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Does anyone know if Fisker has announced anything about head up display? We have tried it in Ioniq 5 and we would love to have it in our Fisker Ocean One.
I believe it was mentioned by Fiskeratti the HUD was nixed because of space need for the front speakers array.
The wanted to prioritize the theater style sound I think.
 

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Yeah, at first I was skeptical it would just be another "bell" on the car which I wouldn't use much. But I find myself using this feature more than the digital dashboard behind the steering wheel. The graphics are great but simple and it performs perfectly. Bright enough to see in full sunlight and even better at night. We have it on our EV6 GT-Line and love it. Perhaps one of the few disappointments I have with the Ocean is the HUD will not be included.
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Yeah, at first I was skeptical it would just be another "bell" on the car which I wouldn't use much. But I find myself using this feature more than the digital dashboard behind the steering wheel. The graphics are great but simple and it performs perfectly. Bright enough to see in full sunlight and even better at night. We have it on our EV6 GT-Line and love it. Perhaps one of the few disappointments I have with the Ocean is the HUD will not be included. View attachment 882
Are we totally sure about this? I see Henrik Fisker as a very visionaire developer, so maybe he will work around this problem until november and give us both fantastic sound AND head up display. He knows that his ONE is his greatest ambassadeur😄🙏🏻🎁
 

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I was a bit disappointed for not having a HUD, but a review one of the EVs that have it (I think EV6) said it does not work with polarized sun glasses. If this is the case, do what ZZ Top says and get a pair of CHEAP SUNGLASSES.
Oh great. All depends on you Henrick, whether I get to keep my cool sunglasses or not LOL.
 

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I drove a car with a HUD for the first time last week (a loaner while my car was being serviced). I enjoyed having it. I'm somewhat, but not hugely disappointed that the Ocean won't have it. It seems like a car like the Ocean should have it though, considering how high tech it's going to be.
 

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There are some really impressive HUDs out there (the ones with AR) and some that are worthless. For a few years I wanted a HUD. After having the TM3 as my daily driver for the past four years, I’m just happy to have a binnacle display!
 

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I definitely agree with the HUD along with that there should be ventilated seats and adaptive driving beam (auto high beam is really old tech).

The HUD and Adaptive Driving Beam are safety features. The ventilated seats are comfort feature that you'll so appreciate when you have it. Even the "cheap" Hyundai Kona EV has air conditioned seats and HUD. Additionally Magna already has off-the-shelf Adaptive Driving Beam tech that Fisker could easily include in the Ocean Extreme/One.

To be fair, these features should be standard on a premium car priced at the Ocean Extreme's level.
 

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HUD is another pricey piece of tech that while desirable, isn’t mandatory. Fisker has to agree to purchase ‘x’ amount from the supplier and I don’t believe the take rate would be high enough to justify the cost. I am sure down the line, they will think about it but right now, as a startup that needs to generate capital and be as lean as possible, its just not worth it.

We generally look at the world through the lens of an enthusiast. The average joe which is going to be 95% of who buys this car does not. The average person doesn’t join an automotive forum to geek out on updates and stay informed. We sometimes have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
 

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HUD is another pricey piece of tech that while desirable, isn’t mandatory. Fisker has to agree to purchase ‘x’ amount from the supplier and I don’t believe the take rate would be high enough to justify the cost. I am sure down the line, they will think about it but right now, as a startup that needs to generate capital and be as lean as possible, its just not worth it.

We generally look at the world through the lens of an enthusiast. The average joe which is going to be 95% of who buys this car does not. The average person doesn’t join an automotive forum to geek out on updates and stay informed. We sometimes have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Respectfully, could not disagree more about HUD. As the population ages, this feature is becoming more appreciated, not as evidence of being "techy" but for reducing the need for older eyeballs to refocus as frequently from road to instrument panel. A HUD was included on my base model 2018 3 Series and the ease of vision and comfort benefits reveal themself with immediate usage. Meanwhile, Henrik is focused on Smart Traction so we can feel like sports car drivers on the way to Costco, or California Mode while many in different areas we will never lower all the windows at once per his Route 1 dreams, as we drive in climate areas or urban areas where different "environmental factors" require otherwise, or spinning a center screen thinking we will sit in the car to watch a movie or have to be format-appropriately entertained during a recharge stop, or a dog window while canines should be appropriately restrained via dog harness/seat belt. I agree with your second paragraph completely which is why I am not a fan of the product planning for this car that seems to have inverted priorities. Meanwhile, still no sign of some "basics", such as SiriusXM, a ventilated seat for comfort, or a 20" more comfortable riding wheel not in fashion-frenzied black paint vs. 4 versions of a 22". They still have my deposit until all the "we'll tell you later" details are finally confirmed for Ultra. We'll see.
 

