Fixing Tesla Model 3’s BIGGEST FLAW FOR $20

Fixing Tesla Model 3’s BIGGEST FLAW FOR $20


100 Replies to “Fixing Tesla Model 3’s BIGGEST FLAW FOR $20”

  1. I like your approach more then elons. We live now, not decades from now. We need some that show us hazards and speeds. Geesh.

  2. Having no dashboard and 360 views camera is absolutely a deal breaker. If I am paying a premium cost to high-end car, why would I settle down with less.

  3. It’s interesting to see the difference in comments between those that have driven the model 3 vs those that haven’t. Not that everyone that has driven a 3 loves looking over to see the speed but the most hyperbolically negative comments seem to be those that have never been in one. Many people hate change. Look how many complain about the lack of headphone jack while most just got Bluetooth headphones and enjoyed the benefits of a lack of cables. I get my 3 in a few more weeks so we’ll see how I feel about it.

  4. Was hoping for some kind of heads up display or something. Instead got a dash board phone clip. "Idea if the century".

  5. That horrible center console is a deal breaker for a lot of people. Myself included. I enjoy driving and absolutely require a "behind the wheel" display. The way the center console just sticks out like an after thought is the ugliest design decision I've ever seen. As soon as Tesla capitulates and gives the public what they want, I will buy one.

  6. yes it's correct – i dont watch the instrument cluster in Taxis.
    but i even don't care if taxis are "sexy" or have "long range" whatsoever…

    so what is the point of owning a "sexy car" if i am only the passenger?

    for me – such a vehicle could be an ugly radnom shoebox on wheels which picks me up upon a buttonpress on my smartphone…

  7. Just having the one screen doesn’t bother me at all. It did take getting used to to remember the speed is not under the steering wheel. However not being under the steering wheel seems better to me now because it doesn’t matter if you are turning or what position you have the steering wheel set to. I also haven’t ever had a car that had built in nav before so I’m comparing it to my previous setup with having a phone holder in a vent and it seems much better and easier to see than that.

  8. Just took delivery last Friday of our M3 and I can confirm you get used to “side glancing” for speed etc., very quickly. If you have ever changed the radio station or adjusted the heating in your car, you can easily adjust to the M3’s instrument panel. This is such a non issue, seriously.

  9. better than waze… get a ODB2 bluetooth adapter, and get the Torque Pro app. you can build custom dashes, a full screen speedo/tac, scan fault codes, 0-60 and 1/4mi times, tons of features. even supports HUD mode so it flips the text on the phone so you can reflect it off the windshield.

  10. Hm… Was that it? an iPhone stand? Ben talks too much. Glad I read the answer below, I lost interest after 1 minute. Bye!

  11. My dad has a model 3 and he likes it because the way he sits he can't see the speedo because the top of the steering wheel cuts the speed off and looking right isnt that bad

  12. I never drive an S.
    Started with Tesla on the Model 3.
    Doesnt bother me that there is no display behind the wheel.

  13. Hi, Ben that was a pretty nice idea but i just discovered an option, its named hudway it shows info next to the windshield while being trasparent and it keeps that slick look.

  14. I like that it’s off to the side. In life you will get comfortable with anything as long as you use it enough.

  15. Here is something I noticed. If you lay your phone flat on the dash, you get a reflection in the windshield that can pass for a heads up display. But, it is a mirror image and all the writing is reversed. If some one could write an app, this would be great for a heads up display. Or simpler yet, just create an app with left and right arrows, current speed, and distance to next turn.

  16. Thank you for this video. But I'm still heart broken, because of this missing feature in Model 3. It was a deal breaker of my otherwise great enthusiasm for this car :-(.

  17. My 2 Cents……! But why would I spend 50,000 on a car and then adds a second redundant screen using my phone to solve my problem. The reason it's not in the dash is to cut down on costs in manufacturing period. basically you get what you pay for.

    I purchased a New 2019 Model S this year and am awaiting delivery next week and I too was not comfortable with the Ipad stuck in the center as my only information center when I drive. I actually went on a test drive and drove the top end model 3 and then the top end model S as I was torn between the 2 models when making my purchase choice.

