Tesla To Make Losing Your Car Key A Thing Of The Past
So the news was made official, Tesla to make losing your car key a thing of the past. There is now an app that you can download for free on the app store (Don’t get the one that costs $9.99) that allows you to log in as a Tesla owner and unlock your car with a few security questions and a password. The app also allows you to get into your car, press another button on the app and start your car without a key present. That is correct; you will be able to drive away without your keys, no problem what so ever. They are also developing a feature on the app that is a key finder through Bluetooth. This sounds like a possibly successful feature if it can get off the ground, but it all comes down to connectivity and if you have the service or the battery power for it. Tesla is trying to make life easier for all of those forgetful types who get into sticky situations where their car keys are nowhere to be found. This should be exciting news for not only Tesla owners, but for all future cars owners eventually.
The question has to be posed though, what if you don’t have your smartphone on you, or perhaps what if the battery of your smart phone is dead? Or maybe it’s as simple as you don’t have any service where you are and you can’t connect to the Bluetooth connectivity that the car needs to read from your phone. There are also the common instances that the Tesla app could be under maintenance or that it just might not be working at the moment that you need it. And what if any of these instances happen while you’re in an area that might not be as safe or it’s late at night after you’re done with an event and you’re alone? Then what do you do? Is this the best time to use someone else’s phone to call a lock smith if your keys are locked in your car? Or if you don’t know where your keys even are, maybe a locksmith can come with a tow truck and at least get you and your vehicle home safe until your keys are found. You still need something that is reliable when you’re in a vital situation and aren’t sure what to do. These days most locksmiths are only a few minutes away from whatever location you may be stranded at anyway (unless you’re in the desert in the middle of nowhere, then it might take them a tad longer to get to you). Locksmiths still sound like the safer and more reliable option.
The other security question still remains, what if someone else gains access to your phone and is able to drive away with your car while the keys are still nestled safely in your pants pocket? It would definitely take a lot of knowhow, maybe they know your passwords or they know how to hack your phone, but the fact still remains that it’s a security measure which shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to the safety of the vehicle that you have invested so much money in and is your primary source of transportation.
This is a great, innovative piece of technology that could prove a hundred percent effective in the years to come. It’s a start, but it’s still heavily relying on Bluetooth and smartphone technology. Even though we are in a society that already uses our smart phones for just about everything, this could still end in disaster. As of right now it is not fool proof and there is still going to be a need for assistance if something is to go wrong with your smart phone and you can’t gain access to your car. This is why the demand for locksmiths will continue to grow. All it takes is just one call and someone will arrive shortly to help get you back into your car without having to sacrifice any of your personal security. And it will be an actual human being that arrives to help you in your time of need, not the recorded computer voice of an app or machine. Remember to always keep a locksmiths number on a card in your wallet or purse just in case. They are a trusted and reliable service that you can still count on when it comes to the security of your car.