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Need for companion mode?

Discussion in 'Software: Firmware Updates, Features, Tesla App' started by Bob.W, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Bob.W

    Bob.W New Member

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    Is there an option to keep the music and climate control, etc. going when I exit the car? Occasionally, my wife will stay in the car when I go into a business to grab something, and as soon as I exit and close the door, the sound system cuts out, the AC cuts off, and the doors lock a few seconds later. At that point, she feels trapped. Is there not an option to keep everything going when I exit if there's weight in the passenger or back seats? Perhaps pop up a message on the screen asking to keep things going? or listen for a yes/no answer? Something?

    Automation is good, but only if it serves.
     
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    I out car into camp mode before i exit to keep things going (even if i lock the car).

    I don't know the difference from on/dog/camp mode but i bet it's in the manual
     
  3. arnolddeleon

    arnolddeleon Supporting Member

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    Have her touch the screen.
     
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    arnolddeleon Supporting Member

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    Also if she has a smart phone, why not give her access? Even if she doesn't drive the car, having access to the car would be handy.
     
  5. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Just touch the screen. It will stay awake for 30 minutes.

    The car doesn't know if it's a person or a bag of dog food. Hate to come back to the car a day later with the dog food listening to the radio and the AC still cranked down low.

    Camp mode will keep the car unlocked and the radio & ac working forever (until battery is at 20%).
     
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  6. Bob.W

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    Thanks all. Good to know. I've had the car for about 2 years and can't remember seeing that anywhere. I'll definitely let her know.

    Bob
     
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    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    Some also suggest not fully closing the door. Just a single click latch.
     
  8. Mobile3228

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    I leave the key in the car....(TMS).
     
  9. Bob.W

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    The screen touch after exit does it.

    Thanks all.
     
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    Good to know. I have been using dog mode but apparently that's offensive.
     

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