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eti:
Guess what else works, and is free? A biscuit tin.

One born every minute.

tggzzz:

--- Quote from: james_s on September 20, 2021, 07:17:50 pm ---
--- Quote from: JPortici on September 20, 2021, 09:20:51 am ---Precisely.
At least now they let disable the auto lock/unlock feature (but at the same time are pushing all sorts if functions to your smartphone to justify a connected car, as if there weren't numerous examples of this being a bad thing already from tesla, hyundai ford and toyota to name a few, but people never learn.)

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My dad got stranded once when he dropped and broke the phone he had paired to his Tesla. Call me old fashioned but I still prefer a key. Pulling a keyring out of my pocket and inserting the key in a lock just never seemed like a burden in need of a technological solution to me.

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Don't even have to break a phone for that to be a problem...

"Tesla driver started his car using smartphone app, drove outside of cellphone range, and got stranded when he stopped to readjust dogs' beds and could not restart the car."
https://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/30/9#subj1.1

TheBay:
We decided not to get "Keyless" entry on our cars, I've had it on previous cars but I didn't find it very useful.
However mine is still without flaws as it can be easily stolen through the OBD port.

So I removed the OBDII port on my BMW and have hidden it somewhere else (Where I can access it if needed) as they are commonly stolen.
On our Mercedes it needs to see an IR signal from the key before it starts. I have no idea if these have been stolen over the OBD port though.

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