If the Tesla sees a car fast approaching, it should flash the rear break lights to try to get the attention of the driver.
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.
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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.
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When using the Hold feature at stoplights, it can be hard to see the white, small H indicator that shows Hold is engaged. On some occasions it isn't engaged. By changing the color of the 0 mph speed indicator and possibly add a small H inside it, the driver will have a much clearer and safer confirmation that Hold is actually engaged.
The idea would be to implement a brake blending (regen + regular brakes) option to keep deceleration consistent when one-pedal driving. This would especially be helpful when the battery isn't warm enough for regen, charged to 100%, or for older S and X models that don't support the new one pedal driving feature.