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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by antochat, Mar 7, 2013.
So has anyone figured out how to install flash OR HTML on the browser yet?
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The answer to this question is of course no, but it's possible it could come in a future update. The current browser is clearly bare bones and slow as heck. I almost can't use it. Hopefully much future development is planned for it.
Isn't there a federal rule that video can not be visible by the driver? Or, something like that. Would that disallow Flash?
BTW, is internet connectivity a subscription type thing? Seems that my delivery specialist mentioned that what I had was a trial or intro package.
California has a rule against video visible to the driver, so Tesla has disabled any streaming video capability. Good call, IMO.
Currently, all cars have 3G service active for free. Signature owners will have this free for a year; us plebeians have 3 months, nominally, but so far Tesla hasn't gotten its act together enough to start charging for a data plan. Enjoy it while it lasts!
My 2010 BMW M6 plays hd dvd's purchased in CA to the center console. Is this new?
While driving or only when parked? The Roadster will play video on the main display as long as the car is in park. For Model S it's likely they just haven't enabled the feature yet or figured how to dynamically change the browser settings based on the car's drivetrain selector.
It's also possible they won't enable it as they don't want to deal with the media blowback from someone crashing into a van full of nuns because they were watching youtube.
I'll have to try it while driving! I've never tried. I'm always hing too much fun driving to bother with a video. I'll try tomorrow.
Many states do, Illinois included.
That doesn't stop some people though, about a year ago I got into a Las Vegas cab where the driver had an inverter, a 13" full-size tube TV, a full-size DVD player, and was enjoying Blazing Saddles while he drove.
I'm guessing if they were playing that movie, they've seen it so many times they were just reciting lines along with the cast and not actually watching the movie.
"Candy-gram for Mongo!"
"Mongo like candy!"
It would be nice to be able to access Netflix while the SuperCharger does it's thing
A 25 minute SC session is good for 4 episodes of Shaun the Sheep
Strider, you are correct, the BMW M6 only allows the DVD to play while the vehicle is parked. It is tied to the parking brake, and you can get it to play if you pull the parking brake to the first ckick, but then you have the parking brake warning blaring at you. No easy work around that I can see.
And you stayed in the cab!?!?!??
Oh, that's nothing... I've been in some real dandy cab rides. The worst was in Chicago where, in the bar district, the cabbie decided that rather than deal with traffic, he would simply drive 1/4 mile on the wrong side of the road at 45+ mph. I've learned in New York City, you don't look out the front of the cabs. And I also have some crazy international experiences too.
So a video playing in the cab? Not too concerned.
On layovers in Lagos, Nigeria the crew would ride to the Sheraton in an APC preceded by an APC with an APC behind you. All staffed with guys sitting on top carrying AK-47's. Then when you got to the hotel the manager would come out and say "welcome to the Sheraton Lagos we want you to enjoy your stay. We recommend you don't leave the hotel."
I ate a lot of burgers at the hotel bar. The special was usually Barracuda.
I really hope they enable video via HTML5 while in park. Would make the charging times more enjoyable. They certainly know when the car is in park, and they could even limit it to charging only and I'd be happy.
I'd actually hope they can enable location and cookies/localStorage in the browser first. Those would enable some really nice web apps without too much work on Tesla's end.
Considering the UI is pretty under-performant at the moment (check how jerky the motion is to drag an app icon to the lower screen), I would expect video on there any time soon. Nor would I want them to. A stable, reliable OS is more important than a fast one right now.