Tesla Posted A Video Tutorial For The New Model X
The tutorial is relatively comprehensive. It covers the ins and outs of the infotainment system as well as how to open the doors. The videos don't get too deep into any one specific function. Since the videos aren't that specific, it isn’t a full-blown tutorial, but there is a lot of useful information, nonetheless.
Details in the videos
The first thing to note is that the Model X can be turned on through an iPhone. This is a good feature because it makes it harder for a driver to lose their car keys. However, you should also make sure you have the backup key card if you are relying on the phone. One of the most fascinating things is that the car basically turns itself on and off by responding to the actions of the driver. The driver only has to push the brake to then shift the car into drive using the touch screen. If the driver exits the car while it is in park, then the car will turn itself off.
The regenerative braking does take some getting used to. The car could slow down unexpectedly which may surprise some drivers at first. However, according to the tutorial, the regenerative braking doesn’t decelerate the car so abruptly. The brake pedal is needed to be able to do that.
Another touch to note is that the charge port is actually a part of the rear brake light. This touch makes the Model X look batter aesthetically.
Critiques of various features
It doesn’t make sense why someone must hold the button down if they want to engage or disengage their high beams. There has to be an easier way. It also appears that there isn’t a button for lumbar support on the passenger side which isn’t ideal.
Almost every aspect of the driving experience of the Model X is automated. This has been true with Tesla for a bit of time now, but tutorials like this just put everything into perspective. It really is astonishing how little the driver has to do. The driver wouldn’t have to do anything at all if the car could read the human mind.
Daniel Cappo reports Tesla developments at Torque News. He has had a passion for cars ever since age five when his grandparents let him drive their old golf cart around their property in Upstate NY. He has attended numerous auto shows, and even got the chance to drive a Ferrari California on the track. Ever since Tesla opened up a dealership at his local mall, he's been an avid follower of their cars and technology. Dan has a B.S. in Public Communication from U Vermont. Follow Daniel on Twitter and LinkedIn for daily Tesla News.