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Close Windows If Rain (Closed)



Have an option to automatically close the windows when parked if it detects that it’s raining.


This could save the interior from getting damaged if one leaves the windows open a bit while parked in warm weather.

Related but different topic: close-sunroof-in-rain

Moderator: There could be a small safety issue of automatically closing windows on someone’s hand.


Such a feature is no longer legal in USA: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

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Category: Tags: entered 28-Mar-2015


Neat idea, but not urgent.
i'm pretty sure Teslas (and all cars with electric windows) sense obstructions (like hands) when windows close, and stop; no safety issue there.
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I understand the arguments for safety concerns over auto-closing windows and sunroof -- although I'd counter-argue that all have safety sensors built-in by law to prevent harm.

Regardless of which side of the debate you're on, hopefully at least Tesla could implement a notification to the Smartphone App (or better yet a nice interrupting SMS message) if windows and/or sunroof is open and rain sensor detects precipitation.
Other cars already have this feature. How can Tesla avoid it?


I am in favor of voting for a notification via the app. That would be a nice intermediate step to solve this, wich could continue to exist if the automated closing is implemented. That way, users have a choice, only notification or automated action.
I think this is too dangerous too. I would like a notification in the app one minute after locking the car that the windows are open. Additionally, I could get a notification at a later time when windows are still open (my choice) and rain has been detected.

I can decide myself if it was a mistake or not or I do need to close them now, also with regard to conditions in car ensurance. Should this be another feature request here?
Cars with the intrusion sensor could also detect people inside and disable close if so desired.
Why does everyone think that you can control Tesla windows remotely when that has never been a feature of the cars previously? Seems to me they are not under the control of the car's computer. Perhaps a third-party could plug a device into the can bus or wire a controller directly to the windows for remote control. That is an accessory I would buy, right up there with the Model 3 liftgate