Alex Roy, writing for The Drive:
The Model 3 is a triumph of industrial design. Forget the
naysayers. Ask anyone who isn’t a car person, or especially women
— a group too often excluded from the conversation, despite its
size and disproportionate purchasing power, by an industry yet to
have its Weinstein moment — for real perspective. Starting with a
clean sheet, Tesla has out-Volvo’ed Volvo, delivering the purest
interpretation of Scandinavian design in automotive history. I
felt liberated from the tyranny of traditional car dashboards full
of knobs and buttons.
I’m not saying I’m opposed to analog controls and traditional
dashboards. Quite the opposite. What I am opposed to is overly
complicated design in either direction. The best iteration is
always the simplest, and traditional car manufacturers have
largely blown it in their respective efforts to integrate digital
He does have one major UI design gripe: the entire interface — visual, audio, and interaction — of the Autopilot system. But this is a glowing review overall.
Longtime readers may remember Roy’s previous mention on Daring Fireball, regarding his attempt to set the record for the Cannonball Run 10 years ago.
(Thanks to Nick Heer.)
★ Monday, 15 January 2018