I would've designed the software to allow the user to enable a PIN lock. I let friends play with my phone, but if they try to run a financial app, it requires an additional PIN be entered. You should be able to enable a PIN for drive functions.We decided to do an experiment. Doug's car was on the QFC sidewalk. He stood 4 feet away and I hopped in and tried to put the car in D. The MS did go into drive! I did not do it but if I then press the accelerator, it will move. That would be quite dangerous.
Other than making sure the key fob is far away, is there any way to prevent the car from going into drive mode?
We decided to do an experiment. Doug's car was on the QFC sidewalk. He stood 4 feet away and I hopped in and tried to put the car in D. The MS did go into drive!
you can definitely drive without the fob. I tested this by accident recently. I had the fob in my pocket, sitting in the passenger seat. Wife was going to be driving, so i was showing her the controls, letting her get a feel for the regen braking, etc... (was her first time driving the car).
Then i got out (fob still in my pocket - oops! had forgotten about it), and drove our other car following her to where we were going. I realized about 10 minutes into the drive that i still had the fob. She never noticed, and there wasn't anything unusual about her ability to drive, even without the fob.
It does seem somewhat odd to me that you can do that.
this is alarming. is this proximity sensor allow someone to get into the car before you get into the car? especially in parking garages?