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Please remove "Preconditioning battery" message

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by M3BlueGeorgia, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. M3BlueGeorgia

    M3BlueGeorgia Active Member

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    Are we the only people irritated by the obnoxious "Preconditioning battery..." message?

    Yes, it is kinda interesting to know this, but it sits in the same place as much more important messages, and it's really obnoxious. IMG_20200104_114737.jpg
     

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  2. Sherlo

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    Have you tried swiping to left?

    I haven’t tried for that message alert but it works for other ones.
     
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  3. jkoya

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    I wasn't able to swipe the message away a few months ago, but maybe it's changed since then ?
     
  4. Sherlo

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    Not too sure, but a couple months ago I had low tire pressure warning that was able to swipe away (minimize).
     
  5. M3BlueGeorgia

    M3BlueGeorgia Active Member

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    Swiping left briefly minimizes it, but it comes back the moment some other (important) message is displayed.

    It's like the car is so pleased with itself that it has to continuously tell you it's doing it.

    We just drove 60 miles with it doing that, and it's driving my wife nuts (she is driving this leg)

    Note: not new behavior. We are on 2019.40.50.5
     
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    I hear there's meds for that.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the 3 UI. Is that a charge icon on the bottom middle of your screenshot? If so, I would have just modified that in some way to denote the preconditioning. It's not like you need to know this information, or even care, really.
    I'm betting a developer had a requirement to show an indication, scanned the GUI API and saw the alert display, and just used that. Commit, change ticket, next!
     
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  8. Geoffrey

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    For me the "important message" that gets covered up is the Autopilot nag warning, which is way more important than Preconditioning.
    When an UI displays multiple messages in a single space, there has to be a Z axis prioritization that forces the most important message to the top, overwriting low priority Preconditioning messages.
     
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  9. jamaro

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    Wait until you get that one swapping out intermittently for another alert. Due to a loaner tire. that area on my screen keeps flashing between "Hey, I'm preheating here!" and a low air alert.
     
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    status messages like this (that are not urgent) should be in a 'tray' area. a stable, unchanging area that we can look at if we want to see status msgs.

    I don't think tesla understands that concept.

    generally I like tesla's UI but here, I agree with you, its annoying and bad UI design
     
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  11. qdeathstar

    qdeathstar Active Member

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    i agree, there is nothing i can do with the preconditioning message so why even show it to me?
     
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  12. Sherlo

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    My thought (not that I agree) is that to alert us to the sound it makes as to not alarm us.
     
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    ...then it sits there, fighting for screen space with other, more important messages.
     
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    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    My car doesn’t precondition for that far a distance to a super charger. You have to be closer before it starts. Maybe if it’s a colder battery it’s starts earlier.
     
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  15. M3BlueGeorgia

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    We saw 60 miles once and it made absolutely no sense.

    Normally, over the last 3 days on our drive back to Atlanta from Northern Colorado, it preconditioned the battery for the last 15-20 minutes before each Supercharger.

    Yes the 60 miles was exceptional and four times as irritating.
     
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  16. ZOMGVTEK

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    Yeah, I think those messages are annoying too. It should hide itself automatically after a bit, or maybe move the spot where non critical messages show up to make them less annoying. The camera messages are annoying in winter as well, there’s pretty much always at least one camera blocked or dirty.
     
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  17. ElectricIAC

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    I would gladly trade AP nag (as in remove it permanently)

    I only really get preconditioning for SC message if I’ve killed the heater to range just a bit further.
     
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    Navigate to 50 feet from the SC:)
     
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  19. ElectricIAC

    ElectricIAC Devil’s Advocate

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    Done it. Got the precondition message to come up across the street from an SC when it was 35f out but on a warmer day, zilch.
     
  20. M3BlueGeorgia

    M3BlueGeorgia Active Member

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    The problem isn't the Preconditioning, it's the use of a priority message area to display a low information message.
     
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