Update: Tesla made the announcement: Tesla announces all production cars now have fully self-driving hardware – hardly a full-fledged “Model 3 part 2” but still a major announcement.
Alright. I am officially confused. Tesla CEO Elon Musk just confirmed via Twitter that today’s mysterious ‘Tesla product unveil’ announcement is what he was previously referring to as ‘Tesla Model 3 part 2’:
@elonmusk This is also what I was alluding to by Model 3 part 2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 19, 2016
But apparently, that’s what Tesla is preparing to unveil today. Some of you didn’t like my use of a cloaked Model 3 as a featured image in my last post, but it looks more appropriate than ever now.
We also now have a much better idea of what the event will be about. Musk already confirmed that the Model 3’s interior and the lack of an instrument cluster will make more sense after the ‘part 2’ of the unveiling.
The ‘Tesla Glass‘, which is expected to be a heads-up display system, now sounds like a more likely possibility. It would certainly be an explanation to the lack of an instrument cluster in the early prototypes unveiled in March: