Close Windows If Rain

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Description

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

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

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.

Status

Unknown.

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Category: Tags: entered 28-Mar-2015

6 Comments

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.
Related topics:

https://teslatap.com/questions/close-sunroof-in-rain/

https://teslatap.com/questions/tesla-app-window-control

 

 

 
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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ulEb0Yt9Q

 
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.