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Model 3 Key User Manual

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by PoitNarf, Sep 22, 2017.

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  1. PoitNarf

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    Winston posted this in another thread, but it's got some interesting info in it:

    Looks like each Model 3 will come with two key cards. After you've authenticated with a key card you'll have 15 seconds to start the car or else you need to authenticate again. You will also be able to pair up to 3 smartphones via bluetooth.

    The manual also states that "Tesla does not support the use of third party applications to contact Model 3", so that could be bad for those hoping to use the Remote S app instead of the official Tesla app.
     

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  2. run-the-joules

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    Very nice, thank you!
     
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    One thing about this is that it doesn't explicitly say you can pop (not open, just pop) the trunk or frunk from the app. That would be super annoying if I have to get in the car and use the MCU to pop the frunk.
     
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    We need the rest of that manual!
     
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    "does not support" could just mean "won't help", not "will prevent" third-party apps. My guess would be the same features as on the S will work via a similar REST API, but the features that replace the key fob will require the official app.
     
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    I don't see a <TBD> button yet on the app....
     
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    You're probably right, or at least I hope you are. I've checked out the Remote S app a few times and it's got some pretty nice features. It would be annoying if the developer can't get it to work with at least some of the functions on the Model 3.
     
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    That means the Model 3 is one of the first Bluetooth 5 devices on the market
     
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    Anyone else is nervous about the fact that the Tesla app has to run in background in order to auto lock/unlock feature work? For example iOS kill apps in background without warning. When the iOS detects low memory it kills background apps like flies. It would be super annoying to have to randomly re-launch Tesla app whenever iOS decides to kill the app in background :(
     
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    How do you know this? Is this specified in the manual anywhere?
     
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    Someone else posted screenshots from the Tesla iOS app in this thread that shows it has the ability to pop both the trunk and frunk: Will we have to leave Bluetooth on all the time on our phones?
     
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    Who says the Tesla app needs to be running? I'm pretty sure the car will unlock once it pairs with your phone via BT, no app needed unless you want to open trunk or start AC.
     
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    Also according to the manual, if the first phone which gets in range will open Tesla, it would be quite annoying when going out shopping together with my wife only to see our phones brawl for "ownership" each time we approach the vehicle :(
     
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    BT 5 was just released 4-5 months ago, so there aren't many devices available. The Model 3, being released in July is probably one of the first "devices" with BT 5, which is funny given it's a car.
     
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    30 feet of distance? that actually kinda sucks. I don't have a garage. but my driveway is right along the house. 30 feet means it's possible that my car will unlock itself from a good 25-30% of the square footage of my home. (I know...likely less, since BT is more of a line-of-sight communication medium).
     
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    Note: You must remain logged in to your MY TESLA account on the Model 3 mobile app to use your smart phone to access Model 3. The mobile app can be running in the background.

    Why would they say this otherwise. To me it seems like they want to tell that you do not have to have the app running but it can be even running in background....but is must be either running or running in background.
     
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    Based on text from the manual it sounds like at least part of the app still needs to be running/active in the background for the unlocking to work. From the manual:

    It doesn't mention any procedure that needs to be done on the Model 3 to remove a phone, just removing the app from the phone itself. We'll just have to wait for a non-employee to finally get theirs to confirm all of this.

     
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    Make her use a key card, keep her in her place.
     
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    Well maybe. Who knows. It may or may not use bluetooth 5, thats all we know for sure.
     

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