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Don't kill grandma!!!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by chuckd, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. chuckd

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    We've had our Model S for a week now, and this might be a stupid question, but here's the scenario:

    Let's say we're in Phoenix in the heat of summer, and I drive my grandma to the store. She wants to stay in the car in the air conditioning while I run in and grab a few things. I leave the key in the car, but when I jump out the car shuts down, turning off the climate. Grandma's dead in 5 minutes!

    So, how do I 'run in to the store' while leaving the air conditioning running for somebody who wants to wait behind in the car? I hope I don't have to do that with the app, because that's kind of a pain.
     
  2. MikeC

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    I think you could either teach her to tap the touchscreen or don't shut the door completely.
     
  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Good advice Mike.

    I'd close the door, then as I leave double click the fob (like manually opening) to prevent walk-away auto lock. Otherwise the alarm will go off.

    Then she just touches the screen. Maybe every 10-15 mins (?) to keep the car awake.

    You're golden.
     
  4. reddy

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    You can also use your iPhone app to turn on the climate control in the off chance Grandma falls asleep and forgets to tap on the screen.

    Also, you can see if the climate control is off or on, and if Grandma is playing with the temp settings again.
     
  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Also you could mess with the temp settings from the app :)
     
  6. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Yup. Aggressive throttle mapping. Grandma has weak calfs.
     
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    tapping the touchscreen turns the car back on...

    otherwise you could put the car in neutral and put the parking brake on. I do that all the time. it will leave the car on indefinitely.
     
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    Also if someone is in the passengers seat and forgets to tap the screen in time, they can press the driver's seat with their hand and the screen will turn back on. The keys do not need to be in the car.
     
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    I think Grandma would prefer staying at home in her comfy rocker. Surely you can go to the store and pick up the things she wants without supervision?
     
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    just teach grandma how to shop online. I get everything delivered. Even groceries. I only need to leave my house to fill up CO2 tanks for my soda stream but I may go out and buy a huge one and a regulator to fill them up at home too haha
     
  11. Johan

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    Aren't you doing like 200 miles per day of commuting?
     
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    As told to me by Tesla in CA. If you leave the drivers seat belt plugged in the car won't shutoff. Never tried that but it's supposed to work.
     
  13. Johan

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    Nope. Requires weight on the seat.
     
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    I like this! Thank you!
     
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    The simplest way without grandma doing anything is shift to neutral and engage E-brake from the touch screen.
     
  16. gavine

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    Plus you can lock the door with the fob. If you manually turn the lights off though, they won't come back on automatically when you put it in drive.
     
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    Grandma Mode. Haha. There also needs to be doggie mode.
     
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    Awesome!
     

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