Fisker Karma

Leaked document shows the Fisker Karma suffers from much more than fires

Leaked documents uncovered by Jalopnik reveal that Karma owners can expect a host of annoyances from their luxury plug-in hybrid.

Just days after Fisker announced yet another safety recall, the automaker now finds itself in hot water again over a leaked document. The document titled “Consumer Town Hall FAQ,” was revealed this morning on the automotive website Jalopnik. Fisker sent the four-page document to Karma owners in regard to a number of potential problems. Although news of Karma fires has dominated the headlines as of late, the leaked document shows that owners may be in store for a plethora of other issues.

The letter primarily addresses Command Center problems that Karma owners might have experienced. In particular, Fisker focused on the unresponsiveness of the system, which drivers have complained about. Fisker contends that delays are to be expected because the Karma’s Command Center is a computer, which needs time to boot up. It will also take time for the Command Center’s options like audio, phone and navigation to fully load.

Additionally, Fisker tackled Command Center annoyances like mute options and blue screens. In case customers were wondering, there is no way to mute the voice on the navigation system. How about the fact that the Command Center screen randomly turns blue? Well, that occurs when drivers shift from reverse to drive, according to Fisker.

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Doesn't sound like that big of a deal to me, but then again I don't really care about infotainment and it sounds like most of the issues can be solved with software patches.
Should have used Linux instead of Microsoft for that Command Center I guess. BUAHAHAHA
I feel the same, sounds like mostly infotainment system glitches. I don't care about those types of creature comforts that much either. Aaron, are you sure it's MS? Wouldn't surprise me. What was the articles were wrote about Linux powering cars? :)
I actually don't know what's in the Karma. I think Ford is the only one using MS in their infotainment, which might explain the vitriol CR had for their MyTouch system. lol
I won't confirm it but I thought Tesla also mentioned something about Apple with its Model S display system. I know they wrote everything in-house but I recall someone there saying something about Apple systems. I'll have to ask around again.
Fisker's C-C is done by Visteon (http://linux.sys-con.com/node/2052643) and Tesla is using Linux as the core for theirs - most of which is written in-house. I think the only mention of Apple was in regards to the "iPad-like" display.

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