Creep Off Hill Hold and Switch for Auto GPS open Garage Door

Creep Off Hill Hold and Switch for Auto GPS open Garage Door

Folks, does anyone see an interest in having "Hill Hold" for 1 second when creep is off and you are on an up hill incline? I find that the call rolls back before your foot gets on the accelerator. (My Audi TTRS has that feature) Also, how about the auto drop down of the GPS enabled garage door feature include an on/off switch to Auto Open the garage door as well. This way as you approach your home the garage door opens automatically without touching anything. Thoughts??

AirForce462 | 15 août 2013

Personally I would not like the garage to auto open on approach. I have dogs that would take off down the street. And I have attempted to have them trained but the trainer gave up, the dogs are just too stubborn ;)

mikeah007 | 15 août 2013

Note I said with an on/off feature for those where its ok.

DouglasR | 15 août 2013

Hill hold should be independent of creep, and it should work in both drive and reverse (i.e., if the car is in drive, it won't roll backwards; if it is in reverse, it won't roll forward). I don't understand why you would want it for only one second, or why it should be tied to creep.

I have no use for creep, but I might want to use hill hold. On the other hand, the accelerator is so precise and responsive that the car never rolls more than an inch or two between the time I let off the brake and the time I step on the accelerator. So even hill hold offers only modest benefits.

I wouldn't use the the auto garage opener either. I don't want my garage door opening every time I drive past it.

RDoherty | 15 août 2013

1) Would love Hill Hold and I do not use creep. The most important time is when you are stopped on a hill pointing up with another vehicle right behind you, and you do not want even the slightest rollback. In cars with manual hand brakes, I would hold the manual brake while starting off.

2) I've always thought auto garage open would be cool, I'd probably try it out.

mikeah007 | 15 août 2013

Appreciate your comment. Not shore why you would drive pass your home except very infrequently if driving directly to a neighbor. The one second is enough time to move from brake to accelerator. Audi must have seen value why they included it in their manual transmission cars. I agree the hold should work up or down hill when creep is off. If you view auto open as a security issue turn it off. I liked the idea because is saves me having to press the icon every time I get home. Why have the GPS homelink feature if you don't optionally offer that feature.

TexasYes | 15 août 2013

My GPS doesn't appear to signal anything on my car - homelink or any time I raise the air suspension to go over speed bumps, inclines, etc. I thought that it was supposed to remember your location and activate these these after activating them once?

I would love for my homelink to automatically open as I approach my home - it is so hard to touch on the display since it is bested under a lip and very small. However I wouldn't want The garage to open automatically every time.

iprokopoff | 15 août 2013

Hi. I just took delivery of my Model S last week, and already feel that the lack of hill hold (here in the Bay Area especially) is downright dangerous. This feature has existed on much, much less expensive cars for the past two decades, and its omission is a huge oversight by Tesla.

I've found that you can ride the accelerator, and hold the car steady on an incline, but it uses power, and generates a subtle vibration, and grumble that feels like you're not doing the car any favors.

Plus, it adds a level of worry and often a jerky start - jumping from the brake to the accelerator - when another car is close to your bumper, that feels very out of character with the overall driving experience of this car.

I very much hope Tesla sees this as an error and corrects it.

Thanks for asking.

Brian H | 15 août 2013

You can 2-foot it, if you want, and can tolerate a few seconds of nagging messages.

Mark K | 16 août 2013

Hill hold in both directions is a winner. I keep creep off (a silly legacy).

I'm ditching all my garage door openers for an IP-based interface. So an app on my iPhone (or Model S) can open all my gates and garage.

NilsG | 16 août 2013

Personally I feel that the hold function would be very usefull in slippery conditions such as ice and snow. Yes you could two-foot it, but it should be a relatively easy thing to update in the software? (And that is one of the reasons this car is way ahead of others as it is capable of evolving after you bought it!)

Newampster | 16 août 2013

Auto-open garage door is a great idea.

Hill hold would be nice, as well.

spatel | 22 septembre 2013

Auto open would be wonderful, also auto parking break like BMW would be great.

Anonymous | 22 septembre 2013

An auto-open garage door is accident waiting to happen (unless you live alone). My wife/kids are constantly in/out of our garage.

If my garage door had an "open" button I could see this working, but every door I've seen is just a toggle (open/close).

Rick H | 22 septembre 2013

I agree with both ideas. I would like to add an option for an auto hold when stopped in either mode so you can take your foot off the break and have the brake release when you hit the accelerator. Also my number one request would be an option to have the auto lock disable at your home link locations. While some pool,e need to have their doors locked while parked at their home link locations, I bet many do not. It is a real pain when my wife or kids head out the door before me and they have to wait for me to set the alarm or even for me to run out and get something from the car I have to remember to get the key.

AmpedRealtor | 22 septembre 2013

Garage auto open/close doesn't make sense. What if your spouse opened the garage and is working on something, or a vehicle is directly under the garage door (half in the garage, half out) being detailed or worked on? Then you come back home and bam!

No thanks.

pebell | 22 septembre 2013

I have never driven a car without a manual (or manually operated electronic) parking break. I think it's kinda weird that Tesla figured they could do without one, but not implement an automatic hill hold feature. Without either of those features, the only way to prevent your car from rolling in the wrong direction while moving your foor from the brake to the accelerator is to double-foot it, like Brian H suggested. But that is bad practise and they put warning messages in place to tell you so.

So what is it? The right way, by design, to prevent unwanted rolling? Or something the driver shouldn't do, and because you can't physically prevent them from doing it, you put warning messages in place in case they do. It can't be both, Tesla :)

wcalvin | 22 septembre 2013

At least no-one is wishing for the good old days when slipping the clutch was the preferred solution.

jbunn | 22 septembre 2013


I like in San Francisco and we got crazy hills. But if you want the parking brake, just tap the silver button.

I have creep off, and regen on high. I find I can hold the hill well with just the go pedal.

Much better than doing it in a manual where you use the hand brake, and some really tricky footwork between the brake, clutch, and gas pedal.

Perhaps the desire for a handbrake is tied to a gas car that can stall. The Tesla cannot of course stall, and looking for a hand brake is an old habit that will eventually go extinct.

BarryQ | 22 septembre 2013

BRAKE BRAKE BRAKE. Sorry Brian, I know you were getting tired of saying this! (My wife is an English teacher and she would BREAK some heads over this)

Pungoteague_Dave | 22 septembre 2013

Auto-garage-door open is a legal non-starter. The GPS-aware button presentation is as far as TM can go because opening or closing a garage door requires a physical look at the door before safe activation.

BarryQ | 22 septembre 2013

I would love an auto garage door opener, but I understand the legal ramifications. (Would an "On/Off" slider work?) But how about making the drop down link HUGE, like literally the whole top half of the screen. (After all, when you're home you don't need Energy or Nav any more). That way you could touch anywhere on the top half of the screen to open the garage door without taking your eyes off the road or door.

Brian H | 22 septembre 2013

That's better than some teachers, who brake heads. ;)