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Provide Select OBD-II Information

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Description

Provide OBD-II style data such as speed via Bluetooth.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Many drivers use OBD-II to interface with their vehicles, often using programmes such as Torque. This allows them to log data, present virtual dashboards, run HUDs, etc.

This might be done through software, for instance presenting a virtual ELM-compatible Bluetooth interface. It could present basic data, such as speed and SoC, along with potentially more advanced data, like autopilot information and even navigation data. It could also allow a simple way to access fault data, making third-party maintenance more accessible.

Status

Unknown.

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Category: Tags: entered 11-Aug-2019

2 Comments

At some point, I hope in the near future, Tesla will work out some programs for independents/owners to work on cars out of warranty or salvaged. Easy to suggest. Designing these programs/procedures/training/licensing/approvals/etc. is not so easy. And on going management won't be easy either.

When Tesla get millions of these vehicles on the road and many start to approach +500,000 miles to 1 million miles. I hope they get repaired and not just sent to recycling/scrap yards.

Perhaps there will be so few accidents and reliability so high the demand/need won't really exist. Tesla has the data and time will tell. Yet another income stream for Tesla??
To be honest, for myself, I'm not really interested in doing real diagnostics, but being able to geek out on seeing data.

Let's be honest, a reasonable amount of Tesla's customers are geeks who are interested in the tech. For us, being able to hook up something like the Torque app and get some detailed real time data would be a great selling point. I know this is possible using adapter cables, but it really wouldn't be very difficult for Tesla to integrate this into their software and expose it over Bluetooth rather than making model 3 owners disassemble their car to install an adapter.