In the near future, Teslas will automatically close the windows of cars parked in the rain
If you leave your car without forgetting to close all the windows and it starts to rain, you will have a problem. Now, if the Tesla car feature detects rain, it will automatically close any open windows and protect your interior from moisture.
Accordingly Drive Tesla CanadaThe request was made by several people on Twitter, but the only answer that Elon Musk himself answered was Brandonee916, a beta tester for Full Self-Driving.
@elonmusk If Tesla notices that it is raining and the windows are open during parking, will we be able to close the windows automatically? 🙏🏻
– Brandonee916 (@ brandonee916) May 30, 2022
Elon answered “of course”, but it is unknown when this feature will be released to the public.
For those who can’t wait for the company’s official release, it’s possible to manually enable the feature by going to the vehicle’s settings.
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From the “Locks” menu, simply select “Sliding door lock”, which will automatically lock the car door when you leave the car. Then just turn on the “Lock windows” function so that your car doesn’t forget to close the windows, even if you don’t close them. This option is also available if you want to be notified that you have left the windows open to return to your vehicle.
The system works whether it is raining or not. If Tesla is parked indoors and the owner wants to open the windows for easy access, they can choose the “Get Out” option.
While this is not the same as a car detecting rain and closing windows, it does act as a stop until the full version arrives.
One commentator noted one of the shortcomings of the system, which closes the windows regardless of whether there is a child or an animal in the car, which can lead to heat exhaustion. Maybe Tesla will build a feature that can detect whether there are still passengers in the car before closing the windows and offering a confirmation menu on the information entertainment screen or turning on the air conditioning.