But I don't know what'll really be possible, and I seem to have few needs compared to some of y'all when it comes to things I want to do while driving. Maybe I'm short-sighted (ha!) about what I'll need.
Great list! I thought it would be interesting to break it down and see what we know so far:
Model S has thermostatic controls, so that should be automatic as well. Controls are at the bottom of the 17" screen so pretty easy to hit, probably.turn the ac/heater on
Really? Anyway, conventional as noted above.When driving I may re-adjust the mirrors
I expect frequent adjustment to be less common with a thermostat (as compared to my RAV4-EV with its slider controls), but again hopefully the position at the bottom of the screen makes them easy to deal with. It also remains to be seen what can be done with voice command and the rollers on the wheelheater/ac
I mostly listen to podcasts in the car, and I think that the next/prev and volume roller on the steering wheel will be good for this. Will be interesting to see how the source selection works.change the radio presets/source
On the stalk like a regular car, plus they're rain sensingturn on the wipers
Right at the bottom of the 17" screenheated seats
I don't know if anybody has seen this one yet. I'm very interested in this too.garage door opener
I'll add air suspension to the list, since I may need to jack the car up when going into and out of my driveway.
One thing that could be cool would be a row of soft buttons, and then you could assign what features were on those soft buttons. If built right into the screen bezel, they'd be virtually invisible.....Everything else I do not use frequently. Physical buttons for these items would be the best case scenario, for me personally. A single soft button may be able to do some of these items but I prefer a physical programmed buttons (especially with all that unused console space). Would not mind at all some small buttons located on the bezel of the display that were programmable.
Anyway, we'll see just how well this 17" screen really works.
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+1 to the soft buttons idea. While I might not use them, I can still see the usefulness.
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I still don't see the need for physical buttons other than those on the steering wheel.
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My BMW has two programmable buttons on the steering wheel. Very handy. I'm sure we can't get those at this stage, but +1 to the idea of always-on soft buttons just above the always-on row of controls at the bottom of the touchscreen.
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