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Enter a Code to Drive (Implemented)

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Now Implemented!

Description

As a extra security layer it would be great to have an option that to begin driving required entering a PIN code on the display.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

None.

Status

Implemented with 2018.32.5 Software in September 2018.

(lightly edited by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 12-Aug-2014
Per
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8 Comments

Great idea.  I would like it to be optional and something can be enabled and disabled as needed.
This could be a life safety issue.  It prevents someone from using the car to save your life if you are incapacitated.
AndyM
3,683
If implemented properly this feature could be quickly done and undone as needed.
I used to love this on our BMW's.  (They stopped doing it.)
Or a finger p[rint or voice recognition (pattern or password)

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I recently misplaced my Tesla key and there was a high probability that it had been picked up close to my house. If this had happened my car was vulnerable to theft and there seemed to be nothing I could do about it (Please correct me if this is wrong). After a worrying night I found my key again. I would have been much happier if there had been a way to disable the car to ensure that a stranger with the key could not have driven off.
With the theft of cars using the "relay" method of extending the key fob signal, this is needed to at the very least severely hinder the thief driving the car away if they get access to the cabin
4 years later it is now implemented via SW update... :-)