automatic suspension raise by driveway curb

automatic suspension raise by driveway curb

I wonder if anyone else out there has a steep curb by their driveway, I purchased the air suspension option because of this and raising it to the "very high" setting seems to avoid hitting the bottom of the car. Since I have to continually adjust the suspension manually, I was wondering if Tesla could enable GPS connection with the air suspension, to automatically raise the suspension when approaching the curb of the driveway; perhaps similar to the very helpful presentation of garage openers on home link. Even if this isn't possible, I still LOVE my Tesla.

cfOH | June 30, 2013

I was told by a Tesla sales associate that linking suspension height to GPS location will be in a near-future software update. So, like your wish, I should be able to tell it to raise up whenever I get near my driveway.

drdrumusa | June 30, 2013

that would be wonderful !

wheatcraft | June 30, 2013

Yes, I would like to see this feature too. I have a moderately steep driveway, but I just need to put in in high, not extra high.

EcLectric | July 1, 2013

I have this problem myself. As I approach my house, I hit 'Controls' and then set the suspension to 'very high'. At about the same time, the 'Home' control appears because the car knows its close to our garage door (homelink). It doesn't work out very well because I have to raise the suspension before I hit the driveway, and as I'm doing that, it makes the 'home' control (next to the homelink icon) go away. So I lose the '1 button' homelink functionality. So I have about 5 taps when I come home (assuming 'Driving' tab is already selected in Controls).

I think the car needs to allow a single button press to perform multiple operations, equivalent to multiple button/screen presses, based on the location of the car. So just like it does now, the 'Home' button should appear on my screen. When I press it, it should raise the suspension and open the garage door.

As is the case with many software problems, implementing this is not as easy as it might seem. Here are some potential pitfalls:

- The suspension has to be raised before I hit the driveway, so the button will have to be available earlier (further away) than the current homelink button.

- If this is implemented, I will be counting on the suspension being raised when I get to the driveway, so if for some reason it doesn't get successfully raised, the car has to warn me so I can stop before I hit the driveway.

- What if I get home and want to park in my driveway, but not open the garage door? So you have to have multiple options based on the same GPS location.

- Multiple options for multiple GPS locations. It might not be so easy to add this to the Model S simple interface. They can't turn setting up your car into a programming exercise. | July 1, 2013

I have the same problem. This would be a very welcome feature.

Max Mindel

Cattledog | July 1, 2013

Ditto, very desirable. We have already munched the chrome trim piece at the back of the car a couple times. $800 to replace if you go that route (but easy to bend back with a hair dryer, 10 minutes, and some setting blocks as chrome piece is chromed plastic).

Roaming | July 1, 2013

Ditto! Ditto and Ditto!

Roaming | July 1, 2013

Re --- EcLectric, what you, we need is means to enter MACROs. SW giants use them regularly - combine functions under one button. Would be nice to allow users to select their own list of components that would make up a Macro. Two to three USER selectable macros would be ideal. Not difficult for software (SW) to determine if a user-selected Macro is legal, that is, will work properly (e.g. can't go forward and backwards at the same time)

emeyer723 | November 23, 2013

Is there multiple homelink buttons? Perhaps one homelink could be used for the garage door and another could be used to change the suspension.

Pungoteague_Dave | November 23, 2013

Why have the suspension adjustment linked to a button at all? It should be GPS linked as has been promised by TM. We need to raise our suspension upon entering the neighborhood, far sooner than homelink could reach the garage door opener.

robatbeach | November 23, 2013

I have the same sort of driveway hump and that's why my wife talked me into getting the air suspension option. I do not yet have the car (coming soon), but can see the need for this feature. I do not look forward given the small amount of time it takes to approach the driveway to stopping and manually adjusting the settings before pulling in.

RanjitC | November 23, 2013

I don't need this but it is an example of how Tesla can make our cars better after we buy them. +1 Tesla

Captain_Zap | November 23, 2013

I was told the geo-fencing the suspension was on the drawing board a long time ago. It was probably put on the back burner due to sleep mode issues and its re-launch. This point in time seems like an opportune moment to pick that idea back up.

Car t man | November 24, 2013

The car should also let the driver know it is actually doing this, when it is raising, so one doesn't find the hard way that the raising didn't actually occur..

Or, a double tap on an icon somewhere on the display during speeds under 40 mph or smth like that..