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Cheap HUD display option

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Lanzer, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Lanzer

    Lanzer Member

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    I'm completely used to not having a dashboard and speedometer in front of me, though as a geek the thought of a heads up display is still enticing.

    So I spent $30 and got myself one of those HUD units that uses GPS to display speed and direction.


    The unit is almost the size as a small phone, and the digits are large and legible.


    You can play around with placement to determine where the digits are reflected off the windshield. The dash on the Model 3 is so low that you end up seeing the display of the HUD unit itself. I ended up putting a small cardboard cutout in front of the HUD to block off the light from the unit.

    The display always lag behind by a second or two, but it's not that bad. I'm happy with the toy, but I do want to find a better way to manage the power cable.
     
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  2. shrike

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    Interesting. Do you have a link for the HUD unit?
     
  3. supernoman

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    And how does it compare to Tesla speed readout (+/-)?
     
  4. ranova

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    got a link? too bad the 3 doesnt have ODB which could help the accuracy
     
  5. Lanzer

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    I bought my unit through Amazon from a seller called ITEQ. Seems like Pyle and many other sellers sell the exact same model. If you search for "HUD GPS" on Amazon it'll be on the first page.

    The speed accuracy is surprisingly good. There is a setting to adjust speed readout but I don't need to change anything. During auto-pilot the speed is always identical.

    I try to avoid posting the link as most forums frown upon posting product links as they're potentially advertising.
     
  6. Marsnaut

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    It doesn't have enough information for me to justify the cost. Being able to use Waze (vs using it as an accelerator) is the main goal in my opinion.
     

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