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Altitude / Altimeter

pdxgibby

Software Engineer
Oct 30, 2015
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Tualatin, Oregon
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?
 

donv

Member
Jul 15, 2013
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Lake Jeanclia, OR
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.
 
Mar 11, 2010
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Humboldt/Los Altos
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.

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
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
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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.
 

Graffi

Member
Apr 30, 2017
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San Diego, CA
I use teslawaze constantly, below the gps map on top. It is nice having the wind speed and direction, as well as the elevation, show on the waze traffic condition map. Thanks Eric!
 

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