There must be a way to play movies on the screen for my passengers. Thanks
Not to my knowledge (the screen is in the front seat area)
I'm pretty sure a lot of states have rules against having videos going in the front, so unless you can outsmart the Tesla engineers, probably not.
I'm not sure how much internet functionality you have with it (you can access Google Maps right?) but I wonder if you could stream Youtube/Hulu/Netflix videos.
My daughter tried to access/play a few YouTube music videos -- no go.
Route the rear view video signal to a video a/b switch. Connect your video source and enjoy front panel video any time. By letting the signal from the reverse gear selector(or back up lights) operate the electronic a/b switch, video will automatically switch to rear view when backing up. Enjoy!
There is no video, or browser provision for any streaming service support, such as YouTube. If you used the rear camera wiring to integrate this, you could get video, but no sound.
You could send motion JPEG in the browser animated with JS, and stream the audio over bluetooth. At that point, you are much better off just using a separate device :).
Save yourself the trouble and just buy an Ipad. Couple of reasons:
1. Your on 3G AT&T, that should be reason enough
2. Although it's currently free at some point they are going to put all owners on a separate data plan, $29.99 is my guess
3. An Ipad is faster/smaller & runs LTE.
Nothing that involves flash is supported as far as I have checked.
I'm going to start a new business making the world's longest gifs.
The video restriction for the front console will likely be an obstacle - in my previous car, the multi-disk drive supported DVDs - but they would only play video while the car was in park (though there were aftermarket fixes to bypass that).
It might be possible to use a tablet or laptop and pair the device to the car for audio using Bluetooth - and at least listen to the audio through the sound system.
Tesla should really do a pass through their entire website - and make the changes needed so their own website is 100% compatible with the Tesla browser. Not only won't the videos play - but the documents in .pdf format also won't display...
I thought any video that can seen by the driver while driving is prohibited (except for rear view camera), but I can't find a federal ruling on it. It doesn't mean there isn't such a ruling or perhaps it's regulated by the states.
I've not seen any other car maker allow video when driving that can be seen by the driver, so I suspect there is some rule that prevents it.
Could be a liability concern as well, although Tesla seems far more open and reasonable than any other car maker (i.e. Internet access while driving).
It would be very handy to be able to stream Netflix when the car is parked & charging, waiting for the SuperCharger to finish...
Alpine dvd head units allow video when vehicle is in park.
Hopefully TM will enable in a future update.
In Korea, many cars have built in TV (OTA signal --many local channels). When the car is stopped at a light or parked the video comes through. When you start driving, the screen goes blank and the audio still comes through the speakers. Good design.
Jully10 hit the nail on the head. Splice into the rear cam wire with an a/b switch. Then use the camera normaly. Remember to switch back when reversing, else you might see the Death Star, Alladan, Nemo, or Transformer robots behind you.
The car is not smart enough to know its not from the camera, and will play any video.
The camera feed splice is a good idea. But how would you get sound? Bluetooth? Would it be in sync?
I plan on duct-taping an iPod to the rear camera and then playing the sound on USB stick mp3.
Now I just have to figure out how to "pop" the hatch while driving so the kids can reach out and switch to the next video for me..
For sound, use an fm transmitter. You can get them for ipod like devices. Plug into an audio jack, tune the transmitter to an unused spot on the dial, then tune your radio. Bluetooth wont work well, because there is a slight audio delay, and the video and audio will be out of sync.
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