I was wondering when the app can control the windows remotely to raise up when a passenger forgot to raise it before exiting the car.
Or the possibility of putting down the windows remotely on a hot day.
No, you can’t control the windows remotely. Same for Model S/X.
Thanks @EVRider. I was just curious as this feature is available in Mercedes-Benz and BMWs.
I also wanted that feature and then I got used to using the app to turn on the AC. Much better than just roll the windows down.
Would be cool if there was a roll windows up option. That way i could keep them cracked and if it rains i dont have to go outside.
It's an obsolete feature. With cabin overheat protection and the ability to remotely turn on the AC, why would you ever need to crack the window?
+1 andy --- @spock see andy's comment
So that i would not be wasting my battery maintaining the cabin temperature when im not in the cabin.
I would like this feature too. More so for the rolling up but it would also save battery. Or as someone said somewhere before, have the camera detect rain and roll the windows up automatically (like the wipers turning on automatically)
agree @mike, either option would be cool
I agree, with all this technical innovations in the 21st century, it should be a standard feature. I can understand that turning on the AC is a nice and helpful feature, but it would be even more beneficial to be able to roll up/down the windows to let fresh air in as desired.
An easy addition via OTA and app updates over time...
@marcfirehart "fresh air", aka dirt and pollen. Leaving windows open when stationary is asking for extra dust, pollen, dirt, etc. in your car. I think automated cabin conditioning is the direction Tesla wants to keep things moving in and as such they are likely not going to implement remote window control now or in the future.
Dirt and pollen is an issue in areas that you have to be concerned with dirt and pollen. And everything is by choice. Some would rather spend the battery to condition their cabin, others dont. Some care about pollen, others dont. If its the difference of a software option, they should give us the option to do both.
It is technically possible to raise and lower windows remotely. And someday Tesla may allow them to be lowered remotely, but I don’t see them ever allowing them to be rolled up remotely or automatically. There is too much risk of liability if someone should get their head caught in there and be strangled.
For the record, I believe the Model S key fob did let you control the windows at one point, but Tesla removed that feature due to safety issues. The feature was gone by the time I got my Model S, so I don't know if you could both open/close the windows with the fob or just one or the other.
This is a must feature to save some battery during really hot days when you cannot even park your car under shade. You can quickly roll down/up windows for few seconds to keep the inside temperature down.
@mikehen08 | August 20, 2018
Probably the rain sensor that activates the windshield wiper can actuate the windows to roll up, when it senses rain.
@iandrew. good idea...
@iandrew I wouldn't think the rain sensors would be active when the car is in sleep. Would be a waste of power.
The rain sensors are just the windshield camera -- so it would be active if sentry mode is on.
+1 for remote windows control
@hokiegir1 that's true I forgot the changes made with sentry mode. At the same time though you can't use sentry mode in low battery states, and there is a cost for enabling it.
I'd like that feature also! I've wondered why it wasn't part of the app.... even with cabin temp control & climate control - being able to crack, roll down, or roll up windows remotely would be nice! +1
[2019 TM3 SR+ | San Antonio, TX]
I would like an auto-rollup feature when locked. Occasionally when exiting the car the window doesn't fully roll up when the door is shut. Thankfully this hasn't happened prior to a hard TX rain.
I would like to have that window option too so I can check if my window roll down by it self AGAIN. I have a service appointment on may 31 for window rolling down occasionally(mind of its own).
Yes, Tesla should offer the option to remotely control windows while parked using the app.
Use bug report to suggest it like I did months ago! I don't think Tesla checks forums for product ideas (someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).
johnmann, I am surprised that it didn't occur to you that when you roll your windows down and notice from the streaming camera app a person who you don't recognize sticks their ugly little head through your window, you might want to roll up the window and catch their ugly little head before you go to your car with your customer Tesla Testicle Taser.
custom, not customer, you blankety blank auto corrector.
I'd settle for just knowing if my windows are up or down, without having to wander in to the torrential rain we're having..
It's silly that you can't raise/lower the windows from the app and I also vote for Tesla adding this feature. There is no safety concern because they won't close on your head or fingers; if resistance is detected the window stops and the app could give you an error. Displaying the current window position and rain auto-close are also really great ideas.
Does anyone know how to make the rear windows go down all the way?
I would also vote for this, especially a setting "Roll up windows on lock"
I'm more concerned about leaving windows rolled down
Let's put things in perspective here. The Farting app is more important than being able to roll up the windows remotely. HUH?
Let's put it in further perspective and understand car manufacturers are regulated and it is illegal to provide the feature of auto or remote window roll up.
Make them go all the way down? You can’t because the bottom of the window would be in the rear fender well
I would like to see this feature as well. I doubt it would be illegal as some manufacturers (as Omy mentioned) already provide this control thru apps or remotes. Original ask is not for auto roll up but to manually do it thru app, which is not much different from being done by driver from inside.
To put in yet another perspective, if you can legally summon the entire car from the app, you should be able to roll up the windows from the app.
This would be a really good feature. I live in Texas and it gets hot out here. We can also get torrential rain with very little notice. If I can't crack my windows, the interior of the car will reach 105 really quickly and the car will basically be in Cabin Overhead Protection mode all the time.
I also noticed that if the windows are open and you turn the AC on from the app, they don't close. Seems like they should (assuming there's an easy way to detect if they're open).
What I'd like to see is this:
- be able to crack your windows (just an inch or two) from the app
- be able to close your windows from the app
- if I don't close the windows and its raining, it would be great if the car could detect it and close them for me (if that requires sentry mode then fine)
- if you turn the fans on and the window are open, it should close them