Can someone explain to me again...why all these electronics are something people want in their cars.....??
They are cool and all, but cars get wet, humid, filled with static electricity, eaten in, dranken in, sunroofs and windows left open in the rain, or while driving down a dusty road, baking hot and freezing cold..sometimes all of them in the same day...within hours even.
Then there are the constant vibrations and bumps, at 100 miles an hour possibly, definitely at 60mph.
That is every single environmental condition that PC manufacturers warn us not to subject our home computers to.
For some reason people think those exact same components in a car won't create problems. Why?
Smart people doing things and knowing stuff???
Sorry but the smart people are the ones saying it is a bad idea and should be implemented slowly.
The egotistical people who think they know everything and can out think everyone..they are the people saying this is a good idea...these people may have ridiculously high IQs and come from insanely successful backgrounds with rich glamourous families...that doesn't make them smart though. It might make them presumptuous and cocky...prone to making massive errors in judgment due to ego...
Hope your problem is minor... I have 3 dogs and am like Sweetness..they know not to cross the front seat...not even their head.
IMO dog drool might be worse than water for electronics. Sticky....filled with dirt and bacteria...doesn't evaporate away clean, and takes forever.....
If a dog drooled on your computer keyboard...would you expect it to keep working right? Those center controls are the same thing in a different format.
Yes, they should be all-weather and sealed...they aren't though.
Time was Auto manufacturers always made sure components were engineered to higher standard for cars. Automotive grade components were the highest standard for electronics.
Then Tesla stuck a cheap consumer-grade computer tablet in a car, a tablet that met (and meets) none of the traditional automotive engineering standards.
And they got called geniuses.
Revolutionary, disruptive, geniuses.
Now nobody even thinks about those standards. Extreme temps, humidity, water exposure, dust exposure, dog drool....none of it matters now.
That stuff is too pedestrian and might hold back innovation.
Last edited by ALFAOFFROAD; 07-15-2019 at 07:28 PM.