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Will voice alerts be helpful? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by indy360, May 17, 2016.


Should we have spoken alarms?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. indy360

    indy360 Member

    Feb 6, 2016
    Pasadena, CA
    I've been thinking about the user interface of the Tesla lately because of all the news about user error, etc. With all the different dings and other alarms going off from the interface, there can be both sensory overload and alarm fatigue, to the point where the user either ignores it or is clueless as to where it's coming from or what it's trying to say.

    I'm thinking for a few critical functions, it may be more useful to have a spoken alarm. It will serve to quickly orient the driver even if they are clueless or distracted.

    Maybe we can figure out a few of these critical spoken alarms for situations where failure to notice the alarm could result in damage or injury. Here are my suggestions:

    "Door open" - for when driving with the door or rear hatch open
    "Summons initiated"
    "Autopilot on/off"
    "Drive/Reverse/Park" - in case someone gets confused and put it in the wrong gear

    None of these should be very annoying because it only happens once in a while, but could really save the driver from some catastrophe.

  2. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    I much prefer my Nest Smoke Alarm's spoken notifications versus the old-fashion alarms. Not only are they less annoying, but they are much more informative.

    I think this is a good step in the right direction. I wonder if there are enough recordings of Majel Roddenberry to replicate her voice?
  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Oct 24, 2015
    Irvine, CA
    I agree, also got the Nest Protect for that same reason

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