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The Model X is clearly designed to be a family car. With the expectation that families will have teenage drivers, I would love to see a lot of governor features. For example, if my son wants to borrow the car to go to his friend's house, I'd like to be able to set the maximum speed to 35 mph. I remember being a teenager, and if I were put behind the steering wheel of a Model X, I probably wouldn't be alive.

Even more than that, there is no reason why the car shouldn't provide on option to forbid speeding altogether. Using existing technology, the car can know what the speed limit is where ever it happens to be (with few exceptions).

Each driver would have a username and password to unlock his specific set of features/constraints. Once a driver is identified, the radio station and volume could be set to his/her preferences, along with climate control, seat position, mirror position, etc....

I would like to see ventilated (small fans) front sets as I drive in hot weather

I would like to see ventilated (small fans) front seats as I drive in hot weather

The profiles would have to be secure, in that case. Otherwise the teenager (or valet, etc.) would just use yours (and make adjustments to suit!).

Here is one, addition by subtraction: remove the stupid surround sound! Tesla is not the only offender as every luxury car seems to have this. Offer a real stereo, a limited number of quality speakers just for the front. Passengers can listen to those just as well. Or their own iPods or whatever.

How about a glowing tube amp? Now that would be high end!

Of course the range might be about 87 miles...

Torque vectoring. I racall Elon talking about something like that...

Inkpaper display for steering wheel option keys. The Inkpapier display needs very less energy and you don't change very often the key option.

How about HUD or "Google Glass" like augmented reality information system?
This could include the less fancy speed, battery charge, range, navigation, indicators, and multimedia info, and also more sophisticated ones like hand-free telephone calls, rear-view "mirrors" camera images, video recording fwd and aft, info about landmarks, night infra-red vision, pedestrian / animal detection...

Best regards to all TESLA fans.
Javier

Ventilated seats. At least on he front, but like to see on middle row as well.
Dynamic cruise control or active cruise control.
Parking assist sensors.

The car can be quieter. This may be considered a sacrilege by Model S owners, but my Lexus GX is just as quiet despite having an ICE. If Tesla is just as well insulated, it'll be nirvana inside. The computer is too noisy. Try sitting in the car with the climate control off and listen. There's something to be learnt from Apple in this regard.
More apps in the car will be great. These can be restricted while driving. Access to third party apps is what makes iPhone or iPad great.
An optional system to ping or warn when exceeding speed limits by a certain margin. Helpful for seasoned drivers as well as new and teen drivers as well. If the teens know that their driving habits can be tracked, they'll slow down. Speed limiting isn't probably safe, because you need it to be safe sometimes.
An entertainment system with at least one screen in the back. Even better to have two touch screens with connectivity and headphones.
More cup holders. More storage space inside.
Of course a bigger battery. Elon said something like 8% per annul is the Moore's law for battery capacity. That makes it about 7 years to make a 500 mile battery. Hopefully the charging will be well established by then.

Please move the front seat cup holders!!
They are in a terrible, non-functional, multiple spill hazard spot right now.
They need to be in front of the driver / passenger.
NOT by your elbow where you have to contort abnormally just to reach it.
Please, PLEASE change the cup holder position!
Thanx :-)

- Make the second and third row removable for more space
- LED Front lights (with all features like audis, BMW and Mercedes has)
- LED Ambilights
- mobile office integration (active sync) - mails and navigate direct to tasks
- wireless charging point at home (without garage this is the only save way)
- Mirror Link Support
- Wifi Hotspot in car (LTE)
- MediaCenter (for example XBMC - it's skin able)
- autopilot on highways and stop and go situations
- Surround View
- dead mirror view detection ( if you put out the turning sign, show the environment from this side on the screen)

If the car go away from loading position without the key, alarm should be started (configuration for silent and loud - 1min silent with mail alerting after that loud)

The S was clearly the best car I have ever driven, and that includes my 911 I used to own. Where I would like to see improvement is in the interior. I didn't really like the S interior.
The best interior I have seen is the Mercedes AMG line in black. They nailed it. Modern, sporty, and luxurious with lots of brushed metal.

