Tesla Model 3’s interior is a smart design that will ‘age gracefully’
By: Fred Lambert ~ Jul. 31st 2017 ( @FredericLambert )
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The Model 3’s interior appears to be the most polarizing aspect of Tesla’s latest all-electric vehicle. Some appreciate the minimalist look, while others think that it looks too bare.
After spending some time with the final version of the production car and talking with Tesla designers and engineers responsible for the Model 3, my opinion of the interior has evolved and I am definitely warming up to it.
There’s no hiding it. The simple interior is a cost saving move by Tesla. Complex interior panels, dashboard, and center consoles are expensive and increase manufacturing complexities.
But there’s also a less obvious advantage to a simple interior built around a touchscreen and that’s the potential to withstand significant design changes in the industry.
We can see major design shifts in the auto industry every 5 to 10 years, but we expect the next 10 years to be most significant for interior design due to the advent of autonomous driving.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated that he believes future software updates for Model 3, as well as for Model S and Model X, will enable fully self-driving capacity on their latest Autopilot hardware. But unlike Model S and Model X, which were designed years before Tesla’s Autopilot program, the Model 3 was designed with autonomy in mind. Read more... ( HERE )