For the 2013 model year and beyond, I came up with a few suggestions for GM. Some of these are from other members -- thanks
1. Save and maintain the current settings the user has selected, such as having the radio stay off when adjusting the climate controls.
2. Add seating for five people.
3. Quality and reliability that is number one in the world. This will help maintain the Chevrolet Volt’s leadership status.
4. Add a blinking security light inside the car to indicate when the theft alarm is in the armed state. This would have an added security benefit, since the security light might help prevent break-ins.
5. Add a collision warning and avoidance system.
6. Add streaming Bluetooth audio capabilities.
7. Allow the user to select the sound when locking/unlocking the car to use a short beep sequence (not the car’s horn).
8. Add a heads-up display option (HUD) for showing the car’s current speed and one or two other indicators, such as the battery/fuel level, and critical alerts.
9. Provide the capability for sending an SMS or e-mail alert when the theft alarm has been activated.
10. Add a means to determine if the theft alarm has been activated when re-entering the car (by, for example a horn chirp/beep or a message on one of the car's displays).
11. Provide a more complete cargo cover. With the existing cargo cover, someone may still be able to see what is in the cargo area by looking through the lower, dark-tinted section of the rear glass.
12. Provide a faster, more direct means to be able to switch between the 6 sets of favorite radio settings pages. To get from page 2 of 6 of the favorites back to the first, you must sequentially go through pages 3, 4, 5, and 6 before getting back to page 1.
13. When the technology is ready and cost effective, offer 100+ miles of electric range and a more efficient gasoline engine: see http://inhabitat.com/new-shock-wave...al-triple-fuel-efficiency-in-hybrid-vehicles/
14. Always continue to innovate!