One more thing. While you may not get much sympathy on this forum, muscle memory is a thing. Some manufacturers actually build the regen into the pedal (the first few centimeters is regen until you press enough and then the friction brakes assist). I think this more to ease to EV transition than anything else. I agree with you, it’s just software and Tesla should have left it in there. They have all our data and they know exactly how many of us were using it and for how many miles driven. My guess it was a pretty low utilized feature and as said above, they got points, credits, or something for removing the feature so they did. Fear not though, you won’t miss it. I don’t concur with you it’s a safety issue.
Right, my muscle memory kicks in before the end of the driveway.
That applies to my ICE or the Tesla (because it might not have any regen either on a cold morning).
And for the record you will get limited regen in Virginia anything below 60 degrees at night can kick in some limitation (depends on SOC too). I can get a few regen dots in July in New England if I charge to 90%.
Speaking of muscle memory changes, it took a LONG time to build muscle memory to the change in engaging AutoPilot between Model 3 and Model X.
I think the new Model S/X will actually be an easier transistion, because it's so drastically different your muscle memory will learn quick when it reaches for NO stalks.
The point is, the bigger the difference in the vehicles the easier it is for your brain to switch gears. The more they are the SAME is when something subtle that is different can mess you up.
Also slowing down from regen, in general, is not that aggressive. You have plenty of time for your foot to move to the brake to react if you body doesn't feel the response from the throttle lifting. That reaction is always still active even with full regen, because you always have that muscle memory active for a quick stop with the brake pedal in any vehicle.
If Tesla got rid of the brake pedal or the steering wheel (planned), then they can complain (maybe). Tesla already removed half the steering wheel In 10 years it will be the bottom half that goes.