Funeral Mode - no, I’m not joking.

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Sorry to hear this. I hope his passing was painless for him.. it is much harder on the family. 2020 can end any time. Just heard today one of my best friends, who was living in Denver, died a few days ago. So glad got to visit him in January on our way home from Utah.
I have learned that lesson a few times over Jeff. When you suddenly get the "nudge" to reach out and make contact with an old friend, DO IT ASAP. Several times it has been the last time I got to see some old friends on this side of Heaven and glad I did.

When I was in the Guard and on mornings I had a flight I would always call my dad when suiting up, my dad lived with me and was also an Airdale (Navy -retired WWII & Korea) and let him know "Angles are flying today Dad" that was our code word to let him know I loved him (he had a history of a few heart attacks) and if either one of us did not make it to the dinner table that night we were square. As it would happen we got the call one day when returning from a Gulf of Mexico patrol to fly to and land at the civilian airport near my dad's house and then call "home plate" (air station) once on the ground with no further information. I was the only one on board that lived in the area so I knew this was not going to be good. We were square. As per pop's request, we had fireworks after the service, he had a sense of humor.

Sorry for your loss, hang on to the fun stuff you two shared, and teach the next generation what your dad taught you. Fair Winds And Following Seas and Semper Paratus friend.





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My condolences on your loss Jeff. Incidentally, my wife's father passed away yesterday evening.😞

Losing a father/father-in-law/grandfather is never easy.

Regarding funerals, at least around here, the slow procession and blinking hazard lights are accentuated with little purple flags on the hoods of the hearse and the immediate family's cars. They seem to be attached with a magnet. I wonder if they have versions for cars with body panels that aren't magnetic?
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Perhaps Tesla will consider using multi color lights in the upper light bar above the windshield in the CT? A solid purple, flashing or steady light would be appropriate for a lead car/hearse. A Cybertruck would be a great send off. They could easily wrap it in black if they wished.
 

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Ok, so I buried my Korean War veteran father today. We are in the procession from the mortuary to the cemetery a long way away and heaven forbid we take the freeway ...
My condolences on the loss of your father.

I can see a "funeral mode" or two being useful, but probably not quite as involved as what you described. My first thought on seeing your post was something to pay respect to passing funerals. Could Autopilot slow the car down or pull off to the side and wait while the funeral procession goes by? But customs vary a bit by locality, so that would be difficult to implement. But another "funeral mode" for participants in the funeral procession might be a good idea - but since it is common for cars to have their headlights on in daylight these days, what would be the signal to let others know that your car is part of a funeral procession - or any other kind of convoy?
 

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Ok, so I buried my Korean War veteran father today. We are in the procession from the mortuary to the cemetery a long way away and heaven forbid we take the freeway (I have said I like my speed). On the way I am the lead car behind the hearse and watching the escort vehicles blocking the intersections and do their leap-frog routine. It came to me that the CT would be ideal for the funeral escort role. Fast, short trips. Energy efficient. Perfect for single motor. Cheap. And who can’t miss seeing that blocking the intersection?

I also thought, does Tesla have a Funeral Mode plugged into Auto Pilot? This is a serious question. (I am a critical care nurse, we don’t think like normal people.) You are breaking traffic laws. Driving with hazard flashers on. Driving close to other vehicles though red traffic lights and stop signs. Wondering for when FSD becomes a reality, common and legal more than anything.
So sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family. peace and love

Yes, FSD would make life great in many ways. But, FSD isn't just a Tesla or EV thing. FSD will come in ICE vehicles too, until they are eventually phased out.
 

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