I would like to suggest the following.
The ability to remotly purge items in/on crates, containers, belts, and machines or part of all the machines in the world.
This could be be used to test all your factory's and what the power consumption is under a complete load.
Besides that you can clear up all those crates scattered around the world. (The ones that appear with the items if you deconstruct something while your inventory is full)
And perhaps a scanner item that can locate those crates and perhaps even those unintentional foundations.
This option could be implemented as a tech tree related to the HUB (Additional upgrades for the hub) and be separated in different milestones for the belts, containers, etc.
Now the computer corner of the HUB can be made functional ;)
While i think about it, a way to remotely detonate a vehicle would be also interresting.
(Currently have one in my main world glitching under the map and no way to remove it)
Anyways, just my 2 cents for this awesome game.
Cheers and gl ofc.