Love Me Some Tesla
Truly, I love me some Tesla. If I had $70K to use on a car, I'd buy one. No doubt. I'll also probably be first in line for the Model 3.
But I have to say, for some reason some of this was offputting to me. The 17 inch tablet screen for one thing. The concept of the "computer you drive," too. I know the modern car has crazy amounts of computing equipment in it, too. You can't escape it.
But one thing that has always bothered me about the way we load our cars with computers is that it makes it impossible for the average person to fix, especially at the side of the road.
I just did a slide show about loading cars with even more computers myself, so I'm not naive. It isn't going to stop. But there's something about the way that Musk seems to like the technology over the function that perks my ears the wrong way. I mean, it is a car first. Not a computer first.
I guess that is all marketing and maybe I shouldn't care. but i'd love a version without a tablet console and a little more emphasis on what a car means (room for passengers, range, getting you there comfortably, etc). They seem to take that for granted.