I was excited to get my version 9 update this morning. There is a lot that I like, some to which I will have to learn to adjust, but some things that left me disappointed.
I still cannot understand how Tesla allows the media player to be inferior to cars that are infinitely less sophisticated and literally decades older than the Model X. I still cannot search music on my iPhone through the car’s touchscreen. I can only control the music on my iPhone via my actual iphone’s screen. This is inconvenient at best and downright dangerous at worst. Secondly, if I am listening to a song on Slacker and I exit my car, when I get back in, the song starts over from the beginning, not from where it left off. It sounds like a minor problem (and I am aware of just how First World a problem it is), but it is really annoying when I am running a bunch of errands and getting in and out of the car repeatedly. But what’s most annoying about it is that my father’s Model S doesn’t behave in the same way. Songs on Slacker in his car start up from where they left off when you leave the car. This makes no sense to me. It must be a software glitch. It should be relatively easy to fix. Like I said, I’m disappointed.
Listen, I love the car. I would buy it again in a heartbeat. I recommend Tesla to everyone who talks to me about my car. This is a minor issue, and pretty much my only gripe about the vehicle. But it is legitimate. 99% or more of people who drive cars listen to media when they drive around. It’s not unfair to expect a car this advanced and this expensive to have a better media player than a Ford Focus.
Rant over. I hope I didn’t piss too many folks off. I’m still looking forward to driving my car to work tomorrow. Just like every other day.