HUD in Model3.....maybe!!?

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I think a HUD is a real possibility but maybe not in time for the model 3.
HUDs are a fairly mature technology at this point. Even the Camaro convertible I rented last year on vacation had a HUD.
Ref: Top 5 HUDs in modern cars today

I think a HUD combined with a center-screen backup is a real possibility.
 
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The article I posted also mentioned they hired the interior designer from the Porsche Mission E concept. Check the interior on that car...If 10% of this is in the Model 3, I'm all in....:cool:

Like @garsh mentioned HUD have been on the market for a long time, so it's nothing new. Hiring those 2 top designer/engineer could make the whole HUD concept very interesting. I also had a HUD display in my 99 Grand Prix GTP. I'm positive their will be a cool looking HUD in the model 3. Elon said it himself, the current dash configuration will all make sense on part 2 of the reveal. To me that is SCREAMING, HUD display. If we are lucky we may even get hand gesture controls.

Also, they could have been working on the HUD a while ago but they are keeping it a secret for part2. Hiring those 2 guys doesn't mean they were not already working on it!
 

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I think this is happening but probably not in the usual way people think. Tesla will do something very futuristic along with Autopilot.

The Model 3 will look "normal" from the outside but the interior is Tesla's chance to really shine and outdo the competition. When Elon made the comments "I think we will do something radical" in regards to Model 3 last year, we all took it to mean the exterior but now it appears he was talking about the interior and controls. Sneaky guy.
 

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Tesla has to balance doing something radical with making this car easy and relatively inexpensive to manufacture. Given these constraints, combined with what we saw in the interiors of the prototypes, and with the news of Tesla employees with HUD experience, I think this points to the Model 3 having a HUD, and *maybe* also a touch screen on the steering wheel.

Both LCD touchscreens and HUDs are cheap, commodity items at this point, but they can still have a lot of "wow" factor in a vehicle. Getting rid of the normal instrument binnacle will help to reduce production costs a lot, since it reduces the number of differences between left-hand and right-hand drive versions of the car.
 
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Are there any cars out now with only a HUD and no instrument cluster? That's what seems harder to believe. That it would be the only thing directly in front of the driver. Do current HUDs hold up in all lighting conditions?
 

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Do current HUDs hold up in all lighting conditions?
Hell, current instrument clusters don't even hold up well in all lighting conditions. I'm not too worried about the possibility of it being HUD-only. It looks like they already have a middle-screen backup for critical gauges.
 

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If automakers were somehow startled to the reaction to the Part 1 reveal, they should have paramedical-standby plans in place for the Tesla Model 3's Part 2 Reveal.

The future is coming. It will not be cancelled due to a lack of interest. The only question is: who is ready for it?
 
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Personnaly I think a HUD will be optional.

For me it will be enough to see my speed on the center screen. When driving with the autopilot you probably don't care much for the speed as the car will handle that :)

There could also be a setting to not allow you to go higher then allowed speeds like with mercedes (not that I would enable such a thing).
 

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You can trust that if Tesla does some kind of HUD it will be better than anything else that's been done before and will be better implemented.

However we really won't know until at least when mules start being road tested next year but more likely at the second reveal later next year. Tesla works very hard to keep wow features secret.

Anyone watching the Model X road testing spy shots from last year will know want I'm talking about ;)
 

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Having all Model ≡s have a HUD makes things much easier for Tesla. If, for example, they want to display auto-pilot information there, that makes auto-pilot a software upgrade, rather than a service center visit. If new information needs to be displayed, OTA upgrade.

Unless the center display is sufficient by itself, a HUD seems a simple way to get a lot of versatility.

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I thought the M3 would have a HUD since the 1st time I saw the interior dashboard during the launch webcast.
However, this week I thought about another idea that could be crazier or not, I don't know...

What if instead of a HUD, the "software instrument panel" would be placed in the middle of the car's steering wheel somehow, in the form of a smaller built-in display?

I know some will say: but the wheel will turn and make it difficult to read anything. Well... think about it... there are certainly software solutions for automatic compensating the rotation, even though I have no idea how complex/expensive this could be. But another solution could be that the central part of the wheel, which would contain the display, would be fixed while the steering wheel rotates around it, similarly to the one in the Citröen C4 as shown is this video:


Who knowns?
 

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1) Where would the air bag go?

2) Please, no. Us older-sighted folks have enough problems already, move the information further away, not closer.

Thank you kindly.