I have been experimenting with keyless entry, using the app on my phone and leaving my keys at home. I learned the hard way during my kid's school dropoff the potential risks.
I generally leave my phone on the charging pad in the center console of the car. I had to hop out of my car to help my...
I love the car, it's faster than expected. Solidly built. Intuitive, if you play with the menu screen while it's parked first. Definitely needs a home charging station installed (at least a 240V plug).
Here's a detailed review after picking up the 2018 Model 3, and the first 300 miles driven...
Phones have WiFi and Bluetooth. Teslas have WiFi and Bluetooth.
Why should smartphones need to go thru the internet (which isn't always available) just to allow keyless entry and driving?
Wouldn't it be convenient if your phone or watch virtually replaced the key fob? One less thing to carry.
We received 2 key fobs last week but they said they didn't have anymore keychains for them and would be sending them to us after delivery. I knew this would be a problem. Sure enough...we lost one of the key fobs somewhere after opening the doors at the mall last night. I like to have two...
Just came across this article on BBC.com about keyless entry cars being easily targeted by tech savvy thieves.
BBC News - Keyless cars
I was wondering if the Tesla S is vulnerable or if it (hopefully) uses a more advanced system?
Nice new features included in the new iOS app related to 6.0. From the release notes on the phone:
Owners will now be notified when:
- There's a software update available for install on Model S
- Charging has started, been interrupted, or is complete
- Car alarm has been triggered...