Welcome to the Tesla Ideas Community.

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.

(@robhoehn)

Mobile App

Detect Driver in Seat Before Switching to Bluetooth

When a Tesla is unlocked and you're in the middle of a call, it's pretty eager to switch the audio from the phone over to the car. This can be frustrating when you're in the middle of a call and you are not even inside the car yet. Or when you're near the car and someone else gets in the car a similar thing happens. Suggestion: use the seat occupancy sensor to check if the driver is in their seat. Once the seat is occupied,... more »

Voting

91 votes
(@mdh)

Touchscreen

Add 'waypoints' for making multiple stops on a single trip

When traveling longer distances or when your battery is lower it would be nice to enter all of the destinations you need to stop so the navigation can tell you if/where you need to charge during this trip. The function of this would act just like google maps, you could enter all your destination points in the order you need to stop at them, with the added function of routing you to chargers if needed, just like the current... more »

Voting

77 votes
(@robhoehn)

Modes

Car Wash Mode

Car wash mode:

-Turn off sonar sounds

-fold in side mirrors

-recirculate air

-deactivate auto windshield wipers

-keep car in neutral (even if seat belt unbuckled or get up front seat)

-play Outkast's "So Fresh and So Clean"

Voting

58 votes
(@robhoehn)

Mobile App

Smart Watch Support

Smartwatches are increasingly becoming more common. Its an obvious next step to allow someone to unlock their Tesla with their smartwatch. Other possible uses include: open/close trunk, start charging, etc.

Voting

45 votes
(@mdh)

Convenience

Easy Entry turns off when passenger detected behind driver

Have an option to turn off Easy Entry when the seat sensor detects a passenger behind the driver. Problem: A driver profile has the Easy Entry enabled and moves the seat all the way back when the car is put into park. But if there is a passenger behind the driver they will instantly be struck with horror as they see the seat slowly moving toward them like the crushing walls of so many action films. Paralyzed with... more »

Voting

25 votes
(@robhoehn)

Safety

Prevent Hitting Cyclists

When in park, all the rear cameras would look for cyclists (or cars) coming up from behind and show some kind of alert so you don't door a cyclist. When you're parked next to a bike lane, show a warning when in park to look out for cyclists.

Voting

29 votes
(@robhoehn)

Touchscreen

Display Both % and Miles Remaining

There are people that like Coke vs Pepsi. Some wash their legs when they shower and some don't. Is the shoe pink or gray? Some controversies are never resolved.

 

But, can we all agree to display battery % remaining AND miles remaining at the same time? Then we would all be happy.

Voting

34 votes
(@corndog)

Convenience

Improve Spotify

The in-car Spotify app is currently too limited in UI functionality and streams at very low bitrate. My proposal: - Increase Streaming Bitrate for Spotify Premium Subscribers The current streaming quality is noticeably low bitrate. I already pay a Spotify subscription so that I can stream high quality (320kbps) audio. If I have to pay for Tesla Premium Connectivity on top of this, then I should not have to take a bitrate... more »

Voting

30 votes