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Password Protected Remote Access

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Description

In the car’s controls, require a password to change the state of the option to allow/disallow remote access via the phone application.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

This would prevent a thief from disabling remote access.

Tesla’s are the least stolen car in the USA, and there is no known occurrence of a thief disabling remote access.

Status

Unknown.

(completely re-written by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 13-Sep-2014
Carl
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5 Comments

This is a duplicate of the request for a PIN to disable remote access.
We would prefer that TESLA remain the "least stolen car in the USA"...and worldwide!
Tesla are very new, so the observation that there is no known occurrence of a thief disabling remote access is completely irrelevant.  Wake up guys!  That's like saying thieves are dumb so no need to protect ourselves ... which is a dumb thing to say.  Thieves are much more creative than the man in the street, they can hot wire cars, crack alarm systems, and are intimately familiar with the protections of multiple different models of cars.

Tesla's speed makes it great for a getaway or an outrun attempt, so it's just a matter of time before a smarter thief chooses one for his next project, and disables tracking for the time it takes him to commit a crime and then dump the car in a wrecked state.  Happens a lot to every other model, Tesla is clearly not (yet) immune.  Paying attention to security is next most important after paying attention to driving safety and (frankly) trumps comfort and good looks as a priority for good engineering.

Adding a password protection would cost nothing, and is an easy fix.

We must anticipate problems, not react to them.

 
This is a sensible proactive approach to property protection.
Chevy Volt uses a PIN to get to any items that turn on/off items in the car, I would like the same for this app.