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Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by dsm363, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    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.
     
  2. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

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    -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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  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    -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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  4. elecblue

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    Wifi tethering to the 4G phone - now that's what I would like. Speaking of which, is there any way to get 4G capability to the Model S without a hotspot? Or would they need to do the tethering as noted? (Not really sure how all this stuff works)
     
  5. KenEE

    KenEE P1937 Reward Excellence!

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    AirPlay
    Advanced Audio Tuning Interface
    Onstar or Onstar Like Service
    Every Charger/RV Park/Accessble Outlet known to man as POI's that can be added to current route
    4G hotspot AND voice
     
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  6. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    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...
     
  7. ahimberg

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    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)
     
  8. mcornwell

    mcornwell Active Member

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    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:

     
  9. GSP

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    This topic is a great candidate for a wiki post. My favorite:

    - charge based on departure time

    GSP
     
  10. Isbrown

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    HUD (Head Up Display)
    Front (and rear?) parking sensors
     
  11. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    If by dumped you mean put out an 'update' about every 3 days then yeah!
     
  12. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    So happy that I'm no longer receiving "Adobe Security Update" notifications every 3 days like last year! Bring on HTML5!
     
  13. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    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.
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Now it's just folded into browser updates...
     
  15. wycolo

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    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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  16. bob_p

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    Ability to sync with multiple phones - and either have them both accessiblie or easily switchable, while the vehicle is moving.
     
  17. vfx

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    Traffic issues on GPS maps
    Recargo's charge points on all maps

    Pull brights stalk gives a pedestrian warning sound.
     
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    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.
     
  19. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    +1

    and some extra text inserted.
     
  20. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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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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