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Overlooked Model X Features (update2)

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  • edited November -1
    >So, to open the FWDs one just touches the handle? I may be wrong, but my thinking is
    >that there has to a handle that pops out. How are emergency responders to quickly open
    >the doors to get people out?

    I believe they just press the handle. Remember, the door release on the both the Model S and Model X is entirely electronic. On the Model S, you press to get the handles to pop out (or they pop out when you approach), then you "pull" to trigger the switch to release the door. But that release is not a conventional one like a mechanical door handle on a typical car, it's just a button, the only difference is your pushing it or pulling to activate the button.

    If the handle is out of service due to an electronic failure, whether it's the Model S or X, emergency responders would need to pop the window.

    -Dane
  • edited November -1
    Bump for new additions!
  • edited November -1
    @TeslaTap: thanks for providing information that Tesla Motors is too dysfunctional to publish now that the X is in production. Not a perfect company. I hope they can hold it together long enough for me to get my X...
  • edited November -1
    Someone here shared this really nice video in another thread:

    <a href=" Model X Vanity Mirror</i> (0:12)</b></a>
  • edited November -1
    I noticed some tiny speakers down by the bottom of the seats on the floor. Are those on the MS too?
  • edited November -1
    @aesculus

    Model S speakers at dashboard, A pillar, 4 doors, hatch back, and right rear:


    <img src="http://lightharmonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tesla_Top_View_Current_Design.jpg&quot; width="640"/>

    I would love to have subwoofers at the bottom of the seats so I can feel the vibration of bass notes.
  • edited November -1
    No. These were about 2" in diameter and right near the edge of the tracks if I remember. They had metal grills on them like speakers. They just looked weird and that is what caught my attention.
  • edited November -1
    Towards the end of this short video you will see an armrest in the center seat.



    Additional videos are in a continuous loop, so take time to enjoy them. Click the FF button to skip the protected videos. Original link from TMC:

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/54648-Reactions-to-Model-X-reveal-event/page57?p=1179649&viewfull=1#post1179649
  • edited November -1
    Would someone care to comment on the 17" central display position?

    The prototype had it rise up above the dash:


    <img src="https://postmediawindsorstar.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/1naias-12.jpg&quot; width="640"/>


    The current one is positioned the same way as the Model S's, indash:

    <img src="http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ED3pa_cS--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1455054006554521770.jpg&quot; width="640"/>

    I like either way, but what's the rationale for sticking to the same familiar setup as the Model S's?

    Does rising up obstruct view or awkward angle of vision, hand...?
  • edited November -1
    <b>Mark Z: +42!</b> Thanks a lot for the link to the playlist!

    <b>Tâm:</b> I think the prototype may have had a 19" screen. Making the screen for Model X the same as Model S allows for better inventory control. Also, reviews of propped up extra screens on other cars released since 2012 have not been very positive. Better to make it integrated, I think.
  • edited November -1
    Silly question, but if in an accident and X flips, how do you get your kids out of back seat?
  • edited November -1
    @SMinnihan - The likelihood of a rollover in the Model X is far lower than most cars due to the super-low center of gravity. If you do the impossible and flip it, it's hard to see it remaining upside down. It is far more likely to come out on the wheels so that everyone can easily get out. If you somehow remain upside down, you could roll down windows (or in this case roll up?) and/or get out through the front doors.
  • edited November -1
    @Tâm - More likely cost and time to delivery factored into the change from a 19" floating display, to using the dashboard from the Model S. With so many other items to design, and no real complaints about the Model S dash, it seemed natural to just continue to use it. Likely we will never know the full story.
  • edited November -1
    Just added more 'undocumented' features for update 2!
  • edited November -1
    I never liked the jutting screen in the 2012 prototype, it felt like it wasn't well integrated into the console. I much prefer the newer design, looks more stream-lined and elegant (to my eyes anyway).
  • edited November -1
    Back to issue of front door handles: I played with these at the event. If you aren't using the automatic opening feature, you can push in one end of the handle and the door electrically pops open. In "manual" mode, you pull on the inside edge of the door to get it to open. With people around I couldn't test, but I suspect if you give it a little nudge it will open all the way by itself. This worked for closing. Give the wide open door a gentle push and it arcs closed and latches itself.

    The FW doors on Elon's car remained open so I couldn't test the back handles. I'm betting it works the same way. Push in on one end of the handle, activating a switch.
  • edited November -1
    @pgeerlofs

    Sounds like Model X does not need simulated shiny-non-protrudable door "handles".
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