EVDRIVER wrote: GRA wrote:
EVDRIVER wrote:A change we all knew was on the way even though everyone freaked out before about it. There will be many changes over time all planned and anticipated yet people will rant that it's a bad design based on what they see now. There are a bunch of new features on the way. something that is actually possible on a car like this and inflexible on others.
The need for such a capability was obvious before the car ever entered the market, so why did it need to be added? Every car with Cruise Control for the past 30+ years has been able to adjust the CC speed by tapping a lever or button without needing to take your hands off the steering wheel or your eyes off the road. Why on earth would anyone at Tesla feel that forcing the driver to do both simultaneously is acceptable or safe, unless
the car is capable of safely driving itself during that time, something Tesla explicitly denies? Stupid design is stupid design, and the fact that they can fix it later doesn't excuse them.
It was o the screen they just added it to the wheel. Same reason other features were added.
I know it was on the screen - that was the problem. It didn't and doesn't belong there unless the car is self-driving, and Tesla is willing to accept the responsibility for any accidents while the driver isn't looking at the road/holding the wheel as they adjust the set speed. As I said, stupid design decision, IMO based on the desire to be high-tech rather than to be easy and safe to use.
They've now corrected that particular issue, but why should owners have to point out the obvious to Tesla? Did no one at Tesla drive the car on a public road before it was released to customers? Of course not, yet they decided to release it with a serious safety issue - taking your eyes off the road and a hand off the wheel decreases safety, but Tesla insisted that drivers do so (while also insisting that the driver had to be ready to resume control at all times, which requires constant monitoring of the road).
You don't have to be a Tesla hater to criticize when criticism is earned, and they've earned it here, just as they have for QC issues and exaggerated claims.