Speedometer and critical displays

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Anyone notice, there was no speedometer, or turn signal indicators, odometer, battery meter, warning lights etc? Only the center display, if they plan to try and pack everything in one screen, I think it's a HUGE mistake, and would be very distracting and uncomfortable watching your speed towards the center of the car vs straight ahead in your direct line of sight. I hope I am missing something here, I never heard anyone ask the question, nor did I hear any discussion whatsoever in all the videos.
 

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Anyone notice, there was no speedometer, or turn signal indicators, odometer, battery meter, warning lights etc? Only the center display, if they plan to try and pack everything in one screen, I think it's a HUGE mistake, and would be very distracting and uncomfortable watching your speed towards the center of the car vs straight ahead in your direct line of sight. I hope I am missing something here, I never heard anyone ask the question, nor did I hear any discussion whatsoever in all the videos.
In Elon we trust!
 

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In many ways yes, however, until I actually get to sit in one of them, I am not convinced.

I am going to assume there is some type of HUD available as well for the major things.

I agree on the HUD. I think and 'hope' this is the way Elon is going. Hopefully this is revealed in Stage 2. It would also add to the 'Tech Edginess' that has always been classic Tesla.

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Best answer for now is its not done and we'll see how they address these valid questions in phase 2.
 

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Thats a legit response to nearly every question, thought, or suggestion on this site.

That type of response kind of defeats the purpose of this forum though, does it not?
lol, so the "In Elon we trust" was better then ?

Fair enough. Im a fan of the HUD approach. Ive liked them on the lower tech cars for years and never understood why they didnt take off.
 
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Tesla recently hired Milan Kovac, the former principal engineer developing a in helmet HUD at Skully Systems. I'm pretty sure model 3 will have either a HUD or a holographic display.
 

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I'm thinking a HUD, plus maybe some kind of wide, short LCD along the dash. Like that electric porche had. That would be spaceship-like. Especially if everything had a LCARS UI.
 
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Anyone notice, there was no speedometer, or turn signal indicators, odometer, battery meter, warning lights etc? Only the center display, if they plan to try and pack everything in one screen, I think it's a HUGE mistake, and would be very distracting and uncomfortable watching your speed towards the center of the car vs straight ahead in your direct line of sight. I hope I am missing something here, I never heard anyone ask the question, nor did I hear any discussion whatsoever in all the videos.
You'd just get used to looking to the centre screen. Heaps of cars have had a central display. Mini, Fiat Bambino, Citroen Xsara Picasso, Saturn Ion, Toyota Yaris, Scion xB.

With the Auto pilot safety features you can set the speed limiter so you don't really need to keep to much notice of the dash.

The indicators are an interesting point though. Maybe they'll be visible in the wing mirrors.
 

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Since Tesla has hired Felix Goddard, who worked on the Porsche Misson E concept electric sports car, that white stripe across the dash seen in both the silver and red prototypes which were shown at the First Reveal may actually become a projection screen for some instrumentation. (See more via link below)

http://electrek.co/2016/04/11/tesla-interior-designer-porsches-mission-e/
 

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Is it just me (probably) or does the current mounting of the center screen create challenges to effective air bag deployment? With all the exposed edges and corners, it makes me think that there might be an alternative to the current mounting of the screen in the works. Possibly some sort of integration into a reworked center console or dash? Am I overthinking this? Just seems like in a collision from the front right of the car, it would be very difficult to protect the driver from the left corner/edge of the screen as mounted.

Thoughts?

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I think they can design an airbag to work with it.

I'm more worried about people accidentally banging themselves or their stuff into it. That's going to put a lot of torque on the mount, and I'm afraid that we're going to see some of these displays being broken. Time will tell.
 

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I don't think it's an issue. Based on everything Elon has said recently combined with comments by engineers at the reveal event I'm pretty convinced the interior we saw is indeed what we are getting. Screen position and all.

Doug Field said: "this car represents what we fully intend to take into production"

There's not enough time between the reveal event and "pencils down" in mid July 2016 (3.5 months) to make drastic changes. This is the first time we've seen a Tesla prototype that was 99% of what we are getting. The program was already well underway and accelerated at that stage. People had better get used to what we've seen so far is what is going to be in your driveway.

If you listened to The Tesla Show Podcast I was guest on, we dissected and distilled it down to that fact.
 

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I don't think it's an issue. Based on everything Elon has said recently combined with comments by engineers at the reveal event I'm pretty convinced the interior we saw is indeed what we are getting. Screen position and all.

Doug Field said: "this car represents what we fully intend to take into production"

There's not enough time between the reveal event and "pencils down" in mid July 2016 (3.5 months) to make drastic changes. This is the first time we've seen a Tesla prototype that was 99% of what we are getting. The program was already well underway and accelerated at that stage. People had better get used to what we've seen so far is what is going to be in your driveway.

If you listened to The Tesla Show Podcast I was guest on, we dissected and distilled it down to that fact.
I'm ok with that as well. It will be interesting to see what differences there are, if any, between Model 3s that are delivered in September of this year and Model 3s delivered in September of 2018.

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I don't think it's an issue. Based on everything Elon has said recently combined with comments by engineers at the reveal event I'm pretty convinced the interior we saw is indeed what we are getting. Screen position and all.

Doug Field said: "this car represents what we fully intend to take into production"

There's not enough time between the reveal event and "pencils down" in mid July 2016 (3.5 months) to make drastic changes. This is the first time we've seen a Tesla prototype that was 99% of what we are getting. The program was already well underway and accelerated at that stage. People had better get used to what we've seen so far is what is going to be in your driveway.

If you listened to The Tesla Show Podcast I was guest on, we dissected and distilled it down to that fact.
I saw the center console on the prototype with all the storage bins. @TrevP , do you think those were functional?

also the cup holders looked like they were filled in and place holders for the actual cup holders.

Both of these probably need some tweeking don't you think?
 

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I'm ok with that as well. It will be interesting to see what differences there are, if any, between Model 3s that are delivered in September of this year and Model 3s delivered in September of 2018.

Dan
And even more with one delivered two years from now... :D