There are numerous situations where it might be helpful to other drivers to know when Autopilot is engaged. One suggestion is to borrow from the popular 80's show, Knight Rider, and add an indicator light to the vehicle to signal that Autopilot is on. Some people suggested using the center brake light.
Add car software ability to let user set following-time warning similar to speed limit warning. (On by default.)
I eventually patented a seatbelt design that used sensors in seat to take weight of the passenger, the belts themselves measured the circumference of the passenger to estimate airbag engagement. Using the data collected from the seat... more »
With most cars having LED headlights it seems we are being pulled over by the police.
It would be great if the screen refresh was quicker (or slower) than most LED's to avoid the panic situation of thinking there is an emergency vehicle behind you while displaying the rear camera onscreen.
Hey guys, it would be great if you could somehow coordinate with emergency services so they could select a destination route which would update any cars travelling along that route that an emergency vehicle will be approaching sometime shortly. therefore advising the driver to pull over to the left hand Lane and clear the space
I brought my car in for a service appointment. It has been sitting in the lot for 5 days. I suggest that for service issues that do not effect the safety or drivability of the car, once an appointment has been booked and the nature of the service confirmed, that the Service manager calls or texts for the car 12 hours before it is due for work to be done.
- 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.
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I propose that Tesla vehicles have a switchable external sound so that when you get in the car and are about to move, it emits a sound to warn any pets that may be sleeping under the car (usually cats but some small dogs). ICE cars chase them away when the engine starts.
I'd hate to run over a furry friend because they didn't know the car was about to move.
Add rear fog lights like the Model X has for all vehicles. In fog or heavy rain, dust, etc, the only thing other safe way to drive slowly is with flashers on, and no one should have to drive in a way that prevents them from using turn indicators. These should come on automatically when an object approaches quickly from the rear and/or when the highest frequency state of the windshield wipers is active.
Would it be possible to link the error reporting to the front camera/light sensor, so that the car knows of this scenario and are less sensitive to the issue when driving... more »
When it's raining heavy the fastest speed on the wiper settings is not fast enough. If one more speed was added this would definitely make it safer while driving in the rain.