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"airplane" mode

Is it possible to put the 3G in the MS on "airplane mode?" (like on an smart phone) If not, how and where can I suggest that be a feature?

eVader | 07. syyskuu 2014

Are you planning to take your MS on a flight? :-)

Kpg81 | 07. syyskuu 2014

Dude! That would be a great feature for when taking my Model S as my carry on when flying to Maui next month. I'd hate for the Tesla's electronics to interfere with airplane communications at 32,000 feet.

Haggy | 07. syyskuu 2014

You can't take your Tesla as carry on. You need to check it. And it needs to be in a box.

Kpg81 | 07. syyskuu 2014

Thanks Haggy, I'll keep that in mind. I am just worried about the TSA opening my luggage, seeing the Model S, and then joyriding it when I'm on the airplane.

Pettifogger.ca.us | 07. syyskuu 2014

If you're really asking how to turn off smartphone vehicle tracking, that's a separate option under Settings/Safety & Security ("Remote Access"). But you already knew that, right?

mgboyes | 07. syyskuu 2014

In the UK this would be a really useful feature. The 3G service we have here is so useless that a lot of the time the car thinks it has a data service but actually it doesn't.

That in turn makes the sat nav completely useless because you can't enter a destination.

bobrobert | 07. syyskuu 2014

mgboyes, spooky. If the 3G service isn't available who or what is the car communicating with? Is the problem that Nav is trying to work in 3-D?

Ruby110 | 07. syyskuu 2014

mgboyes: If 3G isn't available you can still enter a destination as a street address.

tga | 07. syyskuu 2014

@schepps5 - what/why are you trying to accomplish? More detail might help get you more useful (though less amusing) responses

jeffsstuff | 07. syyskuu 2014

Cite for me in example where a Model S owner was in (or caused) an accident because they were distracted using the web browser while driving and I will agree. Until then, it's just excuse for political reasons or, more likely, based on popular belief rather than real world statistics. Damn I hate pseudoscience.

jeffsstuff | 07. syyskuu 2014

For some reason I posted to the wrong thread. Please disregard

Haggy | 07. syyskuu 2014

jeffsstuff,

Your comment was still somehow surprisingly relevant because airplane mode might have prevented web browsing. Then you could always counter "That may be so, but if the person had used airplane mode, it wouldn't have happened, and besides there's nothing stopping somebody in an ICE vehicle from opening up a Playboy magazine centerfold and staring at it while driving."

Or you could ignore such threads in the first place because anybody who doesn't already understand your logic isn't about to change his mind. People target things because they are more tangible, not because they are more important. Tired drivers are more of a threat than drunk ones, but it would be absurd to say that going after drunk drivers is less important than it already is, or that we can target things that we can't prove. It's not a matter of comparing whether a feature in a Tesla is a distraction, but of recognizing that driving while distracted is illegal, so web browsing while driving is illegal. Driving a vehicle without hands free calling is more dangerous, but can we blame the manufacturers for the "lack of a safety feature" as people often do in other cases? You get what you get and you use it responsibly or you don't.

If we ban web browsers, then perhaps we should ban child seats. Any parent knows that driving with children can be very distracting, especially when they are crying or screaming. Aside from the obvious problem that doing so would make things more dangerous, it makes perfect sense.

Kpg81 | 07. syyskuu 2014

I actually just purchased the Knee Defender device so I can disable the recline feature for the chair in front of me. This gives me plenty of room to use my Model S on an airplane, so having an "airplane mode" on the Tesla would be great. Come to think of it, maybe we should request airliners install HPWC's so we can also charge them while in the air.

schepps5 | 08. syyskuu 2014

Specifically, if for the psychological comfort of people riding in that MS that do not want to be around cell phones or smartphones that are on or transmitting, can I shut off the the giant one running on the touchscreen?

Here comes the tinfoil hat comments..........

Haggy | 08. syyskuu 2014

Tinfoil hasn't been around since World War II and neither has a world free of radio waves of some sort.

logicalthinker | 08. syyskuu 2014

Protect yourself from the government's EMW/EMP/mind controlling ELF waves!!!
/sarc

Kpg81 | 08. syyskuu 2014

Something that might blow your mind. During our Tesla test drive, I mentioned that I love steaks and needed a new pair of running shoes.

When I logged on to my computer that night, there was an email from Outback Steakhouse with a $10 coupon and on Facebook Adidas and Nike were advertising to me.

Could it be... the Tesla is spying on me and providing my info to advertisers?

HAHA

johncrab | 08. syyskuu 2014

This should follow the Model 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgsyYotLkQ

johncrab | 08. syyskuu 2014

Okay, never mind there isn't a quarter of the necessary lifting surface there, it's still a cool idea. :)

hpjtv | 08. syyskuu 2014

@kpg1981 You got a Knee Defender, be careful you don't get splashed in the face with a cup of water and ruin that beautiful Tesla screen.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/08/26/knee-defender-fig...

Bighorn | 08. syyskuu 2014

Where do you put a Knee Defender on a G5?

Thomas N. | 08. syyskuu 2014

"During our Tesla test drive, I mentioned that I love steaks and needed a new pair of running shoes.

When I logged on to my computer that night, there was an email from Outback Steakhouse with a $10 coupon and on Facebook Adidas and Nike were advertising to me."

If you said you love steaks and they sent you a coupon for Outback Steakhouse it would appear to be pure serendipity. Steaks and Outback have very little in common.

/elitist steak rant over

Kpg81 | 08. syyskuu 2014

Haha Thomas, you can't beat Outback when taking out family though. No way I'd take them to Ruth's and Maestro's ;)

mrspaghetti | 09. syyskuu 2014

...for the psychological comfort of people riding in that MS that do not want to be around cell phones or smartphones that are on or transmitting...

O...kay...

While you're at it, why don't you also request an onboard sink for some nice, relaxing handwashing?

mgboyes | 09. syyskuu 2014

@Ruby110 if the car thinks it has an active internet connection it only offers you the google search method of entering a destination. There's no way to force it to use the offline database. An "airline mode" would achieve that.

The underlying issue here is that in the UK the 3G service on the cars is utterly awful. I frequently have no choice but to start my journey without entering a nav destination because I'm at a location where the car believes it's online but where the actual data connection is so weak/slow/intermittent that the destination lookup service just fails.

hsadler | 09. syyskuu 2014

Note to airlines:
Remove all seats so that we may drive our Teslas on board. Then we can just sit in our car with "Airplane Mode" engaged.

tga | 09. syyskuu 2014

Specifically, if for the psychological comfort of people riding in that MS that do not want to be around cell phones or smartphones that are on or transmitting, can I shut off the the giant one running on the touchscreen?

Here comes the tinfoil hat comments..........

@schepps5 - The car is a very effective Faraday cage, which will prevent most of the RF from the external antenna getting into the car.

If you really want to worry about (unproven effects of) RF/EMI, you should probably be more concerned about the drive unit under the back seat.

DTsea | 09. syyskuu 2014

No tga.... If that were true your phone wouldn't work inside the car.

tga | 09. syyskuu 2014

@DTsea - Oh, I had him and you had to go and ruin it!