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Roadster GPS

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by vfx, May 21, 2009.

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  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    What do we know about the GPS in the Roadster?

    Is the Roadster dependent on the GPS that come in the JVC unit? (not likely).

    Is it located in the P E Module?

    Since it remembers charge stations does it only go on to record positions at that moment?

    Or is it always on? Is it always recording? If so, who has acess to that info?

    Is this common for all cars these days to have GPS units? How are other makers dealing with this?

    Who has access to the recorded info? Can it be hacked? What about accessing the info to guide you to a charging station say, where your husband programmed one in?

    What about creating a database of Tesla owner's charging stations online that is downloadable for all to use?

    What about using it's ability to program in charge points to input dining establishments customer or vendor locations and ATMs?

    Where is the GPS antenna?
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    These are all good questions and they do raise some interesting privacy concerns.

    The Roadster does have GPS separate from the radio headunit. I have always understood that it's part of the VDS, but I suppose it could be physically located anywhere.
     
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    The Roadster GPS is a Garmin unit located ahead of the drivers side headlamp in the bulkhead.
     
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    -Scott
     
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    It seems curious that, though there is a GPS built-in, the car's clock doesn't automatically set from that source.
     
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    scott451 KWH-PWR#1349Sprt,S Sig#96

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    Somewhere in the manual it states that the GPS is used to keep the time accurate, so the user can set it fast/slow by choice... Too bad it doesn't automatically adjust the hour for a DST change...

    -Scott
     

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