Is there a way for the front doors to automatically open as you approach, like when holding your specific key FOB?
It is very handy when you come back to your car from the grocery store or wherever so you can get in, grab the germ-x or the like and clean your hands before you touch anything else in the car.The app is a nice touch but clearly the key fob seems to be the better overall use. I prefer to not touch the doors if at it all possible.
The app has some nice features for remote access to information. When it comes to unlocking & starting your car, however, the app is best used as a backup option for when your fob is broken, out of juice, or lost.Thx for the feedback!
The app is a nice touch but clearly the key fob seems to be the better overall use. I prefer to not touch the doors if at it all possible.
Does the M3/Y phone app work differently then described here? Different than the X?
Slows you down, as it forces you to do more steps. Also, if you need to use the app to send a command when you or the car are in a cell phone dead zone (or if the Tesla server is down), you are out of luck. Other than that, not really. I used my phone for a few days when I lent the car to my son & he didn't return the fob right away.Just curious, any downside to just using your phone full time for everything and just leave the FOB at home?
phones have different bluetooth tech that would be hard for the X to know when to open the door for you. the 3 and the Y unlock as soon as it senses you close enough (doesn't have to worry about anything else), so maybe that's as good as it could go for the X. but if you have a good BT antenna on your phone, you wouldn't want the front door to pop open if you're 40 feet away. the fob has a two stage where it will unlock the car as you approach, then open the driver's door if you get closer. You could technically argue that calibrations could be made for each user to make this possible for phones, but power fluctuations could still make BT antenna signal wonky and confuse the car. There's just too many unreliable variables with phones and apps. That's one of the reasons why they more or less abandoned using the phone key as a primary method. i HATED using the phone key when i got my 3. it always had a delay and would not unlock/open door until after I already pressed in the handle. the FOB is still the proven method that works 100% of the time.