It's not because you do it, that it is the proper way to do.A round steering wheel is the safest most reliable type of wheel. Everybody knows that. Ever tried backing up a trailer? Your left hand goes on top of the steering wheel.
No I haven’t driven it. If you look at the pictures from Tesla you can clearly see a button for the horn. Hammering on the center of the yoke only gets you a sore hand. I never said that the button is the pedestrian warning. That comes on automatically. Do your homework.Have you driven a refreshed Model S or Model X so you can say, 100% sure, that:
- The little button is NOT the pedestrian warning little bim-bim, and;
- The 'actual horn', aka loud thing, is engaged by hammering onto the center of the yoke?
(Not meant to be too personal, but that's about the normal criticism here: I don't know it, haven't asked for it, so it MUST suck!)
I can - and could - see the icon. But still, without testing, we don't know how this works out, and if it's everything there is.If you look at the pictures from Tesla you can clearly see a button for the horn. Hammering on the center of the yoke only gets you a sore hand.
But if we assume there is a yoke, then we have both the button problem and all the ergonomic problems relative to a wheel that are involved in cranking a yoke two turns from lock to lock. These problems are overcome if the yoke is limited to 90 degree rotation each way: 1/2 turn from lock to lock. If you do that, so that your left hand can always be on the left side of the yoke, then muscle memory of the angle from fingers to thumb would probably let you hit the correct turn signal button even though the yoke is deflected from vertical. Yes I know the Cybertruck allows multiple turns lock-to-lock, but then I believe the twin problems of crossing arms on a yoke and trying to get the buttons right becomes very severe.
How do you find the left hand sidestick? I'm VERY right-handed and can't use a mouse or the MS centre screen icons with any accuracy. (Australia)In the beginning when I ordered my SLR I did not like the yoke concept at all even though I fly one all the time but more and more I like the concept. As for changes, it was not too many decades ago when us yoke pilots chuckled and chafed at the thought of a side-stick controller in an airliner and now many would never go back to a yoke. Sometimes the great steps forward are the most unnatural seeming.