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Chinese language UI

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Chan, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Chan

    Chan Member

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    Hello,

    Having a Tesla is awesome, but does anyone one know whether they are planning to release Chinese software?
    Or do the Tesla's on the Chinese market are already featured with the Chinese language?

    Thanks in advance,


    Frederik
     
  2. cynix

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    Cars delivered in mainland China are already in Chinese.
     
  3. Chan

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    cool, thx Cynix!

    now let's hope they are going to release it in Belgium too... or give us the choice to go to service center to install Chinese firmwire.
     
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    Do you actually want Chinese software or Chinese language option? Because if I am not mistaken, Chinese software would use different map provider, different 3g provider and probably different radio provider.
     
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    #5 cynix, Jan 26, 2015
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    Chinese software

    Yeah, you really don't want to use navigation software designed for China. The Chinese government offsets the map data it publishes (“for national security reasons”), and Chinese navigation software compensates for this by offsetting the GPS coordinates it receives. If you feed it correct (unoffset) map data of your country, the displayed coordinates would be wrong.
     
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    definetly Chinese language option then idd, not the whole software :)
     
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    What's the point of this then. If the navigation software knows how to unoffset the coordinates wouldn't that mean that anyone can do the same thing?
     
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    #8 cynix, Jan 26, 2015
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    Technically you need to use a government-supplied module to unoffset the coordinates, and they only license it to registered navigation software providers etc. But of course someone has reverse engineered the algorithm.
     
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    Mod note: thread title amended for clarity
     
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