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Will the Tesla Model 3 have the 17in touchscreen standard?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by XxCyberHackerxX, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. XxCyberHackerxX

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    Do you guys think it will be standard?
     
  2. Saghost

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    I suspect the Model 3 will be heavily touch screen based for the UI - after Tesla has spent all of the time and money developing the big screen based controls for the S and X, it is likely cheaper for them to carry it over than to build a conventional control set, and it gives the line a distinctive feel.

    At the same time, I'm not convinced they'll carry the same 17" screen over - you'll want to keep some reasons for folks to upgrade, and they could probably save some money by going with a smaller screen - which might be a better fit in a compact interior anyway.

    I'm expecting to see a similar control architecture and a 12 to 15 inch screen - but it is just a guess, worth what you paid for it. :)
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    Yes a center touchscreen display will certainly be standard in the Model 3 though it might be a slightly smaller screen than in the S.
     
  4. XxCyberHackerxX

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    Doesn't the model x have touch screen controls on the steering wheel?
     
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    By the time Model 3 gets here there will be no touch screen as it will all be voice commands and autopilot. :rolleyes:
     
  6. XxCyberHackerxX

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    Lol I hope not sometimes I want to have control
     
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    The prototype/concept car did. We're still waiting to see about the production car, but that's one feature I don't expect to see in production - the buttons are under your fingers where it's hard to see but easy to feel, and you don't really want the driver staring down at them anyway.
    Walter
     
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    Love it - kids yelling "car, turn left now" from the back seat just for fun...
     
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    Some time ago Elon or J.B. did say that Model 3 will only have ONE screen, not two like the Model S. Which screen they want to keep, I do not know.
     
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    Really? I don't recall them ever being that specific about any Model 3 feature. I guess I missed that bit of information.
     
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    I remember one of them saying it as well and I think it's the dashboard screen behind the wheel that is gone.
     
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    Every car has to have some sort of display in front of the driver to display basic information.
     
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    Not necessarily. Several lower market Asian cars (including some generations of Prius) don't have one. The basic information is on a screen at the center of the base of the windshield instead.

    I sure hope Tesla doesn't go that direction - this is one thing I hated about those cars.
     
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    ah, yes, of course. Maybe it will just have basic info, but won't be the multi screen version. I remember they were thinking one screen was for cost reduction, just doing the basics. But that could all change.....
     
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    Yes, but it can be analog instruments, not a screen. But, as ggies07 say, this may have changed since then... And again, I don't know it is this screen or the "big one" that is (perhaps) dropped.
     
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    And I believe he qualified that statement with, "perhaps." :)
     
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    I'm expecting all future Tesla vehicles to have the same basic software, with some specific features enabled or disabled depending on the particular "hardware platform." So yes, a central touchscreen similar to the S. But I think the one in the Model 3 will be smaller, because the car has to be narrower. 12 to 15 inches as someone mentioned earlier seems reasonable.
     
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    I hate those too. I think the only logical reason for that is so they can part share for the left and right hand drive market.
     
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    Agree. Leveraging the development already done for the Model S and Model X means lower developments costs for the Model 3 which is critical to meeting the goal of a $35k base model.
     
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    Perhaps he did :) But I can't recall that, but as I said, it was just something I recalled from my memory, so I may well have forgotten that part... Anyway, that statement was so early in the process that any decision on that matter may have been changed a few times since then :) And I really hope it will not be the case...
     

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