Submitted by teddyg on November 20, 2012
Not sure if this has already been talked about but I thought it would be neat if you could get rid of the key fob (one less thing in your pockets) and maybe download an app for your smartphone that would allow you to use your phone as your entry/start key instead?
I guess security could be an issue. What if you had to enter a password first? I always thought fingerprint ID on a smartphone would be cool (is this available yet)?
Maybe I am dreaming but it doesn't sound too far fetched does it? At least with Tesla's all electronic setup I am sure it could be made possible in the future with some software upgrades?
I always envisioned the future as your smartphone being your phone, music player, car key, and wallet (using swipe of phone instead of bank cards - think they already do this in Japan?) Everything all wrapped up into one device...ahhh pocket freedom!
Maybe Apple should buy Tesla and a bank with all their cash and make this happen!
*If anyone from Apple is reading this I will accept a small payment in exchange for agreeing that this was your idea all along!*
What do you guys think?