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Has the little toy car on the dashboard display always had working brake lights?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Law&Disorder, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Law&Disorder

    Law&Disorder Member

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    I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but have the brake lights on the autopilot "toy car" in the center or the dashboard always illuminated when you applied the brakes? I've never noticed before.

    Here's a crappy picture showing the brake lights on in the display.
     

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  2. thimel

    thimel Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. smoline

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    Everything "the" car is doing, the representative avatar in the dash display is doing. Brake lights, turn signals, doors open, sun roof open, charging, etc. In fact, even when you lift your foot off the accelerator and let regen braking slow the car, the brakes lights activate to let other drivers know you're decelerating.
     
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  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I didn't know the brakes lit when on regen, thx
     
  6. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    Yes, and if you stick your arm out the window you will see it on the avatar too!

    ...er, maybe not. But if you zoom in on the nav close enough over your car position, while in earth view, you can see the shadow of your arm out the window as you're driving. That satellite is actually watching you.

    ..I think they're after me.
     
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  7. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's always been that way but many people find the tiny brake lights hard to see, and people like me who are partially red/green colorblind (over 5% of the male population) find them really hard to see.
     
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  8. amallah

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    There was a post on here a few months ago where someone noticed that one of their headlights were out and the little car had one headlight out too.
     

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