You may think no radio is a good thing, but I don't, and many out there would agree.That was a ridiculous article. What the original article is referring to are the early production models that have access to FREE Slacker music, until the software update next month that opens up all the audio options of the Model S. So it seems he had to rush to publish the blog post quickly before the software update was available. But what you will notice is that NO Tesla Model 3 owners are complaining. And No radio is a good thing....I NEVER listen to the radio in my car, it's always streaming music I choose, commercial/news free.
Also, the Model 3 has automatic, speed/moisture sensing wipers that self-adjust. This is the future of the automobile, so there won't be an AM/FM Radio or CD Player. You won't even need a smartphone cause the car has it's own cellular connectivity for streaming data/music.
Well, the control panel on that Model 3 said otherwise about the wipers.
I agree CD players are going away, but that's because nobody uses CDs anymore, and they've been on their way out for some time now. Frankly, I'm surprised it's taken this long for that to happen. FM/AM radio is different, though. Tons of people still use it. So to assert that it's useless and unnecessary is a bit ridiculous.