I should have written this guest editorial several years ago!
I’ve had a Tesla Model 3 for three years and now a Model Y. I totally agree with Mr. Zuk in general, but wanted to point out one thing about the list of FM stations and the color logos and information showing [on the car dash] — it will not update with e-skip. That is controlled by GPS and the geographical location of the car and it is done by DTS/Xperi.
If you have a given FM frequency tuned in and drive to another city where that same frequency is in use, the GPS knows where you are and thus displays the correct local information. However, I have had e-skip in my area of Florida where [it] was showing a relatively local FM station’s logo and yet audio coming in was [from] a station in Iowa. So the graphical display has no way to know that [while] the RBDS showed the Iowa call sign, the logo was showing the local station.
I even was able to hear the HD-1 and HD-2 audio from the Iowa station, over a thousand miles away.
— Hal Kneller, CPBE, Punta Gorda, Fla.