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(@tylortiblow) kudos icon 1

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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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(@zee) kudos icon +

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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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(@pridings1357) kudos icon +

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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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(@gfranke) kudos icon +

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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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