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SMS or Text Message Display

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Description

Offer an option to show Incoming SMS text messages as an overlay on top of the right-hand panel on the main display, in the same way as the volume control indication is done on the left-hand panel.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Status

Unknown.



Category: Tags: entered 14-Jun-2013
AndyM
3,390

9 Comments

Sure beats fumbling for the phone itself!
There should also be icons for "unread text messages" and "missed calls" somewhere in the dash.
I had this in my 2013 ICE car with a voice playback of the text message. It was really useful. It also allowed voice to text reply. I miss this

 
Voice playback of the text message would really be useful.

 
My wife's Prius does this . . .  standard with her options package.
Yes, voice playback should be very useful - my brother's Volvo does it...

 
Definitely! Fumbling for your phone is dangerous, it should appear on the screen like a friends Toyota Corolla does.  Geez the phone is connected and the suggested center console location is a nightmare.  Also communicating with Siri in an iPhone is hampered or balky when the phone is connected.  The steering wheel mic button should let you dictate to the phone to reply to text messages.

I bet a Tesla hits something on autopilot because someone is trying to use a phone for text. More bad press for autopilot!
I would prefer text to speech with the car pausing or muting the music and then reading the text message instead of having all the text on the screen. This is the way my 2015 Subaru does it. It tells you that there is an incoming message from someone (gives name if it's in your contact list) and then you can ignore or have it read. I think clicking on the left wheel in the model 3 where we control the volume would be an obvious way to request it to read the text. After you read it, you should have an option to speak a reply which should be processed as speech to text.
This is really simple. My 2011 Ford Fusion could read my text messages to me. Why can't my Tesla Model S. Makes no sense. I miss it!!!