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Wanted to start a thread to keep track of things in the Ariya that could be improved:

Adjusting volume can change HVAC settings
When rotation the volume knob clockwise, my hand often brushes against the HVAC touch controls, toggling the Auto or On/Off buttons.

HVAC display hidden
When using CarPlay, the HVAC settings are hidden. In order to see the settings the climate control screen needs to be brought up. One could argue that setting-and-forgetting a target temp (and then turning the HVAC to auto) is one way to approach HVAC use, though I'm used to the basic climate control settings visible at a glance.

Detection for driver alertness too sensitive
My wife was driving the car and the driver alertness detector gave her a couple of warnings. She was driving normally, looking ahead, and didn't even have cruise control turned on. She had on sunglasses and the sun was low in the sky - maybe the system wasn't able to get a good reading? Hasn't happened since.

Object collision warning for objets in front of car when driving in reserve
When backing out of a parking spot, the collision warning will sound for an object in front of me (such as a bush or a wall). This false positive is rather annoying as it can hide the fact that an object is actually behind me.

Setting for disabling speed warning does not persist
The Ariya has a feature displays the speed limit in the dash and HUD, along with blinking the sign for a few seconds if the speed is exceeded. There's an option to turn off the blinking / speed warning but it seems to turn back on every time the car is turned off. Added a thread here to see if there's a workaround.
 

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Wanted to start a thread to keep track of things in the Ariya that could be improved:

Adjusting volume can change HVAC settings
When rotation the volume knob clockwise, my hand often brushes against the HVAC touch controls, toggling the Auto or On/Off buttons.

HVAC display hidden
When using CarPlay, the HVAC settings are hidden. In order to see the settings the climate control screen needs to be brought up. One could argue that setting-and-forgetting a target temp (and then turning the HVAC to auto) is one way to approach HVAC use, though I'm used to the basic climate control settings visible at a glance.

Detection for driver alertness too sensitive
My wife was driving the car and the driver alertness detector gave her a couple of warnings. She was driving normally, looking ahead, and didn't even have cruise control turned on. She had on sunglasses and the sun was low in the sky - maybe the system wasn't able to get a good reading? Hasn't happened since.

Object collision warning for objets in front of car when driving in reserve
When backing out of a parking spot, the collision warning will sound for an object in front of me (such as a bush or a wall). This false positive is rather annoying as it can hide the fact that an object is actually behind me.

Setting for disabling speed warning does not persist
The Ariya has a feature displays the speed limit in the dash and HUD, along with blinking the sign for a few seconds if the speed is exceeded. There's an option to turn off the blinking / speed warning but it seems to turn back on every time the car is turned off. Added a thread here to see if there's a workaround.
Thank you! Please keep us posted.
How do you like the EStep feature? When I took it for a test drive, I didn’t like it too much. Perhaps I’m not used to it. I ended up turning it off during my test drive. I love the HUD.

Does your car have a Bose system? Good thump?
 

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How do you like the EStep feature?
After a few more drives I've concluded that it's not for me as it's not true one-pedal driving. If I have to use the brake pedal - even to slow down from 5mph to a complete stop - I'll just leave E-Step off.

Does your car have a Bose system? Good thump?
I think only the PLATINUM+ E-4ORCE has the Bose system? The sound system seems OK.
 

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Is there still film on the driver-facing camera (atop the steering column)? When I was test driving I kept getting this alert until I noticed and removed the film, and I haven't gotten a spurious alert since.
Great suggestion. I checked and the protective film wasn't there.

It hasn't happened since so maybe it really was just a fluke.
 

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Thank you! Please keep us posted.
How do you like the EStep feature? When I took it for a test drive, I didn’t like it too much. Perhaps I’m not used to it. I ended up turning it off during my test drive. I love the HUD.

Does your car have a Bose system? Good thump?
I have started using the Estep while driving on streets and turn it off on the freeway. I think once you get past the fact that it is not designed as a "one pedal" driving tool, it makes it more palatable. I enjoy that you can regenerate at least a smidge of power. I am curious of it is using the breaks as when I drive with it, I use very little break pedal?
 
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