1. Home

Cop pulls over Model 3, mistakes center display for illegally mounted computer

by Justin King

The Model 3\'s massive 15-inch display is unique among vehicles on the road today.

A Tesla Model 3 driver's encounter with a confused police officer has been documented in a viral video.

YouTube user Jon Hall posted the dashcam interaction with a cop who pulled him over for illegally mounting a computer on the dashboard. The driver jokingly asks for help removing the offending device before explaining that it is original equipment.

The Model 3 is unique in placing all controls and display functions onto a massive centrally mounted 15-inch touchscreen. The screen is mounted to a pillar on the dashboard, likely adding to the confusion by appearing like a massive iPad on an accessory mount.

Tesla wanted to make the car even more futuristic with small side-mounted cameras instead of traditional side mirrors. Omitting the mirrors would be illegal under America's archaic automobile safety regulations, however, which also bar other innovations such as matrix LED headlights.

Read more!