    I agree the steering wheel buttons need tactile feedback to make sure you are pressing the right place. Otherwise the advantage of being able to control things without taking your hands off the wheel and eyes off the road aren't there.
     
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    And the Falcon wing doors and the Big sky panoramic windshield don't count?
     

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