Submitted by yongliangzhu68 on Tue, 2016-04-19 07:08
We have all have knocked around why the MIA dash instrumentation and what the mystic "spaceship steering" and "feel like a spaceship" statements meant. We have also debated about Tesla supplementing the screen with a HUD. Also we all think (or me and most) of a HUD as offering a couple of basic metrics in a small patch on the windshield low and right in front of the driver.
What if Tesla is looking at doing a full windshield HUD display? This would definitely be a game changer and fall into the "spaceship" category. For instance the road could be mapped on the actual road and your next turning point would be highlighted on the actual road in front of you. No more looking down at your GPS to see turn 700' ahead and not sure if it is the next turn or the one right after that. Speed limit and other important signs could be highlighted and keep "in view" as you pass to give you time to read (who hasn't missed reading signs). Stoplights could be display lower on the windshield so you don't have to look up (some stop lights can be almost on top of your car) and squint if in the sun. It could do things like superimpose the speed of other cars around you and how far ahead a car is and the exact minimum safe distance to follow in a graphic. Maybe you could select what metrics to display depending on your wants and needs and have them displayed in locations (maybe transparency, colors and fonts too) on the windshield that is most convenient for you. You could have entertainment info displayed so the passenger could see too. I know it sounds a little 'spaceship' but there are companies that have demonstrated similar tech.
Could this be the missing pieces to the M3 interior puzzle? Is it too 'hubris'? Is it too 'spaceship' and likely too expensive? Have I had too much LSD?