I'm off my game..... article was posted 2 days ago!You are quick with the negative articles about the Model 3! LOL That said, the interface seems to be seriously flawed IMO. I don't particularly like the first generation Volt interface which is very console centric. It's just difficult to move your fingers around the screen when you've moving. This seemingly takes it to a whole new level.
As for the guy in the video waxing eloquent about it, note he's in the passenger seat, he's not trying to drive, and he still seems to be having some problem getting the icons where he wants them. IOW what works for you iPhone may not work so well when you're driving.
Don't they sell Volts where you live?I have test driven many vehicles and I do prefer real buttons, knobs, and levels instead of a touch screen because there is no tactile feedback to acknowledge that you are touching the right control without taking my eyes off the road. My 2009 Chevy Equinox has several controls on the steering wheel, and the most I use are for the entertainment system (I have no Navigation so I only manage music and phone). I can make and receive calls using those buttons and the Equinox's Bluetooth connection to the phone.
My sister-in-law, who drives only Mercedes-Benz, was astonished that my Chevy had more features then her car which cost over twice the Equinox's cost! She bought a newer model in 2012.
if newer cars loose their mechanical features for a touchscreen, we cannot trust what we are doing unless we are looking AT THE SCREEN. So if the Model 3 is like that, we can expect to read local news about accidents caused by Model 3 drivers not looking out.
Edit: After seeing the video, I wonder how does the "touch screen" change a physical characteristic such as air direction? Are the vent motorized? If so, that is another possible point of failure, and a hassle for cleaning when the vent need to be removed. I can adjust my vents in less than three seconds each and without looking at any.
So these Model 3 units are not finished products? Then they are not true sales, either! Traditional automakers (GM and Ford) only sell true finished and tested products. And Tesla patches are that: a "patch" or a quick and dirty fix "that should have been included with the vehicle from the start" (I worked with computers since 1972 and I know what a "patch" is). None of my GM vehicles sine 1976 need any "fixes" after purchasing. And only my 1995 Buick Regal has a recall to replace the two rear brake hoses which could had been worn off by the tires. Replacement was free.Hey, maybe we need to cut Tesla a break. This UI may not actually be the "final" UI that non-Tesla employees will get with their cars, but just a beta version. As many PC game publishers do, Tesla delivered "on time" with an unfinished release version and will issue patches to the vehicle at a later date! This is how Tesla "breaks the mold" and is superior to the traditional automakers: adding features via OTA updates that should have been included with the vehicle from the start, then crow about how "cutting edge" they are.