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Telsa App for Model 3 - Restriction Options?

TesLou22

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Feb 21, 2015
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If I pair my Model 3 with my sisters iPhone are there options to restrict what she can do/see? i.e. not have access to the trunk/frunk. Not able to see the vehicles location?

Thanks,
~Lou
 

TexasEV

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So they can then put their foot on the accelerator and move forward and back and maybe even turn left or right. Next.
Still don’t get it. You don’t put the Tesla app on someone’s phone and provide your login for someone else to drive the car. That’s what the keycard is for.
 

TesLou22

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@TesLou22 That’s what the key cards are for... If you give her access to the app, you’re essentially giving her full permissions.
That’s why I wanted to know if there were technological mechanisms to prevent full control. With my home automation system I can delegate functions to someone else.

I now understand those mechanisms are not currently in place although it will be interesting to see how TRN will work when it’s brought online referencing situations of this nature.
 
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ewoodrick

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Still don’t get it. You don’t put the Tesla app on someone’s phone and provide your login for someone else to drive the car. That’s what the keycard is for.

Actually no, the keycard is a fully functional device just like a phone.
What is for limiting is Valet Mode. Set the passcode either in the car or app and valet mode is enabled until the passcode is entered again.

When Model 3 is in Valet mode, the following restrictions apply:
• Speed is limited to 70 mph (113 km/h).
• Maximum acceleration and power are limited.
• Front trunk and glovebox are locked.
• Home and Work locations are not available in the navigation system.
• Voice commands are disabled.
• Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is disabled
• The Mobile Access setting is disabled.
• HomeLink (if applicable in your market region) is not accessible.
• Driver Profiles are not accessible.
• The touchscreen does not display the list of keys that can access Model 3 (see Managing Keys on page 7).
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled. When Model 3 is in Valet mode, you cannot pair new Bluetooth devices or view or delete existing paired devices.
 

Twiglett

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yep - sounds just like Valet mode.
Easier to ask what problem you're trying to solve :)
Putting the app on somebody else phone means their phone always has a connection to your car - not a good idea.
Its designed for family, co-owners etc. Not designed for someone you want to let have a quick drive.
 

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