Pretty sure it works with Sentry. Does with mine anyway.That's also why it doesn't work with sentry
You need to wake the car up, every day if you’re not driving it, to reset the 12 hour timer. Despite the wording you don’t need to actually drive the car, opening a door and then closing it again is enough.
If you just need to wake the car can’t you just do that from the app?
In theory yes, but in my experiments waking the car from the app hasn’t worked for resetting the 12 hour timer.
Wow, this makes me so sad I had no idea this was a thing. Why am I not surprised the majority of these are from across the pond. I get it might not be malicious, but kids that age are totally helpless.Well, David Cameron left his kids in a pub once..
It happens.. sometimes with fatal results.
Edit: I'm a bit surprised people seem to think this doesn't happen.
A Florida woman who left a 2-year-old child in a hot car before the toddler's death 'got distracted,' she told policeJuana Perez-Domingo had been paid to drive the child to a day care facility, but she "got distracted" and left the child in a hot car for seven hours.news.yahoo.comA 3-year-old died in a hot car in South Carolina. This marks the sixth child to die in a hot car in the U.S. this year.abcnews.go.comA nine-month-old boy who died last week in Pace was the first child to die in a hot car in Florida this year, according to KidsAndCars.org.eu.pnj.comA two-year-old girl died in Lisbon yesterday after being forgotten on the back seat of a car. The case has been passed to the Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People (CPCJ). PJ police are also investigating. Explain reports, the mother left home with her three children in the...www.portugalresident.com
People get distracted, routine kicks in.. it's rarely malicious although frequently the parent gets tried to manslaughter anyway.
Why am I not surprised the majority of these are from across the pond.
Well everywhere seems to have a hotter summer than us. I'm surprised it's lasted more than a few weeks at the moment. I know it's not a good thing to tar everyone with the same brush, but when I hear of something that I think could never be true, it becomes more apparent most over there to be brushed with stupidityI should think the reason for that is simply because they have more dangerously hot days in an average summer than we do. I wouldn't be too quick to assume that that we are necessarily a nation with above average child care ... maybe ... but when I look around, maybe not!
I think this is overheat protection kicking in. I've seen this behaviour quite a few times since I switched that on. I've not been on the app during this time, so the car appears to waken itself to check the temp and perhaps cool down. Inside temp is not super hot, so perhaps it's just checking.What is not clear is whether the car will at some point have awoken itself - I *think* it will as iirc that this is what I experienced on a couple of occasions last year (instances of car awaking multiple times during the day to run auto condition), although cannot confirm the exact circumstances.
I think it now works with sentry. I have sentry on at work at it keeps my car at a constant 38 degrees.That's also why it doesn't work with sentry - if you've left someone in the car and sentry is on it makes so much noise there's no chance you'd forget for long..
Today I've been checking (via the Tessie app) and the interior temperature this morning - car parked at home, plugged in, not going anywhere for a while but sitting in direct sunlight - was creeping beyond 50 degrees. So I vented the windows and/or switched on AC until it came down to 20 degrees (an experiment, as much as anything else). This afternoon I've left the car to its own devices - and suddenly it's started keeping the temperature at a nice 38 degrees. So, checking back through this thread... It looks like I needed to reset the 12-hour timer by opening the door and closing it again?! It seems I can do the same by venting the windows/turning on the aircon with an app. Which is nice - even though I can literally see the car from where I'm sitting. (I don't want to leave the house if I don't have to, it's boiling. )+1
I’ve had both Sentry and COP on when I’ve parked my car at work, with no issues. Been like that for months.
I would say, definitely yes! As you've said they were made by a company based in California, they're sold all over the world in climates far sunnier and warmer than ours (Australia, Florida, Dubai anyone?), other than odd issues with some screens on the early S & X if there was something different about the Tesla that makes it likely to melt/fry itself in the sun, I think it would have been all over the news years ago and the cabin would actually keep itself below 40 degrees until the battery died rather than just for 12 hours in an attempt to mitigate the lawsuitsAre we all over thinking this?
Cars always got hot in the sun and Tesla is based in California. You would like to hope they are built to deal with heat. Since the COP only operates for 12 hours and several people have advocated the case that it's primarily an anti BBQ your kids feature rather than to protect the car feature anyway should we really worry about this? I have another car sitting next to my Tesla that cannot report its cabin temperature remotely and I have never worried about it. Yes the Tesla has a glass roof but my neighbour has 2 black cars and they haven't melted
My thinking is that computer screen won't want to get too hot too often. Also the cabin materials could crack over time with extreme heat. This must be a serious issue in Arizona!It is strange. I guess the theory is that it keeps the car at a reasonable temperature while you’re out and about, so when you get back to it to go home or whatever it’s not scorching inside and doesn’t take long to get down to 20C or whatever you normally have it on.
But then it’s called “Cabin Overheat Protection”, which suggests that the cabin can overheat, and that’s bad? But if it is bad then it’s bad 24/7 surely, not just 12 hours after driving…
I dunno tbh. In my experience it uses a negligible amount of battery, so I’m happy to have it on all the time, even if it’s just psychosomatic in terms of preventing premature failure or aging, etc.