I was wanting to know if you can play a video on the web browser. Every time I try to play a video it says I need to download a flash player and it won't allow me to download it. Is there a way to play video or download the flash player?
The system was designed to prevent you from downloading any video player software, due to NTSB rules.
My last two cars had DVD players in the audio system - and would play the video on the console touchscreen while the car was stopped.
Tesla should implement full browser support, including videos, and disable video playback only while the vehicle is moving.
This might sound odd but I am not in my car when it is not moving.... at least not long enough to watch a video. Altho I can see the S being a lot safer for leaving the kids in while you run in to a quick shop.... or can you not live without porn so you watch at every stop light? (joke)
I would imagine the biggest issue is that it would be pretty hard to disable a browser plug-in based on the vehicle status. It's a lot easier to say "DVD can play when car is in park."
@TikiMan | APRIL 22, 2013: The system was designed to prevent you from downloading any video player software, due to NTSB rules.
I've never heard of this "rule" from the NTSB. The NTSB can issue href="http://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety_recs.html">safety recommendations, but they are not law. They primarily deal in investigating accidents. Maybe you mean the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)? The NHTSA does have guidelines: Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices, but they are not law right now.
So you can watch the video camera while driving but you can't have video from internet or playable device on the screen? Does that make sense? You should at least be able to watch it while the vehicle is stationary. I don't think its an actual law because I see vehicles at night with video on the main screen all the time. There must be something they can do. I can watch video on my current screen while driving, but do I watch it? No, it's for passengers. My passengers will miss that for trips. I guess its time for them to get an ipad. Would rear video screens in the headrests be an option? Something to keep the kids entertained.
Video would have come in handy while waiting for Harris Ranch Superchargers earlier this year. ;-)
(Instead, I had to work....)
@TikiMan, @Alex - My understanding is that it was a defensive move on part of TSLA. No rule/law yet, but TSLA want to limit the likelihood of any rule being handed down in the future.
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