Submitted by Sparky on Wed, 2016-04-06 11:30
As intriguing as the hints about the new "steering system" are for the phase 2 introduction to the Model 3, it's got me thinking that it could be the new "Falcon Door" delay as well. Since keeping the price point low is a prime mission for the Model 3, I doubt that the "system" will be an optional change to the standard steering wheel design we've had for 120 years now. But that will introduce a complex matrix of jurisdictional approvals for any "system" that isn't reasonably close to a steering wheel with an airbag in it.
Frankly, I'd be happy with a good steering wheel, augmented by a state of the art HUD, but I'm as curious as the next guy about what the design team has in mind; and he's pretty curious!