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HUD is another pricey piece of tech that while desirable, isn’t mandatory. Fisker has to agree to purchase ‘x’ amount from the supplier and I don’t believe the take rate would be high enough to justify the cost. I am sure down the line, they will think about it but right now, as a startup that needs to generate capital and be as lean as possible, its just not worth it.

We generally look at the world through the lens of an enthusiast. The average joe which is going to be 95% of who buys this car does not. The average person doesn’t join an automotive forum to geek out on updates and stay informed. We sometimes have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Of the 3 I mentioned, I agree that it is the least mandatory, however, probably the cheapest to implement. Simplistically, what is it? A screen, lying flat on the dashboard, that reflects on to the windscreen. Sure, it is a little more advanced than that, but that is pretty much the basics. Additionally, the HUD is the easiest and cheapest to get aftermarket.
 

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Respectfully, could not disagree more about HUD. As the population ages, this feature is becoming more appreciated, not as evidence of being "techy" but for reducing the need for older eyeballs to refocus as frequently from road to instrument panel. A HUD was included on my base model 2018 3 Series and the ease of vision and comfort benefits reveal themself with immediate usage. Meanwhile, Henrik is focused on Smart Traction so we can feel like sports car drivers on the way to Costco, or California Mode while many in different areas we will never lower all the windows at once per his Route 1 dreams, as we drive in climate areas or urban areas where different "environmental factors" require otherwise, or spinning a center screen thinking we will sit in the car to watch a movie or have to be format-appropriately entertained during a recharge stop, or a dog window while canines should be appropriately restrained via dog harness/seat belt. I agree with your second paragraph completely which is why I am not a fan of the product planning for this car that seems to have inverted priorities. Meanwhile, still no sign of some "basics", such as SiriusXM, a ventilated seat for comfort, or a 20" more comfortable riding wheel not in fashion-frenzied black paint. Meanwhile, they still have my deposit until all the "we'll tell you later" details are finally confirmed for Ultra.

I agree that it is very appreciated, but HUD still isn't a necessity. The majority of automotive manufacturers still don't include HUD on their cars because people aren't willing to pay for it. The conversation usually goes "I'll just look down at the tach, I don't need to pay 'x'" Go to an automotive dealership and see how many vehicles on the lot (if they have any) have HUD. Probably one or two max. You and I would pay for it because we are passionate about the automotive world, and we love to experience the luxuries and tech. The general population couldn't care less and really only care about how to pay less for it.

I do agree that it's really frustrating the way Fisker has handled the Ocean launch acting like the features on the car are secrets that need to be locked up in Fort Knox.
 

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Respectfully, could not disagree more about HUD. As the population ages, this feature is becoming more appreciated, not as evidence of being "techy" but for reducing the need for older eyeballs to refocus as frequently from road to instrument panel. A HUD was included on my base model 2018 3 Series and the ease of vision and comfort benefits reveal themself with immediate usage. Meanwhile, Henrik is focused on Smart Traction so we can feel like sports car drivers on the way to Costco, or California Mode while many in different areas we will never lower all the windows at once per his Route 1 dreams, as we drive in climate areas or urban areas where different "environmental factors" require otherwise, or spinning a center screen thinking we will sit in the car to watch a movie or have to be format-appropriately entertained during a recharge stop, or a dog window while canines should be appropriately restrained via dog harness/seat belt. I agree with your second paragraph completely which is why I am not a fan of the product planning for this car that seems to have inverted priorities. Meanwhile, still no sign of some "basics", such as SiriusXM, a ventilated seat for comfort, or a 20" more comfortable riding wheel not in fashion-frenzied black paint. Meanwhile, they still have my deposit until all the "we'll tell you later" details are finally confirmed for Ultra.
First, the ticket girl gives me the senior discount just from looking at me and now I have old eyeballs.
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Of the 3 I mentioned, I agree that it is the least mandatory, however, probably the cheapest to implement. Simplistically, what is it? A screen, lying flat on the dashboard, that reflects on to the windscreen. Sure, it is a little more advanced than that, but that is pretty much the basics. Additionally, the HUD is the easiest and cheapest to get aftermarket.
It's expensive if the take rate isn't high enough. Anything is worth it if people actually buy it. We're looking at this through the lens of enthusiasts, not the general public.
 
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