Submitted by mark on Wed, 2016-11-30 14:59
A couple months ago, Electrek featured an article about new Tesla Key FOBs that use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate between the FOB and car.
My question here is why can't something like my phone or my smartwatch be a replacement for my FOB? Idea here being that if I'm in close proximity of my car, it shouldn't matter if I have the FOB close by in order to authenticate.
My dream here is to be able to have my Apple Watch completely replace my FOB. As long as the watch is unlocked and I'm close-by, the car is unlockable. Otherwise, it's not.
Note: I realize that it's possible to operate and start the car with the Tesla app (or also something like Remote S). Unfortunately, it relies on the Internet in order to issue commands. I wouldn't be able to start my car unlock the doors if I'm in an area without reception.