Worried about that display

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  1. MarkB

    MarkB New Member

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    Very excited about the 3, but perhaps like a few others don't care for that display. It looks like a large single point of failure. What happens when it fails, no lights, wipers, can't open the glove box?! What about the parking brake? On most cars the car will still function if a gauge or switch breaks. Having to get a tow is an actual concern.

    Go ahead and tell me that's crazy talk :) I realize nobody has one to say for sure, just some idle thoughts while waiting.

    Mark
     
  2. Michael Russo

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    Hello Mark, and first of all welcome! I would never call you crazy on your first day! ;)

    First of all, to the sturdiness of the stand & how firmly it is attached, please do watch what M3OC founder @TrevP had to say about it after his test drive as passenger on the front seat at the delivery event on 7/28:



    To potential software or others electronics mishaps, understand your concern yet I find it hard to believe that T≡SLA would not have duly PFD'd (planned for disaster) & made sure there are yet undisclosed back up plans, in addition to doing everything upfront to minimize the risk of s..t happening!

    Call me an optimistic T≡SLA fanboy, I'm just trying to help making you feel better ;), with strong confidence in Elon's technical savviness.
    There is too much for T≡SLA riding on the success of this phenomenal new car launch to not have given enough thought to all this upfront!

    Take care, Mike
     
  3. MarkB

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    Hi Mike, thanks for posting that video. I agree that the likelihood of the display failing is pretty low, but it will happen to someone. I also believe that Tesla has thought of this case. Personally, I'll need to know the answer because it would bother me.

    Also been thinking about a plan b if I really miss an instrument cluster. A Navdy looks like it would work if the car has an OBD 2 port. It might be overkill, but it will put the speed up where I can see it more easily. A security blanket just in case LOL.

    Since there are no cars to be had there is too much time for idle speculation.

    Looking forward to actually seeing and getting a chance to drive one.

    Mark
     
  4. Michael Russo

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    I am guilty of being a resolute, diehard HUDite... so yes, I'm also looking at a Navdy for this and many other reasons!! :)

    By the way, I'm confident that Navdy will make it work in Model 3 somehow, whether the car has an OBD 2 port or not!!
     
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    Navdy and Tesla

    I’ve used Navdy in my TeslaS from the very beginning. Disclosure: I have no relationship with Navdy except being a customer.
    As you can see on the Navdy website, Navdy has GPS speed, maps, voice directions, shortcuts, notifications from an increasing number of apps as time goes by like FB, WhatsApp, etc. texts from the phone are routed by Bluetooth to the HUD, can be read and called back. Siri can be started by the Navdy wheel/button combo, The live G-meter is interesting. I’m sure more is coming with updates from the Navdy phone app. It takes a few seconds to boot up and a variable time to get a GPS lock to display speed, 30 sec when parked outdoors to 3-5 min when driving out from a garage. If I didn’t have an instrument panel in my S, a faster booting Navdy would be ok for me.
    In ICE cars Navdy has loads more info from th OBD port, engine speed, temperatures, etc.
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    There is no info sent to NAVDY via the OBD port. It seems Navdy designers used it as a source of constant 12V power.
    After enjoying Navdy in my TeslaS for a while now, I got tired of the Navdy powering down with inactivity when I left the car. That also meant I had to manually power it on each time, what a chore! I solved the dilemma by hacking an OBD splitter (off Amazon) to separate + and - wires and hooking them up to a lighter socket adapter which goes between the seats.
    Amazing, Navdy now turns on when the car does, is available faster, all functions work as before and I don't have to mess with turning Navdy on every time. Very happy after using it the last 2 months. I’m uploading some amateur photos of the rigged up cord.
    This would also be a great solution if there is no OBD available (Model 3?)
     
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