I love my Model S, but I think it’s making me stupid. Here are some examples:
I drove my ‘93 Suburban the other day. When I reached my destination, I put it in park, got out, & walked away. Even the sound of the motor running didn’t get my attention because the Tesla often makes noises as I walk away. It was several steps before I realized what I had done.
On a trip to the lake with the ‘Burb, I was cruising down the lake 20 minutes after we launched & realized I hadn’t locked the car-Tesla always does it for me & I get a notification if something is unlocked or open. At least I had shut the car off and had the keys in my pocket.
Here’s my favorite. I got an older Crown Vic as a loaner (not from Tesla). It had one of those number keypads to unlock the doors, but no fob. I was looking all over that key ring for the unlock code. Just as I was about to go back in and ask for the code I realized that I had to actually put a metal key in the slot and turn it! My son & his gf were with me, and I still hear about it.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that’s forgotten how the rest of the world drives. I’m afraid that if this keeps up sooner or later I’ll flick the steering wheel tilt lever on the ‘Burb twice and take my hands off of the wheel.