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Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles will soon be able to lock and unlock based on the proximity of the owner’s cell phone, a feature that’s available on Model 3 cars.
CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that Bluetooth-enabled smartphone keys will soon be enabled to the company’s earlier vehicles.
Model S and Model X vehicles previously had a similar experience with the vehicle auto-locking and unlocking, but it required the owner to have the key fob on them. Or, they could use their phone for door locks by opening the Tesla app.
Twitter user Josh Cunningham asked Musk on Twitter about adding the Model 3 feature to the Model S and Model X.
All X & S will soon work with no key if your phone pairs w Bluetooth, signal strength is high & you enable feature
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 10, 2018
Musk said all Model S and Model X will have the capability as long as the owner’s smartphone has a strong enough Bluetooth signal to pair with the vehicle.
“Cool thing about software upgrades is that we can keep making your car better long after you bought it,” Musk tweeted.