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Will Model S have same unlock/start features as Model 3 via Tesla App?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ebaydan777, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. ebaydan777

    ebaydan777 New Member

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    Howdy! Purchased my mother a model 3 and looking at an S myself since m in the process of a lemon currently.

    Love that I can use my app to get into and drive my moms car. With the test drive in the S I noticed I needed a little mini S car fob to summon and drive.

    The phone was ideal because I live in an apt with tandem parking and that is one annoyance for my roommate and I. It’d be easy to just use our phone. Can model S do this, or maybe future proof? Thanks!
     
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    The S can do all of those things through the app. Just have to open it and trigger what you want. Still should plan to use the key fob as primary.
     
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    ok, but for example does my roommate need the little car fob. Or can he use his iphone to simply walk up to the car if it's been paired and open door/start engine as does the Model 3. Just curious if the same features apply on the S or if the physical fob is needed too.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    From what I've heard is that if the S has a MCU2 the hardware is present to do the Bluetooth LE pairing with Model S/X and it's a matter of waiting for the software update for the S.
     
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    It will be a brand new (ordered online) model S. Thank you for the info, hopefully comes soon, Model 3 features via Tesla app are amazing...
     
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    For model S, you can unlock and start the car with the app. As long as both your phone and the car have an internet connection.
     
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    It’s not automatic. You have to open the app the choose “unlock” and “start”.
    Especially important to note is that it is not a direct phone-car connection. It is via the internet. This means that if you have no internet (underground, remote location) the phone won’t connect to the car.
    Some people have used the phone to start the car, then driven to the desert, then found they couldn’t restart the car !
     
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    This is what the app looks like. Probably same for the M3:
     
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