Will the LED clock adjust itself in the Prius after Daylight Savings Time?

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  1. bariswheel

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    Or do I manually have to change this clock? It would be a shame if you had to adjust it manually.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bariswheel @ Nov 2 2007, 07:43 AM) [snapback]533789[/snapback]</div>
    Excellent question....... actually since I've only had my car a year, I've only had this situation once, and quite frankly I can't remember. I'm guessing we have to set the clock manually. I really don't think the software does this for us. I'm making this assumption because when Toyota ships the cars here, they dont know where they will end up. I could buy my car in Cali, and live here in the east coast.

    Of course, its early here and I'm on my second cup of coffee, so I could be completely wrong. I'm just happy I haven't driven off without unplugging my EBH yet this season!! :lol: :lol:
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bariswheel @ Nov 2 2007, 07:43 AM) [snapback]533789[/snapback]</div>

    It does not change automatically, you will have to reset it.
     
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    The LED clock is not connected to the computer and is manually adjusted.
     
  5. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    Is the date programed into the system except the GPS?
     
  6. Boo

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bariswheel @ Nov 2 2007, 07:43 AM) [snapback]533789[/snapback]</div>
    You're kidding, right? Pushing the "H" button doesn't involve that much work.
     
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    The car magazines in Norway have been laughing at the clock in the Prius.
    Here you have one of the most advanced cars in the world, and they put in a 80's digital clock in there!
    It really seems out of place in the otherwise futuristic design.


    -Stein
     
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    It is odd, and as you can never see the time on the clock without powering up the system to some extent why wasn't it included in the LCD display graphic? Only reason I can think of is the display can be turned off. Why isn't it an LCD clock? When I think about it I think my 1990 camry had the same clock.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bariswheel @ Nov 2 2007, 06:43 AM) [snapback]533789[/snapback]</div>
    You have to adjust it manually. The reason this piece of s**t powers off so quickly is because it sucks so much battery. Just try touching after driving it for 10min. The area above it gets hot! Yes the MFD was off the whole time. I miss that part of my jetta :(.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bariswheel @ Nov 2 2007, 05:43 AM) [snapback]533789[/snapback]</div>
    For the US market it would make sense to have an automatic "Atomic Clock". These automatic clocks are available everywhere now, wristwatches to alarm clocks, and don't cost much now. The problem is that it might have trouble picking up the radio signal inside a car. But if it were integral to the radio/mfd... they could easily utilize the radio antenna on top. Yes, that decision on the cheesy clock has been discussed here before, would be interesting for the engineers to tell us why they went with that clock. As has been said before, it might be just so there is something to complain about... like the dim lights in steering wheel controls.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(skanDALE @ Nov 2 2007, 09:46 AM) [snapback]533827[/snapback]</div>
    Hey we call that postmodernism! :D

    How's your new Prius doing? Still got that new car smell?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(abq sfr @ Nov 2 2007, 12:22 PM) [snapback]533919[/snapback]</div>
    I'd love an Atomic Clock too, so long as it works. I think for the common consumer atomic clock, signal strength may be a problem in certain situations. So far I haven't been able to receive a strong enough signal in my last 3 New York City apartments in order for my atomic alarm clock to work properly.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boo @ Nov 2 2007, 10:49 AM) [snapback]533936[/snapback]</div>
    Yes, if your building has exterior stucco (and the underlying chicken wire) or metal studs in the walls you will have trouble. That's why I thought it might not work in a car. But, why can't a simple clock get time from the GPS satellites without having full-blown GPS?
     
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    Regarding Daylight Saving Time, although I am a great fan of Benjamin Franklin (who reportedly first suggested the idea), there doesn't seem to be much data that it actually saves anything. Latest reports suggest that any savings in the evening are offset by early risers.

    Also, if I'm not mistaken, one of the main ideas was to encourage evening sports and not actually save energy.

    So, if it doesn't save anything and it causes such a hassle for resetting clocks and rescheduling international flights, why do we do it?

    Mike
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boo @ Nov 2 2007, 12:49 PM) [snapback]533936[/snapback]</div>
    In the case of the NAV equipped Prius, you wouldn't need a separate "atomic clock" radio. All GPS systems resolve time to better than 1 uS, or one-millionth of a second for the non-scientists in the group. That should be good enough for everyday use.

    Tom
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(qbee42 @ Nov 2 2007, 03:19 PM) [snapback]534080[/snapback]</div>
    I don't have NAV... so why can't they put a $3.00 atomic clock receiver out of a Casio watch in my dashboard or use a dumbed down GPS board that only displays the time? Heck they can use the same thinking as Intel back in the math co-processor days. Use the same gps board and disable the gps locations on the cheaper one. Its cheaper to build one board and booger up the cheaper one than design/build 2 different ones.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(skanDALE @ Nov 2 2007, 08:46 AM) [snapback]533827[/snapback]</div>
    Not to mention the lack of a compass...
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(qbee42 @ Nov 2 2007, 10:19 PM) [snapback]534080[/snapback]</div>
    Yep the GPS satellites embed the atomic clock..
     
  19. IsrAmeriPrius

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zenMachine @ Nov 2 2007, 02:46 PM) [snapback]534095[/snapback]</div>
    A compass is built into the NAV system.
     
  20. qbee42

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsrAmeriPrius @ Nov 2 2007, 06:44 PM) [snapback]534118[/snapback]</div>
    Sort of. It does show direction, as long as the car is moving and you have a GPS signal. Just as with any other GPS, the Prius NAV system doesn't know which way the car is pointing; it only knows where you are and where you have been, so you do get a compass reading of your course, but not your direction.

    Tom
     
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