It may be similar to the system my old Prius used, where the fob was a transceiver. It listened all the time for a very low power transmission from the car. In the case of the Prius there were three transmitter antennae, one by each front door handle and one by the rear hatch handle. When the fob detected the car transmission, it would reply with a rolling code that enabled touch unlock/lock to work. I'm pretty sure it used the 868MHz licence exempt band to do this.
Update: Just successfully added the voice commands to my iPhone to enable me (so far) to Unlock, Lock, Open Charge Port, Open Boot, Open Frunk, Flash Headlights and Honk Horn. This was done by using "Remote for Tesla" app (£9.99) and "Shortcuts" app (£ Free). Just getting into it and made them very simple for now. I will see how I get on to see if I need to change or add features. Now I just say Hey Siri followed by command to carry out function. Watched this YouTube for inspiration.I would like to use “Hey Siri, unlock the car” and “Alexa open Charge port”. I’m sure this will happen soon.
What's the distance you have to be from the car for it to auto-lock and auto-unlock without touching the phone?
On iPhone swipe left to bring up the 'today' menu. Then scroll right to the bottom and press the small 'edit' button. Then scroll down to the Tesla button and press the green + next to it to add it to your menu.
You can then move it up the list by pressing the edit button again and pressing and holding the three horizontal lines that appear next to the 'Tesla' name and sliding upwards to where you want it.
Just did this myself and moved it to the very top - a much easier way to check the status of your car without having to open the app!
Hope this helps
What I do find annoying, is that the car seems to prioritise to whoever's phone is in the left seat. So if my wife is a passenger the car will unlock and apply her settings to the driver seat and vice versa.
Anyone else? Or have I screwed up the set up somehow?
HiSo I have encountered this problem today. My office is on the front of my house. If i leave my phone on my desk, i can walk outside and unlock the car. Currently i fix this by turning off bluetooth. But it i am looking at RFIDs and API's to fix the problem.
Some time of sensitivity adjustment would be Fantastic.
Oneplus 7 pro. I have decided to turn off walk away looking. Its easier. I always worry about if i have locked the car anyway, So i can just do it via the phone.Hi
What phone make/model do you have - you may be able to solve it quickly with an RFID tag by your front door to tap on as you enter/leave.