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    Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk hints at possible heads-up display, releases details about screen, battery, and more

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    While most of the information that came out of Tesla’s earnings yesterday about the Model 3 were related to the vehicle’s production program, CEO Elon Musk also disclosed new details and gave a few interesting hints about the upcoming vehicle.

    Considering Musk pushed the final unveiling of the Model 3 to a few months later than anticipated, it might be a while before we get more information on the vehicle and therefore, reservations holders and enthusiasts (ourselves included) are sure to over analyze any new detail until then. more…

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    Nope, I didn't read it that way at all. Nowhere did Elon or anyone else hint at a HUD. While I personally would love a HUD, I took the statements as they may just put everything on the 15 inch screen and be done with it. Again, I worry that we are speculating ourselves right into disappointment. If they do release a HUD...great, but don't set yourselves up for disappointment by convincing yourself that the car will have this or that. Nobody knows and Tesla isn't talking. Let's just wait and see.

    They are on track to deliver a great car, on time and on budget. To me, that's the good news to come out of all this. We have waited 11 months...a few more isn't going to kill anyone.

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    He didn't hint at a HUD at all. What he said is that in some ways the production cars will be a lot better than the reveal cars.

    Same thing he said about Model X (which it was)

    In any case they're still keeping their cards close to their vest. Model 3 still has some secrets to give up.
     
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    I do not believe that Tesla would expect drivers to navigate, check their speed, watch the Autopilot display, etc. all of them by taking your eyes off the road. There has to be something in our direct line of vision, either a binacle or a HUD. Otherwise, I consider it an unsafe car to drive.
     
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    While I agree that a HUD would be great, how is moving your eyes to the upper left corner of the 15 inch display any different than moving your eyes to a binacle? The screen on the reveal 1 cars is much closer than the main display on the Model S.

    Don't get me wrong, I am hoping for an AI integrated HUD directly displayed on the windshield but I refuse to set myself up for disappointment by assuming ANY feature is a "must".

    Just my 2 cents as always.

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    @Rick59 , agree with you a HUD would be much preferable. Also, at this point, Elon announced there will just beone screen so not sure where that leaves a potential binnacle (on a side note, was bluffed that a binacle is a Pokemon character?! :p)
    Am torn on this. The reality is traditional ICE carmakers have in recent years incorporated navigation screens more on top of the dash (either fixed or coming out when you turn the engine on) rather than lower inserted into the dash like before. This to put them more 'in the line of sight' albeit more to the right... yet they also for the most part kept displays behind the wheel... and increasingly included (more or less sophisticated) HUD as option... obviously as additional safety enhancement...
    Moreover, while the 15' central horizontal display as seen on alpha cars looks modern enough, it certainly is no spaceship...
    Therefore, while I agree with tempering our expectations, I can't help but remember this Elon quote, including the reference to 'radical'... I'll keep on keeping my fingers crossed for the HUD, at the very least at a small premium (up to a grand) !!
    Though I'll drive the car with great pleasure even without it!
     
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    Yeah we'll just have to wait for the next reveal and see...But I was expecting that it would be for the end of march beginning of April....From Trev's last video about the financial round, I'm not too sure anymore It seems that we might have to wait til the summer for another reveal...Until the reveal we can't confirm anything...
     
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    I am bit disappointed with July reveal. I hoped Tesla would have produced some vehicles in July for sale, rather then testing.
     
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    I think the vehcles they wil produce in July ARE for purchase...by employees. The testing vehicles are being produced now, at least that's how I heard it.
     
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    I'm with Dan on this. It really seems like any time Elon mentions the screen on the Model 3 there seems to be a chorus of the same voices all shouting "he didn't mention a HUD (again), therefore the Model 3 must have one"
    All the scant evidence we do have is pointing away from a HUD and anything for the HUD seems wishful thinking.
     
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    Elon said quite clearly that they began producing test vehicles in February and that they have already used some of them for crash testing with very good results. The plan is to produce up to 1000 vehicles per week in July(which I doubt even Elon expects) and sell them to Tesla/Spacex employees in California who will be the Beta testers. The plan probably puts sales to the public in September/October giving Tesla 2-3 months to work out any bugs. Then they go to current owners, starting close to the factory. Even if they get up to 5,000 per week I doubt that they get east of the Mississippi until 2018. I am very happy that the production ramp is going so well and I am hanging on to that for the next 5 months. In the end that is much more important to when I get my Model 3 than knowing in advance what the interior is going to be like. Personally I still expect a HUD, we are talking about more than just a speedometer, there is the autopilot display. The "there are not two computers" remark caused me some doubt. I think Trev's video about the Autopilot computer and the HUD made by the same company that can just be plugged in answers that in the long term. Is Tesla going to plug it in to the initial Model 3 or will it come later? Might mean the difference between me leasing and buying.
     
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    I just read the transcript - its a monumental stretch to get from the comments in the call to "Elon hints at HUD" - he did no such thing.
    It could equally be "Elon hints at serial bus wiring" because they halved the amount of wire in the car.
     
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    But then why next reveal so late? I understand that they will produce/producing test cars now but they should be in final phase and only small changes if any would be to bugs during testing, rather than to new features. Hence, I am wondering why we have to wait till July to see this final version since I believe car should be finalized by now.
     
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    According to https://teslatap.com/undocumented/ a Model S has over 60 processors in a fully optioned car.

    And, there is no reason why a HUD would require its own processor.
     
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    Not within my payscale to wonder! ;)

    I'm sure Elon and the rest of the higher ups have their reasons.

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    Like others have guessed, they likely don't want any more reservations at this point. A reveal will drive up reservations and potentially hurt S sales. I went for a test drive of an S last week, representative was in my opinion trying to discourage me from waiting on the 3. I told him I was interested in a CPO he didn't want to show me those either.
     
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    I wonder to what extent there is a true corporate guidance to 'discourage' us from waiting on Model ≡ and get an S (since I imagine a very large portion of reservation holders would never be able to afford an S...) or rather individual initiatives from eager reps whose remuneration include a variable pay component... :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    That's insane. These guys don't work on commission. What possible incentive would he have to not help you buy a CPO?
     
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