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Guarantee this is going to freeze up, and not going to work. I've never had a vehicle that at some point during the winter I'm full force yanking the door open because there is a bead of ice around the door frame. I don't see how some auto actuating motors are going to provide enough leverage to overcome this from the hinge side. This sure seems like a dumb idea.
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Very carefully used to gingerly warm up the door frame, no need to worry about the non existent paint. LOL





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It's funny to read through the comments about freezing temperatures and be able to pick out the people who think they know what cold is vs. the people who actually know what cold is.

People have brought up a "heated latch" or the ice breaker mechanism. These are not solutions to the ice problem.

The ice that people from cold climates are talking about is the ice that forms when you have snow melt from a warm day or from heating your cabin while driving. This water pours down the vehicle like a faucet. Literally, like a hose pouring down your vehicle. It inevitably freezes over.

Any water in, on, or near the rubber weather seal for the windows and the entire door jamb will freeze.

You can't heat the vehicle enough to melt this ice from the inside.

If you're lucky to have 4 doors, sometimes you can find one that will pry open. This isn't always the case though.

Even with the big heavy duty handles on my last few trucks, I've had many days that took me an hour to get into my truck. Using screw drivers and gasoline to chip away at the ice. Cartoon style with your feet on the sides of the truck and both hands pulling your entire body weight on the door handle and the ice won't give.

But you should be fine if you get some frosty mornings in California.
You must live beyond the wall in the Land of Always Winter. Here in Canada, if you remote start your car and run it for 15-20 mins the ice melts enough to open the door on the worst days. There is also limited force I can exert on the door handle with my hands, either because it's hard to grab or for fear of breaking it. I suspect the Model X-style icebreaker device can exert more force than even my super-strong arms.
 

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I would gladly pay a little more for the self closing and opening door. I drove a Model X loaner for a couple weeks about a month ago. I'm still getting in my Y, stepping on the brake and wanting the door to close. You think this feature is just glitter on the Faberge sled, until you've used it. It's way convenient and unfortunately very habit forming. You will have withdrawals.
 

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As a paranoid non-native English speaker, are we sure he’s not saying there will be no handles (handle, as in profile name for the users of the CT, car naming, etc.) much like his kid does not have name but just a UUID code?

On a serious note, I’m always skeptical when you lose any possibility of a manual emergency option on any part of a car, but I usually fall for the automatic, electronic and hidden stuff and it sure sounds sexy, futuristic and minimal. The clunky door handles on the prototype did look unfinished to me.
 
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I’m with you on that. I’m in Idaho and the door can get pretty stuck from ice sometimes. So it’s a serious concern for me. Plus what happens if you phone and wallet get lost or stolen while traveling. You’re pretty screwed.
Yeah, that sounds bad, but what if they take all your clothes too? :eek:
 

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It's funny to read through the comments about freezing temperatures and be able to pick out the people who think they know what cold is vs. the people who actually know what cold is.

People have brought up a "heated latch" or the ice breaker mechanism. These are not solutions to the ice problem.

The ice that people from cold climates are talking about is the ice that forms when you have snow melt from a warm day or from heating your cabin while driving. This water pours down the vehicle like a faucet. Literally, like a hose pouring down your vehicle. It inevitably freezes over.

Any water in, on, or near the rubber weather seal for the windows and the entire door jamb will freeze.

You can't heat the vehicle enough to melt this ice from the inside.

If you're lucky to have 4 doors, sometimes you can find one that will pry open. This isn't always the case though.

Even with the big heavy duty handles on my last few trucks, I've had many days that took me an hour to get into my truck. Using screw drivers and gasoline to chip away at the ice. Cartoon style with your feet on the sides of the truck and both hands pulling your entire body weight on the door handle and the ice won't give.

But you should be fine if you get some frosty mornings in California.
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Pull out your rubber.. errr.. put it in put it on (lube the rubber weather seal). Apply once a month or every time you wash your car. No more frozen doors. Greetings from norway.
 

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What if the firemen need to get into the vehicle?
If there is someone who is trapped in the vehicle, the firemen would pull out their trusty K12-FD cutting tool or Jaws of Life and open the vehicle one way or another!
 

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I love this update. It will make the truck more difficult to break into, reduce production costs/part numbers and help keep the futuristic styling intact.

Let's hope the teasers keep coming until the reveal to the public in Q2.
Does anyone know when the end of Q1 will happen? Of there a typical date for the release of information. We’re dying out here!! We need more teasing information.
 

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I’m hoping for facial recognition along with the presence of a fob or Bluetooth device along with z hand signal.

Approach vehicle, smile at the pillar or fender camera and flash a quick wave. The door pops open a few inches awaiting your entry.
I’m also hoping fir soft-close doors. The X doors are awesome.
 

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As has been pointed out... he said handles. Not door handles. 100 posts later and hopefully he's laughing about what he did...

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