Seeing the side-by-side driver's view, the difference is dramatic. The obstruction of view in the E1 is very obvious. It seems like it would be a large problem for drivers, is it? Any complaints?
Minor issues I hope to see fixed in the E2:
-The jerk when starting to move. A good driver with a good tram is ok, but some trams apparently simply can't be driven smoothly.
-The CLICK from the door interlocks each time the tram starts to move.
-The ~1s delay between coming to a stop and the doors opening. I'm sure this can be reduced as it is not noticeable on any other tram or train
-Improvements to the internal ramp at the doorways. It's too steep and too awkward. I'm able bodied, but I have almost face-planted while boarding at a platform stop
in the wet, because the ramp was steep, wet and slippery.
Stuff that won't happen:
-Make the floor level, by adding a step around the seats. In my mind, that would reduce slips because the floor is predictable, and wouldn't reduce wheelchair access (they don't fit down the aisle anyway).
-Camera footage of cars illegally passing at stops, with automatic enforcement (speed camera style).
-Flip-down seats in the empty space between the 2 doors in end modules
-Put the route number on the right hand side of the desto