Stay Ahead with Rivian: Innovative Electric Vehicles for the Future
Rivian has been making waves in the automotive industry with its revolutionary electric vehicles, the R1T and R1S. The company’s commitment to innovation is evident from the features it offers on these models. However, some current owners have identified a few “table stakes” that are missing from their R1Ts compared to contemporary ICE vehicles like the Tundra, F150, or Silverado. These include Homelink, dimmer switch for dash illumination, organized storage in the cockpit area for small stuff, CarPlay integration, lumber/ladder rack compatibility, fold down rear seats, headlight & windshield wiper controls, manual vent controls, phone connectivity for music, visibility of different systems at once vs all on screen control, and leaving the vehicle with everything running.
Rivian has made strides to address many of these concerns through OTA updates. For example, they may be able to add CarPlay integration without needing any physical hardware changes. Additionally, they could potentially turn one of the multi-function wheels on the steering wheel into a dimmer switch. Furthermore, they could offer an accessory compatible with their mount system to make transporting long kayaks or canoes easier.
Overall, Rivian is making great progress towards creating a top-of-the-line electric vehicle experience. They have already addressed several of the issues raised by current owners and will likely continue to do so as time progresses. In addition to addressing existing concerns, Rivian also plans to introduce new features such as Dog Mode which would allow drivers to take their pets along for rides without having to constantly check the cabin temperature via app. As Rivian continues to innovate and improve upon its vehicles, there is no doubt that it will remain at the forefront of the electric vehicle market for years to come.
We are excited to see the progress you have made in creating a top-of-the-line electric vehicle experience. Your commitment to innovation is evident from the features offered on your R1T and R1S models. We appreciate that you have already addressed several of the issues raised by current owners through OTA updates and plan to introduce new features such as Dog Mode.
As we look forward, we hope that you will continue to innovate and improve upon your vehicles so they can remain at the forefront of the electric vehicle market for years to come. We also encourage you explore ways in which existing “table stakes” like Homelink, dimmer switch for dash illumination, organized storage in cockpit area for small stuff etc., could be integrated into future models without needing any physical hardware changes or accessories compatible with mount system making transporting long kayaks or canoes easier.
Are there any “table stakes” missing from the Rivian R1T that current owners miss from their ICE vehicle?
Yes, some features that are commonly found in ICE vehicles are not present in the Rivian R1T. These include a physical dimmer switch to adjust the brightness of the dash illumination, organized storage in the cockpit area for small items, CarPlay, the ability to add a lumber/ladder rack, fold down rear seats, and a glove box.
How can these features be added?
Some of these features may be able to be added via an Over-the-Air (OTA) update. However, a physical dimmer switch cannot be added through an OTA update. Additionally, some features such as CarPlay and the ability to add a lumber/ladder rack may require additional hardware.
What is the deal with the “passive” Caribiner?
The passive Caribiner does not allow you to unlock your car by simply touching the door handle if your fob is in your pocket. Instead, you must use the fob or keypad to unlock your car.
Is there a clever way to turn one of the multi-function wheels on the steering wheel into a dimmer?
It is possible that one of the multi-function wheels on the steering wheel could be used as a dimmer; however, they already do a lot with those wheels so it may not be feasible.
Is there an accessory compatible with Rivian's mount system that would make it easier to transport long kayaks or canoes?
Unfortunately, Rivian has not yet offered this as an accessory compatible with their mount system. However, there are a few third-party companies that offer kayak and canoe racks for the Rivian R1T.
Is there a way to add more storage space in the cockpit area?
Yes, there are several ways to add additional storage space in the cockpit area. You can purchase aftermarket organizers that fit into the cup holders or you can install a center console organizer. Additionally, you can also purchase an overhead console organizer that fits into the headliner of your vehicle.
Are there any other accessories available for the Rivian R1T?
Yes, there are many other accessories available for the Rivian R1T. These include all-weather floor mats, cargo liners, bike racks, roof racks, bed extenders, and much more. Additionally, Rivian has recently released their own line of accessories specifically designed for their vehicles.