mike0 wrote:1. The charging plug door doesn't lock like the petrol door. I dont think anyone can siphon your electricity (?) but more thinking of casual mindless vandals / EV haters. Now there are no key slots that's probably the most vulnerable point. Presumably not an issue in Japan ...
2. We have iPhones but dont use Siri and therefore can't use Apple Play. This seems to throw the console and our phones into a tailspin of trying to start Apple Play and failing. Eventually they connect and work OK (calls, music etc) but it is distracting. I want to just turn that feature off permanently.
3. Music will start playing seemingly by magic from a bluetooth connected device. I would expect to have to press play on either my device or the console first.
4. Touch screen seems a wasted opportunity, e.g. in audio modes you cant tap or slide the track progress bar to skip, you have to use tiny ineffective buttons.
5. Way too many physical buttons for the driver to play/be distracted by. With a big shiny touch screen, some could be shifted to screen-only control?
6. The display options for the driver (above the steering wheel) should be available on the big screen too. It could probably fit all the display modes on a single page? That would be my default display.
I can’t agree to some of these:
1. I’m confused which model you have, it mine (my19) locks the charge door
2. Odd, I don’t use Siri and I have no issues with car play
3. Isn’t this normal, more to do with the device than the vehicle?
4. Unsure, not bothered either way but touch screens in cars are generally a poor idea
5. Be careful what you wish for, buttons are vastly better than touch screens for driving and I’d probably not buy a car which had totally gone over to touch screen only. I test drove a Mondeo a few years ago and everything (including the AC) is done on the touch screen. It’s really poor and difficult to use, simple things that you wouldn’t normally have to take your eyes off the road to change suddenly you do. Simply put buttons you can learn and use without your eyes, touchscreens you have to look at, very poor for driving imho. Manufacturers only like touch screen because they’re cheap as chips.
6. Nice idea, that would be a really useful page.