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    Icon3 Cup holders (and cheese....)

    Is there such a thing as g-force neutral cup holders?

    Which don't start to swing around like crazy, so not just a 2-axis pendulum?
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    Is there such a thing as g-force neutral cup holders?
    What? As in: "Switch all cup-holders to Neutral"?

    Could be another button alongside "deploy whoopee cushion".

    But I understand the thinking: A spilt cup is really annoying, but I don't know of anything cheap and simple apart from the usual compass gimble/ two-axis pendulum idea..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    Is there such a thing as g-force neutral cup holders?

    Which don't start to swing around like crazy, so not just a 2-axis pendulum?
    I believe the problem you're trying to solve was managed by the spill proof lid.

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    I'm sure someone from SpaceX could solve the problem.

    EDIT: Using 2 electric motors, of course.
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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    Dragon capsule comes with cup holders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm View Post
    What? As in: "Switch all cup-holders to Neutral"?

    Could be another button alongside "deploy whoopee cushion".

    But I understand the thinking: A spilt cup is really annoying, but I don't know of anything cheap and simple apart from the usual compass gimble/ two-axis pendulum idea..
    Something like this?

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    Thanks. Hadn't seen that before.

    I must have missed the answer to this next question:

    Why are there three foot pedals in the Model S Betas? Is the clutch back in?
    Last edited by malcolm; 2011-10-12 at 06:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    Is there such a thing as g-force neutral cup holders?

    Which don't start to swing around like crazy, so not just a 2-axis pendulum?
    This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgvauRzQFI

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    Quote Originally Posted by T@oo View Post
    Something like this?

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    I don't get it. The vessels still lean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    I don't get it. The vessels still lean...
    I'd like to see that with Roadster acceleration or Model S Sport!

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