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(@ttoomm) kudos icon +

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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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(@nettlesscience) kudos icon +

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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.

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(@edkeven) kudos icon +

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When Hold is engaged, turn 0 speed indicator Blue with H in it

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.

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(@robhoehn) kudos icon +

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Regen + Brakes

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.

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(@gnfo) kudos icon +

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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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