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I wave my hand at the Frunk lid, and it always takes a couple tries to get it to open. The Trunk is a button; simple.
Are you saying you can literally wave your hand to open the frunk - there's an optical sensor that disengages the latch? I did not know that. Too bad it doesn't just automatically disengage the latch when the car isn't moving. I think Teslas do that (?).
 

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Yes, I had my dealerships turn off the rear hatch beeping sound in both my Panamera and my 2019 Macan. I have no clue why Porsche has this annoying feature.
I hate all beeping sounds and I often dream of a totally silent car. At least I solved the problem of the seat belt warning. :angel:

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Are you saying you can literally wave your hand to open the frunk - there's an optical sensor that disengages the latch? I did not know that. Too bad it doesn't just automatically disengage the latch when the car isn't moving. I think Teslas do that (?).
Teslas do not do that. Opening the frunk requires the key fob or the frunk button on the Media Control Unit (MCU)
 

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Teslas do not do that. Opening the frunk requires the key fob or the frunk button on the Media Control Unit (MCU)
I believe what he's trying to say is once the Model 3 'frunk' is open, all the person needs to do is lift it up. It doesn't have a secondary, manual latch to deal with.
 

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I believe what he's trying to say is once the Model 3 'frunk' is open, all the person needs to do is lift it up. It doesn't have a secondary, manual latch to deal with.
Yes. The hood release is annoying. And unnecessary if the car isn’t moving.
 

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Yes. The hood release is annoying. And unnecessary if the car isn’t moving.
Somehow I like the mechanically safety feature in key areas - and I guess the front trunk will mostly be for storing cables/charger and other vehicle equipment that im not intending on using regularly. What if someone hacked into Tesla and with an "over the air" command made all Tesla Model 3 hoods open at the same time? Front hood will with wind pressure smack right up in front of the windscreen making visibility very poor and therefore dangerous. Its basically the reason it's there in all other cars. I remember when some random hacker made a Tesla S go all crazy and as I recall also hacked the Dogde/Jeep system enabling them to make all kind of stuff whilst the car was driving.
 

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Somehow I like the mechanically safety feature in key areas - and I guess the front trunk will mostly be for storing cables/charger and other vehicle equipment that im not intending on using regularly. What if someone hacked into Tesla and with an "over the air" command made all Tesla Model 3 hoods open at the same time? Front hood will with wind pressure smack right up in front of the windscreen making visibility very poor and therefore dangerous. Its basically the reason it's there in all other cars. I remember when some random hacker made a Tesla S go all crazy and as I recall also hacked the Dogde/Jeep system enabling them to make all kind of stuff whilst the car was driving.
Sheesh. Well you have to hope Porsche made the car secure against hackers. If you’re going to worry about your car being hacked, you might want to go back to a horse and buggy.
 

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Sheesh. Well you have to hope Porsche made the car secure against hackers. If you’re going to worry about your car being hacked, you might want to go back to a horse and buggy.
Well not quite - but in car companies its a real concern. I believe its why BMW has insisted on having cars plug in for a datatransfer to take place - system update etc.

Watch this and be prepared for buggy and horse..

 

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Somehow I like the mechanically safety feature in key areas - and I guess the front trunk will mostly be for storing cables/charger and other vehicle equipment that im not intending on using regularly. What if someone hacked into Tesla and with an "over the air" command made all Tesla Model 3 hoods open at the same time? Front hood will with wind pressure smack right up in front of the windscreen making visibility very poor and therefore dangerous. Its basically the reason it's there in all other cars. I remember when some random hacker made a Tesla S go all crazy and as I recall also hacked the Dogde/Jeep system enabling them to make all kind of stuff whilst the car was driving.
Total agreement. I'm surprised this engineering choice by Tesla didn't show up as a problem during crash testing. I'm fine with the extra inconvenience.
 

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To each his own. I know hacking exists and will continue to. I was a software developer for 30 years. I’d just prefer to trust the security in the systems I use, and enjoy the advantages of the technology, rather than avoid using it for fear of hackers.
 
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Perhaps the cat is not too keen on you appropriating a cousins name on your license plate?
Right? The cat was sweet... but that look has some serious attitude.
 

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Right? The cat was sweet... but that look has some serious attitude.
Very true, cute cat,
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your front license plate, did the postitioning pose any problems for the front radar sensors, I was thinking about wrapping the front and was wondering, thanks,
 
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Today’s route: Morro Bay breakfast, Santa Barbara Lunch, Los Angeles dinner. Am I driving around the country or eating my way around the country?

I’m not a fan of charging stations in busy mall parking lots. Usually too hard to find the stations. Usually crowded with other vehicles wanting a charge. But today in Ventura there were signs guiding me to the stations... which were fortunately available. Because while it looks like four chargers, it was really only one (useful for me) station.

Did I mention the weather is beautiful on the California coast today? It is.

No, those islands off the coast of Santa Barbara are NOT Hawai’i. In case you wondered.
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Very true, cute cat,
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your front license plate, did the postitioning pose any problems for the front radar sensors, I was thinking about wrapping the front and was wondering, thanks,
No problem (that I can tell) for the front sensors. I don’t think wrapping would be any problem.
 

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Are you saying you can literally wave your hand to open the frunk - there's an optical sensor that disengages the latch? I did not know that. Too bad it doesn't just automatically disengage the latch when the car isn't moving. I think Teslas do that (?).
My Tesla definitely doesn’t do that, thank goodness.

Operated the Taycan frunk at the PECLA today. It’s much easier to use than the Model S one because you close it by pushing on the Porsche emblem, no risk of denting the aluminum hood. I don’t use my Tesla frunk for that reason.
 
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