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

almost 3 years ago from Sam Solomon, Product Designer at SalesLoft

  • David ThornDavid Thorn, almost 3 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.

    Edit

    "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