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Video I took of AC vent explanation.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Bimbels, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. Bimbels

    Bimbels GoldMember

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    #1 Bimbels, Jul 29, 2017
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    I did this video on my test ride - the air vent looks to be very customizable and pretty freaking awesome IMO. Enjoy. :)

     
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    Excellent, a couple of videos mentioned that, but didn't really show it, thanks!
     
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    That was sweet. Thank you so much for posting this video.
     
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    This is a huge game changer if it works as well as it looks.
     
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    Thanks for the video! This should help allay some of the hand-wringing on other threads about the Model 3 having just a single giant air vent that can't be zoned or otherwise controlled.
     
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    Model S and X owners are going to complain.
     
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    No complaints. Seeing all the Model 3 improvements gives hope for a dazzling refresh of Model S/X in the future.
     
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    I'm worried about effectiveness of defrosting the front windshield with the trick airflow of model 3... the early model S got a quick makeover and re-do of the windshield vent when they realized outside of California that windshields do frost up and this can be a problem for you know, driving.
     
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    I'm sure they've learned from past experience and not made the same mistakes. Besides, the front long slot has nothing to do with the defroster. The defroster is still forward of that at the base of the windshield.
     
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    But how do you shut it off?
     
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    Will it also come with guys with lit wands to keep you from rear-ending traffic ahead while you're heads-down playing with the screen?
    Robin
     
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    Yup the folks with lit wands automatically start projecting in the HUD. Hard to see in the video.
     
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    I'm an outlier. I won't copy clearances while taxiing, either.
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    If you could control the airflow via APIs, imagine an AR extension that just reads your hand position as you say "make it colder right *here*" ^_^
     
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    I don't want "virtual movement of air". I want actual movement of air.

    Probably a moot point.Covfefe.
     
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    #16 scottm, Aug 1, 2017
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    I'm hoping for a whole make-over of what VOICE commands will do, for model 3 and S, and X...
    Really sadly limited in current cars..


    Rather than diddle on the screen for directing a virtual wall of air... speak:

    (keyword ventilate | blow) [ zone [ zone] ] ( effect [ effect ] )
    // zone is an area in the car, and is optional. Omitted means whole car, or most recent spoken zone.
    // zones could be head, face, feet, body, floor, front, rear, left, right, car, room, etc
    // effect is the degree or magnitude
    // effect could be hotter, colder, NN degrees, more, less, off, on, maximum, etc.
    // at least one effect must be given to be an understood command
    // effects can be combined

    examples:

    "ventilate cold maximum" ( no zone specified, so whole car implied )

    "ventilate defrost maximum" ( zone = defrost, defrost is implied to be hot )

    "ventilate feet hotter" (bump of 2 degrees)

    "ventilate 21 degrees" ( whole car, effect is a specific value )

    "ventilate cooler" (affects most recently spoken zone)

    "ventilate warmer" (affects most recently spoken zone)

    "blow harder"

    "blow softer"

    "yeah, just like that" ( command not recognized, try again?)

    "ventilate off"

    ... when voice commands are received, assume it's the driver speaking. Therefore, direct the air flow on the driver's side of the car, as commanded.

    Let the passenger diddle with the screen if they want to do a split HVAC differently from what the driver has ordered up.

    just sayin'
     
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    What I want to know, and haven't been able to find, is are the vent settings tied to the user profiles?
     

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