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Please make this a feature..... automatic vault opening on approach

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So you're shopping somewhere (groceries, Home Depot, doesn't matter). And after you check out, you're carrying a couple bags of stuff with your hands full, but it's no problem. As you get to the CT, it automatically detects your presence and and rolls up the "vault cover" for you.

Why?

Because while standing in line, you dialed up the Tesla app, and selected "open vault on next approach". (You probably don't want it to be always).

Or just give us one of those "foot swipe" options under the bumper.
 

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So you're shopping somewhere (groceries, Home Depot, doesn't matter). And after you check out, you're carrying a couple bags of stuff with your hands full, but it's no problem. As you get to the CT, it automatically detects your presence and and rolls up the "vault cover" for you.

Why?

Because while standing in line, you dialed up the Tesla app, and selected "open vault on next approach". (You probably don't want it to be always).

Or just give us one of those "foot swipe" options under the bumper.
I’d be pretty surprised if this doesn’t get implemented, but don’t you need the tailgate down as well? Have you seen how high the back end is? Only an NBA basketball player could reach over it with groceries!
 

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I’d be pretty surprised if this doesn’t get implemented, but don’t you need the tailgate down as well? Have you seen how high the back end is? Only an NBA basketball player could reach over it with groceries!
Yes, of course, you are correct. The vault cover stays closed to keep out any rain. (Of course, the thing is going to leak....don't see how Elon can prevent that.) Only the tailgate need open. God, we're spoiled.
 
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Don’t think they would motorize the tailgate.

Tge pace Edwards roll cover on my Dodge didn’t leak. (I think). And it was flat. This one has a nice slope to shed water
 

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Don’t think they would motorize the tailgate.

Tge pace Edwards roll cover on my Dodge didn’t leak. (I think). And it was flat. This one has a nice slope to shed water
I dont see that being a hard thing to implement. After all you already have to push a button (unknown if it's electro-mechanical servo or mechanical) to release the tailgate. i have to assume since it's tied to the suspension lowering in the back that it's a servo.

The only video i can find of where you can see someone actually releasing the tailgate was from the reveal when Franz opened it up for the quad. He pressed a button that released the tailgate and another to roll up the vault cover, then let it down by hand and pulled out the ramp.

In the Jay leno video you can see Elon lower the tailgate, but it was already released and the vault cover was closed.
 

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Well if it doesn’t come with the CT I’m sure some 3rd party will come up with a solution.
 
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I dont see that being a hard thing to implement.
I had a long technical reply typed out and decided to fact check myself.....

Looks like Chevy has figured it out!


Now, what would be REALLY cool is if the tailgate itself was a retractable cover like the top part.....
 

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Now, what would be REALLY cool is if the tailgate itself was a retractable cover like the top part.....
It could be quite possible to make it all 1 unit and roll from the top around the corner to the bumper, however, this would not appeal to pickup truck buyers as many of us use the tailgate for multiple purposes. IE work surface.

I would also kill the built in ramp they showed during the reveal with the cyberquad.
 

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all this automated stuff is slick but when the kids are playing around there must be foolproof sensing to prevent accidents.
 

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I think I heard a great suggestion somewhere about being able to geofence the automatic opening doors and such on Teslas... so that everytime you walk by your truck at home, the doors (or vault) do not keep opening and closing.
But while you are away, say at a work site, shopping location, etc... it will open as you approach...
I think another suggestion is if you need to turn it off for just a short time (like loading or unloading), maybe set a 'do not enable again until I drive more than a mile', so you can temporarily turn it off for a location?
Features and more features...
 

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Currently the Model X door opens as you approach the vehicle if your fob is on your person and the feature is enabled. The door also automatically shuts when you walk away from the car. So clearly the tech exists and Tesla has it. I guess I'd rather have auto presenting doors (as they call them) than an automated tailgate or tonneau.
 

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I think I heard a great suggestion somewhere about being able to geofence the automatic opening doors and such on Teslas... so that everytime you walk by your truck at home, the doors (or vault) do not keep opening and closing.
But while you are away, say at a work site, shopping location, etc... it will open as you approach...
I think another suggestion is if you need to turn it off for just a short time (like loading or unloading), maybe set a 'do not enable again until I drive more than a mile', so you can temporarily turn it off for a location?
Features and more features...
I was thinking about this....you may not want the vault to automatically open let's say when its raining or has snow on the cover.
 

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