Submitted by girishfall2010 on Sun, 2018-09-16 12:29
So I finally got the 2018.34.x update and with the "Pin to drive" feature. Played with it little during weekend. I'm still confused what value it adds. I get that this will make drivers enter the pin every time they put the car to drive, which is much secure than not having it at all. But heres couple of my observations.
1. The location of the numeric keypad on the screen is always the same, you enter the pin few times and there will smudges all over the screen to make it very obvious what the pin is.
2. I was driving with my friend and he/she or any passenger in the car can see you typing the pin, so if you have someone in the car, its as good as not being useful at all.
Wouldn't it make sense to tie this feature with some sort of bio id like the touch-id or face-id on your iPhones or your Android devices? Also if they can't integrate with iOS/Android, atleast show the numeric keypad in different part of the screen everytime so it won't be possible to identify the pin by your finger marks on the screen.
Also reminds me of the 2012 movie in which that Russian guy just voice activates his car. Now I'm not sure if Tesla voice assistant can recognize voices, but that would be really cool.