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Stalk Button Now Disengages Auto Pilot

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by 1NJ85D, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. 1NJ85D

    1NJ85D Member

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    I dont remember observing or reading about this before.

    I'm on 2.12.22 but this could have changed in a prior upgrade.
     
  2. .andrew

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    It's not new
     
  3. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    That's how I always disengage autopilot.
     
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    That's the whole reason the button exists. ..
     
  6. AWDtsla

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    Not so clear when there are multiple ways to disengage. User interface design failure, IMHO.
     
  7. RDoc

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    Originally the stalk button turned ACC off completely. There was a notion of ACC being off, on, disengaged, engaged. One reason for an off setting was to allow resetting the saved speeds, turn the system off, then back on, much like a power cycle reset. They gave up on the off/on state so the button is now superfluous.
     
  8. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    Yep. At one point I (and several others as well) were advocating for the stalk button to be a mode switch to disable autopilot and bring back the large speedometer and power meter in the center of the the IC, like we had on the 6.2 software (or as on non-AP cars). That suggestion to Tesla seems to have fallen on deaf ears, not surprisingly.

    (Why yes, I'm a little bitter about this, why do you ask?)
     
  9. AWDtsla

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    The large power meter was awesome btw. I've only gotten time to really experience it on loaners. My feeling on what happened is they brought a talented guy in a long time ago to clean-slate the entire UI, and it was a pretty good job. Everything since that has been kind of hodge-podge. Features just duct-taped on without thought as to how they fit into a driver's usage. Like the stupid heated steering wheel control.
     
  10. Electroman

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    And the absence of a customizable digital clock that is easily readable.
     

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