Tesla Mannequin 3 “Highland” Rumored To Function Steer-By-Wire, RGB Lights

The facelifted Tesla Mannequin 3, often known as “Challenge Highland,” will reportedly be an entire overhaul of the corporate’s most inexpensive mannequin and can embody novelties like steer-by-wire, RGB inside lighting, and extra, in accordance with a collection of tweets from third-party companion app Teslascope.

As per the supply, the refreshed Mannequin 3 will provide each a traditional steering wheel and an up to date yoke-style steering, however they’ll now not be bodily related to the entrance wheels as in a traditional car. As an alternative, a steer-by-wire system that depends purely on digital elements and wiring will deal with steering inputs, presumably all within the identify of a extra superior driving help system that may come someday sooner or later, as Elon Musk retains saying.

Electrek not too long ago reported on a patent submitting that was apparently submitted by Tesla, however no doc quantity was offered and we couldn’t discover any file of the aforementioned submitting at america Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO).


Getting again to the Mannequin 3 “Highland,” Teslascope alleges that it’ll embody matrix LED lights on all trim ranges, much like these seen on the Mannequin S and Mannequin X, and redesigned multicolor ambient lights for a extra trendy really feel inside, in addition to an elevated concentrate on recycled supplies which might be used within the cabin.

The supply claims that a number of people who find themselves intently concerned within the improvement of the brand new Mannequin 3 say that the EV will include an improved speaker system, seats that enhance journey consolation, and the most recent {Hardware} 4.0 laptop for the so-called Autopilot driving help system, which incorporates upgraded cameras in comparison with the earlier {hardware} iteration.


As for pricing, it appears to be like just like the refreshed Mannequin 3 can have an identical beginning value as the present mannequin when it presumably goes into manufacturing someday towards the top of this 12 months, so round $40,000 for the bottom rear-wheel-drive variant (with out tax credit or incentives). 

Nonetheless, this data hasn’t been confirmed or denied by Tesla. In truth, we’d take all of this with a grain of salt, as Tesla-related information appears to come back from all kinds of locations these days and it’s nearly unimaginable to verify as a result of the Austin-based EV hasn’t had a media relations group because it was dissolved by Musk in late 2019.

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