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Hide the large speed number in the speedometer?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by russman, May 15, 2014.

  1. russman

    russman Member

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    While I love the speedometer, I don't really like the large digits showing my speed. Especially when my child can see it and starts to say things about hypothetical speeds he may or may not have seen the numbers go up to.

    Any thoughts on this? Am I just nuts?
     
  2. jcaspar

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    Nuts it you let your kids run your life!:tongue:
     
  3. russman

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    I definitely don't let them run my life for sure, but sometimes it's hard to keep them him from saying, I saw Daddy driving XXX. Or telling their friends or something. :) No need to draw any unnecessary attention.
     
  4. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    "daddy, the speed limit says 55 and you're going 58!"(*)

    I've only heard that, oh, about 300 times.

    (*)Speeds may or may not reflect true values.
     
  5. jcaspar

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    When my wife says from the passenger seat "You are going 90!", I just tell her, "So are you!"

    Stolen joke
     
  6. tezzla

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    Tell them that it's kilometers
     
  7. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

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    Then make them do the math :)
     
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    I've used the kilometers one as well. Or you can tell them it's your energy thermometer, and let them think it's temperature related. Or just say what my parents said to me, "children should be seen not heard" then threaten a beating.
     
  9. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I say switch it to km and let them tell everyone you regularly drive triple digits!

    At least the numbers will be (mostly) comically huge and no body will take your kids seriously.

    I know my dad told me his tach was his speedo when I was really little. I was thinking we were going 30-40 when we were probably going 80+.
     
  10. GasDoc

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    Small "Post It" note on the display?

    "To Do: Get Milk"
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    haha, first I've heard that one
     
  12. Doug_G

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    I was about to post that...
     
  13. EarlyAdopter

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    Small bit of black electrical tape.
     
  14. tliving

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    Keep constantly rebooting the dash screen?
     
  15. Lerxt

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    Tell them its a behaviour meter, if it gets to 100 they are in TROUBLE!
     
  16. SCW-Greg

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    Love this answer! Too funny.
    I going to steal it too.

    Another good one! ;)
     
  17. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one with this "problem". :)
     
  18. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    I have the opposite problem, because my kid's 30. "it's *MADE* to go faster, dad!" "He wants to race you! Just show him a little something!" Etc etc
     
  19. dsmith2189

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    you should have got the rear children's seat option. no way they can see the speedo if they are facing backward.
     
  20. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    I take it your kids aren't old enough to know how to read a speedometer, but they are old enough to read numbers? Otherwise I'm not sure why the numbers matter, since the speed on your previous car (unless this is your first) was also easy to tell, and without the number, it's still easy to tell roughly how fast you're going. Or are you just over by a few miles? Shoot, my parents raised us that 5 miles over was okay. ;-) Just raise him like I was raised, then don't go over 5 miles over (or replace "5" with "however fast you go over the speed limit" ;-) ).

    You could always just tell your child he's hypothetically grounded unless he stops commenting on hypothetical numbers he sees....

    Disclaimer: I don't have kids and I like the large number. :-D

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    P.S. But I do like this answer. ;-)

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    ...and LOVE this answer...your kid's right! ;-) "Just show him a little something," LOL....
     

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