Bluetooth key fob for Tesla Model 3 spotted in FCC pictures

Among the quirks of the Tesla Model 3 is that unlike most cars, it doesn’t come with a traditional key or key fob at all. Instead, it relies mostly on a Bluetooth Low Energy link to its owner’s nearby iPhone or Android device, with keycards available as a backup system to start and unlock the car. Electrek reports that some people have had issues with this system, and spotted a Tesla BLE device making its way through the FCC filing process.

Now the documents have been updated with photographs which clearly show the device (as well as its internals and the manual), which is shaped like a Tesla sedan and labeled “Model 3.” In real life it will likely look a little slicker than in these unglamorous shots, and it already closely resembles the units available for the Model X and Model S.

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