    At the end of the test drive I summarized it as simple as I could and this is what I thought:

    The model 3 is a car for the masses, Small, affordable, simple and geared to the millennial generation.
    Best suited for young families, College kids and people on limited budgets.

    The Model S on the other hand represents a more Complete vehicle superior Tech package so it costs considerably more to build. But it feels like a normal car with Elegance, and priced in line with people who can spend a considerable amount more to get a more complete driving experience. Better suited for an older, more financial person who is not bargain shopping.

    The model 3 was a "Cute car:"
    The Model S was a "Gentleman;'s car"

    After the test drives of both cars, I didn't blink twice. This is why I purchased my Model S.

  18. This is probably the dumbest thing I've seen. I've had my model 3 since March '18 and glancing to the right is no different than glancing down to look behind the wheel.

    Plus you are blocking air flow.

    Mountain, meet mole hill.

  19. I don't see the problem with the navigation to the right. Isn't that how it was for YEARS when using a standalone GPS?

  20. 5:39
    Can you please give a file with this Tasker Profile?
    And is it possible to start "Radio FM" as well bevor and than Waze?

  21. Elon, was not right, he was very wrong & should try and come out of his crystal palace for a change! Sell a stripped down car now, around a feature (level-5 aut.) that doesn't exist yet..!?

  22. I noticed the same thing at night, the dashboard behind the steering wheel is a black abyss. For me, a low level ambient LED light would add depth to the console.

  23. The fact that you dont have turn-by-turn first person 3D nav is a bigger issue than having to look at the center for your speed. I've driven a Mini Cooper S for the last decade and its not big deal to glance at the center of your dash every now and then. Now the fact that a car that came out in 2002 had first person 3D nav and the Model 3 doesn't is the bigger crime.. correct me if the Model 3 has first person 3D Nav, I've never driven one.

    This is, yet again, the case of my iPhone with Google Maps being superior to a car's infotainment/Nav system. When will Automakers just give up and hand all the money to Google?

  24. To me, this is an absolute deal breaker. By Elon's logic, Model 3 should not have a steering wheel, either – you should steer it by dragging your finger on the center screen, in anticipation of level 5 autonomy.
    In my view, this is just a rather transparent excuse for cost-cutting.
    Smartphone in front of you is not the solution, either. I want info like my actual speed and applicable speed limits, as well as data provided by autopilot sensors (cars behind me ain in blind spots etc) also in my field of view.
    Worse, I saw somewhere that Tesla plans to go in this ridiculous direction for the next generation of models S and X. That simply means no Teslas for me. As simple as that.

    Ah, well… Tesla has performed its mission – forcing traditional car makers into EV age. My first EV will probably be Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Niro, or, funds permitting, Jaguar i-Pace.

  25. Its actually pretty hard to be attentive of the road when on Autopilot….since the screen will constantly ask you to put pressure on the wheel. And if you miss it, which is not hard to do, autopilot gets deactivated. You have to constantly look at the road….then look at the screen. And yes gps in the center location is just a poor decision

  26. Just got my Kona Electric Ultimate. Has a HUD and centre cluster. It also cost at least $10,000.00 less than the 3.

  27. Speaking of situational awareness, I'm a pilot and I guarantee you that what pilots do in an airplane is WAY more complicated than moving your eyes a fraction of an inch to see your speed. I'm not saying that everyone should get a pilots license in order to drive a Tesla. I'm saying that it may be an issue at first because you're not used to it, but you will get used to it. Humans are capable of lots more complicated things than that.

  28. I agree with Elon. I don’t care. And I don’t agree with 15 years either. We’re a couple years away at most.

  29. Navigation screens are in various places on cars. NONE of my cars come with Waze and neither does the Model 3, so no matter where the navigation screen is in my case or in yours….,,.we still would have to use our phone to use Waze.

  30. Got my model 3 yday. First 500 miles trip today, 4 hours in the dark. No problem whatsoever with the central screen. Couldn’t disagree more

  31. Since model 3 doesn't have traditional RPMs to monitor the only thing you might need in front is the speed. An optional upgrade to project that would be nice. But other than that I see no use in having a instrument cluster on there. At that point it's an value add feature like in model S which has navigation, mini player and other car info displayed up there.

  32. I always use speed control and don’t need it and autopilot talks to you and any navigation system takes your eyes off the road.

