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Camper HVAC Mode (Implemented)

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Description

Have an option to keep the HVAC running up to 8 hours (or perhaps a timer setting). This allows you to sleep in the car comfortably in cold or hot weather.  The feature should work both from battery and if connected and charging.  Interior lights would still toggle (would not be forced on or off). The instrument and main screens might go dark until a change in a door or trunk hatch open/close.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

None.

Status

Implemented in the Oct-2017 software update for all Tesla vehicles as option to keep climate on.

(Suggested by Bjørn and others)



Category: Tags: entered 1-Jan-2015
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6 Comments

please this is a must have for the model X!

 
What I would like to see is...

When driver exit car and close door: If passengers are detected (we know the car can from seat belt alarm)

1. The Entertainment/Climate systems should be kept on.

2. The car should require key detection to start/enable drive again.

 

I have to deliberately not close the door 100% to let the entertainment system keep running when I i.e. go into the store while the rest of the family waits in the car.  Common, let the car be smarter. It knows there are passengers left inside, let them enjoy the entertainment system and climate control when the driver leaves the car.

This should of course be enabled as an OPTION in settings, so each owner can choose how the car behaves.

 

I did sub this as a separate suggestion, but the mods apparently thinks this was the same as this suggestion, I think not, but hey....at least I can make a comment here.
This is needed. I sleep in the car now and then and my only option has been leaving the Windows down a bit. Much rather have Windows up and system on. Timer can also shut AC off if battery reaches a preset low level to make sure you have plenty of power to get down the road a while.
The car can act as a hurricane shelter. This feature would be necessary in such a case.
Ive only slept in my Model S once and had expected the car to stay "on" as long as I was in the car with the fob. As it was now my sleepover experience was not a good one. For sleeping in the car I want the aircond/vent and the light to be on as well as the electricity in the cigarette and usb power outlets. This should work regardless if the car is being charged or not. Could not be that hard to implement so please do!
Not implemented in Model 3