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Old 03-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There has been a lot of talk about an improved infotainment system for the 2012 Fisker Karma. I wanted to toss around a potential idea and get the owners feedback.

I have a few contacts at Alpine Electronics who we may be able to convince to create an aftermarket solution for the 2012 cars. Pricing would depend on volume.

The plan would be to use one of their existing Dash re-style systems (x009) deployed for other OEM's and create a solution for the 2012 vehicles. You can read about the features of this HU on their website.

http://alpine-usa.com/product

The screen would be 9 inch with physical buttons replacing the soft keys on the bottom of the bezel for Heated Seats, Defrost, Traction Control etc. Climate Control & Vehicle options would still be accessible via the touchscreen UI. Energy Flow would be replaced with an efficiency screen that would be customizable. If there is interest we can make the inquiry.
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Great idea. Keep advised.
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There has been a lot of talk about an improved infotainment system for the 2012 Fisker Karma. I wanted to toss around a potential idea and get the owners feedback.

I have a few contacts at Alpine Electronics who we may be able to convince to create an aftermarket solution for the 2012 cars. Pricing would depend on volume.

The plan would be to use one of their existing Dash re-style systems (x009) deployed for other OEM's and create a solution for the 2012 vehicles. You can read about the features of this HU on their website.

http://alpine-usa.com/product

The screen would be 9 inch with physical buttons replacing the soft keys on the bottom of the bezel for Heated Seats, Defrost, Traction Control etc. Climate Control & Vehicle options would still be accessible via the touchscreen UI. Energy Flow would be replaced with an efficiency screen that would be customizable. If there is interest we can make the inquiry.
if it's faster, more reliable and is as shown -- i pay ~ 5k for it installed, but if fisker would just improve one and give it to us original owners as a sign of good will -- that would be grand!
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Sounds like a great idea! How seamless would the fit be?
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Sounds like a great idea! How seamless would the fit be?

After some rough measuring it seems as if the 10 inch Silverado Alpine display will fit the existing display bezel without much modification (also the right depth). Very similar dimensions to the existing TPI.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-F4RAmbI...le-System.html

If the larger display is preferable, a favorites menu could link to existing soft button functions.

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...improved infotainment system... potential idea and get the owners feedback.
Hi PowerSource. I would be interested only if new features were added, like proximity unlock, front camera w/recording (like the 'vette), automatic braking with existing radar, battery level indicator without starting the car etc.

I'm not sure if I would upgrade just for just a better interface.
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Great idea, especially paired with the Truck Accessory controller (KAC-001) which would allow control of all sorts of things from the touch screen...
Think you can get it to recognize stuff in the Fisker Canbus?
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Think you can get it to recognize stuff in the Fisker Canbus?
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Sounds interesting.
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I would be interested to know more
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