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Multi-Touch Capability

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Todd Burch, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Does anyone know if the touchscreen has multitouch capability?

    Even if it doesn't have it now, it would be super-cool to add in a firmware/software update (if the hardware supports it, which I assume it does).

    As I was driving home from work today I thought how cool it would be to have some customizable multi-touch functionality. Notwithstanding the controls on the steering wheel, it would be super convenient to make other adjustments using the touchscreen and multi-touch, meaning you wouldn't have to look at the screen at all.

    For instance, a two-finger swipe up or down to adjust the air suspension...a two finger swipe left or right to adjust volume...a five-finger pinch to turn off the climate control, etc...

    Edit: These gestures would work from any screen...so it's fast and requires no visual attention.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    It has always had it. The (Google) Maps UI had pinch-zoom support from early on.

    Also, alluded to this in a post on the Dashboard and Console Controls thread (about having something similar to Apple's VoiceOver framework and accessibility gestures):

    Model S Dashboard and console controls
     
  3. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Ahh...duh...I knew that!!! Really I did...

    But what about support for assigning other functions to gestures? Would be particularly convenient for adjusting suspension height!
     
  4. favo

    favo Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    Cool idea. Might possibly be implemented as an app, which could be a blank gesture area with some UI for customizing the gestures to map onto the functions of your choice. Swipes of various kinds (up, down, left, right, 1 finger, 2 fingers, ...) could be to control things in steps (prev/next track/album/artist/etc.) or cycle through options (low/normal regen). Circles could be used for continuous adjustment (clockwise= increase, counterclockwise=decrease) of things like sound volume or pano roof opening. Draw a question mark for help? The gesture area could indicate the gesture being used with some visual feedback, in case you forget or just want to confirm the setting changed.
     
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    What an outstanding idea! And - they should be customizable!
    If not in this release, that would be a cool reason to upgrade.
    Ahhhh, the beauty of software upgrades comes to the automobile...
     
  6. TEG

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    It goes beyond just a pinch gesture. You could have driver and passenger doing different things at the same time.
    The screen is highly responsive. Night and day compared to what Fisker did...
     
  7. mulder1231

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    This may have been suggested before, but what about handwriting recognition? Easier than typing, especially while driving :wink:.

    Something similar to this from Automotive Digest:

     
  8. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    The killer app is really voice control ie lower car, raise car, cooler, warmer, cabin lights on, call wife, find nearest Starbucks, I am hungry, read me text, read me email, play Coldplay, alarm!, open all windows, close all windows, find my wife's model X, send text.
     
  9. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    "gosh, post a hardcopy of my drive stats to TMC!"
     
  10. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Passenger: We should stop for nachos.
    Tess: Rerouting to Taco Bell...
    Driver: Tess, I didn't say "Drivers says"!
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I thought this to be a gimmick until I entered an address into the gps while driving and never took my eyes off the road. Love it.
     
  12. mulder1231

    mulder1231 Active Member

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    What car/gps today has this feature?
     
  13. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Audi has handwriting recognition in the a8,7 and 6 so far
     
  14. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    "Tess"! Brilliant!
     
  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @MikeK - Technically it's "TesS" (as in "Tes(la Model) S") but I get lazy when using it in transcripts. ;)
     
  16. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    "TeX" on Model X ?
     
  17. brianman

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    Darn tootin', what with runnin' great on them hills n' sech.
     

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