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Phone Speedometer

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TEG, May 13, 2018.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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  2. TEG

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    #2 TEG, May 13, 2018
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    I can run a dashcam app too, and the phone camera can see out front.

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  3. Thomas Edison

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    What app and what phone mount?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  4. TEG

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    I used this phone holder:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N210GDQ/
    But had to modify it... Cut the left edge so the camera can see forward.

    I tried a bunch of Speedometer and Dashcam apps, and currently like
    "GPS Dash" & "CarCameraDVR"

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    Can you post a video of that speedometer in action?
     
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    I do like your apps and solution and before I took delivery of my car I would have been very happy to see this. I may still try what you have done but after having driven the car for about 1300 miles I think I'm OK with the screen speedometer. Thanks for the idea however and I'm sure many will find what you have come up with great. This forum is a nice place to show these sort of solutions.
     
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    I want oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, volts, amps, tachometer, turbo boost and vacuum all displayed!
     
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  8. Thomas Edison

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    I'CE what you did there.
     
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    How much of a variance do you notice between what the car is reporting and the two apps? I would imagine the two apps are reporting the exact same thing as each other since they are most likely taking telemetry from iOS.
     
  10. TEG

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    They were usually very close. I am not so sure that the car is using GPS. It may have speed sensors taking direct readings so (for instance) it could continue to show speed in a tunnel.

    Note, I stopped using the phone on dash and dashboard app. I would get too many distracting reflections in the windshield and I decided I was better off with an uncluttered dash with better visibility.
     

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