March 14 will see the big reveal of the Tesla Model Y. The teaser invite they sent out doesn’t reveal much. Those who apply their photoshop skills, to glean a sneak peek, will only get an early ‘easter egg’ for their troubles.
And if that wasn’t cheeky enough, they also hid a nod to a popular videogame on their site:
This home cam in video, shared with the Police, shows how clever car theft has become. One crook waves a repeater around the front door, where he presumes the keys are hung safely within. The repeater sends the keyless entry signal to the a paired device, held near the car door. The car interprets the signal as the arriving owner and unlocks the car.
One solution: An RFID blocking sleeve.
Better still, keep your keys by the nightstand: the panic/alarm button can serve as a deterrent to break-in / home invasion.
Tesla Motors announced in a blog post today that it had been made aware that one of its Model S electric cars was involved in a fatal accident on May 7, while the car’s “autopilot” function was enabled. …
A Detroit art gallery owner informed police that he had his 2016 Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode when it crashed and rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Friday, as reported by the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday morning. via Another Tesla crashes in Autopilot mode — TechCrunch
This week I had an opportunity to ride in a Tesla. The driver commented on how it was the first car to make him feel like an 18 year old behind the wheel. Here's another example of how Tesla is bringing the fun.
Spring is (finally) here and in tribute to the season I present an early Easter egg, courtesy of Tesla.
Disclaimer: The author makes no claim that your model will be watertight, nor that it will be equipped with SONAR, subsurface-to-air missiles or Barbara Bach.
Tesla Model S 007 Easter Egg
Using the Dashboard touchpad, access the Control Menu. The vehicle controls for the Model S will display.
Hold the button down for 3 seconds. A Please Enter Access Code prompt will appear.
Enter 007 and tap OK.
Re-access the Controls Menu and tap the Suspension Tab. The Lotus Espirit displays (from the Bond classic The Spy Who Loved Me).
Set Depth option to 20,000 leagues (thanks, Jules Verne) and enjoy.