Graphical User Interface

Graphical User interface #

Types of Interactions #

Buttons #

Buttons are outlined in light grey text. Simply tap to interact with them

On / off toggle #

Turn certain settings on or off. The blue fill indicates the toggle is turned on while the black fill indicates the toggle is turned off.

Multi-choice Toggle #

Choose between several different options. The darker bar highlights the current selection.

Screen Layout #

Static Panel #

The Static Left Panel is comprised of several parts:

Icon Bar -Car Information -Panel Controls

The Static Panel will only change when the car is charging or while the car is in cruise control. The Right Panel controls are located at the bottom of the Static Panel. The gray outline indicates the current panel being shown. Tap a different icon to change the current choice.

Icons #

Car Ready

Headlights On

High Beams On

Turn Signal On

Powertrain Error

Parking Break On

Low Battery Power

Electrical Error


the Right Panel #

The Right Panel changes according to the Panel Controls found in the bottom of the Static Left Panel Page. There are 4 different pages that can be shown on the right panel.

Media/Navigation -Vehicle -Charging -Monitoring

Media / Navigation panel #

The top section is the navigation panel. To use the built in navigation system, tap ‘Start Nav’ and type in the destination. Once found, the navigation panel will load instructions for you to follow.

Ensure that Spotify or Bluetooth are connected to your Head Unit before trying to play music. Via the touchscreen, music can be skipped or replayed, as well as paused.

Vehicle panel #

Cruise Control toggles between ‘Off’ and ‘Ready’. When ‘Ready’ is selected, the user will then be given a separate button to change Cruise Control from standby to active. Please note that this means that selecting ‘Ready’ does not make Cruise Control active.

Idle Creep controls whether or not the car will idle forwards when neither the brake nor the gas pedal are pressed. Non-electric cars have idle creep.

Drive Mode controls the power usage of the car’s battery. ‘Eco’ will extend the car’s range at the expense of a lower performance while ‘Sport’ will increase performance at the cost of a shorter range.

Regen Braking is an on/off toggle controlling whether the car will attempt to regenerate electricity when braking. Note that this will control the rate that the car brakes, so some caution upon initial use is advised.

The Odometer, trip A, and trip B are always counting distance traveled. Swapping between them changes which is displayed in the Static Panel. To reset the trip counter, select the trip you would like to reset. Then, slide the locked icon to the circle target on the unlock slider to complete the action. Once the check mark appears, the trip should read as 0 miles on the static panel.

Climate control can be set to ‘Off’, ‘AC’, or ‘heat’ via a multi-choice toggle.

Energy Panel #

The three gauges show the vehicle’s power consumption rate over 5, 15, and 30 miles.

The car image shows 2 separate values of the car battery. The solid, filled in section represented by the indicator above the battery shows the current capacity. The second, translucent section represented by the bottom indicator represents the maximum amount the car battery will be charged to. This is done in increments of 10% and can be controlled by the + and – buttons. The text below gives the specific percentage and an estimated range at that percentage.

While your car is charging, several things will occur. Firstly, the Car Ready Icon on the Static Panel will turn off. Once the car is unplugged and no longer charging, the Icon will reappear. Additionally, new information will appear above the Panel Controls on the Static Panel. This information lists the exact percentage the car is currently charged to as well as how long it will take the car to reach full charge. Note that charging your car will automatically turn Cruise Control completely off.

Monitoring Panel #

The Battery Temp, Battery Voltage, and Cell Voltage gauges allow the user to more carefully monitor these values.

The Power Output graph displays the motor torque history over the past 60 seconds in real time.

The Temperature Bars display the motor and inverter temperatures.

Data Logging

Vehicle Settings

Cruise Control #

To use cruise control, turn the slider to ready and a white icon will appear. This shows that cruise control is on standby. To set cruise control, tap the set button and the icon will turn green to signal that it is holding the speed. To pause cruise control, press the cancel button or press the brakes. Cruise control will stay active if the driver manually accelerates over the set speed and will hold the set speed when the driver stops accelerating.

Readying Cruise Control #

To turn Cruise Control from off to the ‘Ready’ status, navigate to the Vehicle tab on the Panel Controller. Under the ‘Cruise Control’ toggle, change the setting to ‘Ready’. This will not turn cruise on, but simply have it ready for you to activate.

Setting and pausing cruise control #

Once Cruise Control has been set to ‘Ready’, new buttons will appear in the Static Menu above the Panel Controls. Tapping ‘Set’ will set Cruise Control speed to the user’s current speed and the car will remain driving at that speed. ‘Cancel’ will stop the car from keeping its speed and the user will have to manually accelerate. Cruise control will be paused if the brakes are tapped. The icon on the right is green if Cruise Control is actively running in the car. If the icon is white, then Cruise Control is on standby but not actively running.

Stopping Cruise control #

Cruise control can be stopped so that it’s no longer on standby in several ways. The easiest way is to simply go to the Vehicle tab on the Panel Controller, and under Cruise Control, change the multi-choice toggle slider to ‘Off’. Additionally, Cruise Control will automatically turn itself off if the car is plugged up and charging.

Navigation #

Using Navigation #

Using the Media/Navigation panel, tap the button on the Navigation map that says ‘Start Nav’. Doing this will open a pop up to input the starting point and destination.

Tap the space below ‘TO’ to add a destination. Type an address in the search bar pop-up. Navigation will attempt to auto-complete the search. Select one of the options below the text field or finish typing the address, and then click the icon on the right to confirm the address.

Once the destination has been confirmed, select the route you would like navigation to take. That route will be highlighted on the map. Once satisfied with the navigation parameters, tap the start button to begin navigation.

This will return you to the Media/Navigation panel. The instructions will played via car audio as well as via text at the top of the map, along with the Estimated Time of Arrival. Tap ‘Reroute Nav’ to recalculate the current route.

Stop Navigation by tapping the ‘Stop Nav’ button once navigation has begun. This will return the map to its default state, and tapping ‘Start Nav’ will restart the process.

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