(@accent) kudos icon 7

Safety

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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29 votes
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(@bjfence) kudos icon 1

Safety

Automatically clear the backup camera lens in wet weather trending idea

Often, after driving through rainy weather, I will turn the car to back up into my driveway, and I will have zero visibility through my backup camera. I have to run out of the car, wipe it off, and then finish my backing up.

 

Newer Teslas should have a small compressed air source to blast away drops of water and debris when the car is shifted into reverse to clear the camera lense.

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10 votes
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(@pcsj1950) kudos icon 2

Safety

Vocal warning messages

Warning messages are so small, that unless you have perfect eyesight, there is no way you can read them without taking your eyes off the road.

I suggest a message saying content and which can be stopped by touching message box.

The safest car in the world should not force drivers to take their eyes off the road.

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6 votes
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(@maximovaldes383) kudos icon 11

Safety

Passive Blindspot Detection Selected

- When AutoPilot is not activated, and turn signal is activated make a chime or sound play to alert driver to someone existing in blind spot. Similar to the mirror light blind spot functions other cars have. Instead of just a last second avoidance feature or visual on the screen which is not very safe to be looking at whilst driving.
- Could make another kind of "clicking" sound to passively let the driver know someone... more »

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211 votes
216 up votes
5 down votes
(@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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2 votes
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(@justin.guillaume) kudos icon 1

Safety

Sentry Mode Camera Angle

When parked, this vehicle would greatly increase security be angling to rear cameras on each side to catch license plates and pedestrians that pass by. This is greatly beneficial as home surveillance systems and parking lots cannot capture this angle that appears to be the most important for identification of A$$holes breaking stuff. (I have been involved in security for years and this idea alone would had led to catching... more »

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4 votes
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(@nettlesscience) kudos icon +

Safety

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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5 votes
6 up votes
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(@calvin.hoang) and 1 other kudos icon +

Safety

Glovebox PIN lock Implemented

PIN to drive may work for starting the car, but a thief with the phone or access card can still access the car. There should be an option to prevent the glove box opening without the PIN so confidential information cannot be accessed

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/eq885v/tie_glovebox_access_to_pin_to_drive_entry/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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4 votes
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(@tylortiblow) kudos icon 1

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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7 votes
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(@huskydog) kudos icon +

Safety

Child in back seat reminder

Accidentally leaving a child in the back seat, especially on hot days, has become a national epidemic. Even the most well meaning parent occasionally becomes preoccupied, which can lead to tragedy. This modification would create a Child Safety mode which, when turned on via software, will create audio and visual (on touchscreen) reminders that a child is in the back seat. It would be triggered whenever the car is put... more »

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16 votes
17 up votes
1 down votes