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Altitude / Altimeter

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by pdxgibby, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

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    As we all know, elevation change has a direct impact on range in our vehicles. My previous car had an altimeter built in and would display the altitude in 10-20 foot increments, which is close enough for being beneficial. Has Tesla ever provided this information in the UI, say with navigation?

    I searched the forums and found a couple threads that were related, but there was no clear answer (and those threads were rather old).

    I'm hoping that it's there and I just haven't seen it yet.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    nope.
    fail

    ....I actually bought a gps/altimeter trekking device when I first got my S. took it back because it was a bit pricey just for that one purpose
     
  3. donv

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    It can get altitude information using GPS to reasonable accuracy. So it already has that data.

    It does provide the data to some extent when you look at a trip using the energy display. However, it's not using real time data, just a database of road elevations. Still basically good enough.
     
  4. Zextraterrestrial

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    this is quite a bit newer but also doesn't work if you don't have an actual trip destination. although at least now you can tap a nav location to set a trip point
     
  5. pdxgibby

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    Yes, GPS should be able to provide that information. Seems like just a software upgrade could manage this. It sure would be nice.
     
  6. Johann Koeber

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    I would love to have this information displayed.

    It is not only for trip planning but also for proximity estimation.
     
  7. mobe

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    There's an app for that. "Speed box", You can check speedometer accuracy and see altitude.
     
  8. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    The streaming API reports altitude in meters, so certain apps like VisibleTesla could make use of it. But the car does not report it.
     
  9. JenniferQ

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    Maybe they could add that in with the compass I'd like to see in the display regardless of GPS screen being used.
     
  10. scanred_x

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    Interesting. In my Model S (or in Europe) is not found. Where is this App? Or how to activate it?

    Thanks
     
  11. garygid

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    It would be nice to have the elevation data plotted on the Trip energy-usage-estimation chart,
    since they must already have the data to estimate the energy usage ... using a different color.
     
  12. MikeBur

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    i believe the app mentioned is for iPhone, not on tesla apps, i.e. Speedometer Free Speed Box on the App Store
     

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