Tesla SVP spotted entering Model 3 with rumored "key card" instead of fob

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by gene, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. EVFreak

    EVFreak New Member

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    The very little information about the Model 3 on the configurator screens in the Tesla showrooms state that the Model 3 will have a manual trunk. Now the power trunk is standard on the Model S (as is air suspension unfortunately).
     
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    Thx! Dunno about the second site yet can totally confirm the originals are available via @TrevP 's M3OC! Lots of great choices!! :)
     
  3. Ben C

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    It will be interesting to know what level of cryptography is going along with these RFID cards to prevent access to the cars with cloned cards ( although you don't necessarily need a cloned card).

    I do hope this means that you don't always need your phone with you to get in the car as I am in the minority of people that can't take their phone to work!
     
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    There are various laws requiring an emergency release handle or mechanism inside vehicle trunks for anyone who is trapped inside, particularly children. This complicates the trunk/frunk release requirements, safety and compliance trump driver convenience. Perhaps the frunk interior is small enough to be exempt from requiring an interior manual release mechanism?

    Assuming the standard TM3 trunk (and frunk?) releases are manual, where are they located and how do they work? Are there safety releases inside the trunk and frunk?

    Can anyone post the actual dimensions of one of the Tesla 3 RFID access cards? Are they the same size as standard credit/charge/debit cards, or larger? Is it true that they must be removed from a wallet or purse to unlock and start the TM3 (tapping on the B pillar, console)?

    So, to be clear, if you've installed the Tesla Model 3 app on your Bluetooth LE smartphone and are carrying it, the TM3 automatically unlocks as you approach and it detects your smartphone? And the TM3 automatically starts/boots up when your smartphone enters the car cabin? And the TM3 shuts down when your smartphone exits the car cabin, and then automatically locks all the doors when it can no longer sense the presence of your Bluetooth LE smartphone?

    Are owners given the option to make changes to the default TM3 access configuration settings?

    Thanks in advance from a highly curious future TM3 owner
     
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    The clever UI simulator software shows a menu that offers some selections for how the TM3 responds to a nearby or in-cabin Bluetooth LE smartphone.
     

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