Submitted by LEVERTJAMES on Tue, 2019-07-16 03:29
Tesla should consider adding a "panic mode" icon to the dashboard.
As I was charging this morning at 3:00am, i realized how vulnerable i was being tethered to the charging station. If someone were to approach my car to either do harm to me or to steal my car, i would have virtually no way of either drive away, scare the person off or to possible notify passing cars (hopefully law enforcement) that i was under distress. Being able to engage a panic mode could do several things, it could immediately sound my horn, flash the lights, engage the camera, etc. Additionally, there could be a panic code, so if i were forced to put in a code, i could use the user defined panic code, which would enable the car then possibly do things like notify the police or enable automatically enable tracking of the vehicle or even disable the vehicle within a few miles.
There are multiple ways something like a panic mode could be implemented but in a situation where the driver is totally vulnerable since it is impossible to engage the car seems like a reasonable safety feature. Would love to get other people thoughts