Driving schools in Norway have banned the use of electric cars of the American brand Tesla. They were considered dangerous for novice drivers. And this despite the fact that this brand is the most popular among residents of the country.
As the instructors explained, Tesla electric cars turn on turn signals in a non-standard way. Traditional paddle shifters have been replaced with touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel to make the process easier. However, this can cause confusion for inexperienced drivers, especially at difficult junctions.
“I tested the Model 3 and noticed that I was losing concentration and direction at roundabouts. This does not pose a threat to life, but there is a risk of driving along the curb or colliding with other cars,” said John Hansen Oe, an instructor at one of the driving schools.
The company explains this decision by saying that they are trying to reduce the number of physical buttons. In addition, when using autopilot, you do not need to turn on the turn signals yourself; the system itself copes with this function perfectly.