Tesla in-car displays. Strategic or random?
We care for cluster
I have great respect for Tesla's products and long term vision. However, I had few concerns on Tesla Model 3 display strategy. More specifically, I was concerned by the lack of information display in front of the driver, some sort of cluster replacement. I thought a small display with the essential information would make sense, so the driver doesn't have to look constantly on the central display. When Elon Musk was asked about this (see his twitter reply above) he made it very clear that you won't need one. Elon Musk is a thought leader and one of the great visionaries, but he can't deny ergonomics. We need a display directly in front of the driver.
Small cluster x 2
Last week at the Tesla event, we saw that the Tesla Roadster has two small size information displays, one in front of the driver and one in front of the passenger (see image of Roadster interior). That makes absolutely sense, that is what people were asking for the Tesla 3. Could we please have something similar on Tesla 3 now that everybody seem to care?
It will shine a lot
A brief comment on the central display of the Roadster. I assume the central display is the same 15.4", 16:10 display as Model 3, but in portrait orientation (might be wrong here, but I analysed few launch videos and that is my educated guess). That display is perfect and I am a big fan of the 16:10 aspect ratio, a ratio that I believe is the best for in-car displays. However, what doesn't make so much sense is the position of the central display on a convertible car (see image with roof open). The area open to sky will be enormous, thus the display will be susceptible to reflections and glare. With display positioning like that even the most advanced anti-reflective and anti-glare filters would not be very effective. Perhaps I am missing something, I assume the guys in California have already thought of these issues.
Also, I didn't see any reflective mirrors on the Roadster nor an obvious place to display them inside the car. I guess we will find out soon.
On a similar note the digital mirror implementation on the Semi (see image) it looks very good with great magnification, so I don't see any big issues with visual accommodation.
What are your thoughts? What have I missed? Do you think Tesla Model 3 should have these small cluster displays?