I agree 100% with the ATS needing a key FOB sunroof/window vent option. I'm that guy that cruises around with the windows cracked, sunroof tilted and A/C on full blast just because I like the air movement. I also live in Florida, so it rains without notice for an hour and then it's bright and sunny. It would be really nice to be able to keep my interior temps down by cracking the windows and the rain out by shutting them, all through the key FOB...
I had the sunroof closing feature in my 1999 STS. The sunroof control module was wired up somehow via a relay so that when I turned the key off, the sunroof automatically closed. So I suppose another relay sensed an absence of ignition power and closed the roof. Great feature, I loved it. Of course it's not available on my my new CTS which is 16 years newer. Called Cadillac or checked with dealer, came up with nada.
You can just imagine some knucklehead had his head sticking out of the roof, accidentally kicked the ignition key off and took his head clean off. Since it's 2015, this would have likely resulted in a lawsuit blaming GM (because nobody takes responsibility anymore for their own actions) and GM pulled that feature out of their vehicles. Sorry, I've become such a cynic in my old age.
Last edited by duneless; 06-17-15 at 10:23 PM.
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It should be easy to have a program option to close
windows when car turned off, just like the options to
unlock doors or not when car turned off.
New Designers either drop some features or they fall through the
cracks. One cool first gen CTS feature was programable
buttons on the steering wheel to do what you wanted them to
do. They went away in CTS Gen 2.
On my coupe, just like my last CTS coupe, the windows lower slightly when you open the door and raise again once the door is closed. I know this is done to ensure a good seal on a pillarless coupe
But it shows;at least that the technology is there and operates, so there is no reason why it couldn't be adapted to provide further travel.