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Digital Output Display

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by FLDarren, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

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    Anybody else think Tesla should have our kW output shown in numbers like the speed instead of an orange meter. I would even love an updated orange output meter that had smaller increments of 5 up to about 40 kW. Let's face it, no one pays as much attention to output once it reaches 40 or so. I think this would benefit people who often hypermile or just need to be as efficient as possible to reach a destination.

    And what's with the blue meter? I've never paid any mind to it. Why's it there? (Rhetorical) There's got to be a better way to display cruise. What about displaying regen on the left and gen on the right?

    I'm curious to hear your desired layout/format.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The blue speed metre is there mostly for aesthetics so that the orange/green metre will be balanced. There's probably a case to be made for the orange/green metre to go all the way around the display but it might look funny because the dividing line would be at 1:00 or 2:00. No comment about the cruise control display as I never use it. I find the orange/green metre just fine as they are because you can just glance to see how much you're using rather than having to look at a number. My kW/h are reasonably good, so I have no complaints about how kWs are displayed--if they weren't I might want a change.
     
  3. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    I lifted these thoughts from ixda.org:



    i don't mind having digital displays, but appreciate this writer's thoughts on the advantages of analog displays.
     
  4. Knobby

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    I love those orange an blue analog displays. I'd not like the kw readout to be in digital. To me it's kind of like the tach.
     
  5. TES-E

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    I actually like it just the way it is. If they decide to give is a digital option, I would want to see it on either side of the main display. Turn it on when you need it, off when you don't.
     
  6. Great Dane

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    I would Love it, Because you could be driving a steady speed and make subtle adjustments and see what happens to kw usage more accurately
     

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