Showing 10 ideas for tag "sensors"

Safety

Police Light sensors.

A Police light sensor that restricts speed when detecting police lights or sirens. You're driving down the road with your music blaring and not paying attention to your surroundings and a police officer is on the chase. But you're in the way, well with the sensor on the Tesla, it will automatically slow your car down, turn down your music and notify you on your screen. Thus resulting in you safely pulling over allowing... more »

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Safety

Parking sensors should also show distance to very close objects

It is really nice that the forward/rear distance sensors show the actual distance (e.g. 60 cm) to the object close to the car. When it is approximately 30 cm from the object a red "STOP" text appears and the warning sound intensifies and that is great but I would still like the distance to be shown in this case. As it is now the distance measurement disappears making it really hard to parallel park in really tight spots.... more »

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Convenience

Auto rear vents

Just a thought, but wouldn't it be great to have the fiction to have the rear rear AC wants beau tomato based on the the sensors built into the seats? Many times I've left the ac blowing to the rear when I'm in the car alone after dropping off people and forgetting switch them off. If Tesla can utilize the seat sensors to turn on the rear vents ( of course with manual options to turn off and on as well) it would save... more »

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Safety

Tire Blowout...

One of the scariest issues is NOT KNOWING when a tire might blowout. Well, there is away. All cars have air tire sensors that read air pressures. If a thermal sensor or temp gauge was added it could issue a warning. As tires wear down or lose tread they heat up and when a tire exceeds its tempered limit it will explode. A warning to the driver might help them monitor the tread situation as an early warning system. You... more »

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Convenience

Seat sensors

My kids tend to lean over the middle seat while driving. The weight on their leaning arm activates an audible and visible alarm. Every time they do this is a false alarm for me. While an alert is very useful, as a driver I want to be able to override or disable this when I'm sure they didn't undo their seatbelts.

Bottom line: in my Mercedes it didn't unnecessarily alert me. In the Tesla it does.

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Safety

Seatbelt / Airbag PSI / Data Collection

When I was a kid, I was involved in a really bad car crash that almost cost me my life because I wasn't wearing a seatlbelt, and the airbag impact gave me anxiety for the rest of my life.

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 »

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