Tesla Model 3 UI: Everything Controlled from the Touchscreen(streamable.com)

over 2 years ago from Sam Solomon, Product Designer at SalesLoft

  • Sam Solomon, over 2 years ago

    I find it very concerning that the windshield wiper controls are hidden behind menu options on the touchscreen.

    That can't be the only way to turn them on, right?

    3 points
    • Account deleted over 2 years ago

      I don't think that part of the screen ever "hides".

      0 points
      • David ThornDavid Thorn, over 2 years ago

        Regardless of that panel not being hidden, if you need to use your windshield wipers, visibility is likely less than perfect. Requiring eye contact over a simple stick most people could find and operate blind is poor ux (if not dangerous) when it comes to operating a vehicle. Especially when the screen isn't 100% reliable and glitches or lags.


        "For instance, the windshield wipers are turned on and off by a stalk like just about every other car on the market, but changing the speed (slow/fast/intermittent) is handled by a menu on the touchscreen. The stalk also does double duty turning on the headlights, and there are no rain sensors for the wipers." (https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/tesla-model-3-owners-are-sharing-more-info-on-model-as-deliveries-increase/)

        So changing speed is done via screen, but on/off manual. Still a blunder, especially considering that cruise control is also controlled via touchscreen.

        6 points
    • Matt HallMatt Hall, over 2 years ago

      I'm wondering if this is even legal here in the UK. You can't even use a satnav while the engine is running, so how can you turn your wipers on while driving? They must have thought of this when they designed the car... surely?

      1 point