Showing 17 ideas for tag "braking"

Modes

More control over regen braking

I would love to have more manual input to the regen braking while driving. As a long-time manual driver who lives in the mountains I find it very hard on the leg to constantly feather the accelerator while dropping down long, winding descents.

The current regen mode does not allow for prolonged gliding or sharper regen when entering sharp bends, similar to changing down gears.

If we could have three or even four levels... more »

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Safety

Reduce unnecessary brake light activation

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 »

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Autopilot

Tesla needs to detect cars stopped/slowing down ahead earlier

While on autopilot the Tesla needs to start braking way earlier than it currently does. At red lights in particular it keeps on the accelerator way too long and then slams the Regen and/or brakes too hard to stop.

The car should gently let off the accelerator the instant it detects a stopped/slowing car ahead anticipating it having to do a full stop. The gradual slow down instead of a jerky last second stop will make... more »

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Safety

Extreme braking in the event of a collision

In addition to conventional braking systems, an extreme braking mode could be used in cases where a frontal collision of the vehicle is unavoidable.

The technology for such braking consists of well-known systems and is usable for single use only. Roughly speaking, the system is very similar to air bag technology, and the purpose of the system is to reduce the mass of the collision.

In a frontal collision, only the front... more »

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Safety

Brakes and Always Leave and Out

Brake lights seem to be an issue in some Tesla accidents. The Tesla is rear ended.

Regenerative braking in my Model Y works very similarly to the way I used to brake in my other vehicles - with one huge exception: no brake lights going on. (My son almost drove into a car that was parked 2 feet from the curb in an English town. I was being the typical American dad-passenger and watching and it fooled me too.

Something... more »

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Autopilot

Braking

We own an X and love it. The technology is fabulous.

We do have one suggestion regarding auto pilot braking.

Our 2020 X comes up to stopped cars driving 65 mph and almost slams on the brakes. WAY harder than I would drive, if I were in manual mode. It is a. A little shocking when it happens, and b. Doesn't feel safe

We live in Colorado, so sometimes have icy roads. We don't like the autopilot braking enough that we... more »

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Safety

Add small Resistor on All Models for Regen Braking in cold

Idea is to add a small electrical resistance to absorb the charge burst from Regen Braking in the cold weather, or when the battery cannot take the charge. Ideally, this load can be a small heater, which warms the car or even drivers seat, or just a led light. Can be made hilarious by sounding a screech sound or fart!!!!

Regen braking otherwise will result in charging the battery when warm enough or accepting the charge.... more »

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Safety

Politely get Tail Gators to back away from your Car

There were approximately 1.7M rear end collisions in the USA in 2019, 17,000 deaths and 500,000 injuries. Apart from the human cost, rear end collisions always involve minimum of 2 vehicles and are a large cost for insurance companies. They are almost always caused by the driver of the vehicle behind being too close.

Using a simple sensor mounted in the rear of the car, your Tesla could detect when the car behind it... more »

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Safety

Integrated Brake Controller

Applies to all models capable of towing, but particularly to the CyberTruck and Model X. Right now, the Model X has the wiring connections for installing a 3rd party brake controller for towing trailers with their own braking system. The brake controller is recommended for trailers over 1000 lbs. The best brake controllers activate the trailer brakes gradually based on accelerometers built into the units so it can match... more »

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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 »

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Safety

Variable Speed Braking Indicators Edited

How many of us have almost rear ended someone because we have no idea how abruptly the person in front of us has applied the brakes. With the current binary brake indication system, (brake applied=light on; brake not applied=light off) other motorists have no relative way of judging stopping speed. Picture the visual readout of a Stereo Equalizer. As the levels increase, more bars light up. Apply this to a bank of main... more »

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