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Latest Tesla update lets you start your Model S using your iPhone

Tesla Model S Cockpit

Tesla has begun rolling out the new OS 6.0 software update to vehicle owners. Model S drivers have gained a number of new features, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and several improvements to the Maps/Navigation software. 

The new goodie that everyone’s talking about is the ability to unlock and start the Model S using an iPhone. Forgot your key fob? Just use your phone. In fact, you might even choose to leave the key fob at home (and possibly your watch, wallet and camera too – just don’t lose your phone). 

Tesla Model S Key FOB (kylevb:Flickr)

 Electrek reports that an Android version is expected to be available in a month or so.

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Source: Electrek, TechCrunch
Image: Top – Jurvetson/Flickr, Bottom – kylevb/Flickr

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