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Posted by jacktheobscure on August 27, 2008, 6:46 pm
 
I think I understand why the computers in the Prius may need to know
outside air temperature but can anyone give me a good reason why the
car feels the need to tell me?  I far as I know there's nothing I can
do about it so why take up room on the display panel.  What might be
more helpful is telling me what the temp is within the car..

Related issue, why the snow icon when it gets cold?

Thanks

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 27, 2008, 7:07 pm
 
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Posted by greenpjs on August 27, 2008, 10:25 pm
 On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:46:33 -0700 (PDT), jacktheobscure@gmail.com
wrote:


There's nothing you can do about it???   There's nothing you can do
about the passage of time, either, but the car has a clock.  I,
personally, find it very helpful to know the outside temperature.


Posted by Shawn Hirn on August 28, 2008, 2:17 am
 

I agree. I also like to compare the outside temperature with the
temperature the local radio weather announcers say.

Posted by DougSlug on August 28, 2008, 1:49 am
 
I thought the same thing about displaying the inside temperature at first,
but then I realized that the inside temperature is whatever I set it to when
I'm using the automatic A/C mode (once stabilized, that is).  It seems even
less useful to know what the inside temperature is when you are telling it
what temperature you want it to be!


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