Great so it looks like some backtracking from TD. TD are saying that they didn't tell Tesla to remove Calendar app but askedTesla to ensure the app was legal. Tesla then took its own view and removed it out of caution. In which case maybe Tesla HK can take a more robust legal view and reinstate the Calendar app (and other apps which have not been specifically requested by TD to remove!):
"The TD then reminded Tesla that the new model must comply with the above legal requirement, otherwise it would not be able to comply with the requirements for type approval. We understand that subsequently, the manufacturer removed the function on its own initiative so as to comply with the legal requirements."
That is exactly what I read it as. What TD is taking exception with is the specific wording Tesla used: "the calendar app has no bearing on the drivability". Basically they are saying are just enforcing the law, not that they didn't tell Tesla to remove it.I read that as they told Tesla it was not legal, and they could not type approve new vehicles with that feature.
That is exactly what I read it as. What TD is taking exception with is the specific wording Tesla used: "the calendar app has no bearing on the drivability". Basically they are saying are just enforcing the law, not that they didn't tell Tesla to remove it.
Hence, the decision made by Tesla this time to remove the calendar app from the new model and Tesla vehicles in use is based on legal requirements, instead of what Tesla told vehicle owners recently that "The calendar app has been removed as the Transport Department determined that the calendar app has no bearing on the drivability of the car".
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Although I'm not a lawyer, I am not entirely sure if this law prohibits "visual display" and / or "visual images" that this displays!? I'd also challenge how does the law define "current state of the vehicle or its equipment" and "any other information which is only for the purpose of navigating the vehicle"!?
I'd argue this is within the law: a calendar entry by definition states a time and an event (physical: meeting, dinner, etc.; non-physical: conference call, etc.). A physical event has a physical way point and INFORMATION for NAVIGATION by definition, whether a driver uses this or not (stating the address in the calendar) is its driver's privilege to decide and we don't need TD to decide this for us; and a non-physical event can be PURPOSEFUL to the driver to NAVIGATE and / or to STOP the vehicle and take the call (which I've done so multiple times).