During a call, I find it difficult to quickly find a button to end the call. An incoming call puts up an alert to answer the call, and that’s very helpful. But the phone app does not come front-and-center on the display. The current method to implement this is challenging: press the right top button on the steering wheel, roll the scroll-wheel menu to choose “end-call” (it’s not the default, and not always easy to roll and hit), and click the scroll wheel (without rolling more by mistake and choosing “Hold” or “Mute”).
Suggestion #1: Assign the lower-right button on the steering wheel the “End Call” function. The on-screen display is already in a Phone app display… it’s intuitive that the buttons would act on the phone.
Suggestion #2: During a call, bring up the phone app on the 17″ display. If the phone app appeared automatically, this reduces to one single tap, just like you had to answer the call.
I do this today, manually, by pressing the phone app during the call, so I have access to the End Call button. My suggestion #2 is easy to implement and makes the Model S more intuitive.
“Why not just wait for the other party to hang up first?” Sometimes they don’t. And sometimes you’re calling customer service, or wrong numbers, etc. There is a need.
Smaller displays on other cars take over the entire display for the phone call. With Model S, just display the phone app on half the screen.
Now a click on the left scroll can immediately end a call when a call is in progress. Implemented in 6.2 or 7.0?
The button on the right side of the steering wheel (the one you press and hold for voice commands) just needs a tap to bring up end call. The same button also lets you view your recent call list which you can scroll to find a recently call number.