Since they are a partner, I would check these out and borrow, license or steal :) Most mercedes interiors I can't stand, and the technology is always dated. But the AMG I think they hired some fancy design guy and they are the best interiors I have seen in any car.... Check em out....

Vented driver seat. Pretty please!!!! It is probably my most favorite option in my current car.

I echo the request for 360 deg cameras but would like to see them include a recording black box function in case of accident.

From a mom's point of view, the Model X will need cup holders for the number of people it will seat. The 2 cup holders in the S is an automatic no go for me because of my kids. I was thrilled with the floor space in the front of the Model S to put my purse that is sized to fit my Macbook but I would sacrifice that to get more cupholders in the Model X.

Things that are missing from our S that I want in my X:

- only unlocking driver's door when approaching car, much more secure
- cup holders (including front cup holder for driver that isn't behind my elbow )
- an arm rest that doesn't slide while I'm driving (because it slides to cover the hard to reach cup holders)
- storage spot for change, pens/pencils (up front for driver) sunglasses (roof area)
- some storage for a few things for kids in the back, perhaps back of the seats
- USB charging in the back seat area
- cup holders for the back seat area
- heated seats for at least the middle row seats
- heated steering wheel
- have the car stay off instead of turning back on when the kids get out of the back. They dawdle and I'm stuck waiting for them to be sure the car is off & locked.
- Valet mode that would limit what the valet had access to (limit speed, lock the glove compartment, freeze the radio, lock the web accessibility, limit climate control usage, etc.): the last time someone had our S they doodled around on the web on a gambling site for about an hour & drained our battery since they ran the a/c to keep cool while they fiddled around.
- easier "power off" access, there's too many steps on current screen mode

Another Leaf owner who LOVES her heated steering wheel and the heated back seats. A traditional fan powered heater uses a lot of energy. In previous vehicles I saved energy by using my seat heater when driving solo or with another adult in the front passenger seat. But with kids in the back I had to run the heater to keep them warm, a big power drain. With the Leaf's heated rear seats that is over and the kids like the warm seats. Warm seats are cozier in my opinion.

Other less necessary but still useful:
- With the gull wings my rooftop carrier will be rendered useless. But there are some things I want to haul that I don't want in the car so I hope the X will be able to have a trailer hitch installed (after market).
- Parking/blind spot sensors. I don't currently use them much but the S is so low to the ground and the visibility is a little off from the driver's seat that it is hard to get a feel for the width/height of the front end. It looks like the X will have the same front end. The parking sensors would help by emitting a beep that got progressively quicker as I got closer to things (like my Honda van).
- Gull wings, I don't care if they go away. I really love my sliding doors on my van. Plus, here in the Northeast U.S. there are a lot of old building with very low ceilings in the parking garages and gull wings could be a problem.

Make the rear hatch with window that opens, this way you can carry long items and have the tailgate closed. Have BMW 5 series wagon and really like this feature.

- heated steering wheel
Does this matter so much when you can have the cabin pre-heated by remote control?

I ask because I have no experience with heated steering wheels.

(...) I hope the X will be able to have a trailer hitch installed (...)
I believe the Model X comes with a hitch as standard, or has this changed?

How do you know the X will have a tow hitch when they haven't even shown us the beta prototype yet?

Oh, and in case I haven't said it before, heated steering wheels are awesome! Please make that part of a cold weather package!

My votes are (especially considering the marketing towards the soccer moms):
-Heated steering wheel
-Blind spot detection
-Adaptive cruise control with auto-braking
-Foot-activated, rear lift gate

Entertainment stuff and seating are easily done aftermarket, but these things are not.

A trivial (but important) feature missing on the Model S that I test drove was adjustable height anchors for the shoulder belts. The belt was initially on my neck, but the demonstrator's suggestion was "raise the seat". Maybe the seat height was fine, but just the shoulder harness needed adjustment?

I hope the Model X Signature I have reserved will have this improvement. After all, both my Lexus LS and Toyota RAV4 have it.

I wish Model X to come with a coupe body.

I wish Model X to send me text message whenever the car is started. It helps to quickly find the thief who posed as a valet.

I wish Model X to include an umbrella holder like the Rolls Royce.

I wish Model X to include a 1 TB disk to store downloaded movies, games, apps, songs,...


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