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Most cars depreciate right off the lot, stuck with the features that were frozen in time months or years ago. A Tesla, however, keeps improving after ownership, with over-the-air updates that bring new features to existing vehicles. This community is designed to collect ideas from Tesla owners and prioritize the best ones. You can submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments.

To submit an idea, please click the Submit New Idea button at the top of the navigation sidebar. You will then be asked to add a title and choose a campaign for the new idea. You will also have the option to add tags to the idea. To vote on an idea, simply click the up or down arrows to the right of the idea title/description. And to add a comment, click in the box below the idea.

(@accent) kudos icon 7

Safety

Reduce unnecessary brake light activation trending idea

After seeing several videos of angry motorbike riders taking out their frustration on Teslas, I wonder if part of the reason is the activation of brake lights whenever the accelerator pedal is released.

As a lifelong manual driver I have always been careful to change down rather than brake to avoid annoying the drivers behind. I find it most embarrassing that, in my Tesla, I am constantly flashing my brake lights even... more »

Voting

29 votes
31 up votes
2 down votes
(@anttimie) kudos icon 4

Autopilot

Option to disable TACC use "dumb" cruise control instead. trending idea

I would like to have the option to disable TACC and use "dumb" cruise control instead.

I have experienced horrible ghost breakings. Suddenly middle of an empty road the car slammed brakes for 1 second and continued forwards. There was absolutely no reason for this breaking. If a car would have followed me it would have caused a rear-end collision.

Tesla give us the option to go with "dumb" cruise control, please.

Voting

13 votes
14 up votes
1 down votes
(@gordondavid46) kudos icon 2

Charging

Extended power travel trailer! trending idea

I think it would be really convenient if the EV's could be equipped with a tow package that could tow a luggage style trailer that was equipped with additional batteries and luggage space for long distance travelers. The trailer could be designed to have a wiring harness to plug into a receptacle on the vehicle and a switch or breaker in the vehicle could be switched to use the alternate power source once the vehicles... more »

Voting

6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
(@bjfence) kudos icon 1

Safety

Automatically clear the backup camera lens in wet weather trending idea

Often, after driving through rainy weather, I will turn the car to back up into my driveway, and I will have zero visibility through my backup camera. I have to run out of the car, wipe it off, and then finish my backing up.

 

Newer Teslas should have a small compressed air source to blast away drops of water and debris when the car is shifted into reverse to clear the camera lense.

Voting

10 votes
10 up votes
0 down votes
(@pcsj1950) kudos icon 2

Safety

Vocal warning messages

Warning messages are so small, that unless you have perfect eyesight, there is no way you can read them without taking your eyes off the road.

I suggest a message saying content and which can be stopped by touching message box.

The safest car in the world should not force drivers to take their eyes off the road.

Voting

6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
(@maximovaldes383) kudos icon 11

Safety

Passive Blindspot Detection Selected

- When AutoPilot is not activated, and turn signal is activated make a chime or sound play to alert driver to someone existing in blind spot. Similar to the mirror light blind spot functions other cars have. Instead of just a last second avoidance feature or visual on the screen which is not very safe to be looking at whilst driving.
- Could make another kind of "clicking" sound to passively let the driver know someone... more »

Voting

211 votes
216 up votes
5 down votes
(@spencertashburn) kudos icon 1

Convenience

Truck Bed Work Bench

Trucks have no efficient place for your tools, blueprints, computer, etc. when you're on the job site. They are filled with products that need to be cut, shaped, or designed to fit the designated need. Presently there is no solution for your truck to hold your tools and product while still working. You could bring an extra table but that takes up space in your truck bed. There is room for a table/work bench to be placed... more »

Voting

3 votes
4 up votes
1 down votes
(@dennis.brys) kudos icon 3

Convenience

Passenger seat operation via central screen in Tesla Model 3

During long car journeys on the motorway, the front passenger may fall asleep while the seat is reasonably 'upright'. This can be an uncomfortable position for that person. The driver cannot reposition that passenger seat as the controls are out of reach on the right side of the seat.

Is it possible, via an OTA update, to provide a pop-up menu of the seat on the central screen with next to it touch buttons to change... more »

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Voting

4 votes
5 up votes
1 down votes
(@christoffer.soltau) kudos icon 3

Autopilot

Cruise Control at Current Speed

When setting the cruise control, it always locks at "current speed or map indicated, whichever is faster".

There are many places in my area, where it either has inaccurate map date, or it's simple not safe to drive at the indicated speeds.

When activating the cruise control at lower speeds, this means the car starts accelerating, until I can reduce speed on the scroll wheel - every single time.

It would be nice to... more »

Voting

16 votes
16 up votes
0 down votes
(@gajtguy) kudos icon +

Autopilot

Show speed of vehicle in front

One thing I really liked from my Volvo was the speed indicator showed three values in a very clever way.

- my actual speed

- my programmed speed

- and the speed of the vehicle in front of me

It was nice when approaching a slower vehicle to see just how much slower that vehicle is going. That info allows me to decide to switch lanes and pass or just ride along at that speed if it's only a little bit slower.

Ps-Volvo's... more »

Voting

3 votes
3 up votes
0 down votes
(@anthonyforti) kudos icon +

Safety

Caution Front Brake Lights

Caution front brake lights work just like the rear brake lights do but they only when your turn signals are on. This lets oncoming traffic see when your going to turn left or right in front of them. This also lets pedestrians know when it is safe to cross the crosswalk letting them know when your going to make your turn. This is my patented idea that I have on my truck and people will step back onto the curb when they... more »

Voting

2 votes
2 up votes
0 down votes