So I’m supposed to pay Tesla tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of going into a submenu and disabling this every time the car comes out of park? I’m sure they’ll improve the false positives a bit in future updates, but there is no indication whatsoever that this is not a feature they added doing exactly what it is supposed to. Don’t assume they’re ever going to make this optional.
They'll either fix it or make it optional. I think that IS safe to assume.
I'm not sure what you mean by "pay Tesla tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of going into a submenu and disabling this . . . ." If you're talking about what you paid for the car, I don't believe that the sales contract ever guaranteed that there would never, ever be a single problem with the software that you had to work around. So, if you freely chose a car that's constantly updated, yes, you occasionally have to participate in the process by rarely having to do something like this. It's just part of the bargain. If you didn't like that, then, of course, you had the option of paying "tens of thousands of dollars" for a conventional car that is never updated from the day you buy it until the day you junk it. Then you could complain about paying tens of thousands of dollars for a great car that was rendered obsolete over the first few years. Like the guy said, "You can't have your cake and eat it, too."