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Does X have auto-open rear hatch?

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by scottm, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    I'm dreaming up a wanted feature over on a S forum for my hatch.

    Wanted: auto-open rear hatch

    But does X already have something like auto-open rear hatch? For when you approach the vehicle all hands full of groceries, it just opens hands free. Touch nothing.
     
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    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    I wish!

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  3. DrivingRockies

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    Gotta click the button.
     
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    Need the fob or push the handle.

    For a car like this they didn't put a kick sensor to operate it. My wife is short and she can barely reach the button when it's opened. While I can lower the height of the opening it will then become inconvenient for me.

    When I asked the SA about it before I got the car he was like, you just click the button(! as if it was a stupid question) with no shame about the missing kick feature. Our other BMW has it and it's a feature we've grown to use / appreciate.
     
  5. scottm

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    OK, thanks. So it's a missing feature on X too.

    That doubles the need for it... I'll pursue over on the S forum with ideas there ...that don't need a kick sensor.. Just using sensors the car already has should be able to do it nicely.
     
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  6. travwill

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    You have options:

    To open:
    double click the fob
    push button on trunk exterior

    To close:
    push button on hatch
    lock the car (single press or triple if not turned on) and it closes
    hit close on the screen
    double click the trunk button on fob again

    Those are better than most cars overall - many luxury SUVs won't let you close from the fob still (BMW for example we have)
     
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    Hmmm, the engineer in me thinks, get a Ford or BMW kick sensor, mount under and splice into switch.
     
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  8. jmoskwa6

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    IF you do that, will it void some warranty??? Also, if you do it - please share :)
     
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    Seems like it would be a fairly simple firmware enhancement. We know the fobs can be tracked, which enables auto-present.

    Wouldn't it be great if the trunk would open when the car detects a fob directly behind the car for a few seconds? The time could be configured, and even completely disabled.

    It's very similar to auto-present for the driver door, so Tesla might decide to limit it only to cars with PUP, but maybe not. Then again they probably won't implement it at all.
     

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