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Reduce unnecessary brake light activation trending idea

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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(@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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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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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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(@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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(@anthonyforti) kudos icon +

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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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