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So if your phone dies and cannot charge, you cant get in?
If that's your only key.

There will be others:
Keycard
Fob
Remote access software


Yea, but this one will be round, steel and heavy, Franz already demonstrated it...😄
It didn't actually get inside, tho.

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I would think the tailgate could take a couple wacks then open, I assume you can open the tailgate with the vault closed... but the slideup vault thing seems like it could have problems with ice for sure!
I have a framed soft tonneau cover on my truck.

It froze to the tailgate once this winter.

I had to open it by prying the locked tonneau cover against the tailgate with my fingers until the tonneau cover flexed. I was able to crack the ice, but this tonneau cover is not one of the ones you can walk on -- so it had more flex than I would expect the Vault cover to have. It certainly has a lot more flex than the Diamondback-style tonneau covers.

Having to bend my truck (accessories) to get into the bed isn't a great start to the process. It's the same problem as opening an ice-covered door. You can easily break a door handle this way (I've done it).

I love to daydream like an engineer, but it's hard to imagine a works-in-all-conditions which isn't just a stronger handle that can take the abuse.
 

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That's going to confuse potential hijackers and thieves whilst you're standing at the Robot (Traffic light - to those not in South Africa) waiting for the lights to turn green! That and they can't break the side windows with an old spark plug.
Hi Mark! My wife is from Pretoria. We live in Texas now, near the factory where they will make the Cybertruck.
 

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This could be a problem where I live. We get some very cold temps. Freezing windows, doors, and locks are not uncommon.
Or maybe it will use facial recognition. I would think eliminating the handle would reduce this issue since the mechanism would not be exposed to the ice. I guess we will see.
 

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I can already see the people living in sub-zero winter states furiously staring at their frozen CT while mashing their Tesla App for the door to open.
Yea the smartest engineering company in the world, probably wouldn’t of thought of that potential problem. And the FUD/short reporters can make a video of it and drive down the TSLA stock price. I can’t wait! Will be a good time for me to buy more stock!

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Yea the smartest engineering company in the world, probably wouldn’t of thought of that potential problem. And the FUD/short reporters can make a video of it and drive down the TSLA stock price. I can’t wait! Will be a good time for me to buy more stock!

Dan

Probably going to be something similar in our Doritos.
 

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I just read a update from Elon that the “no door handles” may be operated by facial recognition. I just hope he includes “car wash mode” and/or just be able to temporarily disable facial recognition so that the doors don’t keep popping open when I am cleaning/washing my CT!
 

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I just read a update from Elon that the “no door handles” may be operated by facial recognition. I just hope he includes “car wash mode” and/or just be able to temporarily disable facial recognition so that the doors don’t keep popping open when I am cleaning/washing my CT!
I suspect when he said the car recognizes you that he is talking about the Bluetooth key, not the car actually recognizing your face.

I could be wrong though.

Equally sure there will be a way to turn it off.
 

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I just read a update from Elon that the “no door handles” may be operated by facial recognition. I just hope he includes “car wash mode” and/or just be able to temporarily disable facial recognition so that the doors don’t keep popping open when I am cleaning/washing my CT!
I had this exact thought when I saw a model S go into the car wash yesterday. I asked the owner what she did about the doors and she just put it in valet mode. Not sure how that will work with the CT, and the presenting doors, but I assume it's like the model X or mach-e in that department. Whatever that solution is will probably also be the CT solution.
 

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I had this exact thought when I saw a model S go into the car wash yesterday. I asked the owner what she did about the doors and she just put it in valet mode. Not sure how that will work with the CT, and the presenting doors, but I assume it's like the model X or mach-e in that department. Whatever that solution is will probably also be the CT solution.
Worse case, you have to leave your phone more than 50 feet away when you wash your car. Of if it does turn out to be facial recognition (I doubt it but), wear a face mask when washing your car! LOL
 

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Worse case, you have to leave your phone more than 50 feet away when you wash your car. Of if it does turn out to be facial recognition (I doubt it but), wear a face mask when washing your car! LOL
Tell the spouse that he/she must wash due to the automatic door opening and sit back in a lawn chair critiquing.
 

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Tell the spouse that he/she must wash due to the automatic door opening and sit back in a lawn chair critiquing.
You don't have to worry about getting the paint scratched. Just take it to the local car-wash with those whirly brushes.
 

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This is a pickup truck why would anyone wash it?
Not so much a wash as a "stand in the bed and spray the rest of the manure out" tbh
 
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