Customized Display



Offer custom fields, shortcuts and font choices.


For example, display the full date and time; Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00 pm.

Provide shortcuts to open and close the trunk, turn on the heated steering wheel, etc. without the need to dig into the control menus.

Provide choice of display fonts and sizes.

Bonus would be scripts to combine operations. For example, combine heat seat and steering wheel on/off.



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     Created 7-Apr-2018


I love driving my Tesla Y!  Best car I ever owned.  BUT the display screen is very difficult to read for seniors:

  1.  Gray on white background may look cool to 20 and 30 somethings, but as you get past 50, you need LARGER fonts and higher contrast.

  2. Map is great, but street labels are really small.  What about larger (customizable?) street labels?

  3. Turning directions while navigating should be larger and higher contrast, and hopefully in color?

  4. Notification displays while navigating, such as upcoming lane changes, etc, are really small and stay onscreen very briefly.  I have to keep asking my wife to read them out to me, so I can keep my eyes on the road.  Can there be an option to hear these notices, instead of the tiny text mesage, or could we have larger messages?

Apple started with the cool gray on white look years ago, but quickly added accessibility features in the iphone to make things more readable, if desired.  I'm sure a significant population of Tesla owners and drivers are above 50, and would highly appreciate improve screen display accessibility features
    Created 2-Nov-2020
Yes, this!
    Created 11-Jun-2019
@Pixelated Engineer: I imagine something like an about:flags interface that power users could dig into to tweak options that aren't important enough to be present in the UI. The idea would be to avoid overwhelming normies with gobs of options screens but to still expose lots of knobs for us tweakers.
    Created 11-Dec-2018
Some of this would be useful, but too much customization capability could make  it difficult for anyone else to drive your car. Maybe all of it could revert to standard if not using your personal profile.
    Created 2-Dec-2018
I’m a fan of exposing as many details of the UI and product functionality as possible. I know how problematic that can be.

I imagine something like text-based configuration files, plus a secure way to get access to them, would go a long way here.

A communication based way to give the car commands and request status, would allow 3rd party solutions to many of the requests posted to this forum without requiring changes to the car’s official software.

example: if the car gets close to home at night, turn on the yard lights.

This requires the car’s knowledge of its geofence and communication with the home automation system. A third party product is useful for linking these disparate systems.
    Created 1-Dec-2018
Adding a font feature is highly desirable, at least for me. Using the current gray font on a white background is very difficult to see while driving, especially on the left side of the instrument panel. Use high contrast font like black on white background and enable increasing or decreasing the size. Contrast is very important for fast visibility.
    Created 1-Jul-2018
Move the time and temp to the top left corner of the display so it can easily be seen.
    Created 8-May-2018