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Perhaps something we all took for granted is the traditional Speedo/Rev Counter display that's been with us for decades and generally speaking they very very rarely ever go wrong, right? (I sure that are some examples kicking around, but its a fundamental, reliable technology, considering the number of (billions?) vehicles there are out there

So I was wondering - given that' I've ordered an SEL model- and whilst I am big big big fan of new tech, I was concerned on how reliable the Active Display will be - particularly over and above the initial (3 year) warranty? How long with VW (and other manuafacters) will honour this new tech? There's also another layer in additional to the hardware i.e.t the OS and application software that runs on the Active display.

Is the underlying hardware, including screen (be long term) reliable? Will it require required regular software updates? Is it hackable? Can the data, configuration or setting be changed (whether customing the display for personal aesthetic reasons or for more sinister odometer fixing etc.)?

What is the underlying OS? Is it a derivative of Android (I sincerely hope not, its one of the most insecure OS's of all time) or is completely VW group proprietary? Is there any information on this out there?
 

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We've had the virtual cockpit on the wife's tt for past 18 months with no issues and I've not seen a single issue in the past 2 years on the tt forum so think we can feel pretty confident it's a reliable system
 

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what's with this forum? I wrote a long reply to this, posted it, it was accepted, showed 4 replies to the thread, and now seems to have ditched them all!
 

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oh sorry, Tricky - my bad for not checking existing threads
 

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I think he means he replied to this thread and it disappeared
 

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I always copy (clipboard) a long reply before I post incase is goes missing!

I think they'll be fine, but after warranty there's probably speacialist repairers (VW will just want you to replace at ££££ cost).
 

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When there was an issue with the TT instrument clusters, Audi agreed to replace them free of charge for 10 years.

As the driver information (oil temp fuel gauge, speed etc) is crucial to being able to drive the vehicle.

Remember if there is a common known fault/defect you are covered under current consumer law for unto 5-6 depending where you live in the UK.
 
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