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Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

dsm363

Roadster + Sig Model S
May 17, 2009
18,279
160
Nevada
What features would you like Tesla to add in future versions of the firmware?

One minor feature I'd like to see is for the Model S to recognize via GPS when I'm close to home or any other location where I have a HomeLink signal saved and bring up the window on the 17" screen to open the garage door.
 

contaygious

Active Member
Jul 25, 2012
1,102
69
Marina, San Francisco
-Auto rising and lowering of steering wheel
-lines on camera screen and turning ones with steering wheel
-flash support at least in park mode
-smoother browser (so slow hard to pan right now)
-pandora
-support for more audio codecs
-support for video files
-wifi tethering to and from a 4g phone
 
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jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Supporting Member
Mar 8, 2012
20,002
24,694
Texas
-Auto rising and lowering of steering wheel -- on the way
-lines on camera screen and turning ones with steering wheel -- on the way
-flash support at least in park mode -- let's hope not, even Adobe has basically dumped flash. HMTL5 please.
 
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spatterso911

P100DL - Raven
Mar 3, 2012
1,223
12
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
-Auto rising and lowering of steering wheel
-lines on camera screen and turning ones with steering wheel
-flash support at least in park mode
-smoother browser (so slow hard to pan right now)
-pandora
-support for more audio codecs
-support for video files
-wifi tethering to and from a 4g phone

Ditto everything contaygious said except flash support, and add:

-photo support for downloaded contacts
-ability to hotlink addresses from your address book to the navi system with additional voice support as well. You should be able to say "Navigate to work" and the car should link your work address to the Navi
-Ability to hotlink addresses from the browser to the navi system. Look up an address on browser and tap to navigate to that address
-Ability to hotlink phone numbers from the browser to the phone dialer. Should be able to 'tap & hold" to dial the number or 'tap' with a quick confirmation screen
-Phone program should notify you when the car is fully charged or near empty
-Navi should tell you if you don't have enough charge to reach the destination you just input
-More EQ band control and control over the 7.1 settings with presets like Concert, Movie, Jazz Club...
 

ahimberg

Member
Aug 8, 2010
349
0
Woodinville, WA
interior temperature controls -- (should be easy if the phone app is going to have something like these)
- pre-heat / pre-cool timer settings to cool/heat at a specific time (leaving for work, coming home)
- temp controls while car is off / no fob in car -- (maintain for next X minutes/hours)
 

FalconNinetyD

Active Member
Dec 20, 2010
1,114
13
USA
Let's make sure Apple doesn't have patents on these, or else they may try to get an injunction to stop the sale of the car! :wink:

Ditto everything contaygious said except flash support, and add:

-Ability to hotlink addresses from the browser to the navi system. Look up an address on browser and tap to navigate to that address
-Ability to hotlink phone numbers from the browser to the phone dialer. Should be able to 'tap & hold" to dial the number...
 

GSP

Member
Supporting Member
Dec 28, 2007
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832
This topic is a great candidate for a wiki post. My favorite:

- charge based on departure time

GSP
 

ElSupreme

Model S 03182
Jan 13, 2012
4,303
104
Atlanta, GA
-Auto rising and lowering of steering wheel -- on the way
-lines on camera screen and turning ones with steering wheel -- on the way
-flash support at least in park mode -- let's hope not, even Adobe has basically dumped flash. HMTL5 please.

If by dumped you mean put out an 'update' about every 3 days then yeah!
 

Jeeps17

Cath Jockey in a P85
Mar 17, 2012
1,016
395
Montreal, Canada
interior temperature controls -- (should be easy if the phone app is going to have something like these)
- pre-heat / pre-cool timer settings to cool/heat at a specific time (leaving for work, coming home)
- temp controls while car is off / no fob in car -- (maintain for next X minutes/hours)

To this I would add the ability to activate window defrosters (along with cabin temperature) via the in-car interface and phone app.

Would be incredibly useful in the winter to speed up window scraping.
 
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wycolo

Active Member
May 16, 2012
3,099
468
WA & WY
Just hoping we can plug into the 17in monitor with an HDMI/USB plug & feed it vids & flacs from thumbdrives- when Parked of course.
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Oct 3, 2011
767
71
Portland, OR
Route planning would be nice if it supported finding charging stations along your way. It should automatically locate charging stations based on distance, battery size, and likely driving conditions between each segment.
 
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malcolm

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Nov 12, 2006
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As Tesla gets more information from Roadster and Model S logs, I'd really like to see an interactive battery management/ reminders section on the 17" display. I know that Tesla wants a lot of this to be invisible to owners (If in doubt, plug-in and forget) but it would be good for any battery optimisation freaks out there to have the option to call up explanations on what the car is doing and tips for better battery care.
 

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