  33. There's always something to complain about, nothing's perfect, but I think the Model 3 is almost perfect. The idea is to have less distraction not more! So, it's silly to install an phone mount behind the steering wheel. How often does a person use the navigation system, turn by turn?

  34. The year was 1967. I had to unscrew the gas cap on my '67 Harley to gage remaining fuel and plan next gas stop. I had to actually steer it. I had to actually not fall off or get killed by other drivers. I had to actually gauge when to start applying brakes, appropriate gear for speeds, use left and right feet for separate functions, left and right hands for different functions. No phone in pocket, GPS, or radio. Short story, I had to drive using brains and body in a coordinated fashion. WTF are we doing to ourselves? PS: I love my Model 3…especially on long drives with high gusts and crosswinds.
    And if judged solely on its entertainment system it again is the best car ever devised by man.

  35. When Elon unveilled that by the end of the year there will be full self driving cars! ahah
    15 years sound funny!

  36. I just went and re-watched this video after the 2019 Autonomy Day. This was just one year ago! Ben you should do a follow up video to this one just to laugh at how wrong your (and others) predictions were, reflecting on just how far Tesla have come in just 14 months.

  37. 15 years for self driving car? And you confirmed with legacy automakers and "expert"? In 2019 Tesla already handles highways and starts self driving on regular streets. Tesla needs another year or two to finish this.

  38. Sounds like you are not ready for change. I found it rather refreshing and cannot wait till November. Elon and his design team are brilliant.

  39. If you’ve never had a HUD you probably won’t miss it but I have one in my $29,000 Prius and I’m really going to miss it in my new model three. It really needs one. As brilliant as Elon is he sure is hardheaded.

  40. I hate the binacle dash on my Ford Focus Electric, the bulge necessary for it reflects on the windshield and blinds my vision on sunny days

  41. Ben… Just bought a Model 3… I disagree with your concerns on a single display. Your eyes need to move ever-so-slightly to the right to see all the information required to travel down the road. And for us drivers that are over six feet tall, it's a blessing not having to peek through the steering wheel to see this information.

  42. My problem with the display personally isn't the placement of the information, it's the anxiety that a cop will pull me over for having a tablet or computer mounted on the dash. This has happened to many people in the past and although I'm sure that I won't get pulled over and I know it would be quickly resolved, but the anxiety is enough to keep me on the fence about buying the car.

  43. This is a great idea but the biggest question is: How to solve this problem without killing the wireless charging capabilities of my iPhone X? From what I read, it looks like the metal stick you have to place on your phone will interfere and present your phone from wireless charging O.o. Can someone confirm or dismiss that? Any other magnet mount/holder solution that will not kill wireless charging?

  44. Why buy a cellphone holder when you are paying $60k for a car? We have HUD in cars worth $40k and even less.

  45. Now that I have had my Model 3 for two weeks this is not an issue for me. I am not sure why everyone is looking at their speedometer all the time. I just go with the flow with traffic. In fact now getting into my wife’s car I find it weird and cluttered. Even with directions I prefer the voice directions. To each their own, just wanted to provide a different viewpoint.

  46. For those that want to save 7 minutes of their life, he basically says to turn your $35,000+ car into an Apple Pro Stand, but for your phone.

  47. So you pay 60k EURO on a car than complain it has no dash speedometer? :)) why buy it in the first place if it is so badly thought out?

  48. I drive model 3 and I must say, you are solving a non-existent problem. Looking at a map distracts your attention – no matter if the map is behind your steering wheel or a bit to the right. Just imo.

  49. I like it eaither way. I can;t really afford a Tesla, but I'll get one one day. I'm a tech guy. Might have to just start saving for one.

  50. Hey Ben! Are you still using a phone as a speedometer like this video? Or did you get used to the centre display?

  51. I just deleted YouTube for recommending this video. As a new Model 3 owner, I expected better. Bye Felicia!

  52. WTF? Over 4 minutes of telling owners something they already know just to get a referral on the mount that you like.

  53. Why buy a car and try to make it look like another car. I didn’t like the look of the phone behind the steering wheel. Are you the same person selling all the other gadgets to fill up the model 3? I just want my 3 to arrive. We’ve been waiting 2 years here in OZ.

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