Submitted by JaredReabow on Tue, 2013-03-05 15:49
I was watching the dreaded top gear when i noticed that they and many other people often get car stuck in mud, and one of the solutions to unstick the car is to rock it untill it get out of the holes it sank or dug into
Although the premise and idea is very good and sound, the problem is combustion cars can only drive "forwards or backwards" in a gear, there is no split second switching which means the rock motion relies on gravity.
If Tesla were to make a simple algorithm that uses the ready built sensors in their cars to create a rocking motion, they could effectively make a software feature called "unstick" or "mud" etc that would automatically rock the car out of the mud, it could be adaptive for mud that gives way and sand or stone that simply loose grip to the tyres etc.
Feel free to take my idea! although i would appreciate acknowledgement.