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Feature request: Location based trunk opening height

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by znib, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. znib

    znib Member

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    I had to program a lower trunk opening height to prevent the trunk lid from hitting my garage door at home. But every where else I'd like the trunk to fully open.
    I think they should make the trunk opening height location based, just like the height of the suspension or the time when it starts charging.
     
  2. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    I like this idea. My parents' garage is way lower than mine.
     
  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I like it too. But I did find one very handy use for the carbon spolier... My work garage has some low spots and I always forget about them. The spoiler has hit the ceiling several times and not one scratch.
     
  4. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    A long time ago, I opened the trunk in a parking garage with high ceilings, but what I didn't see were the low sprinkler pipes that I happened to park under. Fixing the chip might cost more than the spoiler to hide it...
     
  5. green1

    green1 Active Member

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    As a tall person with a short garage, I fully agree! I can't open it any higher at home or I'll hit the roof for sure, but I'm getting awful tired of hitting my head on it everywhere else I park.
     
  6. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    Instead of requiring you to program the height, why not put sensors on it so that it senses obstacles and stops automatically?
     
  7. JMG

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    That would only work for vehicles built going forward, not ours.

    I love this idea as well. My carport at my office has a fairly sloped ceiling. One day while showing the third row seats to someone, I opened it and "clunk!" it hit the top. Thankfully, I had a good layer of Cquartz on the paint and the white paint was just wiped right off of my car. However, to prevent that happening again the future, I programmed it to stay just shy of it there. However, at home I'm always having to manually push it up because I'd like the extra clearance.

    Great suggestion.
     
  8. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    Good point. They could add a geofencing feature for existing cars. :)

    Sensors would be nice one of these days on future builds, similar to what is available in the X.
     
  9. O-G

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    I thought that I had read somewhere that this was already in place. I can say that it does not work on my MX. Does any one know if it's supposed to be implemented?
     
  10. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    I've made the same request to tesla twice in the last year.
     
  11. supratachophobia

    supratachophobia Active Member

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    I think we have it on the voting list, but let me go check.
     
  12. tooslo

    tooslo New Member

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    I'd would like this feature as well.
     

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