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P D N R in a Tesla should be E F N B


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May 3, 2017
I think for the model 3 it still shows P in transport mode. She's got the newer 9 software.

I'll check on my S at lunch too, see if it's more like a X or 3. I'm not on 9 yet.

I have seen Tesla do other changes to update the UI to match standards and conventions, maybe to get into compliance with more local laws. They updated the labels on the exterior lighting selector, removing words, and putting in symbols. I think symbols are called for in countries like where I live (Canada).

I do understand it must be a nightmare making a car compliant with every differences in standards around the world.

Yah, my bad, the 3 manual doesn't call out what the PRND does, only that the Transport Mode button turns blue,


Model 3 LR RWD
Apr 11, 2018
San Diego
We’re not going to accelerate sustainable transport by making these cars feel foreign and unfamiliar to the masses. Tesla has already taken a number of liberties that can add friction into the process of non-nerds adopting EVs. Let’s not overdo it.

What a polite way of saying this is a terrible idea.
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Supporting Member
Jan 12, 2013
Why not:

R = Roll On!
D = Draw Back
P = Pardon, I didn't mean to
N = Nine hundred bucks for a rear bumper, really?
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Supporting Member
Jan 12, 2013
(Slightly) more seriously: when kart racing, the accelerator has a more or less 'binary' function (you're either slamming it or not using it, generally). The brake is where you require finesse (and perhaps even force, depending on the state of your brakes). Given that more than 90% of humans are right-footed (including a lot of left-handed people), and hence by definition have both more control and force in their right foot, I have wondered why karts don't have the accelerator at the left foot and the brake at the right foot...

Well, I suppose that, even if it were a quite good idea, it would still be a very bad idea, so to speak... We shouldn't mess with a century of agreement on the subject, unless we have a very good reason :)

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