As one of Tesla enthusiasts. Just want to mentioned you guys did awesome job on delivering all Model S on the street.
I live in Folsom, California and often drive to SF bay-area. and almost everytime I see at least one Model S on the way there. Btw, for those who didnt know, Folsom has the privilege of having Tesla Super Charge, so you guys should stop by to the city.
And there is one time I just purposely tail-gate (from a distance) on one of the car. The car looks Awesome, as I drove along, it hit me that occasionally I have to hit break quite often, as the Model S in front of me appears of just slowing-down (without Break-light turn-on). As I mentioned, since I am an enthusiast, I realized that this must be one of the feature of Tesla rapid-slows down and regenerate the power back to the battery feature. In normal gas-car like I drive (Lexus rx330), it would need to press on
the Break-paddle, even after you release the gas-paddle, to slow the car down.
Not knowing that the Model S in front of me is actually slowing down rapidly, makes the regular driver (like my self) think that the traffic still looks OK. This event would trigger a wrong assumption and causing real crash/accident just because the Model S with rapid-slow-down rate == gas-powered with small break.
So the above is the problem, but I do think have a solution for it:
It maybe worth to do software-update on the Model-S, so that when the rapid-slows down/regenerate power happens, a small dimmed-breaklight at the rear turn on a bit, indicating the Model S is really slowing down. and when the driver do press the break-pedal, it can then light up all the break-light. I believe this would make Model S even safer and less got Hit (to be exact) from behind.
To all Model S enthusiast, let me know how you feel about the problem and solution.
and perhaps if Model S engineer/executive liked the idea, I could get one free model s for it? =)
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