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New key fob coming with Bluetooth LE?

Kalud

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May 7, 2013
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My guess is they are adding Bluetooth to the new fobs and at the same time adding the capability for the car to recognize the paired phones so that no FOBs are actually needed.

Owners would have the choice of FOB or paired phone.
 

zambono

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Mar 1, 2016
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DC
I have a fairly new 90D and the key fob with with the rubber keychain but I have never seen it show up as a bluetooth device.
 

number12

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Aug 16, 2016
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Tesla
What a crazy month to be waiting for a tesla. Seems like every week is a new rumor that might be released soon.

Is it always like this? Are current rumors and new items more frequent lately ie 100d 2.0 key etc
 

PtG62901

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Jul 29, 2016
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I'm fairly sure a device can be programmed so it doesn't show up to be paired. I'm wondering if we will ever see that again, even though the article is all about it.
 

HankLloydRight

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Jan 18, 2014
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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices won't show up in your phone's BT pairing area. The idea with BLE is that they are more like "instant connect" devices that don't need to be paired ahead of time. There will some sort of "sync" procedure so your fob doesn't connect to just any car, and you car doesn't connect to just any fob, but don't look to your phone to see these devices.

If you're really curious, search for "BLE Utility" apps or Bluefruit LE to scan for local BLE devices.
 
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Pale_Rider

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Jul 28, 2016
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Well I popped mine open and compared the fob model number to the one of the FCC website. Mine is a 1043xxx and the one the FCC website is a 1048xxx so I suspect my one week old Model S has the old fob.:(

Chris
 

Ingineer

Electrical Engineer
Aug 8, 2012
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Less complex system. Tesla took the design in-house over the original RF system that was outsourced to a British company called Pektron. In theory it could have better battery life. (In addition to the lower cost)

And yes, if Tesla wants to write the software for it, a smartphone could stand in for a fob in the BLE system.
 
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number12

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Aug 16, 2016
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Well I popped mine open and compared the fob model number to the one of the FCC website. Mine is a 1043xxx and the one the FCC website is a 1048xxx so I suspect my one week old Model S has the old fob.:(

Chris

Nothing quite like 4 day old dated technology.

Quick someone respond about waiting for the best version of a $400 Iphone.
 

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