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Facial Recognition enabled in app for Model S (Currently iPhone only)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SKRGO, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. SKRGO

    SKRGO Member

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    Facial recognition is now on the Tesla APP. When I went to use it on the MS and the vehicle unlocked and I was seated the display showed "Keyless driving enabled" :) Keyless Entry enabled.jpg
     
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    #2 cgiGuy, Aug 30, 2018
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    You sure you didn't hit the "start" button on the app?

    Facial recognition has been on the iOS app to start the car for at least 6 months, if not more. Has to be enabled in the settings first, however.
     
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    #3 SKRGO, Aug 30, 2018
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    yes I did. But no fob in my possession or within range of the MS. When I hit the unlock button it checked my facial recognition before unlocking the MS. Then I selected the start button on the Tesla APP and the pic shown is what I viewed.
     
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    Ok. I think many will read your thread title of "keyless entry" as the type the M3 has, where you don't need to even touch your phone. The car senses the phone and gets authorization without any action required from the driver.

    The whole point of the "start" button is to allow driving without a fob, and it's been on the app for quite a while. I would, however, never rely on it.. since yesterday was a perfect example that the network can go down at any time and then you're stuck if you're outside of the car without a fob.
     
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    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2018.48.12.1

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    What phone do you have? What version of the Tesla app?
     
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    Agreed how do I change the Title?
     
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    Model X Iphone

    APP Version 3.4.4 (fad4a582e)

    MS version 2018.28.5 377ec8b
     
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    You can use the "report" button, which will send a message to the moderator.

    Also, in case you didn't know, you can tell Siri to "open the car" or "unlock the car" and it will use facial recognition and then unlock it. It's been a little flaky at times, so I don't know if it relies upon the app having been opened recently. Can't say "start the car" just yet, though. :)
     
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    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2018.48.12.1

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    It looks like the moderators just updated it. :)
     
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    My problem with this update is that it keeps rebooting my small screen constantly. Are there any later update fixes for this?
     

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