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No rolling the opposite direction of the gear.

No rolling the opposite direction of the gear. A car in drive can't roll backwards and a car in reverse can't roll forwards.
Whether this is accomplished with a half hold/creep mode or just a "The car always automatically 'Holds' at zero" (no special song and dance with the brake pedal) I'm fine with.
Auto hold at zero is probably the most straight forward. Basically, once the car is going zero only the accelerator can... more »

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Disable FWD Pillar Button When Child Protection Lock is Enabled

Problem: the child-protection lock for the falcon wing doors only prevents a child from opening the FWDs. It does not turn off the switch for purposes of closing the doors. Anyone with kids knows that this button is enticing! And they can easily touch the button with their hands or feet (by accident or on purpose).

 

Solution: Disable this FWD button on the pillar when the child protection lock is enabled.

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Disable Forward or Reverse When FWDs are Open

There are a lot of incidents where people damage or destroy their FWD because the door is open and the driver moves the car without realizing.

I thought it might be a good idea to have an option (on/off switch) that, when introduced, defaults to ON, where opening the FWD while in park means the car cannot be taken out of "park" until the door is closed. Probably only Park and Neutral, and both offer more significant... more »

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Amber Alert Scanning

The idea would be to receive the amber alert signal, and parse it for license plate info and vehicle descriptions. Then use the front facing camera to search for that license plate or vehicle in the surrounding area.

 

Update: The alert would pop up, and the driver would opt-in to the scanning process.

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detect when other drivers glance at you

We are hard-wired to detect the gaze of other humans, even in our peripheral vision. We use glances to communicate our need to for someone to pay attention - such as getting the eye contact of a driver when we are crossing the street, to ensure they see us and will avoid hitting us.

While driving, we often use glances to show displeasure at poor driving, hoping another driver will get the point (possibly with the... more »

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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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"Ring" style sentry mode - Push notifications with motion

A great enhancement to sentry mode would to enable the car to push notifications to your phone when motion is detected similar to a ring doorbell. When you click the notification it then streams the video feed to your phone. Along with the new speaker in front, you can also talk to the possible suspect from your phone.

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Setting to turn off (or adjust) electronically-dimmed mirrors

The auto dimmed mirrors on the model 3 are too dark, especially if you have tinted windows it makes the mirrors useless and the car is difficult to drive at night. A setting to disable the auto-dimming mirrors would work, or a slider where we can adjust how much they dim. Currently they do not rely on the brightness of headlights behind the vehicle, they simply default to max dimming which is too dark without tint and... more »

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19 votes
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