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Interior Temperature Gauge

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Description

Show the interior cabin temperature on the display, similar to what appears on the climate page of the Tesla phone app.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Moderator: It appears very few car companies include an interior temperature gauge in their vehicles. This may be due to having multiple sensors and the high degree of different temperatures in different parts of the car.  We suspect the cabin temperature setting may be purposely inaccurate and the car adjusts to what users “feels” right at a specific setting. This may vary under a number of inside and exterior conditions. The end result is the displayable cabin temperature may surprisingly different than your desired setting. Still, it would be nice to have the temperature appear, at least as an option.

Status

Unknown.

(lightly edited by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 6-May-2014
Gymcon
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6 Comments

At the risk of cluttering the instrument panel, the temperature could be shown as ## / ## where the left one is outside temp and the inside is the right one.
Or use Visable Tesla as this shows both before you get in the car
Inside temperature is hard to gauge. In my cars, in the high summer heat, I have to set the thermostat to 76-78 to maintain comfort, or else it gets too cold. Bright sunlight in the Southwest can also screw up the interior temp - "the greenhouse effect".

 
I agree with the poster.  There is always the "feels like" problem due to sunlight, wind, even rain variables.  However, there IS already a temperature sensor, used for both the phone app, and as a reference point to know whether to turn on A/C or heater.

My pet peave in a car like this is setting the thermostat to a conservative setting to increase range, and without warning the car senses it is suddenly colder outside and turns the heater on without asking, which is a range killer.

By knowing what the "car thinks" the temperature is inside, in reference to the outside temperature, I might be able to prevent the heater from coming on unintentionally.

 
+1 @ Donsch:
"By knowing what the "car thinks" the temperature is inside, in reference to the outside temperature, I might be able to prevent the heater from coming on unintentionally. "
My VW and my Hyundai both had this feature.  And the issue of multiple sensors seems a wash because climate controls need a common point to know when to kick in.