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My Tesla Wish List
Features that I wish Tesla would add.
All of these are features that could be added with just a download update to existing vehicles.
No new hardware needed.
There are a few places on the web where you will find suggestions to Tesla of modifications and additions that they should make
to their vehicles.
Some of these lists have hundreds of suggestions posted varying from critically important suggestions to the
most silly and superfluous of ideas.
Some of those could be downloaded to existing vehicles, but many require new hardware.
So far all of my suggestions could be implemented through a download update to existing Tesla vehicles.
Rather than have my suggestions lost in the huge lists at these other websites, I've posted my own wish list below.
Naturally, I think my suggestions are the most reasonable and essential of modifications or additions that should be made to
Tesla vehicles. These are not whimsical suggestions but features, or missing features, that impact my driving experience every day.
Climate Display: Overlay Instead of Blocking Other Screens
Currently when the driver or passenger adjusts fan speed, vent configuration, or any other climate control other than just
adjusting the temperature, the climate control screen replaces whatever other screens are on the monitor. That includes blocking
out the GPS map, rear view camera, or whatever screen is displaying. It would be nice if the climate control screen were to
overlay whatever screens are already displayed rather than completely blocking those screens. Also, the climate control screen
should time out and close after nobody has touched the adjustments for a few seconds rather than remain up blocking the screens
that were previously displayed.
GPS Suspension - ability to override
The driver should have the option if he / she wants the car to remember and automatically change to the suspension setting for
a particular GPS location or not. Right now the car remembers the last setting for a particular GPS location and automatically tries to
adjust the suspension to whatever it was previously set to for that location. Almost the only time I ever raise the suspension
is at the drive through at the Post Office so I can reach he mail box and at the Bank so that I can reach the ATM. It is very
annoying to have the car try to raise the suspension every time I drive anywhere near the Post Office or Bank! If I had the
option to disable the automatic setting of the suspension hight based on GPS location, I would definitely do so. There should be
a button for the driver to completely turn off automatic suspension height based on GPS location.
Supercharger Extension Cord
A Supercharger Extension Cord would be nice for those of us who would rather not back into the Tesla Superchargers that are designed
in such a way that the cord will only reach if you back into them. This might later be essential for Tesla Model X owners who opt for
the tow hitch and are towing a trailer. How are they going to charge if they have to back into a Supercharger? Without removing what
they are towing, the Supercharging cord is not going to reach the charge port. Unless, Tesla plans to put the charge port at the
front of the Model X.
iHeart Radio App
I listen to iHeart Radio quite often while driving. It is a bit awkward to have the controls on my Android (or iPhone) and playing
though the Tesla Audio System via Bluetooth. It would be much easier to use if Tesla added an onscreen app for it like they did
for Slacker, TuneIn and SiriusXM. Plus, iHeart is free and adds hundreds of radio stations to the available listening options.
I'm sure a lot of us are now using the Waze App for navigation, traffic, and other road status information. Again this is something
that can be run on the Android or iPhone and play through the Tesla Audio System via Bluetooth but would be a lot more convenient
as a Tesla built-in app.