That steering wheel is definetely prototype material, won't make the cut. They'll do some version of the Model S wheel with buttons.
Update: Elon mentioned the finished steering control system will be "like a spaceship". Plays into their desire to have the first commercially available autonomous car on the market. Expect to be blown away.
I'm just a closet engineer and love to know how things work. Can you imagine how crazy it drives me that nobody has taken pictures of the Model X falcon wing and auto opening front door mechanisms?? Arrgh...
Great video!!!!! I had to pre-order the Model 3 and then take the family on vacation the next morning. Not a bad thing just bad timing. Haven't had as much time as I would like to see what everyone is saying about the car and features. Glad I found this Model 3 Owners Club.
Great video! Were you able to find anything on the switch gear? It looks like they've moved away from the Mercedes parts bin and have their own drive selector and turn signal stalk. Wondering about the window buttons.
Very nice video. I personally can't wait until next year to see the final design. The one thing I'm curious about right now though, is with that glass rear, that seems to let an awful amount of light into the vehicle. In Texas, where I live, I see that making the car very hot on the interior. Almost all of our cars in Texas have window tinting (function, not just style). I'm curious as to whether or not that glass can be tinted and what that would do to the overall interior feel of the car if you did so.
Not sure where I should ask this, but for current Tesla owners, did Tesla install a pedestrian "noisemaker" that comes on at speeds below about 15mph? My Leaf had this and I thought it rather silly so sometimes disabled it when there were no pedestrians - at home, etc. (do-able on the 2011 model).