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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 love to see a HUD (heads up display), surround view camera system... 1 camera at front, at least 1 under the side mirror plus parking guide line on the rear view camera, may be an dynamic active cruise control, and self parking?
How about ventilated seat. These are features commonly found on $60k+ car/suv.


As I've mentioned before, I'd like luxury mid row seating as we intend out X to be used mainly for travel with 2 adult couples with occasional short trips with 3.

To that end, I'd like to have heated mid row heated seats with a lot of leg room, cup holders and separate climate controls.

The windshield of Model S has a warm tint instead of the green tint of the side window glass. The world looks nicer through rose colored glasses, and the windshield is that much better.

I would prefer to have the side glass with the same tinted glass as the Model S windshield. If it is extra cost, then include it for the Signature version.

Adaptive cruise control is a must please, plus a sculptured middle row seating option, my kids hate bench seats because they roll around too much on the twisties. Oh and heated rear seats and windscreen for when it is cold ..... and blinds on the rear windows for when it is sunny. A rear passenger entertainment system wouldn't go amiss either. Perhaps fold out tables on the rear of the front seats, with cup holders. Is it planned for the rear seats to recline?


Model X Signature reservation #2 (UK)

I would like to see more discussion about quick change battery packs.

Obsolete with the superchargers.

I don't think "superchargers" are the limit either. We will see "hyperchargers" pretty soon. After that you need to invent more superlatives to describe next version (lightweight superconductive cables attached directly to 5MW fusion power station comes to mind, no superlatives to describe that).

Hyperchargers would almost have to be robotized. No margin for fumbling around and human error!

x2 on the HUD and surround cameras. I have both on my BMW X5 and wonder how I could live without them now.

I'm currently driving a 2012 Leaf. This may sound strange, but other than how the car drives, my favorite feature 5 months a year here in the PNW is the heated steering wheel (combined with heated front and rear seats.) When on range-stretching drives, it's amazing how the heated wheel reduces the need for cabin heat (I also drive a BMW MC with heated grips - same effect.) And it's not just range extension. There is nothing like getting into a cold car (if I forgot to preheat) and having a warm steering wheel within seconds. In my opinion - this should be standard in ALL EV's.

A really cool entertainment system would be cool and maybe more than the two Model S cup holders. If Elon is going after the minivan crowd he should make it more around 10-15 cup holders... quite a difference

Towing hitch would be fantastic and would finally push many family members to reserve one too!

I think Tesla would be inspire to copy features that are available in SUV at same price like BMW X5, Mercedes ML, Range Rover, Jeep Gd Cherokee :
- adaptative cruise control and "forward collision warning"
- all seats heated, ventilated front seat, heated steering wheel
- reclining rear seats, trunk flat when the seats are lowered
- head display (BMW) and surround camera
- folding and heated door mirrors (very important in Europe where parks are small)
- "blind spot monitoring" -> Jeep = "Drivers will hear a chime and see an illuminated icon on the mirrors when the BSM detects a vehicle that is too close"
- front and rear park assist
- US entertainement system with lot of watt and speakers/subwoofer, hard disk, usb, Bluetooth, 3D gps (behind the steering Wheel), ...
- storage compartments in door and under the central touchscreen (this could be close to hide stuff from external eyes)
- power liftgate
- snow mode for specific settings
- ...

@C Bretaud

You forgot the most important feature if you want to copy the competitors; A big 8 cylinder tubro charge ICE.

Tesla is making a different kind of car!

@C Bretaud;
I imagine many of those will be options.

What you called a "head" display is termed a "Heads Up Display" (HUD) in English.

@Brian H
Thank you for correcting me.
I agree that many of those features will be options for basic model x, but it could be standard for a Signature model for example..

I did not forget this part of the car. The features I mentioned above, provide comfort and safety. It is important for me as I drive 40k miles per year...
If I add the silence of the EV cars, it would be the "perfect" car I search for many years : confort, acceleration, "handling" and now zero emission

Dual drop-down screens for videos and internet, in the back seats. Separate feeds, independent.

1. You have a space saving door system on the rear doors for the rear passengers which makes it easy to enter and exit in tight situations.
So why not have a Lambo style door for the front passengers so they can also get in and out or are you meant to walk through to the back of the vehicle?

2. The large screen is one of the things I like most about the Tesla interiors but the one in the up coming model x just doesn't look right.
It looks like it was an after thought the way it is jambed into the dash destroying the line of the dash board.
Model s is much more considered.

3. Loads of clever concealed storage is a must in this type of vehicle.
If you take a look at a really cheap car like a Honda Jazz as it is called in Australia, this little people mover has amazing versatility for what it is.

4. Possibly the ability for the design of apps as happens with Apple and its mobile devices allowing for unlimited personal customisation of some parts of the interface, i.e... custom skins etc.

5. Better utilisation of the front centre floor space than the model s.
Its great to have a clear through floor in the back seat for the comfort of the centre passenger .
In the front though it isn't necessary and would be much better utilised for extra storage and armrest room.

Parking sensors at least in the rear would be very helpful. THey remind you when you are getting close without having to actually look at the rear camera and guess how close things are.

4G internet connectivity?

Also, better placement of the cup holders than the Model S. Seems like it'd be a little difficult to use the arm rest, and the cup holder at the same time.

With that being said, if that's the only thing that I have to complain about, this is a pretty great product. to just see it in person...

I have only two simple requests... which to abuse a term are actually a "deal breaker" for my wife...

1) Parking assist sensors
2) Blind spot indicators

Does anybody have any indication whether these might be included in the X?

Later this century.

Great suggestions. I am looking forward to them
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I love the turning headlights on my X5, but now there are I think LED designs that promise much more, individual lights turning on and off to allow for both a long view and not to blind oncoming drivers. So high tech.

At least a light weight hitch to allow for bike racks.

Personally, don't like rear entertainment systems as I like the kids to look outside and see stuff. I absolutely hate it when kids have their faces buried in iToys. But most of the other ideas are good.

Oh, how about a clever way to disable cell phones when they are not in hands-free mode? And texting would be turned off entirely, coming and going.


But I recall looonnng drives across the prairies in childhood where counting telephone poles was about as interesting as we could manage in an effort to "see stuff".

Your negligent parents should have driven during tornado season. Cows flying by would be entertaining. Hmmm, "Tesla Tornado". Now that is a great name and I hope for a free one for my reward.

No tornadoes available. We would have been much entertained!

most importantly - bigger battery. imagine towing a horsebox on a bumpy country lane, or driving in a country that has a sensible speed limit or none. TBH I'd want this car to have at least 200 miles @ 120 kph range.

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