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Door opening/locking Toggle button

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by paulvinh, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. paulvinh

    paulvinh Member

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    I would like to have the button to open the door function as a toggle open/lock. Press to open door, while door is open, press again to tell car to lock as soon as it is closed.

    The walking away auto lock is cool ...but I find myself looking back all the time to make sure someone doesnt hop in before the car gets a chance to lock.
     
  2. BluestarE3

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    Have you submitted your suggestion to Tesla?
     
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    I will soon. Just wanted to see if anyone else agrees and find that this solution would work for them as well or if they have another suggestion.
     
  4. lairdb

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    You can open the door and then tap the on-screen lock icon, which seems to put the car into an extra-locked state (it's locked immediately, and walk-up unlock doesn't work; you have to explicitly unlock from the app.) IIRC it also *doesn't* fold the mirrors, which is additionally confusing.

    (Disclaimer: I haven't fiddled with this as much as I'd like to -- I don't have full-time access to obsessively fiddle.)

    I'd be fine with that -- if walk up unlock still worked once the phone had clearly left and returned. (It might work this way and I wasn't far enough/patient enough -- see disclaimer.) I'd also be okay with your overloading the door button -- it's a non-obvious overload, though, so I can imagine a UX designer objecting.

    FWIW, I can't find it again, but I seem to recall someone talking about API responses and mentioning multiple different locked states.
     
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    For me that is a very low priority as looking back has not been an issue and I frequently leave my phone in the dock so I often reopen the door anyway.
     
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    There was a similar thread recently, where I remarked (in part):

     
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    Yep, I agree. Posted this a year ago.
     
  8. paulvinh

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    Interesting. IMO I would not want to press button to open and then look back to screen to lock doors. I am already in the motion of pushing door and getting out. I will test it today and see how I feel about that.

    Overloading shouldnt be an issue. The right stalk has many functions that if I wasnt obsessed with the car before getting it... i wouldnt have known. So I think a quick explanation in the manual and update screen about lock states would be ok if they were to add this function. Their UX designer should test this hahaha
     
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    100% agree. Now you got me thinking of some kind of audio to signify the lock/unlock state. HAHA.
     
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    If it were to turn out that the LED in the door button were RGB and could be driven to daylight-visible brightness, that would add some interesting feedback options — but honestly, a glance back at the screen to see a full-screen sized padlock would be enough.
     
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    I didnt even think about the light! That would be great too. So many ideas to test for Tesla haha.
     

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