OMG SO SO TRUE PERFECTLY STATEDI was trying to figure out what made driving the Tesla so frustrating, and I realized that I’ve never driven a car that required diverting more driver attention for simple operations (and operations that have always been trivial to do without requiring users to divert their visual or audio senses, at that):
I guess I could probably add the rest of the hvac and driving controls to this list since they’re all buried in the touchscreen menus, too…but I can live with those more than the primary driving controls constantly requiring me to always divert my attention. At least I fixed the steering issue and can spend those brain cycles enjoying the drive (until I need to set the next turn signal).
- Steering: make sure you don’t grab part of the wheel that is no longer there.
- Blinkers: look down to find the button (you can try to free around using the nub, but make sure you don’t set them off by doing so). Look down again or try to listen to make sure it actually turned on. Then look down or listen again to make sure it turned off properly. All my other cars let me do everything by feel and use by vision and hearing for driving.
- Horn: look down to find and use it (at the worst possible time to divert your attention, too).
- Shifting: look down to find and use the sliding area on the touchscreen